Tag: MLK Day

Eric Garner Memorial Burned Down on MLK Day

By Chris Hoenig On July 17, one bleak moment in the fight for civil rights occurred on Bay Street in Staten Island. On a day to celebrate civil rights, another bleak moment happened in the same spot. Shortly after 10 p.m. on Monday—Martin Luther King Jr. Day—the FDNY responded to…

Rodgers Leads MLK Day of Service Initiative

By Sheryl Estrada Martin “Marty” Rodgers’ parents prepared him early for his call to service. They chose to name him Martin, inspired by two world changers: St. Martin de Porresand Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. “The expectations my parents had for me were expectations of greatness and service to others,”…