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Judge backs ouster of SCLC officials under investigation

September 1, 2010 --

The board of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference was justified in removing officials under investigation for financial misconduct, Fulton County Superior Court Judge Al Dempsey ruled today. Dempsey said former SCLC chairman Raleigh Trammell and treasurer Spiver Gordon breached their fiduciary duty by using SCLC funds without authorization to pay their legal fees. Dempsey gave […]

Teacher alleges DeKalb denied services, facilities to disabled students

August 7, 2009 --

DeKalb County denied disabled students access to school facilities and services and then fired a teacher who complained about it, the teacher claims in a lawsuit filed this week in federal court. Social studies teacher Gordon Rolle says he was fired from Martin Luther King Jr. High School in Lithonia when he complained about issues involving textbooks, testing for conditions such as autism and access to bathrooms, the media center, counselors and field trips.

Harry Johnson (president): $289,645; Richard Marshall (CFO):$203,715; Ed Jackson Jr. (executive architect) $211,374

June 9, 2009 --

The top three officers of the tax-exempt Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial Project Foundation made a combined $704,000 in 2007. The group is raising cash to build a King monument on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. The foundation also paid a “license fee” of $761,160 to Intellectual Properties Management Inc., a for-profit company owned […]