James Bevel, King Adviser, Dies; New School Protest Continues

By The News Dec 24, 2008

King Adviser James Bevel, 72; Dies "The Rev. James L. Bevel, 72, a fiery top lieutenant of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and a force behind civil rights campaigns of the 1960s whose erratic behavior and conviction on incest charges tarnished his legacy, died in Virginia on Dec. 19 of pancreatic cancer." Washington Post. New School Protested; Students Barricaded in Building "Weeks of mounting tension at The New School erupted last Wednesday as a group of students took over the Greenwich Village university’s largest cafeteria and barricaded themselves inside, while calling for the resignation of the school’s president, Bob Kerrey, among a litany of other demands." The Villager. Salvadorans slow to renew papers "Consular officials are worried thousands of Salvadoran citizens haven’t been applying to renew their U.S. immigration papers because they can’t afford work permits in the economic slump." San Jose Mercury News.