“The poor are less often dismissed, I hope, from our conscience today by being branded as inferior and incompetent… The dignity of the individual will flourish when the decisions concerning his life are in his own hands, when he has the assurance that his income is stable and certain, and when he knows that he has the means to seek self-improvement.” -Dr. Martin Luther King … [Read more...] about A Dream Deferred: A week after Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the war on the poor continues
Martin Luther King Jr.
To commemorate Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday and legacy, the nonprofit group African Americans on Maui will hold the annual MLK Day march. In the effort to recognize King's efforts toward bringing about greater equality and peace, the symbolic tradition of marching will begin after a short ceremony. Mayor Alan Arakawa will kick off the event. All are welcome. Free. 8:30am … [Read more...] about This Monday, Jan 20: Martin Luther King Jr. March in Wailuku
Today marks the observance of civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr’s birthday (his actual birthday was Jan. 15, 1929). Around the nation, people held parades, read (or, hopefully, re-read) his speeches or just took the day off, which I guess is how most Americans celebrate the memories of those who bravely defied corrupt power. Here in Wailuku (us Mauitimers celebrated by … [Read more...] about Hawaii Congresswoman Mazie Hirono Glosses Over Martin Luther King, Jr. Monument Controversy
CRAZY COMMONWEALTH: Resistance to the observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day has been expressed by the opposition to and supporters of King, alike. Signed into law by Ronald Regan in 1983, the holiday was first observed in 1986. However, it was not until 2000 that all 50 states officially recognized the holiday. Why? Because there are places like the Commonwealth of … [Read more...] about Got MLK?