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Valley Salutes Dr. King At Annual Breakfast PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 23 January 2014 02:01

The enduring legacy of civil rights activist Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was recalled and celebrated at the annual sixth annual MLK Community Breakfast, sponsored by the Valley area African American Leadership Organization (AALO) at the Boys & Girls Club of the San Fernando Valley.

Keynote speaker Rev. Dr. Janna Scott, deputy director for the Center for Faith-Based And Neighborhood Partnerships, U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security, eloquently reminded the audience of more than 500 attendees including Rep. Tony Cardenas, Assemblyman Raul Bocanegra, Deputy Chief Jorge Villegas of the LAPD Valley Bureau and LAUSD board member Monica Ratliff (6th District) on the importance of family, and the need to keep Dr. King’s dream alive in young people. “Dr. King’s biggest fight was for positive words,” Scott said. “He spoke of things that were not yet reality as if they were reality.

He realized that both death and life can lie in the power of one’s tongue.” Cardenas, Bocanegra, and Rabbi Steven Jacobs also spoke. AALO represents African American churches in the SF Valley, along with black businesses and other communitybase organizations, with a membership base of more than 11,000.

Last Updated on Thursday, 23 January 2014 17:27