The Kings Landing Women’s Service Club will hold its Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Breakfast, Jan. 20, at Martin’s West, 6817 Dogwood Road, Woodlawn, MD.

This year’s featured speaker is the Rev. Mark A. Thompson, Host of Make It Plain, SiriusXM Radio Talk Program. Rev. Thompson has been a broadcaster for 25 years, beginning his career with Radio One, under the guidance of Cathy Hughes.

His show, Make It Plain, was the first to sign on XM Satellite Radio in 2001, and the only show to have been broadcast on XM exclusively, then Sirius exclusively, and now broadcast on both. Currently, Make It Plain is a daily, afternoon-drive, political, human rights and breaking news call-in program heard on SiriusXM Left 127. He is the first and only African American talk host on SiriusXM Left and the only African American in the U.S. hosting a daily, national show on a progressive/liberal talk format, as opposed to either an urban format or a conservative format.

Music for this event will be provided by the world renowned Baltimore’s own Gospel Recording Group, Serenity. The Rev. Lee Michael, Heaven 600 will be the emcee for the event.

This year’s honorees are Mentoring Male Teens in the Hood; House of New Beginnings; Northwest Neighbors Connecting; Mothers of Murdered Sons; Rob’s Barbershop Community Foundation; Baltimore Neighborhoods, Inc.; Black Nurses Association of Baltimore and Miss Jewel Perry, Youth Achievement Award recipient.

Past KLW MLK Jr. Service Award recipients include: Healthcare For All, Education Based Latino Outreach, Mario Do Right Drug Prevention Foundation, A Remarkable Woman Ministry, Mothers Against Violence God’s Way, Take Charge Juvenile Diversion Program, The Lacey B. Ivory Foundation, The Baltimore Leadership School for Young Women, Black Professional Men, Baltimore Alumnae Chapter Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Timothy W. Grinage Memorial Fund, Inc., Baltimore City Women For Obama, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority – Alpha Zeta Chapter, Women Accepting Responsibility (WAR), Sisters Network – Baltimore, Urban Leadership Institute (ULI), The Roots of Scouting, WO-Be-CO – Women Behind the Community, Vulcan Blazers, Beta Sigma Tau Fraternity, The Top Ladies of Distinction, National Sorority of Phi Delta Kappa – Gamma Chapter and the Chick Webb Recreation Center.

The Kings Landing Women’s Service Club’s celebration honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is the oldest celebration of its kind on the east coast. Founded almost 40 years ago in Maryland, the goal of the breakfast is to bring together the community-at-large in a spirit of rededication and brotherhood.

Tickets and information can be obtained by contacting (410) 663-3199 or 410-602-1841.