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  • Meet The Panelists - Martin Luther King III

    Martin Luther King III

    As the oldest son of the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Mrs. Coretta Scott King, Martin Luther King III has seized the torch lit by his parents and is continuing their quest for equality and justice for all people. Whether speaking to an audience in Mozambique or Mississippi, Israel or Indiana, his vision of the future has touched thousands.

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    As the oldest son of the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Mrs. Coretta Scott King, Martin Luther King III has seized the torch lit by his parents and is continuing their quest for equality and justice for all people. Whether speaking to an audience in Mozambique or Mississippi, Israel or Indiana, his vision of the future has touched thousands. Motivating audiences around the world with his insightful message of hope and responsibility for nearly twenty years, Mr. King's dedication...More >>
  • Meet The Panelists - Colonel Mike Edmonson

    Colonel Mike Edmonson

    Colonel Michael D. Edmonson was appointed 25th Superintendent of the Louisiana State Police in 2008. He also serves as Deputy Secretary of Public Safety Services. This responsibility spans an agency of more than 2800 employees, with a budget over $400 million and collections of over $2.5 billion in revenue. As Deputy Secretary, he oversees along with the Louisiana State Police, the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission, the Office of Management and Finance, the Office of Motor Vehicles,...More >>
    Colonel Michael D. Edmonson was appointed 25th Superintendent of the Louisiana State Police in 2008. He also serves as Deputy Secretary of Public Safety Services. This responsibility spans an agency of more than 2800 employees, with a budget over $400 million and collections of over $2.5 billion in revenue. As Deputy Secretary, he oversees along with the Louisiana State Police, the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission, the Office of Management and Finance, the Office of Motor Vehicles,...More >>
  • Meet The Panelists - State Representative Edward “Ted” James

    State Representative Edward “Ted” James

    Rep. James is a staunch supporter of public education, healthcare for all citizens, and prides himself on being a voice for the working people of Louisiana. 

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    Rep. James is a staunch supporter of public education, healthcare for all citizens, and prides himself on being a voice for the working people of Louisiana. James has co-sponsored legislation with republican colleagues and has a record of bi-partisanship. However, he does not shy away from addressing issues of contention. Rep. James was instrumental in defeating efforts to create an independent school district in Baton Rouge. Rep. James has been twice elected as the Vice Chair of the ...More >>
  • Meet The Panelists - Sister Judith Brun

    Sister Judith Brun

    Sister Judith Brun, CSJ is a career educator, who spent 11 years at Catholic High of Pointe Coupee and 25 years at St. Joseph's Academy. Her community involvement includes and all new initiative called TakeCare+, a community engagement opportunity focused at reducing generational poverty and the self-defeating behaviors that sustain the cycle. The first venture, TakeCare+in the Neighborhood, is located in the area directly north of Southern University. The second phase involves openin...More >>
    Sister Judith Brun, CSJ is a career educator, who spent 11 years at Catholic High of Pointe Coupee and 25 years at St. Joseph's Academy. Her community involvement includes and all new initiative called TakeCare+, a community engagement opportunity focused at reducing generational poverty and the self-defeating behaviors that sustain the cycle. The first venture, TakeCare+in the Neighborhood, is located in the area directly north of Southern University. The second phase involves openin...More >>
  • Meet The Panelists - Tonja Myles

    Tonja Myles

    Born and raised in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Her life, though, was anything but typical. A former drug addict and prostitute, Tonja made a choice to change and she now has a successful ministry and numerous accomplishments to her credit. Tonja Myles helped to develop, coordinate and expand the Set Free Indeed Program to include:  (1) support services for the family members of loved ones suffering from addiction (2) referral, resources and supportive services to help men and women w...More >>
    Born and raised in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Her life, though, was anything but typical. A former drug addict and prostitute, Tonja made a choice to change and she now has a successful ministry and numerous accomplishments to her credit. Tonja Myles helped to develop, coordinate and expand the Set Free Indeed Program to include:  (1) support services for the family members of loved ones suffering from addiction (2) referral, resources and supportive services to help men and women w...More >>
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