Today we celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Coincidentally, President Barack H. Obama, the first president of color, will be sworn in for a second term of office. That fact would lead many to believe that we have reached the mountain top. That we are living Dr. King's dream. And maybe on some level we are. But you'd be a fool to believe that there isn't still work to be done.
While there can be no doubt that racial relations in the great U.S. of A. have improved, we still have quite a way to go. Dr. King's dream is a work in progress. And it is up to all of us, REGARDLESS of race, to ensure that his dream lives on.
I'm proud and thankful to be a black woman. I would have it no other way. And I'm humbled and honored to have friends of so many races, colors and religions. I pray that this country will continue to move forward and become the nation that Dr. King dreamed about.
God bless you all and thank you Dr. King for everything you did. Your sacrifice will never be forgotten.