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The 23rd Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Prayer Service will be held Saturday, January 18, 1:30 PM at St. Martin de Porres Catholic Church, 2nd and Burleigh, Milwaukee. This year’s theme is Who is your God?
The event is sponsored by Black Catholic Ministry Commission-Archdiocese of Milwaukee and the 2014 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Prayer Service Planning Committee.
MADISON — Madison Mayor Paul Soglin and Dane County Executive Joe Parisi are seeking nominations for the annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Humanitarian Award.
The City and the County each have long histories of honoring deserving individuals who demonstrate leadership and commitment to promoting peace between diverse populations.
“A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus,” said Dr. King.
Each of the Humanitarian Award winners will follow that model. Each of the Humanitarian Award winners — past and present — embodies that message.
Two Humanitarian Awards …
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By Cassandra Lans
Beginning on Friday, Aug. 23, 2014 Milwaukee will follow the rest of the nation and celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Historic March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.
Local activists and organizations in Milwaukee will come together on Saturday, Aug. 24 to unite in the fight for victory over poverty, violence, education, police misconduct, unemployment and civil rights.
According to one of Saturday’s event organizer, Activist Tracey Dent,various representatives from the Sikh Temple, Nation of Islam, Voces De La Frontera, Pastors United, Churches, Milwaukee Urban League, NAACP, Queen Council, …
By Marc Morial
President of the National Urban League
“We refuse to believe that there are insufficient funds in the great vaults of opportunity of this nation. And so we’ve come to cash this check…” Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at the 1963 March on Washington.
This Saturday, August 24th, 50 years after Dr. Martin Luther King stirred the conscience of the nation with a dream “deeply rooted in the American Dream,” the National Urban League will join thousands of citizens in a return pilgrimage to the Lincoln Memorial and the new King …
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Dozens of cities plan for world-wide ‘Let Freedom Ring’ Celebration
As part of the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech, The King Center announced expanded details for the observance of this historic milestone.
“The response to our call to commemorate the March on Washington and my father’s “I Have a Dream” speech has been overwhelming,” said King Center C.E.O. Bernice A. King, a convener of the nation-wide and global mobilization. “Our coalition has organized a wonderful, …
By Marian Wright Edelman
In his last Sunday sermon at Washington National Cathedral, Dr. King retold the parable of the rich man Dives who ignored the poor and sick man Lazarus who came every day seeking crumbs from Dives’ table. Dives went to hell, Dr. King said, not because he was rich but because he did not realize his wealth was his opportunity to bridge the gulf separating him from his brother and allowed Lazarus to become invisible.
He warned this could happen to rich America, “If we don’t use …
By Rev. Jesse Jackson
“We the people declare today that the most evident of truths — that all of us are created equal — is the star that guides us still; just as it guided our forebears through Seneca Falls and Selma and Stonewall; just as it guided all those men and women, sung and unsung, who left footprints along this great mall, to hear a preacher say that we cannot walk alone; to hear a King proclaim that our individual freedom is inextricably bound to the freedom of every soul …
Marcus Center Program. (Photo by Pat A. Robinson)
The annual unveiling of a U.S. Postal Commemorative Stamp at the Marcus Center’s Annual King Program on Jan. 20. (Photo by Pat A. Robinson)
The YMCA held its 16th annual King Holiday Breakfast and awarded scholarships to area youth. (Photo by Robert A. Bell)
St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church held its annual King Justice Program and March to the King Statue in Milwaukee. (Bell Photo)
St. Mark’s African Methodist Episcopal Church’s 2013 Honorees were recognized at the 31st Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration …
By Vincent Lyles
President & CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee
I’m Vincent Lyles, president & CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee. Welcome to my new column in the Milwaukee Courier. With more than 35,000 five to 18 year olds walking through the doors of our 36 Boys & Girls Clubs locations each year, I see first-hand how prevalent issues in our community are impacting our children. Twice a month, through this column, I’ll be writing about ways we can address these issues to make life …
On Jan. 21, the YMCA of Metropolitan Milwaukee (the Y) hosted its 16th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
In the spirit of Dr. King, the YMCA also encouraged a day of service, making the holiday a day ‘on’ instead of a day ‘off’, with a number of volunteer projects taking place in the city today and throughout the week.
Milwaukee Rescue Mission was honored with the BMO Harris Bank Lincoln Gaines Award for the organization’s commitment to community development and outreach in the central city. As a co-organizer of the Central …