As we approach the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.s’ assassination, it is important to reflect on his immense sacrifice to support the 1968 labor movement of the Sanitation Workers in Memphis, Tennessee, a movement culminated in the tragic death. The events leading to his death will stand as an indelible moment in history. I remember the story vividly, although I was a young boy at the time. I’ll never forget the night we heard of the assassination because it was the first time I saw my father cry openly. The assassination crippled Black American communities across the country. It was an event of the very worst nature. Our parents knew the impetus was racism, which they had also experienced. We shouldn’t forget that millions of Black Americans across the country had encountered racism; government-sponsored systemic discrimination, whether it is in our communities or in the workplace. The great divide between White and Black Americans remained prevalent … [Read more...] about The Union Lives! 50 Years after the Sacrifice of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 50
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I must admit that one of the most misunderstood and misrepresented individual’s in American History is also one of the most popular; the person that I am alluding to is the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Now I am absolutely certain that many readers are questioning how is one of the most well known figure’s in American history ‘misunderstood and misrepresented’? If you are one of those who are questioning the validity of my statement that the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is ‘misunderstood and misrepresented’ you have made a typical error of associating an individual’s fame with the world understanding their message. The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is quite possibly the greatest victim one could find in regards to his true message, particularly the post-March on Washington period, not being heard by the masses of people, including those who proclaim to follow his teachings. Unfortunately for King, the most important aspects of his … [Read more...] about Unearthing the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
In downtown Erie, over one hundred residents of Erie County have planned to come together, answering a national call to revive Dr. Martin Luther King's Poor People Campaign. The event will begin on Thursday, June 14 at 11:30 a.m., with the march departing from 312 Chestnut Street at this time and concluding with a rally at noon in Perry Square. Erie has been cited as the most unequal city for black Americans by USA Today and 16501 stands as the state's most impoverished zip code. The goal of inciting the campaign's renaissance is to challenge structures of systemic poverty and racism in America. All community members are welcome to join Erie County United, Benedictines for Peace, Benedictine Sisters, Erie CPR, NAACP Erie, One Pennsylvania and NextGen American for the event. Thurs. June 14, 11:30 a.m. // 312 Chestnut St. Erie, PA 16507 // Kate Koehle, 814.844.9214 … [Read more...] about March and rally to revive Dr. Martin Luther King’s Poor People’s Campaign
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Charter School students danced in the glow of crystal balls at their junior/senior prom Friday (May 4) at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans. The event theme was an "Enchanted Crystal Affair" with the crowning of the prom's king and queen the highlight of the evening. As part of NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune continuing Prom 2018 coverage, here are some pictures from the epic evening. Brother Martin soars on the dance floor West Jefferson High School celebrates 'A Night Under the Moon' McMain sparkles on a night of a thousand lights Edna Karr creates 'A Night to Remember' East St. John twirls at The Meta Gala Holy Cross High School dances the night away Landry-Walker enjoys a night at the Grammys … [Read more...] about Prom 2018: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Charter School enjoys an ‘Enchanted Crystal Affair’
WASHINGTON (Circa) - The House of Representatives will observe the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s assassination with a ceremony in Statuary Hall to honor his life and legacy. His son, Mr. Martin Luther King III, will be one of the keynote speakers. This event is expected to begin at 3 p.m. ET. If you are watching this on our mobile site, click here. … [Read more...] about WATCH LIVE: House Speaker Ryan speaks at Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. event