City Of Buffalo Prepares to Celebrate A King!

  “Concerned Citizens Following The Dream” CommitteeAnnounce Annual King Tribute, 2016Awardees

  “Concerned Citizens Following The Dream” CommitteeAnnounce Annual King Tribute, 2016Awardees

The “Concerned Citizens Following The Dream” Committee will present the Annual Martin Luther King Celebration Programat 6 p.m. on Sunday January 17 at Kleinhans Music Hall. The theme is “Let America Be America.”  Rev Jimmie Hardaway pastor of Trinity Baptist Church, Niagara Falls N.Y. will give a 10 minutes enlightenment on the theme.

 This year’s MLK Awardees will include:

*Mrs. Linda Appleby, Educator, The “Music” Award ,*Rev Reginald Kerr pastor of Temple of Christ Church The “Interfaith” Award, *Walter Hobson,  Hobson’s Cleaners, The “Community Service” Award, *Evangelist Anita Williams,  “Taking it to the Streets” Ministry, The “Woman of Distinction” Award, *Angelo M. Otero President of the WNY Hispanic American Veterans Memorial, The “Community Service” Award, *Christian “Chris” DelPrince, of DelPrince Management Consulting, The “Business” Award.

Several youths from area schools will receive MLK Certificates of honor to encourage them to stay in school and pursue a higher level of education. They will also be doing volunteer service at the event and will receivecredit through their schools for doing so. Various performers will pay tribute to Dr. King’s life and legacy through song, dance and word including: The Hutch-Tech High School Band, Miss Barbara’s School of Dance, Darcel Blue and Company, “Jesus In Mime” Praise Dance Ministry, The African Cultural Center Dancers, Elder Malcolm Wilson and Joshua’s Generation’s Choir, The Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus and others.The admission is free and is made possible by M&T Bank, Wegman’s Food, New York State of Health, Gbuahn, UNYTS, Lombardo Funeral Home, Senator Timothy Kennedy, Buffalo Teacher’s Federation Inc.,ECMC Medical Center, and Hobson’s Cleaners. Bessie Patterson is the Chairperson/Coordinator.

Bro. Bell, Dr. Cash to Appear atKing Tribute

The Buffalo and Erie County Public Library System presents its 38th Annual Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., “Honoring Dr. King,” on Thursday, January 14 from 12 noon - 1 p.m. in the Downtown Central Library Auditorium, 1 Lafayette Square. Featured will be poetry, music dance, storytelling and speakers with community leader Clifford Bell, Buffalo Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Kriner Cash, The Colored Musicians Club, Storyteller Sharon Holley and more! A Free event. 858-8900.

MLK Scholarship Breakfast Set

The 26th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Breakfast hosted by New Hope Baptist Church Christian Education Scholarship Committee, will be held Monday, January 18, 2016 at Buffalo Niagara Convention Center.  This year’s speaker is Dr. Glenda Hodges, Founder and CEO of Still I Rise, Inc.  Tickets are $35 per person.  For tickets or more information, please contact New Hope Baptist Church at 716-883-0821.

Afro-American Historical Association Dr. King Program to Feature Dr. LaKisha Simmons

                              Dr. Simmons

                              Dr. Simmons

The 10th Annual Afro-American Historical Association of the Niagara Frontier’s Martin Luther King Jr. Program will be held Sunday, January 17 at 3 p.m. in the auditorium of the Buffalo History Museum (formerly Buffalo Erie County Historical Society, 1 Museum Court.This year’s program will feature LaKisha Simmons, PhD., Assistant Professor of Global Gender Studies at UB. She is the author of the book, Crescent City Girls: The Lives of Young Black women in Segregated New Orleans, which explores the lives, labors and love of Black girls who grew up in a Jim Crow City.

Dr. Simmons is also the author of the article, “To Lay Aside All Morals: Sexuality, Respectfully and Black College Students in the 1930’s ” published in Gender and History. She is currently working on two projects, an article on Harlem Renaissance girlhood during the 1930’s and a new book project called Segregated Motherhood: Black Women, Babies and Health. Dr. Simmons teaches courses on African American women’s history, gender studies and on histories of women and health. She is the mother of two children (a one year old daughter and an eleven year old step son).

A book signing will follow the program. The event is free and open to the public and is co-sponsored by the Monroe Fordham Regional History Center, SUCB, Buffalo Branch NAACP, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Rho Lambda Chapter of Buffalo, and Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc. Phi Omega Chapter.

New Covenant Church ofChrist to Host Martin Luther King Birthday Celebration Fundraiser Event

A Martin Luther King Birthday Celebration featuring The Touche’ Band & Show, will be held on January 17 at 8 p.m. at the Tralf. The event is a fundraiser for the New Covenant Church of Christ parking lot. Pastor Jackie Ross Brown is Senior Pastor. Admission to the show is $20 in advance and $25 at the door and are available at Doris Records, Ticketmaster and the Tralf Box Office. 


The Rochester Black Employees Association to Host Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Luncheon

The Rochester Black Employees Association will host its annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Luncheon, a celebration of diversity, equality, and remembrance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on January 15 at the Rochester Educational Opportunity Center, 161 Chestnut St. from11:30 am to1pm. The cost is $20 per person.

The theme of the event is “The Color of Diversity…Keep Moving forward” and the speaker for this year’s luncheon is Dr. Kevin McDonald (RIT’s VP and Associate Provost for Diversity and Inclusion). Also included will be entertainment by the ROC Bottom Slam Team, and a delicious southern inspired menu! You don’t want to miss this event!

For ticket purchases, call 585-422-0645 or contact  phone: 585-422-0645