Triumph Church honors Martin Luther King Jr. though drive-in service in Southfield
SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Although it had to find a new location other than the Fox Theatre, Triumph Church found a way to make sure all people could still honor the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. this year. “What we’re doing today (Monday) is reminding the people that we have a responsibility to keep the dream alive,” said the Rev. Solomon Kinloch Jr., pastor of Triumph Church. Aside from just a word about the messages and principals of Martin Luther King Jr., there was also a food giveaway for families in need. “Triumph Church is not just a church that believes in worship.
Rev. Wendell Anthony reflects on this past year for Martin Luther King Jr. Day
“I’m inspired when I see the number of young Blacks and Whites who are part of the Black Lives Matter movement,” Rev. DeLashea Strawder, director of Detroit’s Mosaic Youth Theater, believes there has been progress. “There’s nothing wrong with that -- nothing wrong with good, strong, healthy debate.”“Of course, we’re not going to always agree, and that’s OK,” Strawder said. “My dream would be for everybody to be just equal,” said Makiah Quinn, a Mosaic Youth Theater member. “I don’t think that’s too much to ask.”Anthony had much more to say.
Celebrate MLK Day by reading up on his writings
Source Booksellers in the Midtown district of Detroit is here to help you celebrate MLK Day with book suggestions for the young and old. Jason Carr got the chance to chat with the store’s owner, Janet Jones, and her daughter Alyson Jones-Turner about their reading recommendations. The first book they recommended to anyone looking to celebrate MLK Day was Strength To Love, a collection of his writings. They also got the chance to talk about the store’s virtual storytelling program, where young readers can tune in online to have stories read to them. To celebrate the holiday today, the group read Malcolm Mitchell’s book, My Favorite Book In The Whole Wide World.
Listen to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s advice from column in 1950s
A special edition of “The Best Advice Show” brings us advice directly from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. -- seriously. “I didn’t learn this until the other day, but Martin Luther King Jr. Was an advice columnist for Ebony magazine. I hope that today you’re thinking about King or reading about him, maybe listening to his speeches. But right now I want to share some advice from him because this is an advice show,” host Zak Rosen says. Find “The Best Advice Show” wherever you listen to podcasts.
Metro Detroit weather: On and off snow showers, Sunday night
Scattered snow flurries and showers are possible tonight. On and off snow remains in the forecast for MLK Day, Monday, but traveling will still be possible. As we celebrate and reflect, it will be chilly and mostly cloudy with on and off flurries and snow showers. Up to a half inch or inch of snow is possible. Tuesday will have on and off snow showers with highs in the low 30s.
Metro Detroit weather: Still slippery with flurries, snow showers Sunday evening
It remains slippery Sunday evening, with flurries and light snow showers continuing to fall. It remains a bit snowy overnight on Sunday and during MLK Day on Monday, but accumulations will be light. Snow showers continue Sunday evening. As we celebrate and reflect, it will be chilly and mostly cloudy with on-and-off flurries and snow showers. Tuesday will have on-and-off snow showers with highs in the low 30s.
Metro Detroit weather: Still slippery with flurries, snow showers Sunday afternoon
Flurries and light snow showers continue today with chilly conditions. Sunday afternoon will be cloudy with flare-ups of more widespread snow showers. Snow showers continue Sunday evening. Snow showers leave Sunday night. Tuesday will have on and off snow showers with highs in the low 30s.
Metro Detroit weather: Chilly with snow showers Sunday
It will of course be chilly with the slipperiest time of day in the afternoon and evening. Sunrise is at 7:58 a.m.Sunday afternoon will be cloudy with flare-ups of more widespread snow showers. Snow showers continue, Sunday evening. Snow showers leave Sunday night. Tuesday will have on and off snow showers with highs in the low 30s.
Metro Detroit weather: Chilly Saturday with a curtain of clouds
MLK Day will still be chilly with a healthy amount of clouds. Scattered flurries and light snow showers develop mainly north of 8 Mile Road. In Detroit and south of 8 Mile, some rain may mix with snow and a trace to 1 inch of snow possible. Welcome to MLK Day, Monday! Tuesday and Wednesday will be mostly cloudy with on and off flurries and light snow.
U-M’s annual MLK Symposium to feature two keynote speakers Monday
Martin Luther King Jr. spoke at the University of Michigan's Hill Auditorium on November 5, 1962. (Photo courtesy: U-M Bentley Historical Library)ANN ARBOR – The University of Michigan will be holding its annual Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Symposium on Monday morning and this year, the Keynote Memorial Lecture will be delivered by two speakers. Malik Yakini, founder and executive director of the Detroit Black Community Food Security Network (Photo: Joi Ito)Yakini is the co-founder and executive director of the Detroit Black Community Food Security Network. The event is sponsored by the University of Michigan Annual Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Muskegon community holding virtual events to celebrate the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.
MUSKEGON, MI – On Monday, Jan. 18, the federal holiday honoring the life of slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., several Muskegon area organizations have virtual events planned. Muskegon Community College (Friday, Jan. 15)Muskegon Community College’s 25th Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Observed on the Tuesday after MLK Day, it focuses on racial healing and racial equity through local events. Taking Back Muskegon (Tuesday, Jan. 19)The community organization Taking Back Muskegon will be premiering a silent video on what racial healing looks like to young residents on Tuesday, Jan. 19. More on MLive:Sleeping Bear Dunes to celebrate MLK Day with free entryThousands on vaccine waiting lists in West MichiganCOVID-19 survivor says he is ‘happy to be alive’ after long hospital staymlive.com
Today in 1963: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. leads massive civil rights march in Downtown Detroit
DETROIT Although one thing Dr. King is known for is his iconic I Have a Dream speech during the March on Washington in August of 1963, he lead a march in Detroit two months prior. Detroits Walk to FreedomThe June 1963 march in Detroit was, at the time, the largest civil rights demonstration in U.S. history, with 125,000 marching down Woodward Avenue. The crowd carried signs and moved in relative silence as tens of thousands more watched from sidewalks and buildings. Inside, public officials, African American business and civic leaders, and dignitaries including John B. Swainson, Congressman Charles Diggs, and Rev. It is estimated that over $100,000 was raised for the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), the civil rights organization for which Dr. King served as president.
Dozens march for peace, unity in Monroe
We are bringing the entire community together in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., said Dr. Kojo Quartey, president of Monroe County Community College. Those powerful words echoed from S. Monroe St. to St. Marys Park, as residents joined in song during a march across downtown Monroe. We are bringing the entire community together in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., said Dr. Kojo Quartey, president of Monroe County Community College. In years past, Quartey said the Unity Peace March has been held on the MCCC campus, but this year it started at the Monroe County Museum. Participants then walked north toward the River Raisin, crossing the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Pedestrian Bridge to St. Marys Park.monroenews.com
A call to action on MLK Day
That was Deacon William Parkers message for the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (IHM) MLK Jr. Day Prayer Service held Monday afternoon at the Motherhouse chapel. It has to be everyone working together. Monday was MLK Day, a federal holiday honoring the life and legacy of the influential American civil rights leader and minister. He dedicated his life to eradicating racism, promoting nonviolence and seeking peace. 'Environmental racism is a sin, and like all other sins, it cannot be overcome by human strength of resolve alone,' said Richard Deloof during the program. ' Only through the power of Christ whose death models forgiveness and reconciliation, will we be able to combat environmental racism.monroenews.com
Martin Luther King Jr. Day Events in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor
In honor of this African-American activist, Macomb, Oakland, Washtenaw and Wayne counties offer these family-friendly Martin Luther King Jr. Day events celebrating his life. On Monday, Jan. 20, 2020, our nation honors perhaps the greatest civil rights activist: Martin Luther King Jr. In southeast Michigan, local spots do their part by offering plenty of family-friendly Martin Luther King Jr. Day events in celebration of this man and all he accomplished. Jan. 20, 2020Address: Hope United Methodist Church and Southfield Pavilion (addresses in description below)Time 9:30 a.m./walk, 11:30 a.m./programCost: FreeFamilies gather at Hope United Methodist Church (26275 Northwestern Highway) for this 34-year-old walk commemorating Martin Luther King Jr., sponsored by Martin Luther King Jr. Cost: FreeThis interactive presentation in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. features videos of his speeches all day long.metroparent.com