MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. BIRTHDAY

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Martin Luther King Jr. (born Michael King Jr., January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968) was an American Baptist minister and activist who was a leader in the Civil Rights Movement. He is best known for his role in the advancement of civil rights using nonviolent civil disobedience based on his Christian beliefs.

King became a civil rights activist early in his career. He led the 1955 Montgomery bus boycott and helped found the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) in 1957, serving as its first president. With the SCLC, King led an unsuccessful 1962 struggle against segregation in Albany, Georgia (the Albany Movement), and helped organize the 1963 nonviolent protests in Birmingham, Alabama. King also helped to organize the 1963 March on Washington, where he delivered his famous “I Have a Dream” speech. There, he established his reputation as one of the greatest orators in American history.

On October 14, 1964, King received the Nobel Peace Prize for combating racial inequality through nonviolent resistance. In 1965, he helped to organize the Selma to Montgomery marches, and the following year he and SCLC took the movement north to Chicago to work on segregated housing. In the final years of his life, King expanded his focus to include opposition towards poverty and the Vietnam War, alienating many of his liberal allies with a 1967 speech titled “Beyond Vietnam”.

In 1968, King was planning a national occupation of Washington, D.C., to be called the Poor People’s Campaign, when he was assassinated on April 4 in Memphis, Tennessee. His death was followed by riots in many U.S. cities.

King was posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Congressional Gold Medal. Martin Luther King Jr. Day was established as a holiday in numerous cities and states beginning in 1971, and as a U.S. federal holiday in 1986. Hundreds of streets in the U.S. have been renamed in his honor, and a county in Washington State was also renamed for him. The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., was dedicated in 2011.

Temple of Believers Celebrating 20 Years in Current Location

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Celebrating 20 Years in Our Present Location

We Invite all those who came over to this location with Pastor Liddell or came after Temple moved to the corner of 118th Street and Avalon; join us in our 11:00 A.M. worship service.  Dinner will be served following worship.  Join us as we give Praise and Thanksgiving to God for his abundant blessings and thanksgiving, He has not left us yet!

Temple of Believers Community Church
11721 Avalon Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90061
Pastor Wilburn Liddell

4th Sunday
January 22, 2017
11:00 A.M. m Morning Worship Service
323 241-1870

 

HEALTH WATCH: OBAMACARE REPEAL ACT

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What effect will the Obama-Care Repeal have on millions of Americans who are currently covered?

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act was a bill in the United States. It was signed into law by President Barack Obama on March 23, 2010. It is also known as Obamacare.

The millions of consumers may want to consider other major steps that will have to take place before individuals will be affected by this repeal. It is unlikely that consumers will immediately lose their coverage. There are a few stages that must take place before this Repeal. For those American’s who are receiving health care coverage through their employer, this repeal legislation will have a small effect on your coverage. Many people with Medicaid will lose their coverage.

One of the stages that have to occur before the law changes will be a majority vote of the house. The bill will have to pass through the Senate.  A repeal bill has to be introduced and details still have to be negotiated. Keep in mind, the House has to pass its own version of the budget resolution.

President Elect Donald J. Trump is required to sign the bill. Democrats are not expected to support the repeal with several concerns, even though the Republicans hold approximately 52 seats in the House. The replacement package will be difficult to pass although Trump has stated he would like replace key provision in the heath law.  This package will be difficult to pass through the house which requires 60 votes from the Senate.