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Sunday, January 19, 2014

Frontiers MLK Breakfast features Ras Baraka

Newark councilman Ras Baraka will speak at Monday's
Frontiers International MLK Breakfast.

The Plainfield Chapter of Frontiers International presents its 38th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Breakfast Monday, beginning at 8:30 AM at the Plainfield High School cafeteria. The Breakfast is the longest running tribute to Dr. King in New Jersey.

This year's guest speaker Ras Baraka, community organizer, educator, councilman and candidate for mayor of Newark. Baraka, who has served as principal of Central High School since 2007, will speak on the theme 'It’s Always the Right Time to do the Right Thing', a quote from Dr. King’s speech made at Oberlin College in 1965.

The Breakfast, an annual commemoration of the life of Dr. King, highlights student groups, awards scholarships, and recognizes those in the community who have made outstanding contributions.

This year’s honorees include the Community Spirit Award to Former NFL Player Donald Jones; Community Service Award to Baron Hilliard/Together as One; Outstanding Achievement Award to Jeff Truitt; and the International Service Award;  Ashante Taylorcox.

For more information, contact Andrea Kee at (908) 327-8002 or via email to

Parking is available in the Kenyon Avenue lot adjacent to the cafeteria.

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