Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
U.S. Black Civil
Rights Leader and Clergyman
"I Have A
August 28, 1963
(Click the picture above
by Dr. King:
paralyzes life; love releases it. Hatred confuses
life; love harmonizes it. Hatred darkens life; love
an unchecked cancer, hate corrodes the personality and eats
away its vital unity. Hate destroys a man's sense of values
and his objectivity. It causes him to describe the beautiful
as ugly and the ugly as beautiful, and to confuse the true
with the false and the false with the true."
hope of a secure and livable world lies with disciplined
nonconformists who are
dedicated to justice, peace and brotherhood."
lives begin to end the day we become silent about things
must learn to live together as brothers or perish together
Martin Luther King, Jr. walked so Barack Obama could
He paved the way for Peace, Justice, Freedom and
equality for all man!
Barack Obama Ran so
that we can fly!
brilliant, inspirational and the manifestation of the
American Dream, actually my vision of the American Dream.
I along with many in America are swollen with pride
because of his exceptional accomplishment.
He has made
an extraordinary step forward on the nation's "long
journey" of overcoming the pain of the past and
making race not the factor in our lives.
his presidency will certainly go a long way toward
bettering the way for all Americans, sadly the way he will
be viewed by some, will not change the hearts and minds of
the many among us who will judge him based on stereotypes
and the color of his skin.
victory says to all Americans, no matter their race,
creed, or color, that anything is possible. Nonetheless,
work is not done, it's only beginning. Let's all Say
A Prayer for our new President!
must Continue Building The dream and working toward it becoming
Elect Barack Hussein
African - American President of the United States of
the oath of office Tuesday, January 20, 2009!
and Historic Speech on Race in America- 3/18/08 "A
More Perfect Union" Read his speech where you
will find among other facts he stated: .. Click on the
picture to launch the video.
by Barack Obama:
took a lot of blood, sweat and tears to get to where we
are today, but we have just begun. Today we begin in
earnest the work of making sure that the world we leave
our children is just a little bit better than the one we
the white community, the path to a more perfect union
means acknowledging that what ails the African-American
community does not just exist in the minds of black
people; that the legacy of discrimination - and current
incidents of discrimination, while less overt than in the
past - are real and must be addressed"
may not get there in one year or even in one term. But, America, I have never been more hopeful than I am
tonight that we will get there. I promise you, we as a
people we will get there."
historic Inauguration of the 44th President of the United
States-Barack Hussein Obama along with Vice President Joe Biden is
only a few days away & several millions are expected to attend
this notable event. The formal Swearing-In ceremony takes
place on Jan. 20th beginning @ 11:30am actual swearing-in @ 12:00
Noon. After the swearing-in there will be a luncheon which
will be followed by the Inaugural Parade along Pennsylvania Ave. -
3rd to 17th Streets.
this long weekend several events will be taking place all across
the Washington DC, Maryland and Virginia areas. Beginning on
January 16th Crossroads Entertainment Complex will be
hosting it's Inaugural Events, which will continue throughout the
entire weekend up until Inauguration Day - January 20th,
HERE FOR ALL THE DETAILS or Scroll down to the "Featured
Events" below for more details, or log on to our "Events"
Jan. 17th, 2009, President Elect Obama and Vice President
Elect Biden will be traveling from Philadelphia via Amtrak Train
to Washington DC. The President Elect is retracing the
journey of Abraham Lincoln, who also rode to his swearing-in on a
train from Philadelphia making stops along the way. The
Inaugural Train will stop in Wilmington to pick up President Elect
Biden and his family, and continue traveling to Baltimore,
Maryland, where they will stop to speak to the people. This
event will take place at the War Memorial Plaza, 101 N. Gay
Street, Baltimore, MD. Doors will open at 1:00 pm and the
event begins at 4:15 pm. (Event is open to the public, and
attendees are asked to bring a can of food for delivery to a local
January 18th, 2009, the Official Opening of the Inaugural
Celebration "We are one" takes place at the Lincoln
Memorial, between Constitution Avenue NW and Independence
Avenue. This is a free event and is open to the
public. Doors open at 8:00 am and the event begins at 2:30
here to read all the details about this event. (Courtesy
in the Caribbean Community several exciting events will be taking
place on the 18th as well: (1) The Obama SocaRama Inauguration
Day Fete presented by East Coast Caribbean Events will be
held from 2pm to 8pm at De Island Loft in the DC Farmer's Market
District, 1348 4th Street, NE Washington DC 20002.
Here to see all the details of this event. (2) PanMasters
Steel Orchestra will be hosting their - "PanMasters Inauguration
Celebration Party" at De Pan Yard, 4559 Rhode Island
Avenue in North Brentwood Maryland 20722. Click
here to see all the details. (3) The Soca Rama
Inaugural Celebration Concert presented by Crown Bakery,
Noel Enterprises and Entertainment Circle Promotions. The
event begins at 9:00 pm and will take place at the Chevrolet
Building (Formerly Curtis Chevrolet Car Dealership), 5929 Georgia
Avenue, N.W., Washington DC. Several Soca Stars
will be performing: Soca Queen Alison Hinds and her band, King
David Rudder, D Sweetman Baron, Jamesy P, Kerwin Du Bois, Jeremy
Sookdar and Dolla. Click
Here for all the details! CLICK
HERE to Purchase Tickets at:
http://www.dccrownbakery.com/events.html. (4) The
Obama Mania Event at Cafe Asia in Washington DC. Click
Here for all the details!
January 19, 2009, "Renew America Together: A Call to
Service will be taking place. President Elect Obama and
Vice President Elect and their families will participate in
activities dedicated to serving others. To find out more
about "Renew America Together" or find a service event
near you, please visit UsaService.org.
Inaugural: "We Are The Future"-Concert for America's
Children will take place at the Verizon Center in Washington
DC. Doors open at 5:00 pm and the event begins at 7:00
pm. Visit www.pic2009.org
for more information on this event.
Bipartisan Dinners will take place that will honor an American
whose lifetime of public dedication has been enhanced by
bipartisan achievement. (1) National Building Museum and the
Honoree is General Colin L. Powell, USA (Ret.) beginning at
5:00 pm and it is by invitation only. (2) The Hilton
Washington, and the Honoree is Senator John McCain @ 5:00 pm -
Invitation Only. (3) Union Station - Honoree Vice
President-Elect Joe Biden at 6:30 pm by invitation only.
the Caribbean Community the "Obama Caribbean Style
Party" will take place at 5:00 pm and end at 12:00
am. This event will take place at Adelphia Mill, 8402
Riggs Road, Silver Spring, Maryland. FOR
ALL THE DETAILS CLICK HERE!
20th, 2009, gates for the Swearing-In Ceremony opens at 8:00
am at the U.S. Capital West Front. This event is open to the
public - No tickets are needed. After the inaugural
ceremony, the luncheon will take place in the U.S. Capital, which
will be followed by the Inaugural parade @ 2:30 pm. (The
majority of the parade route will be free and open to the public
for standing room access. Viewing spots on the parade route are
available on a first come, first serve basis.)
it's off to all the Official Inaugural Balls. 10 of them
will be taking place around Washington DC: (1) Commander-In-Chief's
Ball at the National Building Museum from 7:00 pm
to 12:00 Midnight (Invitation Only). (2) Neighborhood
Inaugural Ball at the Washington Convention Center - Hall D from
7:00 pm to 13:00 Midnight (Tickets will be reserved for DC
residents and for all the details www.pic2009.org.)
(3) Youth Inaugural Ball at the Washington Hilton, from
9:00 pm to 2:30 am (ages 18-35). (4) Obama
Home States Inaugural Ball at the Washington Convention Center
- Hall E, from 7:00 pm to 11:30 pm (Illinois and
Hawaii invited guests). (5) Biden Home
States Inaugural Ball at the Washington Convention Center -
Ballroom, from 9:00 pm to 11:30 pm
(Delaware and Pennsylvania Invited guests). (6) Eastern
Inaugural Ball at Union Station, from 10:00 pm to
2:30 am (CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT PR and USVI Invited guests).
(7) Mid-Atlantic Inaugural Ball at the
Washington Convention Center - Hall A, from 8:00 pm
to 12:30 am (MD, VA, DC, NY, NJ and WV invited guests).
(8) Midwest Inaugural Ball at the Washington Convention
Center - Hall C, from 8:00 pm to 1:30 am (KS, IN, IO,
MI, MN, ND, NE, OH, SD invited guests). (9) Southern
Inaugural Ball at DC Armory, from 10:00
pm to 2:00 am (AL, AR, FL, GA, KT, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN, and TX
invited guests). (10) Western Inaugural Ball
at Washington Convention Center - Hall B, from 8:00
pm to 1:00 am (AL, CA, ID, MT, OR, WA, AZ, CO, NE, NM, UT, OK ,
Guam/AS invited guests)
January 21, 2009 - National Prayer Service at the Washington
National Cathedral (Guest should arrive before 8:30
am, and it is not open to the public only by invitation and issued
tickets. The President and Vice President along
with their families will attend this event.
there will be lots of street closures, and Police will block
off/close all bridges crossing the Potomac River into Washington
DC (all the bridges entering the city from the south). The only way to
get into the city from the south is by using public transportation
or going around the beltway (395) and entering through
Maryland. Additionally, 3.5 square miles of downtown DC
including the business district and government buildings
surrounding the National Mall will be closed to traffic starting
the afternoon of January 19th (the day before the inauguration -
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day) and will not open until rush hour on
January 21st. As a matter of fact as the week passed we have
been getting word about the many additional streets that will be
closed. For all the details: CLICK
HERE to see the Washington Post Street Closure Map.
below sites may help you as you travel to DC or plan on attending
this exciting event. Log on to for all
the details on the closures and the inauguration ceremony.
you noticed, this week we bombarded you with a lot of events and
information, which we ask for your forgiveness and understanding.
Please know that we absolutely hate to “overkill” on
anything we do.
However, being that it is the most historic inauguration of
our lifetime, we felt it was important to inform all of you about
the events taking place in and around the Washington DC area.
a wonderful weekend! Celebrate Martin Luther king, Jr. Day
by honoring him and reflecting on the "bridges he crossed and
moved" for this historical Inauguration to became a
reality. Finally, enjoy President Barack Obama's
Inauguration and all the festivities surrounding this special
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