Note: Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools will be closed Monday, along with the library system and post offices.
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A spokesman said all families are encouraged to participate in this hands-on community service day.
U.S. Sen. Doug Jones, D-Ala., will kick off a day of events commemorating Martin Luther King Day in Birmingham on Monday, where Alabama's newest senator will be the guest speaker at the MLK Unity Breakfast at the BJCC North Exhibition Hall.
At that evening ceremony, officials with the Indiana Civil Rights Commission recalled King's connection to the Hoosier capital through Andrew J. Brown, founder of Indiana Black Expo. On that day, and every day, we should all be an advocate for people who face injustices in their lives.
The activities they had planned for this year's event would have needed more people than were signed up to be powerful and meaningful, she said.
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The MLK Day signing was already scheduled for Friday, along with the president's first annual physical at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, but the White House decided not to hold the daily press briefing before Trump takes off for Palm Beach, Florida, Friday night.
Monday: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. This effort at cleaning is not only to ensure a tidy and clean space for those seeking shelter, but it is also a way to say "thank you" to congregations that have been kind enough to open their doors in the name of service for those less fortunate.
We have yet to achieve the reconciliation that Rev. King sought, as society faces renewed racism and polarized communities. "Today, we mourn his loss, we celebrate his legacy and we pledge to fight for his dream of equality, freedom, justice and peace". It's not easy to overcome fear, but it's easier when we stand serving together and when we sit and break bread together.