|Photo Credit: Marvin Ellis|
On Sunday January 20, 2013, The Church of the Incarnation celebrated their annual service Commemorating the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The celebration was also coordinated by Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity and the LINKS, Inc., Greater Miami Chapter. The celebration was full of guests but the main speakers were Mr. Calvin Hughes and his wife Bacardi L. Jackson, Esq. The couple, whom together have two sons and daughter, were not only invited because of their honorable positions in the South Florida community but also for their active involvement with many civic and charitable organizations.
Emmy award-winning newscaster Calvin Hughes is the co-anchor of the afternoon and evening news on Local Channel 10, WPLG-TV. Hughes was the first one on the podium and he not only gave a warm introduction to the ceremony in commemoration of King's life but also to his beautiful wife who was the keynote speaker of the day. Mr. Hughes is well known for his special report after the disastrous earthquake that struck Haiti, which in 2011 allowed him to be voted by the Miami New Times as Miami's Best TV News Anchor. Hughes is very active in the community serving as the vice-chair of the Pembroke Pines Board of the YMCA, and together with his wife hosts an annual children's holiday party at the Miami rescue Mission and Broward Outreach Center. Calvin Hughes has become an example of success and humility in the Miami community.
The keynote speaker Bacardi Jackson is an attorney with the Tucker law Group, LLC, an African American-American-owned, AV-rated law firm based on Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and South Florida. She serves as counsel and as the managing attorney for the firm's South Florida practice. Throughout her address Jackson made the point "love is the purpose. We have to strengthen love because there is still much more to do in our country and in this world."Bacardi is an active member of the community by still being involve with the Legal Services in Greater Miami, the Community foundation of Broward and The LINKS, Inc., to name a few. Jackson ended with "There should be no freedom for any unless there is freedom for all."
The ceremony concluded with a beautiful reception at the church's hall.