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Monday, January 15, 2007

Happy Birthday Martin Luther King

Today is the birthday of civil rights leader Martin Luther King. Martin Luther King Jr. Day was first celebrated as a federal holiday in 1986 under a law signed by then-President Ronald Reagan. King and George Washington are the only Americans with federal holidays celebrating their birth. Although the holiday is celebrated by law on the third Monday in January, tomorrow is the actual anniversary of King's birth in 1929. This is the first time since 2001 the holiday has fallen on the actual anniversary of King's birth.

The 22nd annual Kingdom Day Parade in South Los Angeles is expected to draw thousands of spectators and dozens of elected officials. The parade will begin at 11 a.m. at Western Avenue and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard in South Los Angeles. It will head west on King, then south on Crenshaw Boulevard to Leimert Park.

Schools, banks, U.S. financial markets, courthouses, federal, state, county and most city offices will be closed. Most commercial businesses, shopping malls and other retail outlets will be open. There will be no residential or business mail delivery. Residential trash pickup will be unaffected in most cities.

King was assassinated April 4, 1968 at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tenn.


Blogger Archie Bunker said:

I wonder will Maxine Twaters be at the King Day parade?

January 15, 2007 9:03 AM  

Blogger Walter Moore said:

This being MLK day, I've posted, at my website, some thoughts about KFC's having adopted "Sweet Home Alabama" as its theme song. Here's the URL:


January 15, 2007 9:10 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Free the Duke Lacross Players !!

January 15, 2007 12:00 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Did anyone see how far back Antonio was in the parade? He wasn't in front at all but after some school bands and drill teams. Then he was running across each side of the street, sweating and couldn't catch his breath.

January 15, 2007 4:15 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Call me naive but I couldn't believe that there wasn't any black actors or sports athlets in the Martin Luther King parade today. There are tons of actors here in LA and how blacks do the Dodgers, Lakers, USC, UCLA, hockey team, soap operas, prime time series have black actors who all live in LA and not one was in the parade. All they had were politicans. Can anyone explain why this was?

January 15, 2007 4:51 PM  

Blogger Archie Bunker said:

Good, that's because the Crenshaw Community doesn't like him or that Uncle Tom Bernard Parks.

Back to King Day, I wished that bullet was aimed a couple feet to his right, so that we wouldn't have to hear Rev. Jesse Jackson.

January 15, 2007 5:01 PM  

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