THE LEGACY OF DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR.

There are so many things that we could say about Dr. King. As a child I remember the "I have a dream speech. I remember his powerful voice and what it meant to see that thousands of people dropped all to hear it, recite it, live it!

Living in Chicago, I am reminded that a large part of Dr. King's dream, which became historically highlighted when 1966 When he marched for housing rights. He was a practical person as well as a visionary. He lived to make sure Economic Rights were considered and valued as Civil Rights, which are really basic Human Rights. 

The majority of UN bodies have also stated a commitment to economic human rights. The 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights discusses rights to food, shelter, education and the various other goods which are the agreed desirable outcomes of progress in the developed world, although it is not legally binding. However, the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (1966) and the jurisprudence of the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights established under that treaty are legally binding. The links between human rights and economic rights and a requirement for full development have become more prominent discourse considerations in documents such as the Millennium Declaration. 

Currently, the rights-based approach to development, which should lead to and equal progress in our society, can and should continue to be viewed in terms of the complete fulfillment of these rights:  social, political,  cultural and certainly economic which allow for all in society to gain some understanding of all rights. 

This concept was demonstrated in practical terms by Fred Hampton who organized the Black Panther Party to operate a school breakfast program under the truism that "It is very difficult to go to school and learn when your stomach is hungry."

TEIL Firms, LLC salutes Dr. King Jr. and all of those who utilize their gifts and talents to create change, for the betterment of society. We share the dream......