I don't mean to be cynical but I have to ask this question: when did Martin Luther King, Jr. become the poster child for cleaning up the parks and streets of Shreveport?
On the day the nation has chosen to honor the slain civil rights leader, many of the city's happenings were beautification projects. That's a good thing, but why do we need to wait until MLK Day to do a mass, city-wide cleaning project? Couldn't we have done this on Friday? Or even next Thursday? Why today?
I suppose he'd like for Shreveport to be beautiful.
I get King being associated with non-violence and justice. Or education and prayer. And eliminating poverty for all.
But picking up trash?
I'm thinking that may be a stretch.
I found this story today and I think it's interesting.
Tell us what you think.