Donna Brazile to keynote Martin Luther King breakfast in Minneapolis

Thursday, January 9, 2014
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Donna Brazile, the first African-American to manage a presidential campaign when she was campaign manager for Al Gore in the 2000 presidential election, will keynote this year’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Breakfast at the Minneapolis Convention Center on January 20.

The Breakfast will bring together an estimated 2,000 supporters and will be an opportunity to celebrate Dr. King’s legacy of service and create an imperative to live out his legacy in homes, communities and world according to organizers.

This will be the 24th anniversary of the annual Breakfast. It starts at 7:00am and concludes at 9:00am.

This year’s breakfast theme is “Reimagine the Future.”

Brazile is currently an adjunct professor at Georgetown University and has lectured at over 125 colleges and universities around the country. The author of Cooking with Grease: Stirring the Pots in American Politics is a regular commentator on CNN and ABC News.

The General Mills Foundation is back again this year as the sponsor alongside the United Negro College Fund.

Also planned for the breakfast will be musical performances from Darnell Davis & The Remnant as well as the MacPhail Community Youth Choir, and the presentation of the Local Legend community service awards.

Tickets for the breakfast can be purchased here.

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Tom is the President and Publisher of Mshale and chair of the Minnesota Multicultural Media Consortium (MMMC). As Mshale founder, he did a lot of the reporting during the humble beginnings of the newspaper. While he still does the occasional reporting, he now concentrates on the publishing side of the news operation.Tom was also the original host of Talking Drum, the signature current affairs show on the African Broadcasting Network (ABN-America), which was available nationwide in the United States via the DishNetwork satellite service. On the show, he interviewed Nobel laureates such as 2004 Nobel Peace prize winner, Professor Wangari Maathai, the first woman from Africa to win the peace prize and heads of states such as the president ofВ  The Gambia, Yahya Jammeh at State House, Banjul. Tom has previously served in the board of directors of Global Minnesota, the sixth largest World Affairs Council in the United States. He has also previously served as President of the Board of Directors of Books for Africa, the largest shipper of donated books to Africa and. He sits on the board of the United Nations Association.