Where are Stoneman Douglas students, parents, officials now?
PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — The massacre that left 17 dead at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School pushed students, parents, officials and others into the national limelight, something most never sought. A look at where some of the most prominent are today:
3 siblings help form March For Our Lives
Shutdown and disunity themes of MLK celebration in Atlanta
ATLANTA (AP) — A commemorative service for Martin Luther King Jr. that was nearly imperiled by the federal government shutdown was held Monday morning in Atlanta at a church called King's "spiritual home."
King's daughter, the Rev. Bernice King, said in her remarks that the annual service at Ebenezer Baptist Church came during a moment of crisis in America. She condemned the gridlock and partisanship in Washington that led to the shutdown.
2018 in Florida: mass shootings, hurricanes, election sagas
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Florida in 2018 saw a horrific school shooting, a devastating hurricane that ravaged parts of the state's Panhandle region, and a contentious election that dragged on for weeks.
The shooting sent reverberations through the nation, in schools across the country and in the halls of power.
Tutu awards prize to US school shooting survivors
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A group of young Americans who campaigned against gun violence after surviving a deadly shooting at their Florida school have received a prize from former South African archbishop Desmond Tutu.
Tutu said in a statement Tuesday that the students showed that "children can move the world" and he compared the U.S. movement for gun control that they started to other big peace movements.
Parkland shooting survivors win Children’s Peace Prize
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The Parkland students who created an international movement to raise awareness for gun violence after a deadly school shooting were awarded the International Children's Peace Prize on Tuesday.
During a ceremony in Cape Town, South Africa, Archbishop Desmond Tutu presented the award, calling the student organization March For Our Lives one of the most significant youth-led mass movements in living memory and its founders "true change-makers."
Glamour magazine honors Teigen, Monae, Gonzalez and Raisman
NEW YORK CITY (AP) — Powerful and influential women from all walks of life smiled and hugged at the 2018 Glamour Women of the Year Awards on Monday, but the devastating wildfires on the other side of the country were on a lot of minds.
Actress Alicia Silverstone had first-hand knowledge of how devastating the fires are. "I know a lot of people who were affected and evacuated and some are still holding ground and not leaving. It's really bad," she said.
Portman calls for action at Hollywood women’s luncheon
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Natalie Portman took a flamethrower to the patriarchy. George Clooney admonished what he called the Trump administration's culture of fear. Emma Gonzalez implored people to vote. And host Jenifer Lewis spared no one, from Melania Trump and Kanye West to Supreme Court Justices Clarence Thomas and Brett Kavanaugh.
ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Fifty years after his death, Robert F. Kennedy's words remain powerful. At ceremonies Wednesday at Arlington National Cemetery, speakers paid homage to his oratory by simply reciting excerpts of his speeches to a crowd of several thousand that gathered to remember him.
Civil rights leader and U.S. Rep. John Lewis of Georgia quoted Kennedy's speech after the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., which occurred just two months before Kennedy himself was shot and killed.
ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — The Latest on the 50th anniversary of Robert F. Kennedy's death (all times local):
Ceremonies marking the 50th anniversary of Robert F. Kennedy's death have drawn several thousand people to Arlington National Cemetery.
Former President Bill Clinton told those gathered Wednesday that Kennedy's legacy is as relevant as ever.
PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — A day after graduating, a group of Florida high school shooting survivors announced they'll spend their summer crisscrossing the country, expanding their grass-roots activism from rallies and schools walkouts to registering young voters to help accomplish their vision for stricter gun laws.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island lawmaker who called a school shooting survivor a "dummy" for her response to a separate shooting that killed four people at a restaurant in Nashville said Tuesday he's sorry for the remark.
But Republican state Rep. Mike Chippendale said he won't apologize for "zealously defending" the Second Amendment.
A recent front-page, above-the-fold Journal headline, "Rep. King ridicules student," is a total disgustingly, reprehensible fabrication of the truth. The Journal staff doesn't get it any better than those well-intended, but misinformed students did.
Andrew Conte’s Focus on Media: Young people showing way forward via social media
Emma Gonzalez barely knew how to use Twitter on the morning of Feb. 14, but six weeks later, she had tweeted more than 1,200 times and had 1.23 million followers.
- Houston ChronicleGirl, 4, to meet Disney ‘princess’January 10, 2019
- The News-TimesYouths raise their voices at Newtown rally to stop gun violenceAugust 13, 2018
- Houston ChronicleMarch For Our Lives organizers change time, location of Houston rallyJuly 2, 2018
- Capital JournalKanye West shaves head in tribute to anti-gun campaignerMay 1, 2018