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Woodruff duo honored at MLK Breakfast

Woodruff duo honored at MLK Breakfast

01/23/20 Kellen Stepler | Features Editor Justice, peace, service and righteousness – all these and more are what Martin Luther King Jr. stood for. This was displayed Monday morning at Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church for the 21st annual Homer S. Brown Division (HSBD) Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Prayer Breakfast and Program. The breakfast was […]

Duquesne to celebrate life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. with a series of events through Jan.

1/17/2019 Liza Zulick | Staff Writer “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is ‘what are you doing for others?’” – Martin Luther King Jr. What had started as a holiday for just the state of Illinois in 1973, by 1983 people all around the U.S. wanted to recognize Martin Luther King Jr. for the work […]

50 years later, MLK’s dream is still not reality

50 years later, MLK’s dream is still not reality

04/05/2018 Duke Staff Yesterday marked the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., and unless you follow social-justice issues closely, this event may have slipped under your radar. (To be fair, the shooting at YouTube’s headquarters dominated most of the news cycle.) However, King’s teachings feel more pressing now than ever. Not […]

New Frontiers: The most pivotal moments of the 1960s

New Frontiers: The most pivotal moments of the 1960s

Raymond Arke | News Editor 02/22/18 Most Duquesne students’ parents were only just born in the ’60s, but the turbulent, free-spirited decade forever changed the course of America. This week, The Duke throws it back to flower children, moon shots, battles for far-off jungles and a more perfect union. United States Elects John F. Kennedy […]

Martin Luther King Jr. Delivers inspiring Speech

Martin Luther King Jr. Delivers inspiring Speech

By Vince Gullo III | Staff Columnist 2/22/18 There are certain moments in history when one can feel that they are in the presence of something great. The feeling cannot be explained or quantified, but when someone is in the moment of importance, they know it. That is how over 250,000 individuals felt on Aug. […]

MLK Honored at Luncheon

MLK Honored at Luncheon

By Anna Walnoha | Staff Writer 01/18/2018 The legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. stretches beyond dreams of unity, to calls to action and dedication. Fifty years after his assassination, Duquesne remembers this vision of motivated activism. The Duquesne community attended the Office of Diversity and Inclusion’s (ODI) annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Luncheon. […]

“No justice, no pizza.” Pressure increases on Pizza Milano after violent video.

“No justice, no pizza.” Pressure increases on Pizza Milano after violent video.

Raymond Arke | News Editor UPDATE 08/22/18: According to multiple media reports, Mahmut Yilmaz was found not guilty of simple assault and aggravated assault on August 15. UPDATE 01/16/18: According to a Pizza Milano statement published by CBS Pittsburgh (KDKA), the owner of Pizza Milano, Semsi Yilmaz (no relation, said that Mahmut Yilmaz had be […]

Segregation still a problem in Pittsburgh

By Kaye Burnet | The Duquesne Duke More than 1,000 protesters marched from Oakland to downtown Pittsburgh last week on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and invoked King’s memory to call for an end to racism. However, Brown University sociology professor John Logan said high levels of residential segregation continue to slow progress toward equal […]