Southern Christian Leadership Conference

2018 National Essay Contest on the Film “DROP” for Youth,  Ages 12-18 years Cash Prizes for Winners!

The DROP Essay Contest is part of the annual 2018 Week of Positive Change, Non-Violence and Opportunities, October 13-21, 2018. In a joint statement, BW4PC National co-chairs Dr. Stephanie Myers and Daun S. Hester stated, “We must convince youth that dropping out of school is a pipeline to prison and violence. They must stay in school and earn their high school diploma or GED to prepare for success.”

L.B. Ministers Welcome Cookie Johnson

The Long Beach Ministers Alliance will host the Cookie Johnson, “Believing In Magic” book-signing event on Saturday, December 10, at 1 p.m., at the Michelle Obama Library, 5870 Atlantic Ave. in Long Beach. “Cookie is best known as the wife of Earvin “Magic” Johnson and mother to “Rich Kids of Beverly Hills” star, E.J. Johnson. Now, she steps out of the shadows and becomes the light of hope for marriages, family, faith and fortitude,” said the Rev. Gregory Sanders, LBMA president. “The release of Cookie’s new book sheds astounding insight into a world that transcends sports and introduces family choices,

SCLC to host MLK Awards & Benefit Gala

The Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) of Southern California will honor four distinguished individuals at its Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Legacy Awards & Benefit Gala on Jan. 18 at the Sheraton Gateway Hotel in Los Angeles. President of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) Cheryl Boone Isaacs, President of Sony Studios and Pastor DeVon Franklin, Director of External Affairs Ken Maxey and President of Brotherhood Crusade Charisse Bremond Weaver were picked by SCLC officials for their outstanding work. “This year’s King Legacy Awards recipients reflect excellence in promoting equality and justice in the spirit of Dr.

The Transformative Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr., in 2016

There is no debate concerning the irrefutable fact that The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was one of the greatest leaders recognized, admired and affirmed by millions of people across America and throughout the world.   King’s activism and leadership changed America and the world, as did Mahatma Gandhi and Nelson Mandela in their respective global impacts. As we prepare to celebrate the 87th birthday of Dr. King as part the official federal holiday celebrations, I believe it is very important to focus on how Dr King’s legacy today is still relevant and transformative for all people who cry out