Across the country, now through January 15, 2024, we celebrate the life of Civil Rights Leader and Voting Rights Activist the icon, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. He was an anointed Mister, a loving father, and a champion of economic justice and workers' rights throughout his life.

He fought for and led countless marches demanding the right to vote for Blacks, social justice, fair wages, and diversity, equity, and inclusion (also known as DEI) in America. His August 28, 1963, at The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, and his legendary speech, "I Have A Dream" are a testament to his tireless work and dedication to obtaining fairness and dignity for all God's children.

His efforts paid off and resulted in the passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965,  The Civil Rights Act of 1964, and 1968 also known as The Fair Housing Act, and various DEI legislation. Ironically, every one of these laws is in danger of being overturned at this very moment!

In a fight for Affirmative Action, Dr. King also orchestrated "Operation Breadbasket," a civil rights boycott campaign that demanded racial quotas for the employment of Black Americans. Sadly, Affirmative Action in Higher Learning was struck down last year by the Supreme Court.

This weekend reflect on Dr. King's life and leadership throughout the Civil Rights Movement. Let us always remember that we are the benefactors of the blood, sweat, and tears of many. Today we have a responsibility to maintain these same freedoms for the generations behind us. To do this, we must vote in every election to protect and uphold the DREAM. Happy MLK Holiday! 

Below are a few MLK Celebrations happening in the Southeast Texas area:



The Annual MLK Gala - Orange County Convention & Expo Center - 11475 Hwy 1442 77630 - 5:30 p.m.
Open To The Public
Royal & African Attire


Sunday, January 14

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Parade - 10 a.m. starting near Alice Keith Park on the corner of East Virginia and East Lavaca Street and ends at Martin Luther King Middle School.

Come and Celebrate Togetherness and Equality - Kampus Korner Gyros & Grill -      4637 Rolfe Christopher Drive - 9 p.m. to 11 p.m.
(409) 832-6386
Open To Public
Martin Luther King Jr spoke and fought for equal rights for Black Americans and all marginalized people. Enjoy live performances by Skai Royale Ms.Texas HeatWave, Aurora Spindle, Rocki J, Wanda Lust, Miss Bella Cavalli, and Miss Ava!! Food and drinks are available and the cover is only $4

Tuesday, January 16

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration - Lamar University - Live Oak Ballroom B, Setzer Student Center - 12:45 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Celebrating the impact, life, and legacy of Dr. King who tirelessly advocated for our civil rights. Please join us as we honor this iconic visionary leader. "The theme is Empowering The Next Generation"



MLK Grande Parade Midtown Houston - 10 a.m.
The parade's theme is "We Still Believe." Enjoy more than 100 live group performances from across the nation. Watch live on Houston's CW 39 or for more info visit or call (713) 560-8328

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