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Annual MLK Holiday DC Peace Walk & Parade “Bending Toward Peace, Truth and Justice”

DMV residents braved a snowy Monday morning to celebrate the birthday and legacy of Civil Rights icon Martin Luther King Jr. with the Annual MLK Holiday DC Peace Walk & Parade.

Today marks 45 years of the memorial parade, held after the assassination of Dr. King on April 4, 1968. Participants carried political signs demanding change, an end to violence and accountability in service to the American people, keeping in step with the legacy of the Civil Rights giant. The event also featured local performance groups of all ages.

Regina Pixley, community activist served as this year’s grand marshals and was joined by retired 7News DC Bureau Chief Sam Ford, Lourdes Robinson, DC Youth Mayor; Tyrone Parker, founder, Alliance of Concerned Men; Reverend Wanda Thompson, pastor of Ambassador Baptist Church. The Annual MLK Holiday parade is a strong tradition in the District.

Click the link to watch the parade: https://wjla.com/watch

The parade is part of a full week of activities honoring King, hosted by the 19th Annual MLK Observance Week. This year’s theme is “Bending Toward Peace, Truth and Justice.” The 19th Annual MLK Observance Week 2024 committee is led by Washington Informer Publisher Denise Rolark Barnes and community activist Stuart Anderson.

Additional details about the annual event, its history and the community organizers who help make it all happen can be found HERE.

Good Trouble In Prince George’s County, Maryland

Last year, 48% of Prince George’s County residents reported being food insecure, according to data from the Capital Area Food Bank’s Hunger Report. And the ministry of Iola and Keith Johnson who have a food pantry serving families and individuals who have fallen on hard times or are recently unemployed and need assistance to make ends meet, are bridging the gap despite all the noise surrounding their county.

With help from local business partners and farms, eager to help and even teach community members on food sustainability and farming, their ministry, Great Commission Change Of Life Ministries, provides food and other services to meet basic nutritional and other needs for those less fortunate.

Food pantry service is provided Thursdays from 10:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. If you’re in need please call (301)785-0661 for more information on all the services they provide. To learn more about the Good Trouble Pastor Iola and Overseer Keith Johnson are taking on, please listen to our interview below and if possible, join in the fight to bring about a better world for all people. 

ePa Live interview with Pastor Keith Johnson of Great Commission Change Of Life Ministries in Prince George’s County: