Monday, January 18, 2016


My daughter living Dr. King's Dream

January 15, 2016 would have been the 87th birthday of civil rights leader, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. His legacy is memorialized with a federal holiday yearly on the third Monday of January. This merriment of his life has been considered as “a day on” and citizens are heartened to express their gratitude for Dr. King and his dream by partaking in service projects throughout their communities.

Dr. King’s pledge to peace, equality, and justice is more apparent than ever. This holiday is a reflection to me of just how far we have come.  It’s also a recap of what still needs to be done.  There is still a need to push for what’s right and just.  Because of Dr. King’s teachings, there are many divided groups that are working to set aside their dissimilarities, build strong bridges advance conglomerates and nurture relationships in ways that were certainly not possible before. His words still carry hope, strength, and reassurance to people here and abroad.

To me Dr. King despite the gruel some times in US History was a game changer who was led by God at such a time to take action to advance the cause of racial justice and equality in America. The loss of Dr. King, and countless others, have steered the reversal of unmerited laws and societal disorders premeditated to oppress African-Americans. When I think and compare my life to those of my ancestors, I am reminded that there is nothing out of my reach; I have innumerable opportunities to make progress.  In my gratitude this day my quest is to continue taking ownership of my own dreams, to push my daughter and the love of my life to seize opportunities, to love and build unpretentious relationships with persons of all races and above all, live with self-respect and self-control. Then, we will comprehend the completeness of Dr. King’s vision.  Make today a great day!  How do you live Dr. King's Dream?

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