News Headlines

The Valley honors Martin Luther King, Jr.

PALM DESERT, Calif. - Rosie Terry led a gathering at Palm Desert Civic Center Park, trying to make a crucial point.

"Anything that needs to be changed in our society, we can work for it. Dr. King worked for it, for civil rights, and he saw civil rights come about, because of his efforts," Terry said.
More than 40 people turned out for the peace rally in honor of all gun violence victims -- including those at Sandy Hook Elementary.
Luminarias paid tribute to those who lost their lives.

The group wasn't pushing a political agenda, they just wanted to encourage a lifestyle like Dr. King's.

"He died fighting for civil rights, fighting for social change in a nonviolent way," Terry said.

"He was a good man, he had a great idea. Love is the answer.You judge a man by his character, not his exterior," Richard Finn said.

As we celebrated the past of a man who showed us change is possible, we celebrated the future of the first African American president swearing into his second term, showing us anything is possible.

"It's great that an African American is now president, the next step is now what, a woman? Cross your fingers, right?" Finn said.

"If we practice it and make it a habit to work for a better more just world, just like a bee going flower to flower, we can create not just survival, but a world that we are proud to pass onto new generations," Terry said.

Terry said if we make it a point to be better, perhaps the whole world can do better.

comments powered by Disqus

Photo Galleries

  • On this day: October 23
    IHH Humanitarian Relief Foundation

    On this day: October 23

    The U.S. Marines barracks in Beirut are hit by a truck bomb, Robert Bork's Supreme Court nomination is rejected, and the iPod is introduced, all on this day.

    Read More »
  • World's most empathetic countries
    Justin Setterfield/Getty Images

    World's most empathetic countries

    Michigan State University has put together a list of the most empathetic countries. Researchers interviewed more than 100,000 adults from 63 countries and found "higher empathy countries also have higher levels of collectivism, agreeableness, conscientiousness, self-esteem, emotionality, subjective well-being, and prosocial behavior." Find out the top 10 countries that made the list.

    Read More »
  • On this day: October 22
    Stephen Shugerman/Getty Images

    On this day: October 22

    The first parachute jump takes place, "Pretty Boy" Floyd is gunned down, football meets television, and The Supremes top the charts, all on this day.

    Read More »
  • Everything you wanted to know about the Electoral College
    William Thomas Cain/Getty Images

    Everything you wanted to know about the Electoral College

    The person ahead in the popular vote might not actually win the presidency. Why? The Electoral College takes the final vote -- not us.

    Read More »
  • Best Clinton, Trump lines from Alfred E. Smith dinner

    Best Clinton, Trump lines from Alfred E. Smith dinner

      Less than a day after their heated final presidential debate, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton traded shots at the Alfred E. Smith Memorial Dinner. Here's a look at the most memorable lines from the event.

    Read More »