Club to host MLK Day event

A celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. in honor of his legacy will be Monday at the Sandusky High School.
Sandusky Register Staff
Jan 20, 2014


The Sandusky Club of Black Business and Professional Women is hosting the celebration starting at 11 a.m. on Monday, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, said Verlene Wood, a member of the club.

There is still work to be done to reach King’s dream of true equality.

“We are trying to keep Dr. King’s dream alive,” Wood said.

The main speaker is Pastor Dr. Freda J. King.

King, who is not related to the King family, will be giving a speech titled “Neighbor & Community; United We Serve” she said.

The Sandusky High School Martin Luther King choir will perform and students will be performing a style of dance known as “Step” dancing.

Community leaders, Superintendent Eugene Sanders and school board members will be in attendance, Wood said.


getit right be4...

Is there a Club of White Business and Professional Women?

Sounds like a club I would be interested in joining.


Then you would be a racist!



AJ Oliver

Not long ago ALL business and professional clubs were 100% white, not to mention male as well. The Rotary (a great organization BTW), did not admit women as full members until well into the 1980s. Did you do any grumbling about that, Getit? I didn't think so.

Bottom Line

This isn't the 1980s. It's 2014. Groups like this just keep the notion of racism alive. Because without racism these groups serve no purpose. And they know it. There will never be true equality with organizations like this. Just keeps the pot stirring... Just because we did things wrong 25 or 50 years ago doesn't make that okay.

Tired Of The Bull


Ben Crazy

Who really cares?


And this is an alert why?


look to the white house to look up to for starters it has had for a long time a Congressional Black Caucus
google Black Caucus just sayin
google white caucus
I'd say do your own research and see if they HAAVE it RIGHT or put their own Spin on MLK Thats what counts


The fact is women and black women in particular are Under-represented in the business world and clubs like this provide support and an opportunity to share. This club is open to all women. Their focus is community service and sponsoring the MLK program. Each year they provide many scholarships to area high school students and food baskets to needy families. The recipients of the scholarships and baskets are of all races and community members beyond Sandusky. I am not a member but am well aware of their good deeds.


Take the test.
Most don't know the real facts.


most dont want to and never admit it


Racism is not taught.


Sandusky is full of a bunch of out of date haters. Asian, Jewish, Italians and everyone else has their own heritage events but in Sandusky your bashing African Americans. It's hate.

Erie County Resident

So your stating your African first.
I guess your not American then.
And you ask why?
Just keep pushing that divide wider.


I'm not black but people didn't put names on themselves. There's Asian Americans, Italian Americans, etc... Didn't you learn this in school?


Why can't some of you let Black people honor whomever they choose? You don't have to participate and there is no cost to you. Yes, I am Black first and proud of it. If you recall, for a long time Blacks were not even considered humans. Remember the 3/5 thing? Let it alone ECR. Just go away!

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The Hero Zone

If memory serves me, the reason for the 3/5 was so that slave owners couldn't force their slaves to vote for ending slavery. It was done, ultimately, to help abolitionists. I believe it was something northern States through the Federal government forced on the south. I will follow up with this after researching it more from not my phone.

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The Hero Zone

Ok now that I had a bit to research it, the above is partially correct. Slaves could not vote, however the "compromise" in the Three-Fifths Compromise was, essentially:

The South: Didn't have to be taxed on the full amount of (slave) "property" they owned.

The North: Wasn't losing to the south in the Electoral College since the representatives were based on population which slaves counted toward.

Referencing Wikipedia, so use whatever grain of salt is tastiest to you:

"Following the Civil War and the abolition of slavery by the Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution (1865), the three-fifths clause was rendered moot, as all people were now free. Section 2 of the Fourteenth Amendment (1868) later superseded Article 1, Section 2, Clause 3. It provides: "Representatives shall be apportioned ...counting the whole number of persons in each State, excluding Indians not taxed..."

However, after the Reconstruction era came to an end in 1877, the former slave states subverted the objective of these changes by using various strategies to disfranchise their black citizens, while obtaining the benefit of apportionment of representatives on the basis of the total populations. This inflated the number of Southern Democrats in the House of Representatives as well as the number of votes they could exercise in the Electoral College in the election of the President.

Disfranchisement attracted the attention of Congress, and in 1900 some members proposed stripping the South of seats, related to the number of people who were barred from voting.[12] In the end, Congress did not act to change apportionment, partly because of the power of the Southern bloc. For decades, Southern Democrats, voted into office by white voters, comprised a powerful voting bloc in Congress until the 1960s. Their representatives, re-elected repeatedly by one-party states, controlled numerous chairmanships of important committees in both houses on the basis of seniority, giving them control over rules, budgets and important patronage projects, among other issues. Their power allowed them to defeat federal legislation against racial violence and abuses in the South. It was not until the 1960s that the African-American Civil Rights Movement and its sympathizers challenged the Southern disfranchisement of black citizens, besides other abuses."

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swiss cheese kat

The correct name is NANBPWC, not BANBPWC.

See for yourself

Please stop trying to be politically correct.


What's a few decades in history? (A nano second) Lest we forget, most troopers used in the MK-Ultra program were black. Then we have the STD program (Ala.) that ran from the 30's to the 70's involving only black men. Or Miss, circa 1965, blacks could not vote yet they could be drafted for Vietnam. How about the Black community in Florida that got "burnt out?"