In Honor of a Man’s Man

Marty Hynes
Marty Hynes is an author and speaker leading the Project19 Men's Movement.

Apr 10,2018

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”

“If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.”

“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”

“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”

“The time is always right to do what is right.”

“In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.”

“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?”

“Free at last, Free at last, Thank God almighty we are free at last.”

I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.”

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr


This past week we remembered and honored perhaps one of the greatest men of human history. It is obvious, if you look at my profile pic, that I am of a different skin tone than Dr. King, but that does not negate my honor and respect for him. The truth is, scientifically, there is only about a 1% difference between us.

Here are the perhaps not so noticeable similarities we share:

 ·      He and I are of the male gender. He is a man and I am a man.

 ·      Both his heart and mine pump(ed) red blood through our veins that gave us life.

 ·      Dr. King and I are created in the same image and likeness of Almighty God our Creator, only in variegating color of pigmentation. If the truth be known, Dr. King’s pigmentation is probably closer to Adam’s – the first man – than mine.

 ·      Dr. King and I know only one Savior and true God – Jesus Christ!

 ·      Dr. King had a dream and to this day his dream lives on for all men to be free. I am in the process of launching my dream to lead men to freedom.

Thank you Dr. King for being so bold, so daring to lead the Civil Rights Movement. Thank you for standing up for truth and never backing down. Thank you for living, teaching, and giving your life for a cause bigger than yourself. Thank you for being an example of what a REAL MAN should be!


“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”    

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr

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