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Why All Lives Matter

Why All Lives Matter

According to the U.S. Justice Department, what fueled part of the underlying unrest that exploded in Ferguson, Missouri was that the police there were regarded not so much as officers of the peace, but officers of the fleece. It seems that certain city officials came to regard the Ferguson police department as revenue collectors. If the city needed more money, the police were allegedly instructed to issue more tickets. And not just a ticket here or a ticket there, but…

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HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM DR. ALVEDA KING

HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM DR. ALVEDA KING

Yes Sheriff Clark, I agree. My New Year’s Affirmation: Black Lives, All Lives Matter Friends, this is the very last day of 2014. What a tumultuous yet victorious year it has been. What with Ferguson, Staten Island, Isis, Rumors of Wars, Untold Greed, Poverty and Lack. Oh my goodness! Yet all is not lost! As I declare this truth, and while I have some “New Year’s Resolutions,” I also have some “New Year’s Affirmations.” First, I affirm that Jesus is…

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Nobel Peace Then and Now…

Nobel Peace Then and Now…

May God bless the 2014 winners of the Nobel Peace Prize, Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi. Both are to be commended for their fearless fight for the rights of children. My Uncle, MLK received the Nobel Peace Prize 50 years ago in 1964 for his nonviolent campaign for human justice. Uncle ML resisted injustice and sought solutions through Christian prayer and nonviolent protests. Many today acknowledge injustice in the world’s judicial systems. In some cases, “the haves” guilty or not…

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Michael Brown, Eric Garner, Trayvon Martin: Tragic Deaths, Ending Trail of Tears and Fears

Michael Brown, Eric Garner, Trayvon Martin: Tragic Deaths, Ending Trail of Tears and Fears

When a society is revenue driven, minorities can be seen as “low hanging fruit” in a quota system from writing traffic tickets to arrest warrants. It’s not so much about skin color as it is about economics.” – Niger Innis, www.restorethedream2015.com Regardless of which side of the scenarios you are on, many would admit that the deaths of these and so many more young men, are very tragic. So much is being said by so many already that I pray…

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“America, we are better than this!”

“America, we are better than this!”

Last summer, God revealed a message to me just before the tragic death of Michael Brown. “Alveda, tell the people of the world this: You don’t have to live this way. You are better than this.” Weeks later Michael Brown was killed in Ferguson. Yesterday, my friend Bishop Harry Jackson, world leader and Pentecostal Pastor of Hope Christian Center spoke to our nation with these words: “America, we are better than this.” The message is very clear. God values our…

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The Weekend Before Thanksgiving 2014

The Weekend Before Thanksgiving 2014

I truly never imagined this “exceedingly and abundantly above all” weekend that God has bestowed to us who love Him! It’s 12:37 pm and I’m on the way home from St. Louis. The Ferguson verdict is expected at any moment now. In preparation, last night I attended, sang and spoke among many of God’s warriors such as Dred Scott descendant Lynn Jackson, Bible publisher Albert Calaway, worship leader Kent Henry, and prophetic evangelist/revivalist JT Thomas. We were hosted by Bishop…

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Looking Towards Ferguson: Heart Heavy Yet Hopeful

Looking Towards Ferguson: Heart Heavy Yet Hopeful

It seems that I will be in Ferguson soon. Two of my MLK cousins and many friends preceded me. We have all been in prayer for many days. I don’t know if you read my earlier blogs and reports, but the message was consistent from the beginning… Know Peace, Know Justice. I’ve put together a couple of graphics that begin to approach how one can be burdened with a heavy heart, yet hopeful at the same time. I know that…

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