In Kansas City, Missouri, the city fathers voted to remove Dr. Martin Luther King’s name from the city registry. A group of white citizens went to the Black Churches on King Boulevard to protest and support the change. Congressman Emanuel Cleaver was at the Black church where white citizens went to promote the name retraction.
As we look forward from this event, it seems to be a marker for the future. It’s unbelievable to me to remove Dr . King’s name from a city street, but that’s where we are today with a scoundrel as President of the United States of America. As we look forward we need to make our way as we fi ght our impending battles.
The Kansas City situation is a good example of making our way and fi ghting our battle to keep the community safe and advancing forward. Two events in Southern California are examples of doing something for self, while doing something for the community.
In Pasadena, there was the annual Women’s Health Conference and Man Cave, headed by Lena Kennedy. It feature medical professionals giving information and advice. At the same time there was the annual Taste of Soul event, spearheaded by Danny Bakewell, happening in Los Angeles, CA with music food, and entertainers performing for the community.
Long Beach, CA held its annual jazz festival, in August. Metropolitan Baptist Church in Altadena, CA will host its annual Gospel Concert on Friday, November 17. Every community does its thing to keep their culture going while others working to retract our progress is proof that we need to be evervigilant.
Community activists are attending each event along with community preachers and pastors busy putting out the word about the needs of the community. Paula White was busy telling the Evangelicals that we need to support our government. The problem is that we have a scoundrel at the head of our government. I don’t think we need to be following him as he and his followers seek to disrupt our progress.