DEMANDING CHANGE: Among those who marched last weekend in Miami for jobs and justice were State Rep. Cynthia Stafford (l-r), Rev. Carl Johnson, APRI President Lovette McGill, School Board Member Dr. Dorothy Bendross-Mindingall, M-DC Commissioner Audrey Edmonson and UTD President Federick Ingram.
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Unions, churches team up in honor of King’s March on Washington
To commemorate the upcoming 50th anniversary of the historic March on Washington, the A. Philip Randolph Institute [APRI], Miami-Dade Chapter, along with other local unions, elected officials and members of the faith community, held their own “pre-march on Miami” last Sunday morning. About 150 enthusiastic marchers lined up at the 93rd Street Community Baptist Church where the pastor, the Rev. Carl Johnson, reminded those in attendance of the importance of the original March and the significance of its 50th anniversary.