North Houston Frontiers Club Teams Up With Hip-Hop Icon KRS-One For The 21st Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Breakfast
Houston – The North Houston Frontiers Club will honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with its Twentieth First Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Breakfast on Monday, January 19, 2009, at the George R. Brown Convention Center at 8:15 AM commemorating the late slain civil rights leader.
The North Houston Frontiers Club, Inc. is a non-profit, 501(c) (3), service organization dedicated to providing educational and charitable assistance to needy persons in the greater Houston area. Our membership is composed of 20 African-American men and women volunteers, no paid staff, who are determined to give something back to the community. Proceeds from the memorial breakfast support the North Houston Frontiers’ Minority Scholarship Program. Since its inception in 1988, the scholarship program has awarded over $900,000 in grants to deserving college bound minority high school seniors.
North Houston Frontiers Club mission is to help educate and motivate students to strive for excellence in all that they do. This fund-raising program is the only source of funding the club has to support the more than 40 students currently enrolled in colleges and universities around the country.
The keynote speaker for the 2008 program is the Grammy-nominated Hip Hop icon, philosopher and activist Lawrence Krisna Parker (KRS-One), who started the Stop The Violence Movement twenty years ago. Stop the Violence is a multi-dimensional and long-term movement that calls for the balancing of violent images in mass media. KRS-One will be re-launching the 20th anniversary of Stop The Violence Movement National Lecture and Performance Series here in Houston, starting with the MLK Memorial Breakfast, in commemoration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and this year’s theme for the breakfast, “Years of Change.”
“It is very uplifting to see such an organization as The North Houston Frontiers, that for 21 years have supported and uplifted minds of the youth of the minority community. Both of our community initiatives can bring great change combined together,” states KRS-One.
Also at the special occasion, Je’Caryous Johnson, founder and CEO of I’m Ready Productions, will be awarded as the Honorary Chair. Je’Caryous is being honored as a past scholarship recipient who has been labeled by the entertainment industry as the youngest producer/playwright to garner national media attention and to be the first person to adapt an African-American romance novel into a stage play. This is a true example of how the hard efforts of The North Houston Frontiers Club have been able to make a difference in aspiring youth.
North Houston Frontiers thanks all supporters and sponsors of the event and ask that you continue to help in making the Dr. Martin Luther King Memorial Breakfast a successful program.
For ticket purchases or questions, please contact TC Feaster or Shirley Williams at 713-331-0440, or email at email@example.com. Any requests for special accommodations should be made at least 48 hours before the event.
Jaa St. Julien