By Nekima Levy-Pounds Civil rights attorney and candidate for mayor of Minneapolis My dream for the community is to see us, as a people, rise above the limitations that have been imposed upon us in the state of Minnesota and in this nation. Far too often, our potential for greatness is hidden behind bleak statistics and never-ending stories about … [Read more...]
As you may know, for several years the Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder (MSR) has offered a special Martin Luther King, Jr. print edition in celebration of his legacy.
Providing a space for community voices is very important to us. Each year, in addition to an event calendar, we select a quotation from Dr. King’s extensive writings and ask community members to share their thoughts on the relevance of the quotation or Dr. King’s legacy.
This year (2017) we’ve asked community members the question: What is your dream for your community?
We hope you enjoy the voices gathered here for our special Martin Luther King, Jr. legacy spotlight, and we thank you for your continued support of the MSR.
By Chadwick Phillips Founder of production company Avant Garde My dream for my community is for us to be in peace, love and unity. I truly feel that for all of us that is what life was intended for. I spoke with my father who lived through the Civil Rights Movement in NYC during the ‘60s. He was fortunate enough to see Dr. King. He tells me that during those times, we as … [Read more...]
By Saciido Shaie Founder and president of Ummah Project Once upon a time Somalia was the land of poets. It was the land that people far and wide traveled to just for vacations. We had a good government, an atmosphere that was peaceful, and people that treated one another as though they were blood. Somewhere along the lines though, something changed. Something devilish … [Read more...]
A poem by Michael Chaney Project Sweetie Pie founder/executive director … [Read more...]
By Dr. Artika R. Tyner Associate vice president for Diversity & Inclusion, University of Saint Thomas My dream for the community is for each individual to discover the leader within. This begins by recognizing that we all have the transformative power within our hands to make a difference in the world. Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. demonstrated this power through his … [Read more...]