MUST READ!!! KANSAS CITY MAYOR SLY JAMES REFLECTS ON MLK AND PRESIDENT OBAMA DURING BLACK HISTORY MONTH!!!
TKC NOTE: Without question this is the finest bit of writing Mayor Sly James has ever produced during his tenure in office:
Reflecting on Dr. King’s legacy during Black History Month
Here is my favorite passage:
"But I realize many in our City may never realize the dreams that Martin Luther King spoke of. They may never know those dreams are actually out there waiting to be fulfilled. They may never know those dreams are theirs for the taking. They may never even know those dreams exist or know how hard those who came before them fought to make them possible. They may never know unless we – all of us- take it upon ourselves to show them the way Dr. King showed a nation that a brighter day is out there and it belongs to anyone who will seek and claim it.
But first, we must help our brothers and sisters know where to look. Because what good is a dream when you lay down at night if your reality interrupts it in the morning? What good is an education if you don’t share what you have learned with others? And what good is a future, if the ones who will lead us into it, don’t have the faintest idea of what to do once they get there?"
The whole thing is worth reading in it's entirety on this cold February evening.
Hopefully, we'll have more for the morning update . . .