CHICAGO — While there were countless ceremonies and events honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Monday, some blacks in the city found more unusual — but meaningful — ways to remember the civil rights leader. For the last three years, Marvin Mullen has honored King by going out to eat — and sitting at a table in the window in front.
Wendell Hutson is a reporter for DNAinfo Chicago covering the Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham communities on the South Side. A Chicago native, Wendell is a 20-year veteran newspaper reporter who has worked in the Windy City his entire career. During his tenure he has won numerous awards including the 2009, 2010 and 2011 A. Philip Randolph “Messenger” award sponsored by the National Newspapers Publishers Association.
Low wage earners said they are worried about being able to make ends meet now that currency exchanges have won state approval to increase their check-cashing fees, including for government checks. "I cash my paycheck every two weeks at a currency exchange because I do not have a bank account," said Jonathan Carrington, 47, who lives in Austin. "But if the fee to cash a check goes up, I'm not sure how I will make it considering I'm struggling already."
Go out today and do something Dr. Martin L. King Jr. was not able to do because he was a black man. I originally wrote this story in 2013.
Blacks in City Find More Meaningful Ways to Honor Martin Luther King Jr. http://dnain.fo/1AT3Smw
Holiday party for veterans co-sponsored by Chicago State University from 6-11 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 22 at the Heritage Banquet Plaza, 1500 W. 95th St.
Free food, clothes, fun, and more. https://t.co/Jc2EZJ2j2Vhttps://t.co/Us0kGQfDB5
On Christmas Day (Monday, Dec. 25) starting at 12 noon the Rev. Michael Pfleger and the Faith Community of Saint Sabina will provide food, gifts, toys and love to over 500 homeless men, women, children, and anyone who shows up at St. Sabina School, 7801 S. Throop. https://t.co/2rDHUXTWyy
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