Martin Luther King Jr. Day ( MLK Day) is observed on the third Monday of January each year like several other holidays set under the Uniform Monday Holiday Act. This national holiday honors the achievements of Baptist minister and civil rights activist, Martin Luther King Jr.
Dr. King advocated nonviolent direct action as taught by Mohandas Gandhi. He argued that this philosophy was “the only morally and practically sound method open to oppressed people in their struggle for freedom.” In the last years of his life King faced mounting criticism from young African American activists who favored a more confrontational approach. Their choice was the Black nationalist leader Malcolm X who was assassinated, as was Martin Luther King Jr.
A Noble Peace Prize was award to Dr. King for his work in passing the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which outlawed discrimination in public accommodations, facilities, and employment, and the landmark Voting Rights Act of 1965 that prohibits racial discrimination in voting. Usually MLK Day is celebrated across the USA with marches and speeches, but this year is little different.
“The family of Martin Luther King Jr. has called for ‘NO CELEBRATION’ of MLK Day without action on voting rights legislation. The are putting pressure on President Joe Bidden and lawmakers to act on the two voting rights bills that have stalled in Congress. The Kings plan to march with activists across the Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge in Washington, DC. “
Martin Luther King Jr. and his wife, Coretta Scott King, had four children, Yolanda, Martin Luther III, Dexter and Bernice. Since Dr. King’s wife, Coretta Scott King, died in 2006, the family is being led by the oldest son, Martin Luther King III. Right now he pushing for new voting rights to offset the voter suppression efforts currently being enacted throughout the states. The John Lewis Voting Rights Act passed the House of Representatives on August 24, 2021. On November 3, 2021, the bill failed to pass the Senate. Democratic Senators Joe Manchin, and Kyrsten Sinema, are not giving support to changing the Senate rules which makes the passing of the bill difficult, if not unlikely.
“EVERY eligible voter should be able to cast their ballot on Election Day — free from obstruction or intimidation. But without the protections of the Voting Rights Act, voters must overcome discriminatory laws, needless barriers, and partisan dirty tricks just to be heard in our democracy.” ~ Common Cause
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Martin Luther King III was born on a Wednesday in the zodiac sign of Scorpio. His INNER ruler is Mercury and Mars operates as his OUTER ruler. Those with the #44 WED SCO Dayology Signature possess identities that are very bright but usually somewhat subdued. Not only do Scorpios keep tons of complicated secrets locked away, they rarely put all their cards on the table.
Coretta Scott King was born on a Wednesday in the zodiac sign of Taurus. Her INNER ruler is Mercury and Venus acts as her OUTER Ruler. People with the #38 MER TAU Dayology Signature down-to-earth sense of humor. Still they are known for their calmness and stability. Many exhibit a stately grace that comes from their awareness of what they are being asked to live through.
Martin Luther King Jr. was born on a Tuesday in the zodiac sign of Capricorn. His INNER ruler is Mars and Saturn functions as his OUTER ruler. Individuals with the #34 TUE CAP Dayology Signature are inwardly very strong. This can manifest as physical strength or strength of will. These folks possess a personal charisma that is very difficult to explain. They are heroes.
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This close relationship is very solid. The mother and son were both born on Wednesday giving them the same DAY RAY. Their spirits are alike. Since Martin Luther King III was ten years old when he lost his father, he may have been consoled by his dad’s remark “If a man had nothing that was worth dying for, then he was not fit to live.” Martin Luther King Jr. has Mars for his DAY RAY ruler and his son’s Scorpio SUN SIGN is outwardly ruled by Mars. So both males share the Mars ray but it works somewhat differently in each case. Tuesday is a day of direct action and Scorpio absorbs emotion to transform it. So it might be said that elder King was born to introduce nonviolent resistance, while the younger King is here to implement it. Due to his father’s hard won efforts and success, the son faces an absolutely tremendous task.