Friday, January 15, 2016

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday 2027

Today is Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s actual Birthday. I was reflecting on the first day I heard  Steve Wonder's birthday song. I was a Howard University student, we were marching on Washington DC Mall to get the attention of President Regan to make Dr. King's birthday a national holiday.

It was cold day with ice on the ground. But when Steve Wonder came out and sung this song. Our hearts were strangly warmed and then  we had a sound for our cause.

Please reflect on the lyrics as we approach the national holiday.

Steve Wonder had a vision too as to how we could commorate this holiday. He saw a global party celebrating world peace. His vision is far superior to what's its becoming a day of voluteer work. "A day on instead of a day off." Some employers don't even resoect the national holiday and requrier their employees to work denying them the time to reflect on the life and work of Dr. MLK JR and it's impact on our life and destiny.

We really need to think about how WE will celebrate our hard earned holiday. By the way I'm thankful for former President Ronald Reagan for signing off on Dr. King's National Holiday.

Check the video below and reflect:

Watch "Happy Birthday (Steve Wonder) Lyrics" on YouTube