Another year and another MLK Day. MILANO411.com magazine would like to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King. Today is a day of remembrance to his life and what it meant to the world.
A champion of civil rights, who’s words and fake associations are sometimes used justify and perpetuate further intolerance and voter suppression against the poor and communities of color. What can be done?
Answer from us: MORE WORK!
That’s the lesson and we encourage you to do community service.
Martin Luther King Jr. Day is a federal holiday in the United States marking the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr. It is observed on the third Monday of January each year. King’s birthday is January 15. The holiday is similar to holidays set under the Uniform Monday Holiday Act.
You may have seen an illustration on Martin Luther King Jr. Day showing the civil rights leader with a hand over President Trump’s mouth, trying to get the president to stop tweeting. The artist is Watson Mere, he was born in the U.S., but his parents are Haitian.
Mere (@ArtOfMere_) speaks with Here & Now‘s Robin Young about his image, and the president’s recent alleged comments asking, “Why do we want people from Haiti here?”