I am sad to report in the year of Our Lord 2️⃣0️⃣2️⃣1️⃣ that in the United States of America the “dream” that Martin Luther King sang out 57 years ago continues to be just that: “A dream” today.

Black have indeed made many inroads to attaining wealth and a higher standard of living. And Black Americans have made many professional, academic, and economic strides, but more has to be done in order to level the socio economic “playing field.”

Unfortunately, January 17th has become an official “winter bank holiday,” complementing the “February bank holiday,” giving bankers, teachers, and government administrators a chance to return from thier ski desinations on a Monday instead of a Sunday, or a chance to take down the Christmas decorations before Lent begins. Martin Luther King’s legacy will continue, but other cultural activities compete keenly for its attention.