The black community in the United States would never forget the MLK day. 16th of January was marked the great social activist Martin Luther King Jr.’s 88th birthday. He once said ‘life most persistence and urgent to question is: what are you doing for others.
King was the chief spokesman for nonviolent activism in the Civil Rights Movement, which successfully protested racial discrimination in federal and state law. The campaign for a federal holiday in King’s honor began soon after his assassination in 1968. President Ronald Reagan signed the holiday into law in 1983, and it was first observed three years later. At first, some states resisted observing the holiday as such, giving it alternative names or combining it with other holidays. It was officially observed in all 50 states for the first time in the year 2000.
MLK day was celebrated by different people in different ways, President elect Donald Trump celebrated his by visiting the National Museum of African American History and Culture in D.C and also met with influential ministers and also martin luther king III to talk about that legacy and celebrate the birthday of Dr. King.”
The Gospel music community also celebrated a few gospel artiste with the BMI trailblazers honors on the Mlk day. Yolanda Adams and Vashawn Mitchell where the host and it will be aired on 29th of January on Tvone. They had artiste like Tasha Cobbs, Kirk Franklin, Jonathan Mcreynolds, William Murphy, Travis green and a host of others.