Thursday, January 19, 2012

Photos of the Day

The Washington, DC Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial Project Foundation, Inc. honored Dr. King’s birthday by laying a wreath at the foot of the Stone of Hope at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial on the National Mall, January 16th.

Since its opening, over 2 million visitors from around the globe have been able to witness firsthand the message of hope, justice, democracy and love that resonates from the crescent-shaped walls of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, which proudly sits between two Presidents.

The free program featured remarks from Harry E. Johnson, president and CEO of The Washington, DC Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial Project Foundation; the Rev. Al Sharpton, president of National Action Network and host of MSNBC's PoliticsNation and Robert G. Stanton, senior advisor to the Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar. Source: Press release

Hempstead, NY- On December 19, 2011, 100 Black Men of Long Island, Inc., Chi Eta Phi Sorority, Inc. and the Jewish Relations Council of Long Island collaborated by holding a joint press conference to raise awareness and combat health care issues that are prevalent on Long Island. Announced was the formation of an ongoing partnership to improve the quality of health for Long Islanders and encourage early prevention, education and health care initiatives. Immediately following the press conference, 100 Black Men held its annual holiday party that featured a toy and canned food drive.  Photo courtesy of 100 Black Men of Long Island 

Oprah Winfrey celebrates with the first graduating class of the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls in South Africa on January 14th, 2012.

Musical guest Janelle Monáe and special guest Hill Harper at President Barack Obama's Victory 2012 Concert, January 11th at UIC in Chicago. Photo by Christopher Dilts for Obama for America.

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