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Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2018

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Today marks the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr. as an American federal holiday.

As we all know, King was the chief spokesperson for nonviolent activism in the Civil Rights Movement, which successfully protested racial discrimination. A federal holiday in this incredible man's honor was finally awarded fifteen years after his assassination when over six million signatures were collected.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2018

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Every year on this day, I take a few minutes to reflect on everything Martin Luther King Jr. stood for. I give a few moments of recognition and appreciation to all of those who keep his spirit alive - those who continue to fight for peace and equality, and to all of us who love unconditionally regardless of race, color or religion.

It saddens me that 50 years after his death, we are still dealing with racism - something that should have no place in any society. Let's keep fighting for love, peace and equality - today and every day!

Here are a few of my favorite quotes from Martin Luther King Jr:

''Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.''

''Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.''