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'Let us advocate for one another': Bell rings to begin week of reflection at MSUB

'Let us advocate for one another': Bell rings to begin week of reflection at MSUB

With a series of loud and clear clangs on Monday morning, almost 100 people kicked off Montana State University Billings’ annual Power of One week by joining thousands of others in a national bell-ringing ceremony to celebrate and honor Martin Luther King Jr.

January 19, 2015 3:10 pm Photos

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Eastern Montanans appointed to committee

The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights has appointed Eastern Montanans to the Montana State Advisory Committee. They are Norma Bixby of Lame Deer (chair) and Gwendolyn M. Kircher, Marilyn M. Kramer, David A. Lopez, David Stanley Morales and Eran A. Thompson, all of Billings. For information abo…

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Summit aims to help make Billings a more diverse and inclusive city

Summit aims to help make Billings a more diverse and inclusive city

The 30 or so people who attended Not In Our Town’s Summit on Hate on Saturday learned that everyone is biased — and it’s OK.

November 15, 2014 8:00 pmLoading…
Eran Thompson

Eran Thompson

Eran Thompson, shown at last fall’s Not In Our Town Summit on Hate, will present one of Martin Luther King Jr.’s speeches at an interfaith service Sunday.

November 15, 2014 4:24 pmLoading…
Rally puts spotlight on nondiscrimination ordinance

Rally puts spotlight on nondiscrimination ordinance

About 100 people gathered at a rally Saturday afternoon to commit to working toward getting a nondiscrimination ordinance enacted in Billings.

June 07, 2014 6:00 pm Photos

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Gazette opinion: Do citizens need city protection from bias?

The most heated city hall debate this spring is on an issue that isn’t scheduled to come before the Billings council till June.

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Pondering which people need protection: City to draft nondiscrimination rule

Pondering which people need protection: City to draft nondiscrimination rule

Nearly three years ago, Rebecca Douglas left Seattle for Billings not knowing quite what kind of welcome she’d receive.

April 06, 2014 12:15 am Photos

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Not In Our Town withdraws $25,000 funding request

Not In Our Town withdraws $25,000 funding request

The steering committee raising money for the Not In Our Town national leadership gathering in June has withdrawn the $25,000 funding request it made to the Billings City Council last month.

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Lenington's 'last' letter repeats anti-minority theme

Lenington's 'last' letter repeats anti-minority theme

Yellowstone County Treasurer Max Lenington has again sent to The Billings Gazette a racially charged letter — again with words and ideas taken from another author — this time calling for “acts of defiance” and decrying President Barack Obama as the “beige puppet,” in addition to singling out…

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Bell-ringing kicks off MLK remembrances on Monday

Bell-ringing kicks off MLK remembrances on Monday

The mercury was only two degrees above freezing, but the sun was shining and Rolf Groseth couldn't help but comment on how nice the weather was on Monday morning.

January 20, 2014 1:21 pm Photos

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3 days of events planned to honor Martin Luther King Jr.

3 days of events planned to honor Martin Luther King Jr.

The celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day in Billings has grown from a daylong celebration to one that continues through three days, and 2014's slate of events is no different.

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Ceremonies commemorate Martin Luther King Jr.

Ceremonies commemorate Martin Luther King Jr.

Martin Luther King Jr.’s message of equality, nonviolence and love rang out again and again during a morning celebration of the civil rights leader at Montana State University Billings on Monday.

January 21, 2013 11:30 am Photos

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Eran Thompson, chair of the Not in Our Town

Eran Thompson, chair of the Not in Our Town

Eran Thompson, chair of the Not in Our Town Billings organization, recites excerpts from a speech Martin Luther King Jr. gave the night before he was killed in April 1968. Thompson appeared at a program celebrating the birthday of King at Montana State University Billings.

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Eran Thompson

Eran Thompson speaks at the third annual Summit on Hate, focused on “Being Native in Billings” at City College at Montana State University Billings in 2012.

November 17, 2012 12:31 pmLoading…
50 attend town hall meeting about Cebull's email

50 attend town hall meeting about Cebull's email

About 50 people gathered Tuesday evening at a town hall meeting to hear and share concerns about Chief U.S. District Judge Richard Cebull and the email he forwarded containing a joke based on sexual and racist slurs against President Barack Obama.

March 20, 2012 10:15 pmLoading…

Town Hall meeting scheduled in response to U.S. District Judge Cebull's email

Not In Our Town Billings is calling a town hall meeting for Billings and area residents in response to a racist and sexist email about President Barack Obama that Montana’s Chief U.S. District Judge Richard Cebull admitted forwarding from his office computer last month.

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Excerpt from the "I Have a Dream" speech

Eran Thompson of Not in Our Town Billings reads from Martin Luther King Jr.'s famous 1963 "I Have a Dream" speech.

January 16, 2012 2:32 pm
Eran Thompson at MLK Day

Eran Thompson at MLK Day

Eran Thompson of Billings reads Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech to those gathered at the Montana State University Billings student union building Monday for a program honoring the civil rights leader.

January 16, 2012 12:15 pmLoading…
MSUB bell rings in MLK day commemoration

MSUB bell rings in MLK day commemoration

The chill and snow of the return of a real Montana winter didn’t discourage a good turnout for the Martin Luther King Jr. Day bell ringing at Montana State University Billings on Monday morning.

January 16, 2012 12:00 pm Photos

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Weekly Webb: 5 things to change in the new year

Weekly Webb: 5 things to change in the new year

In a new take on New Year’s resolutions, how about New Year eliminations?

January 13, 2012 12:10 am Photos

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