Next week, the nation’s first black president, a living symbol of the racial progress Martin Luther King Jr. dreamed about, will stand near the spot where King stood 50 years ago and say where he believes this nation should be headed.
Another big name gets involved in the same-sex marriage debate that continues to divide religious groups in Maryland.
Thousands of people led by the Rev. Al Sharpton rallied Saturday near the Washington Monument, where speakers called for easier job access and decried the gulf between rich and poor before the crowd marched to the new Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial. The rally was intended to drum up support for President Barack Obama’s jobs plan, which died Tuesday in the U.S. Senate.
The Rev. Al Sharpton said he will lead a march in Washington next month in support of President Barack Obama’s jobs plan — and he dismissed blacks who criticize Obama over high black unemployment as having backed Hillary Rodham Clinton in 2008.