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Martin Luther King, Jr. Events Around the Inland Empire

Martin Luther King 3K Walk-A-Thon
The Riverside African American Historical Society and the Martin Luther King Visionaries announced the 19th annual Martin Luther King 3k Walk-A-Thon to be held on Monday, January 16, 2012.

The theme for this year’s walk is “Walking for the Next Generation of Leaders.” Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. at Stratton Center, 2008 Martin Luther King Blvd. A registration fee of $10.00 will be required of all participants, adults and children.

The walk will begin promptly at 10:00 a.m. at the entrance of the Stratton Center.

All registered participants will receive a commemorative t-shirt.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Birthday Celebration
The community is invited to attend the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Birthday Celebration on Sunday, January 15, 2012 at 4:00 p.m. being held at Park Avenue Baptist Church, 1910 Martin Luther King Blvd., Riverside, CA. This event is sponsored by the Riverside Clergy Association, Rev. Paul S. Munford, President.

The theme is "Let Your Vote Speak." This event will remind our community that the stakes are very high. It will also encourage everyone to vote in the Presidential Election.

Once again, the MLK Family Mass Choir will consist of community people both children and adults. Mrs. Marvina "Cooky" Levy is the MLK Music Cordinator. The MLK Family Mass Choir will inspire all of our hearts with uplifting and dynamic singing.

We Honor ‘The Dream’ Of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
The Healthy Heritage Movement, which strives to educate and empower the African American community to make healthy lifestyle changes, is proud to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his dream on January 16th from 4 to 6 p.m. at the site of Dr. King’s monument located on the corners of Main and 9th streets in downtown Riverside, Calif.

This elaborate dedication will include inspirational music provided by Gospel Talent Search, a message by Supervisor Bob Buster, First District, Board of Supervisor Riverside County followed by a motivational message and prayer by Keynote Speaker Harold K. Webber, Senior Pastor of Living Way Christian Fellowship. The Healthy Heritage Movement invites elected officials, community leaders, and the residents to gather in unity to pray and honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in an effort to galvanize the community.

This event is just one of many other events that will serve as a foundation for larger events hosted by Healthy Heritage in an effort to get the community of Riverside healthier.

“To honor Dr. King’s birthday, it is only bestowing that we remember his legacy of peace and unity. The purpose of the evening is to honor his dream of bringing people together to live as a community. I think it is very important to begin a new year by giving thanks for getting through last year and to ask for protection, good health, and economic prosperity for the coming year,” said Phyllis Clark, chief executive officer of the Healthy Heritage Movement.

Immediately following the ceremony, guests are invited to a special sneak preview of an art exhibit showcasing contemporary African American artists curated by renowned artist Charles Bibbs in honor of Black History Month.

St. Paul AME Church Third Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Luncheon
San Bernardino and surrounding communities, you are invited to St. Paul A.M.E. Church Third Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Luncheon on Monday, January 16, 2012. The Men's Ministry of St. Paul AME Church with participating partners will provide a free lunch to the local community. We are encouraging everyone to come out and enjoy delicious sandwiches and soup with us at 2050 N. Mt. Vernon, San Bernardino, CA 92411 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Martin Luther King Celebration in the Desert
The Martin Luther King Commemoration Committee will be commemorating the principles for which Martin Luther King Jr., so laboriously offered up his life as they honor him on Sunday, January 15, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at Church of St. Paul in the Desert - Episcopal, 125 W. El Alameda, Palm Springs. The community is invited to participate and hear keynote speaker, Olympian John Carlos, musicail preentations. The celebration will continue with a social hour and refreshments in the church’s fellowship hall.

For more information, contact Joseph T. Beaver, Jr., Chairman at (760) 327-4983.

IECAAC Hosts 32nd Annual MLK Prayer Breakfast
The Inland Empire Concerned African American Churches invites the public to attend their 32nd Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Prayer Breakfast on Monday, January 16, 2012 beginning at 7:30 a.m. and hear keynote speaker Donzaleigh Abernathy who is the daughter of the late civil rights leader Dr. Ralph Abernathy of Atlanta, Georgia. The Prayer Breakfast will be held at the Hilton Hotel, San Bernardino, 285 E. Hospitality Lane.

This year’s theme is “Celebrate Life, Liberty & Legacy.”

For more information contact (909) 474-7036.

23rd Citywide Celebration
Ephesians New Testament Church cordially invites the public to come and join them in the Annual Martin Luther King. Jr. 23rd Citywide Celebration on Saturday, January 15, 2011 beginning at 3:00 pm themed “Redeeming the Value of the Dream.”

This year’s speaker is Dr. Lewis E. Logan, II, founder of Ruach Christian Community Fellowship, Los Angeles. He is a graduate of Morehouse College, Atlanta, Georgia.

The church is located at 16380 Merrill Avenue, Fontana, California. For additional information, you may contact the church office at (909) 823-2310, Emory B. James, Sr. Pastor.

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0 # Guest 2012-01-14 15:54
Just youtube Dr. Martin Luther King on Vietnam. You will find that Dr. King was very much against wars of any kind and was certainly against the Vietnam war.

Today in 2012, we have a black President who is not anti-war. Worse than that, his actions have been a 2nd to GWBush's horrible actions. Now Pres Obama has us invading Libya, Afghanistan, and bombing Pakistan and running a not so secret assassination war in Iran. Under Pres Obama, more wars are sure to come. In Iraq, his administration fought HARD to STAY in Iraq. It was the Bush agreement that forced us out and Obama did everything he could to get that extended. Warmonger, Patriot Act signing, citizen killin without trial. The Drug War, has been legalized hell on wheels in the black community. I cannot believe Dr Martin Luther king based upon his antiwar speeches and his love of civil rights for all, would be embracing President Obama for a 2nd term.

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