Monday, January 16, 2012

2012 Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration

Major Announcement of an Important Initiative in Kansas City

Martin Luther King Jr. day celebration at Friendship Baptist Church played out to a packed house.  An announcement was made tonight that there will be a drive to pass a 1/8th cent sales tax for development in areas east of Troost.  

  "by God, what about the people east of Troost.  Proposing a 1/8th cent sales tax for redevelopment east of Troost.  "Lets do the right thing."  He wrapped up by shouting to a standing audience the challenge "is it time yet?"

Celebration speaker Thomas Dortch.Jr "We gotta tell it like it is."  "There are those of our kind who are not of our color and there are those of our color who are not of our kind."  "In all of my years I have never seen anybody disrespect the President the way this President has been disrespected."  "What we all need to understand .... if we don't speak up and speak out..." 
"Civil rights is about this nation fulfilling it's promise."  "

Closing Benediction

Check Out My Friend, Danny Alexander's Blog

I Think He Has a Good Take on What This Day Means

Danny has been active in the activist/literature/music scenes here in this area for a long time.  By active, I mean ACTIVE.  Check out his blog on a documentary on the black power movement in America.

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*Santa Fe Junction, Kansas City, Thursday 12 January 2012
*Freedom for One is Freedom for All
Today is a day commonly marked by people taking off and taking a litttle vacation, if they even get the day off.  It is a federal holiday, which is marked only by people working for the federal government and bankers for the most part getting it off.  Martin Luthor King day should be celebrated by at least a little reflection, if nothing else, on why everyone should mark the life of this great man.  If any person in this country could find themselves with less rights as guaranteed  by the constitution of the United States of America, then none of us are safe.  We should all to strive to protect peoples rights, as if they are our own.

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