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Presidential Appointment, Black History Tour, Ram in Thicket, CBC Fallout signal One Blood Racial Reconciliation

Presidential Appointment, Black History Tour, Ram in Thicket, CBC Fallout signal One Blood Racial Reconciliation

Starting with a new Presidential Appointment, Black History Month is full of surprises this year. President Donald J. Trump has honored one of my heroes, Frederick Douglass with the empowering of “The Frederick Douglass Bicentennial Commission.” It’s a blessing to serve America as a new member of the Commission. Moving ahead, let’s reflect on the President’s campaign promises to address racism by ensuring us that “when we give everyone a great America; safety, security, a reason to belong, that will…

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Can Anything Good Come From President Trump? Yes! Happy Paychecks!

Can Anything Good Come From President Trump? Yes! Happy Paychecks!

Contrary to “fake news”, current tax cuts commandeered by President Donald Trump are resulting in financial blessings and not just for the rich and famous. Calls are coming in across America about how due to POTUS tax cuts, paychecks have increased in every sector and how job rates are rising and unemployment is falling. Human capital is also rising as POTUS sheds light in the tunnels for womb babies. Pray for the upcoming State of the Union address. President Donald…

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Celebrating Fathers, Seeking Jubilee on Juneteenth This Weekend

Celebrating Fathers, Seeking Jubilee on Juneteenth This Weekend

The third weekend in June is impacted by two seemingly unrelated holidays; Fathers’ Day and Juneteenth. More people remember Fathers’ Day because every human being has a biological father, regardless of the circumstances of conception. On the other hand, Juneteenth, AKA Jubilee and Emancipation Day, is a US holiday commemorating the announcement of the abolition of slavery in Texas on June 19, 1865, and the emancipation of African-American slaves throughout the Confederate South. Juneteenth is celebrated during “Fathers’ Day Weekend”…

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Civil Rights for the Unborn – The African American Outreach of Priests for Life

Civil Rights for the Unborn – The African American Outreach of Priests for Life

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: February 29, 2016 Contact: Leslie Palma 347-286-7277 NEW YORK – Priests for Life today announces the expansion and re-naming of its over-a-decade-old pro-life outreach to African Americans. Now called Civil Rights for the Unborn, The African American Outreach of Priests for Life, the project will continue to be led by longtime activist Dr. Alveda King, niece of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and daughter of A.D. King. “Our new name reflects what Priests for Life’s African…

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A King in the High Court: History Repeats Itself

A King in the High Court: History Repeats Itself

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: February 16, 2016 Contact: Leslie Palma 347-286-7277 Dr. Alveda King plaintiff in Priests for Life Challenge to HHS Mandate NEW YORK — Forty-nine years after Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was a petitioner in a case before the U.S. Supreme Court, his niece, Dr. Alveda King, will appear as a plaintiff in the same court. In 1967, Rev. King sought to overturn his 1963 conviction for violating a Birmingham, AL, ordinance by leading a public…

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They Had a Dream: The Legacy of Granddaddy King – Father of Martin Luther King

They Had a Dream: The Legacy of Granddaddy King – Father of Martin Luther King

A GUEST BLOG BY KEVIN BURKE, LSW “Kevin has been a source of insight regarding the impact of and connection to abortion and the role of the father figure in the life of a little girl who grows up to become a mother. I hope that his blog will bless many with the same insight with which Kevin has blessed me.” – Dr. Alveda C. King, Director of African American Outreach for Priests for Life The King Family shared in…

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Liberal Race Baiting is Tired, Sagging and Outdated

Liberal Race Baiting is Tired, Sagging and Outdated

For decades, the liberal camp has stirred up the emotions of the African American Community with reminders of our victimization from first slavery and then segregation and racism. Yet, in the midst of all our oppression, we have always managed to rise to the surface, and even ascend to the peaks of promise, stepping over the boulders of despair that would try to hold us back. My grandfather, Dr. Martin Luther King, Sr. often quoted his mentor Dr. Benjamin E….

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Playing the “In God We Trust Card” in a World Where Selma, Ferguson, and Haters Abound

Playing the “In God We Trust Card” in a World Where Selma, Ferguson, and Haters Abound

“We can’t hate white people. They live with us, march with us, pray with us, and die with us.” Rev. Alfred Daniel Williams (AD) King in 1968 “I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.” Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Just when you think you know everything, God sends you back to school. This is definitely the case for me right now. I just returned from the 50th Anniversary of Selma and Bloody…

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Dr. Alveda King Will “March for the Babies” at #Selma50

Dr. Alveda King Will “March for the Babies” at #Selma50

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: March 6, 2015 Contact: Leslie Palma 347-286-7277 Dr. Alveda King, Director of African American Outreach for Priests for Life, will join hundreds of people from around the world at the Selma50 observance on Sunday, March 8. “They were marching for the right to vote back then. Hundreds of us will march to commemorate the price many paid, some with their lives, for the right for African-Americans to vote,” she said. “I will be marching and praying…

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Black History Month: May We Always Remember

Black History Month: May We Always Remember

It’s Black History Month 2015. This is a time of remembering the many great contributions of African Americans in the history of our great nation. We have experienced many advances made possible from contributions from members of the African American Community. Beyond the familiar names that we hear every year, advances have been made by countless African American “unsung heroes” in every spectrum of the human experience. While we will never hear every name of these contributors to the tapestry…

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