Once again mid-January came around, and America was forced to reflect on the epithets of its only nonviolent hero, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, “What are you doing for others?” (Dr. King). Of course, he was catapulting from the pages of Gospel, “love your neighbor as yourself”.
The Collective Voices of Washington D.C., took upon themselves to expand on Dr. King’s theme, by asking the surrounding African American communities, to show that they are responsible Americans. The venue was the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library, Washington D.C.
Spearheaded by Sistah Joy, the celebration saw the amalgamation of the Malcolm X Drummers, Brenardo Taylor, Lady Di, and hostess Jacquie Gales Webb.
Did the event present any new “drum majors for service”? After 17 years, the old hands are still weaving, but no new wonder rugs to bear the title, “Drum Major”