San Antonio’s DreamWeek looks to have its largest offering yet of activities promoting the ideals of cultural diversity, equality, tolerance and progressive community action. The annual DreamWeek takes place Jan. 6-21, and includes dozens of events citywide — lectures, luncheons, community forums, festivals, exhibits, concerts, among other activities.
Written by Edmond Ortiz on Jan 4 2017 - 6:40pm
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Jul 12 2016 - 8:58pm
Welcome to a special edition of the Edge. Many of us are looking for guidance on how to move forward after the tragedies last week: The cowardly ambush that killed five police officers in Dallas, and the police shootings in the days before that killed two black men, Philando Castile in St. Paul, Minnesota, and Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Feb 1 2016 - 6:27pm
Martin Luther King’s final and unfinished crusade was his Economic Bill of Rights, also known as the Poor People’s Campaign. The list of demands involved jobs, income and “a decent life for all poor people so that they will control their own destiny,” King wrote in 1968. “This will cost billions of dollars, but the richest nation of all time can afford to spend this money if America is to avoid social disaster.”
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Jan 20 2016 - 8:43pm
Catch up and get ahead with the EDGE for the week of Jan. 18, 2016 Affordable Care Act Enrollment Closing There’s an important deadline coming up and if you miss it, it could cost you. The window is open until Jan. 31 to enroll in or change your health insurance under the Affordable Care Act or Obamacare.
Written by Cary Clack on Jan 18 2016 - 10:16am
“Let me say that if you are tired of demonstrations, I am tired of demonstrating. I am tired of the threat of death. I want to live.” Martin Luther King Jr., in Chicago during the campaign for open housing, Aug. 17, 1966 The threat would be fulfilled. Martin Luther King Jr. would be dead in less than two years. Exhausted and besieged, his last breath drawn on a balcony in Memphis in the midst of more demonstrations. Prophets are best appreciated when they’re martyrs.
Written by JayAlmendarez13 on Jan 11 2016 - 2:52pm
Catch up and get ahead with the Edge for the week of January 11. Train to Crystal City
Written by Amanda Evrard on Jan 17 2013 - 6:15pm
With your help and your photos, we're creating the People's MLK Slideshow to document San Antonio's 100,000-person march honoring civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. You can still contribute by emailing or texting your photos or video clips to MLKphotos@nowcastsa.org. We'll add your photos and update the slideshow. Please play this slideshow on your mobile or computer and share San Antonio's annual celebration of tolerance and justice!
Written by Amanda Evrard on Jan 4 2013 - 1:11pm
Updated for 2023: City Hall and most municipal offices will be closed on Jan. 16, in observation of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day holiday. Public safety and emergency services will remain in operation. But do you have to take out the trash on the MLK holiday? No. Scroll down to learn the history behind that.
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Jan 17 2011 - 11:21am
The NOWCastSA team was broadcasting live from the largest Martin Luther King March in the nation as an estimated 100,000 people celebrated the life of the civil rights leader by walking along Martin Luther King Drive in San Antonio and gathering for a boistrous rally at Pittman-Sullivan Park.Here are seven videos taken by NOWCastSA intern Andrew Delgado with a Nokia N95:
Written by Susana on Jan 13 2011 - 4:48pm
Educator Mary Frances Berry knows a thing or two about civil rights, and her many distinctions include being arrested multiple times for protesting apartheid in South Africa. Her latest honor comes from San Antonio, where she will be the keynote speaker at the Martin Luther King Jr. March on Monday, Jan. 17.