MLK Parade moving downtown today to Front Street
 

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) – The Martin Luther King Jr. Parade is moving from Castle Street to Front Street this year to hopefully attract a bigger crowd.

It will begin at Second and Hanover Streets and head down Front Street to Princess Street, then turn onto Water Street and head back towards Brunswick and Front.

The parade starts at noon.

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So id we are to remember the man... let's remember the whole man. He was a gifted speaker that lead our nation toward more equality. He was also a man who cheated on his doctoral degree and committed adultery & laughed about it. this is not a saint, by no means a god. he was a flawed person who made a difference.

He also beat up the prostitutes with whom he committed adultery.

It is funny how everyone praises this guy; however, no one ever mentions how Dr. King had an ample reputation as a philanderer and abuser of women of ill repute.The FBI is said to have approximately 15 file cabinets of evidence on King full of recordings and transcripts of his illicit relationships with prostitutes and dealings with the communist party. This info isn't scheduled to be released officially until 2027; however, you can find all this info with a little research and yet we still have a national holiday for this fraud.

John.

You can find all this info with a little research".
You can also find info on little green men, and how to prepare for the end of time as the Mayans predicted.

Dr. King was a trailblazer who helped heal the divide between blacks and whites in this country. His non-violent message has been recognized and heralded worldwide. His good works included advocating for the poor, the inequality of pay for all regardless of color. He spoke of inclusiveness, was a well educated man.
You can look that up on the internet too.

You can find all this info with a little research".
You can also find info on little green men, and how to prepare for the end of time as the Mayans predicted.

Dr. King was a trailblazer who helped heal the divide between blacks and whites in this country. His non-violent message has been recognized and heralded worldwide. His good works included advocating for the poor, the inequality of pay for all regardless of color. He spoke of inclusiveness, was a well educated man.
You can look that up on the internet too.

Really???? I guess since YOUR people like to make UP ****!!!

I am in complete agreement with you, John. Of all the great, upstanding men who actually did so much for the good of all of us, it boggles the mind why they chose to honor such a dishonorable man. It's bad enough that he gets his own day, but spending taxpayer money for these celebrations is ridiculous.

You talking about the same FBI that was led by the cross dresser?You really believe everything they had to say.For as his personal life that was between MLK and his wife.Hell you probably cheated on your wife or she cheated on you.You can drop that.

Tweety,
Regardless of the FBI it is well known he was a philanderer and also that he plagiarized his thesis in college. These are facts... and yet you want to defend this man. The bottom line he fooled a lot of FOOLS... just like you.

John

Fool,john been called worst,Bottom line john he did great things for this country in regards to civil rights.His legacy will always be a great one.John you also believe that the Japanese came to bomb Pearl Harbor and the government knew nothing about them coming.What do you think about President Kennedy and Clinton.

They should have left it alone! The crowd is not going to get bigger just because it is downtown. They are hoping to attract more white people and they won't say that. I am a white person so i will say that i had no problem sitting on castle street with my son enjoying the parade every year I'm not going this year because of its location parking is a pain, the water is too cold to be on in January and the whole idea of changing tradition like that is ridiculous i hope the turn out is worse and they move it back next year!

You are so true!!!!

"head down Front Street to Princess Street, then turn onto Water Street and head back towards Brunswick and Front." Thats right head back north from Princess St. Keep it out of the South Side...

Ignorance is bliss. Is you sound like you live a VERY blissful life. I'll pray for you.

This will be the best, most fun time ever! Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

I wonder how long it would take for someone to make a jackass comment.You all amaze me.

It didn't take you long to post a stupid comment. You never disappoint.

You must drink from the same fountain as the other jackass.

DOES THE WATER BUBBLE IN THAT FOUNTAIN?

The one that said white's only.

So you can't use it?

If you only had a clue

Perhaps a better way to honor Dr. King's legacy would be to initiate activities in every black church and community center to call attention to and combat the rising tide of young black male violence.

In this past year, we have seen terrible instances of young black males murdering a Chinese delivery man (and sitting down and eating the food he has just delivered) and a Cape Fear College student (one female was a part of this attack) senselessly murdered in a downtown parking lot.

Dr. King would be appalled at the level of violence of young black males in downtown Wilmington. It's a serious problem that needs to be addressed immediately by the black community. Only we (I am a black father of two sons) can help stem the tide.

Us white folks have a responsibility in this too. Throwing money at the problem and expecting government alone to solve those problems hasn't been working. Shutting ourselves in gated communities and walking around armed to the teeth isn't working either. We have to work with each other and find solutions to the lack of opportunities and the hopelessness that young people of all races are facing and driving some of them to commit horrendous crimes.

white folks do carry some blame in the black's demise, the day that affirmitive action came into play you basically said now you go to the front of the line, you no longer have to work and earn anything, you have the right, the day we started pouring money into their system we destroyed their ability to earn and feel pride, we gave them houses, now they tear the walls out of them and complain, do you think they would destroy their own property? It is our fault, in trying to hand them the world instead of stowing work ethics and morals into some we are crumbling, time to right the wrongs, cut off the money.

that the flow of Section 8 dollars, Food Stamps, Medicaid dollars, Free Cell Phones, and all of the other give away programs should end?

Are you suggesting there be a "term limit" for folks living on the public dole who are physically and mentally able to work?

Are you suggesting benefits for "Baby Machines" should end after the second child is born?

There are still plenty of opportunities in this country for the young coming out of school with a true education; one in which they are just not pushed ahead to get them out of the school system.

Are you suggesting parents should be responsible for theit children, even if it means they have to be in the classroom to ensure little "Puff" is not disruptive or endangering others?

Could you be suggesting a curfew for those still in high school or younger unless they have a legitimate job other than marketing pharmacutical products?

If you are, you should run for public office. I think you'll find a lot of supporters.

Uhhhhhhh, basically, in a nutshell, yeah, I think that is what I was trying to say, I want to see everybody succeed, and I think there can be a period in time due to circumstances any of us could see the need for a helping hand, but I also see where without a little push you'll never wean a person from the handouts either. And until you accomplish something on your own there will never be any responsibility.

and even Bill Cosby had similar words when he spoke a few years ago.

But that's going to cause too many to look inward and see what they hope to avoid.

Males who spread their seed indiscriminantley with no concern over the fathering of children who will become society's problems.

Females who become baby factories so they can increase the public dole they will be eligible for.

Parents who don't hold their children accountable in school.

Parents who look away when a 16 year old has more gold around his neck then the parents have in net worth and more cash in his pocket then they see; and never question why he is out every night until 2 or 3 in the morning.

Maybe too cause the Public Housing Authority to accept more responsibility and accountability for the projects they build and manage.

We'll never see those types of actions taken. Better to march in some parade and think they are contributing.

I wonder what Doctor King would do? For that matter what are his followers such as Jesse Jackson doing to solve these problems?

Tom you have the answer for all the problems in the world.Have you looked in your own neighborhood and all the problems.If you would like to know what Mr Jackson is doing ask him.I see you don't know how DSS work Well maybe you do all wise and knowing TOM!!!!!

I don't see you making any suggestions of any nature.

It's pretty evident DSS is not doing a proper job.

Were it, how do you explain the woman who appeared on this station after 2 of her 14 or 15 children were killed? You remember, one of them was identified as a 5 Star General in the drug trade.

Why is it the projects have such a high incidence of crime? And why does the Housing Authority not take steps to stem the crime?

In my neighborhood, we don't have these types of problems. But then in my neighborhood, children are raised with a sense of responsibility and accountability.

Appears that was not the case in yours, Tweety.

But, where was I all knowing? I asked questions; did not offer personal opinions.