Outstanding post, Mr. JB! Yesterday I attended a MLK Community Breakfast in California. The theme was “Preserving the Family and Protecting the Children.” There were speakers from local, state and federal there who talked about Dr. King’s legacy, where we are and what we still must do. In many ways, the progress King made is going in reverse as prisons continue to fill with black and brown men in a modern day system of slavery. Whites continue to terrorize blacks (and whites) as we saw with Trayvon Martin and police brutality. Hunger and poverty rages in this rich nation. The economic disparity and injustice toward people of color rages on. However, I didn’t take one day off to recognize Dr. King and take his advice on being active for freedom, equality and justice. I try to do this every single day for my children, grandchildren, nation and the world.
My friend, Jueseppi ObamaCrat Baker, expresses it well in his blog, TheObamaCrat.
By Jueseppi B.
President and First Lady, Vice President Biden, Cabinet Secretaries, Senior Administration Officials Honor Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service
Obama Honors MLK Holiday, Visits Soup Kitchen
Published on Jan 20, 2014
President Barack Obama and his family honored Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy of service Monday by helping a soup kitchen prepare its daily meals. (Jan. 20)
WASHINGTON, DC – To honor the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. National Day of Service and Dr. King’s life and legacy, the President and Mrs. Obama, the Vice President, Cabinet Secretaries, and other senior administration officials participated in community service projects and events. The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service is an opportunity for all Americans to come together to help meet the needs of their communities and make an ongoing commitment to service throughout the year.
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