January 16, 2017 Almeta Crayton’s Community Programs hosted the 24th annual Poor Man’s Breakfast in honor of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Covering the event was my first assignment for the Missourian. I’m not sure it could have gone better for me as a reporter. Everybody involved in the breakfast was incredibly kind and interested in chatting about what it took to put on the event, how they saw the holiday in light of recent political/cultural events, and their general views on poverty and community in Columbia.