As we all progressively transition into an empowered 2019, I am deeply honored to come as the guest of my friend and Operation HOPE Global Board Member Phil Wenger, Chairman and CEO of Fulton Bank, to be the keynote speaker at the 31st Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast on Jan. 21 at Marauder Court in the Student Memorial Center at Millersville University in Pennsylvania.

I will be speaking on the topic of “Achieving Economic Equity: Why We Can’t Wait’,” and why I believe ‘The Time Is Now.” Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s movement included a fight against racism, war and poverty, and his life was cut short just as he transitioned into his full on war against poverty, which he called The Poor People’s Campaign.

All three elements of Dr. King’s civil rights movement was advanced, over a 13 year period during the civil rights movement, with the key help of Dr. King’s senior lieutenant and my mentor and friend, now Ambassador Andrew Young, now the Global Spokesman for Operation HOPE.

Ambassador Young recently released a national documentary broadcast on over 200 television stations entitled “The Color of Money,” and linking Dr. King’s unfinished work with the civil rights movement and his Poor People’s Campaign, and Operation HOPE’s ongoing work financial inclusion and its evolving silver rights movement.

The event, hosted by Crispus Attucks Community Center, begins with coffee and conversation at 6:30 a.m. followed by the breakfast and program at 7 a.m.

If you live in PA or are visiting the area, then support this important event — assuming of course tickets are still available. I am told it should be a full house.

Ticket cost is $75 per person. Visit or call Crispus Attucks at 717-394-6604. Tickets must be purchased by Monday.

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