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Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

January 15th is my favorite day of the year.  It’s my birthday, Dr. Martin Luther King’s birthday and the day that my sorority – Alpha Kappa Alpha was founded.  This post will focus on the power of Dr. King and the need to celebrate his legacy.  This year for the King Holiday I read some of his speeches, listened to a sermon and shared quotes on my Facebook page and Twitter time line.  There is much to learn from his life and we must continue to work towards his vision for social justice, economic empowerment and racial equality.

Dr. King was on the right track, particularly in the months before his assassination.  His focus on economic empowerment was logical and wise.  Things are markedly better for those with wealth in the United States.  The system works well for those with the means to demand respect.  We should collectively strive for economic success for everyone.  Our commitment to expanded access to education and job training is imperative.  It is essential that we support and maintain our middle class.  There must be greater focus on the working poor.  On providing support because they have the work ethic, but not always the support needed to reach the next level.  I’m hopeful for our country’s future.  There are many ways to be successful and I believe there is room at the top for everyone.

Here is a link to some of Dr. King’s speeches – courtesy of NPR:


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