MLK Community Coalition of Lebanon, Ohio

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The Rev. Ricardo Lewis: A debt to collect on

Posted by Raye Kimberlin on January 11, 2012 at 1:30 PM Comments comments (0)

"In a sense we have come to our nation's capital to cash a check. When the architects of our republic wrote the magnificent words of the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence, they were signing a promissory note to which every American was to fall heir."

Dr. King was clear that as Americans we have a promise, as framed by the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence, that we have the unalienable rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Not based on the color of one's skin but based on one's citizenship, the right to pursue the best education available, the right to purchase and secure the home of one's choice, the right to participate in the forming of government's laws and policies, the equal access to financial stability, and educational excellence.

Dr. King stated that the people of color refused to believe that all these things were not available to us; the treasury of social justice could not be bankrupt to its citizens! This passage is meaningful to me because if we are to uphold the Constitution and laws of this country, every human being should be equal and have equal access to all that this country has to offer its citizens.

The Rev. Ricardo L. Lewis, pastor, Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church, Lebanon

Make A Difference Day Challenge - What Are You Doing For Others?

Posted by on October 6, 2011 at 7:00 AM Comments comments (0)


LEBANON, OHIO - On Saturday October 22, 2011, the Martin Luther King Jr. Community Coalition of Lebanon will celebrate Make A Difference Day by promoting the MLK Project 365 Challenge - a call to our neighbors to honor Dr. King by pledging to make a difference for others and to strengthen our communities. By promoting this campaign, it will bring attention to random acts of kindness that can help our neighborhoods become better connected as well as highlight formal volunteer opportunities around Warren County.

The MLK Project 365 Challenge campaign will kick off at 10am – 12 noon at the Countryside YMCA on Saturday October 22, 2011. By signing the pledge, each person will receive a MLK Project 365 Challenge bracelet, pledge reminder card and pledge chart. There will also be information available about the 2012 Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service Projects and Evening Celebration.

The mission of the MLK Community Coalition of Lebanon, Ohio is to honor Dr. King’s vision of justice by building an inclusive network of individuals and organizations that work toward empowerment for all people.