Celebrating Martin Luther King’s Birthday
Last week, I had the honor of being invited by my dear friend Cherylyn Harley Le Bon to CORE’s Ambassadorial Reception and Awards Dinner on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s birthday.
It also marked the twenty-fifth observance of the Federal legal holiday honoring Dr. King. The act set aside the third Monday of January as a time for Americans to reflect on the principles of racial equality and nonviolent social change espoused by Dr. King.
His famous speech in which Dr. King uttered the immortal words, “I have a dream” can be heard here. Take the time to listen. It’s less than 18 minutes long and helped shape a nation. Why?
I’ll answer that with words that inspired me from PJ McClure, “Take the time to listen and let your mind go to something you believe in so passionately that you’d stare in the face of hate and still be willing to show it love.”
P.S. With the law of attraction working its magic, I personally met my favorite Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney, the National Chairman of CORE, Roy Innis, the National Spokesperson for CORE, Niger Innis (who has one of the most robust laughs I’ve ever heard), the Senior Vice President of Rubenstein Associates, Robin Verges (who has one of the warmest smiles), the Executive Director of the League of American Voters, Bob Adams with his delightful wife Alison, and sitting beside me a new, “old” friend Sascha Burns, a rising media pundit.
I have included a picture of Congresswoman Maloney and I here, and everyone’s picture on my Facebook page. Your thoughts?
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