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Martin Luther King: A Peek Into the Promised Land

Martin Luther King: A Peek Into the Promised Land
BY TROY SINGLETON
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

As we celebrate Martin Luther King Day on Monday, Jan. 19, I can’t help but think about the tumultuous times we seem to find ourselves in lately. We could certainly use his steady hand, implacable courage and profound faith to lead us in meeting these new challenges. They seem to be everywhere, whether it’s an issue of race relations, continued economic inequality or terrorism emanating from some misguided interpretation of religion.

Yet any history about Dr. King’s activities reveals that he too lived through turbulent times. From leading the bus boycott in Montgomery, Alabama, to standing tall during the march to Selma, Alabama, he organized people who had a sense of purpose, a commitment to nonviolence and a willingness to engage in the struggle. Dr. King truly laid the groundwork to, admittedly -- an imperfect society in which we live today, but his impact contributed to a far more progressive world than the one he confronted.

I believe that holidays which celebrate great men, such as Dr. King, offer us a unique moment of reflection and meaning. Don’t treat this upcoming Monday as simply another “day off from work.” Rather, when Martin Luther King Day arrives, I would offer the simplest of suggestions: Make one gesture that adds to the betterment of someone you come in contact with....take the time to roll up your sleeves and get "invested" in your community to make a difference...or simply sit down for five minutes and ask: How can I help someone?

 

Martin Luther King: A Peek Into the Promised Land

Martin Luther King: A Peek Into the Promised Land
BY TROY SINGLETON
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

As we celebrate Martin Luther King Day on Monday, Jan. 19, I can’t help but think about the tumultuous times we seem to find ourselves in lately. We co...

N.J. Bill Aims to Revise Megan’s Law

N.J. Bill Aims to Revise Megan’s Law
BY COLLEEN ROACHE
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

TRENTON – Legislation Assemblymen Troy Singleton, Timothy Eustace, Vince Mazzeo, Joseph Lagana and John McKeon sponsored to make a state law requiring ...

12 Indicted in Morgage Fraud Scheme

12 Indicted in Morgage Fraud Scheme
BY PETER ASELTINE
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

TRENTON – Acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman announced that a lawyer from Chatham was indicted along with 11 co-defendants who allegedly conspired...

WATCH: NJ Punching Pastor Eric Dammann Preaches Tough Love of Lord (Video)

WATCH: NJ Punching Pastor Eric Dammann Preaches Tough Love of Lord (Video)
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

A Hasbrouck Heights pastor believes the members of his congregation should take the Lord seriously. And Rev. Eric Dammann let a young man from Calgary know about it in ...

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