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Black Leaders Visit White House Again!

Wednesday, July 31st, 2019

When peripherals collide, convergence is eminent.

Friends, please review this inside view from one who attended POTUS meeting with Black leaders on 7/29/19. Prayerfully please. Thanks. 🙏🏽 Alveda

https://monicamatthews.com/show/dr-alveda-king-sets-record-straight-on-racism-in-the-white-house-and-reveals-the-truth-about-her-own-sexuality-wsb-radio/

https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/jul/29/trump-hosts-urban-pastors-amid-feud-over-baltimore/

https://www.facebook.com/GPBNews/videos/1959925384107460/ (starts at 28:00)

https://www.gpbnews.org/post/political-rewind-trumps-critics-grow-louder-mlks-niece-defends-him (starts at 25:00)

https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/trump-meets-black-pastors-white-house-amidst-backlash/story?id=64640866

https://www.baltimoresun.com/maryland/baltimore-city/bs-md-ci-hickman-trump-20190729-llf6mtnthbg3debnpm2fdclmom-story.html

The time has come for America to “make Agape Love”, not war. Love and communication God’s way will take us further towards victory. For example, the response to President Trump’s criticism of Democrats representation of urban America can’t hide the looming need to liberate many from poverty in Baltimore and across the nation. Emotional reactions and race card tactics can’t bury the truth: A major problem in inner city America is urban blight.

Thankfully, President Trump sees America through the lenses of “one nation under God.” That vision is for all of us; regardless of political party loyalties.

When I met with President Trump Monday along with 20 inner city pastors, he once again demonstrated his commitment to solving the problems facing the black community. Contrary to some reports, this was a meeting that had already been scheduled three weeks earlier; and not a photo op.

As we talked, the President was as genuine, collaborative, and gracious with us as he has always been.

When President Trump tweeted about the sorry state of downtown Baltimore, he wasn’t just pointing out the obvious fact that Baltimore needs help. He was highlighting the fact that Representative Elijah Cummings, whose district has received millions of dollars for relief, yet still includes some of the worst areas of that city, has chosen to attack the President by making false claims about conditions at ICE detention facilities while ignoring his own constituents in Baltimore who face deteriorating living conditions, increasing crime rates, and declining economic opportunity.

While Rep. Cummings has chased national headlines instead of looking out for the interests of his constituents, President Trump has been following through on his promise to make the government work for the forgotten men and women of this country. These precious souls include the people of Baltimore, whose own representatives pass over their concerns in favor of shiny headlines.

Don’t be fooled. The problem is not skin color. We are all one blood, one human race; regardless of skin color. The race card is a deceptive, socially engineered decoy; creating oppressors and victims. This misconception stirs the emotions while denying the much needed transformation to civility, equality, justice and freedom for everyone.

For years, Democrats have stoked racial anxieties to promote their elitist agenda, while black leadership and the Democratic Party isolate themselves from criticism by calling their opponents racist. Republicans, the party of abolition is often too silent, for fear of stepping on too many toes.

Under President Trump, this environment has reached a fever pitch: Democrats brand almost every action the President takes as racist, while inventing secret motives and hidden dog-whistles in his policies and speeches. Meanwhile, Republicans are sometimes more passive aggressive; remaining silent rather than speaking out.

Thankfully, under the bold stances of President Trump, ubiquitous accusations of racism are beginning to lose their impact on the American public and the black community, even while the good old boys and girls continue to cry “wolf!”.

Meanwhile, Black Americans and indeed all Americans are seeing the light; that President Trump is right. We are all red blooded Americans, and “we all bleed the same.” America is waking up to the fact that President Trump has delivered more results for our communities in less than three years than some of our own representatives ever have.

Now a growing number of black leaders on both sides of the isles are keen to work together with the President to accomplish even more; including sanctity of life, fair housing, economic security and safe living environments.

During the time I have served as a spiritual advisor in America, which includes praying with President Trump at key times, I know there isn’t a racist bone in his body. The Donald Trump I know loves all of his fellow and sister Americans. He sees, delivers, and succeeds beyond the limits of skin color racism. He sees everyone as human beings; including babies in the womb.

What color is urban blight? More important, what color is transformation? President Trump’s America First agenda is illuminated with light at the end of the tunnel.

He has already produced record-low African American unemployment, declining poverty rates, and rising wages, and his Opportunity Zones initiative is expanding economic opportunities for distressed communities all over the country. His campaign to Make America Great Again is advancing the interests of African Americans to a far greater extent than the policies of liberal elites ever could.

Black Americans want more than to live as pawns in the Democrats’ identity politics game; we want real solutions. Talking about “structural racism” and “white privilege” is how Democrats try to deflect responsibility for the catastrophic decline of African American communities under their stewardship. It’s tragic that Baltimore is rodent infested, dangerous, and filthy; and it’s insane to let the Party that has controlled the city for decades escape accountability by throwing around baseless accusations of racism.

President Trump offers a new and better deal for African Americans. He is continuing to speak with community leaders to learn about the particular problems facing their constituents and has demonstrated unquestionable tenacity in fighting for the interests of all Americans. He does not demand ideological fealty as repayment, the way the Democrats do, but rather works hard to protect American citizens regardless of the color of their skin solely because it’s the right thing for the country.

African Americans cannot play second fiddle to Democrat leaders who have failed us for decades. They can scream and cry with false claims of racism, but they can’t hide the blight for which they are responsible. May God heal and bless America. However, at the end of the day, we must all rise above political squabbles on every side. Pray for America.

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Kings Unite: Reparations and Jubilee Must Include Ending Abortion, Restoring Our Families

Monday, April 1st, 2019

“Don’t just give me a big fish today, teach me how to fish to live and bless my children.” Evangelist Alveda C. King

Evangelist Alveda King, Director of Civil Rights for The Unborn joins her goddaughter Angela Stanton-King, American King Foundation in redefining the current reparations discussion.

“Where the plan for the forty acres and a mule was derailed several decades ago, along with atonement for the past evils of slavery, there is a new deadly agenda, a tremendously heavy additional burden of harm against the Black community that has resulted in the more recent deaths of millions of African Americans; human beings dead by abortion in the 20th and 21st century,” said Evangelist Alveda King.

“These Black lives, Black losses by abortion – of one race/one blood human beings – should matter too. These losses should be included in discussions and any restitution due to the Black community for past and current hurts.”

Meanwhile, in an effort to continue to cull black votes, a liberal movement is promising unsuspecting members of the African American community reparations in the form of cash and checks while secretly planning to use tax dollars connected to the abortion industry to foot the bill.

“While a reparations discussion that is desperately needed to justly realign the resources of the African American community, references to the 40 acres and a mule alone won’t do in 2019. There is so much water under the post slavery bridge, including the harm from the Jim Crow Era, that a revisit to the effort of reparations for American Blacks is overdue,” said Stanton King.

“Today, we need so much more than the big fishy scheme proposed by the liberals. We as African Americans need to know en masse how to fish and to be liberated to ably feed ourselves and our children for a lifetime.”

As such, the massively deceptive $1.5 million per person reparations plan currently touted by the liberal agenda rings hollow. They have people thinking that they will be passing out big checks in payment to absolve racism. However, this is a pie in the sky pipeline of a dream of cash handouts that the liberal media and political machine are dangling before us in the unduly oppressed and emotionally vulnerable Black communities of America.

How is the liberal agenda planning to pay for this genie in their bottle benevolence? You can guess that they won’t be digging into the coffers of those who continue to benefit from the abortion deaths of our children.

In the past, reparations plans for ethnic communities such as the Native Americans, Asians and Jews have been culturally specific, with efforts of righting evils of injustice towards their communities.

These reparations included requirements and conditions for the recipients.

Now, especially because it is so long overdue, Black people need revived hope. Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King’s reference to insufficient funds must now be addressed for Blacks in America and indeed all Americans. There are many imbalances where Blacks in America that are seriously and disproportionately impacted by the absence of these funds: the criminal justice system, the health system, the education system and the economy.

It must however be emphasized that because MLK was a preacher and a prophet during his sojourn here on earth, he would likely advise that our prayers for justice should include a huge dose of Gospel Jubilee in the formula. While human laws will be part of the process, the windows of Heaven must also open for us if justice is to be completely fulfilled; not in a colorblind America. We must put on our glasses and see each other as one-blood human beings.

Prayerful attention is therefore now hereby requested in regards to discussions consideration for a reparations plan for Black America; circa slavery and post slavery America:

1. Enlist the prayers and support of the faith community in this effort.
2. Extend a term limited tax credit to recipients.
3. Extend lines of credit without severe and unfair credit scoring.
4. Ban red lining by zip codes, social security numbers and zoning.
5. Ban unduly burdensome requirements for mortgage qualifications.
6. Award Full College Scholarships for those who want an accredited college degree. There should be no age restrictions.
7. Extend Tax abatements.
8. Wave penalties on compliance and qualifications on obtaining credit and employment for formerly incarcerated returning citizens.
9. Eliminate abortions as part of this process.
10. The above terms must be awarded in total and not parceled out.

Reparations & White Privilege – Between the Scenes | The Daily Show

Trevor Noah is an unabashed Trump comedic roaster who makes some clear points about reparations. As authors of this blog, we, Angela and Alveda are Frederick Douglass Republicans who deeply appreciate President Trump’s humanitarian leadership. However, we are willing to set political differences aside in favor of the greater good that is repairing America and praying for Jubilee.

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Reconciliation Begins in the Womb

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

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“Where peripherals collide, convergence is imminent.” Evangelist Alveda C. King

In the ongoing Movement to promote racial healing in America, there are unified nationwide efforts growing among spiritual, community and civil rights activists; most recently with some activities converging around the Anniversary of the Assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

There is the upcoming April 3, 2017 kickoff of a Year-Long Campaign beginning on the Eve of the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. Assassination Anniversary with a goal of creating “National Awareness of a Government Apology for Slavery and Institutional Discrimination” to culminate by the 50th Anniversary of MLK’s death next year.

Also, on March 19, 2017, yours truly joined a “Celebration of Unity” live streaming racial reconciliation rally hosted by The Free Church in Atlanta, GA. The response was positively overwhelming to say the least. It would appear that we are on the road to true Acts 17:26 racial reconciliation.

“In 2008, Congress made history by officially apologizing for chattel slavery in the United States and the subsequent Jim Crowism that plagued black people after emancipation. Everyone knew about the poor treatment, but few know about the rare act of contrition by our government and its intention to heal our nation,” said community activist Ted Hayes, a key organizer of the Day of Love and Reconciliation for Healing. “In my own experience, people knowing that this apology happened goes a long way in changing the minds of people holding negative opinions about America because of its treatment of the black community.”

The initial “Day of Love and Reconciliation for Healing” will be promoted by talk radio hosts of all political leanings drawing attention to H.R. 194 (110th); a resolution passed by the U.S. House of Representatives on July 29, 2008 that “apologize[d] to African Americans on behalf of the people of the United States, for the wrongs committed against them and their ancestors who suffered under slavery and Jim Crow” and “express[ed] its commitment to rectify the lingering consequences of the misdeeds committed against African Americans under slavery and Jim Crow and to stop the occurrence of human rights violations in the future.” A similar resolution was passed by the U.S. Senate almost a year later.

This congressional apology for slavery and Jim Crowism constitutes one of only a handful of times the U.S. government formally apologized for past actions.

A goal of the 3/3 project is that talk radio hosts and their audiences will read on the air and discuss the content and the meaning of the congressional apology for slavery.

Talk radio hosts interested in participating in the April 3 Day of Love and Reconciliation For Healing, or participating at a later date, are encouraged to contact Ted Hayes via apologyforgiven@gmail.com.

“We must learn to live together as brothers [and sisters] or perish together as fools.” Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

On an endnote, speaking as Director of Civil Rights for the Unborn with Priests for Life, my co-host Emmanuel Boose of Changing Your Community Radio Show and I will be participating in the reconciliation effort.

We also affirm that one can only long for the day Congress will acknowledge the “One Blood, One Human Race” of Acts 17:26 and apologize for the atrocities suffered society from the ongoing scourge of abortion and its by products. Our shared hope is that someday there will be more legislation, museums and memorials dedicated to the weakest unseen victims of legal oppression: the 60 million victims of legal abortion, and their mothers and families. No more auction blocks, no more instruments used to dismember and decapitate innocent unborn children; no more shackles, no more bags marked “medical waste” where babies are thrown after being terminated.

Let’s pray for a brighter day for all life, for liberty and the pursuit of happiness for all. Pray for America.

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Celebrating Fathers, Seeking Jubilee on Juneteenth This Weekend

Friday, June 17th, 2016

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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” in America.

Today, there is still a captive class of human beings. They are “slaves” to choice and are treated as property to be discarded at will. The vulnerable and pre-born babies in the womb don’t have a voice and are dying by abortion.

Thus today the Prolife Civil Rights Movement is the vehicle for their emancipation.

In 2010, Civil Rights for the Unborn (CRU) took Pro-Life Freedom Rides to Alabama, Georgia and South Carolina. For eleven years, we’ve been proclaiming Jubilee for unborn babies, mothers, families and America. Of one blood, God created all people. Life is a Civil Right. We proclaim civil rights for the unborn!

Join us on June 17, 2016 from 12:00-2:00 PM EST as we tweet for the unborn. Use the hash tags #FreetheBabiesServetheMothers and #Juneteenth2016 and show your support for Life.

Every born and unborn person deserves human dignity and God’s justice.

Where peripherals collide, convergence is imminent. Let’s connect Juneteenth and Fathers’ Day together with two words, unity and love. We need to unite in praying for love for our fathers, and our children.

There are many mixed emotions surrounding the occasion of Fathers’ Day because sometimes personal circumstances surrounding our relationships with our natural fathers can be complicated, even in the best of times. In remembering my father, grandfather and uncle this season, I believe this blog by Kevin Burke as well as this prayer below from Priests for Life can bring Jubilee to our hearts regarding our natural fathers:

A Prayer for Fathers
By Father Frank Pavone

“Almighty God, you have taught us that you are the Father of us all, And that all fatherhood takes its origin from you.

You protect us from evil
And provide our daily bread.
You are strength and integrity, blessing and the font of life.

We thank you, then, for our fathers.
Though human, they are also a reflection of you, Lord God.
They are your gift to us.

We pray for all fathers today.
May they realize the greatness of their vocation
And have the strength to live it without fear.
Forgive their sins, and keep their eyes raised up to you

To those who still make this earthly journey with us,
Give us the grace to love them as we should;
And to those whom you have called from this life,
Give a special place of honor in the heavenly kingdom
With you, the Father of all.

We pray through Christ our Lord. Amen. “

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As Super Tuesday Looms, Civil Rights for the Unborn Surges

Monday, February 29th, 2016

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The expansion of The African American Outreach of Priests for Life is reflected in the new moniker “Civil Rights for the Unborn.”

As the director of the over-a-decade-old pro-life outreach to African Americans, Evangelist Alveda King says, “today is the last day of Black History Month. Tomorrow is Super Tuesday. Now is the time to give the babies a chance to be born to make history, to be born to live to cast their votes.”

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 American Outreach program has always been – an arm of the civil rights movement to which my family has dedicated our lives,” said Dr. King. “On this last day of Black History Month, we reaffirm that, acting under the banner Civil Rights for the Unborn, we will clearly and forcefully continue to heighten awareness in the black community that civil rights begin when life begins.”

Over the last 10 years, Priests for Life’s outreach program to African Americans has worked nationally with other civil rights activists on numerous efforts, including organizing the Pro-Life Freedom Rides, protesting convicted murderer Kermit Gosnell’s “House of Horrors” abortion clinic, and publicizing “Tonya Reaves Could Have Been Me,” the consciousness-raising campaign that grew from the tragic death of a young African American woman who died from an abortion.

This year again, Priests for Life and Civil Rights for the Unborn will work hard to make sure voters keep the life issue in the forefront as they choose the next president of the United States.

“My prayer is that we elect a pro-life president,” Dr. King said. “That’s a priority.”

Commenting on the expanded outreach of Civil Rights for the Unborn, Father Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life said, “The right to life is both a civil right and the foundation of all other civil rights. With Alveda’s leadership, Civil Rights for the Unborn will proclaim these truths to the African American community, which has been so disproportionately devastated by abortion.”

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

Monday, February 29th, 2016

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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 American Outreach program has always been – an arm of the civil rights movement to which my family has dedicated our lives,” said Dr. King. “On this last day of Black History Month, we reaffirm that, acting under the banner Civil Rights for the Unborn, we will clearly and forcefully continue to heighten awareness in the black community that civil rights begin when life begins.”

Over the last 10 years, Priests for Life’s outreach program to African Americans has worked nationally with other civil rights activists on numerous efforts, including organizing the Pro-Life Freedom Rides, protesting convicted murderer Kermit Gosnell’s “House of Horrors” abortion clinic, and publicizing “Tonya Reaves Could Have Been Me,” the consciousness-raising campaign that grew from the tragic death of a young African American woman who died from an abortion.

This year again, Priests for Life and Civil Rights for the Unborn will work hard to make sure voters keep the life issue in the forefront as they choose the next president of the United States.

“My prayer is that we elect a pro-life president,” Dr. King said. “Nothing is more important.”

Commenting on the expanded outreach of Civil Rights for the Unborn, Father Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life said, “The right to life is both a civil right and the foundation of all other civil rights. With Alveda’s leadership, Civil Rights for the Unborn will proclaim these truths to the African American community, which has been so disproportionately devastated by abortion.”

Priests for Life is the nation’s largest Catholic pro-life organization dedicated to ending abortion and euthanasia. For more information, visit www.priestsforlife.org.

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Priests for Life AAO and National Black Prolife Coalition Protest PPH in Prayer

Thursday, August 20th, 2015

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Atlanta, GA — Priests for Life is one of the national co-sponsoring groups organizing and promoting rallies against Planned Parenthood across the country on Saturday, August 22, and on the same day, will launch a national week of prayer and fasting to end abortion and the evils of Planned Parenthood.

Priests for Life a African American Outreach and the National Black Prolife Coalition will have representatives at the Atlanta rally praying and sharing abortion testimonies.

Protest Planned Parenthood with Alveda King in Marietta, GA, August 22, 2015 from 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM.

Alveda King, Director of PFL AAO said: “Through the years AAO (Priests for Life African American Outreach) has led prayer vigils to end abortion and close the killing centers. On Saturday, August 22, 2015 we will be in front of Planned Parenthood, 220 Cobb Parkway North, Marietta, GA 30062. We will be part of over 300 protests taking place on 47 states across America.”

Rev. Walter Hoye of www.issues4life.org and www.blackprolifecoalition.org said: “Understanding the place, the purpose and the power of prayer in the lives of Christians, the National Black Pro-Life Coalition joins Alveda King in the fight for the Civil Rights of the most vulnerable among us.”

Alveda King concluded: “In light of current PPH expose videos by The Center for Medical Progress, we clearly know that our prayers are needed more than ever. There will be prayer vigils all across America Saturday. Please join us in Marietta or take part in a city near you. Wherever you are, if you can’t physically make it please pray with us! For more information on the protests and to find a location near you go to protestpp.com.

“Also, please get Rev. Frank Pavone’s new book ABOLISHING ABORTION, a how to manifesto that will add to your arsenal. And finally, as we lift our prayers, visit PRAY for AMERICA for an inspirational sing along message.

“God bless America, forgive our sins and heal our land.”

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Alveda King: Open Letter to the Congressional Black Caucus, Concerned Black Clergy and other paralyzed leaders

Monday, July 20th, 2015

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Dear CBC, I am writing to you today because my heart is heavy over the deafening silence coming from you regarding a recent video that has gone viral exposing Planned Parenthood’s practice of harvesting and selling aborted babies’ body parts.

If they or anyone else had been exposed for harvesting and selling animal body parts, there would be such an outrage from the left and right. “Save the whales! Save the dolphins! Save the doggies and cats!” people would declare. But for some reason it seems to be okay to chop up the unborn babies and harvest their body parts.

It’s been a week since the video that shocked a nation was released and not a word from the CBC.

CBC, I ask you, “Are you so beholding to the abortion lobby that you are totally paralyzed and unable to garner the necessary will to denounce their behavior?”

The National Black Prolife Coalition of which I am a founding member has addressed you before challenging your support of the abortion industry that targets Blacks; those you profess to be protecting and fighting for. You never responded.

But I thought surely this current gruesome behavior on the part of PPH would be the catalyst for change. I thought to myself, “Surely, now the CBC will yank their support of an industry that is involved in the illegal harvesting and selling of body parts of aborted babies. But yet we hear nothing. Your silence is defeating.

My mother Naomi King and I visited the new Center for Civil and Human Rights Museum in Atlanta. There among the treasured artifacts we read “Secrets of Married Happiness,” Uncle MLK’s handwritten sermon about holy matrimony.

There were many displays throughout the museum, not just about MLK. Yet, like your position of silence, there is nothing there about the helpless mothers and babies who are victims of the abortion mills of our times. Their plight screams of human injustice and human trafficking at their work. Yet you remain silent.

For the record, my Uncle MLK was Prolife. Even though his wife attended the awards ceremony where a plaque was attributed to MLK, he didn’t attend. MLK, my Daddy AD King and their father ML “Daddy” King were Prolife. Granddaddy even saved me and one of my children from abortion. Thank God he did.

I became suspicious of the motivation behind PPH awards and grants while investigating the so called MLK acceptance speech for the PPH Maggie Award. My Uncle MLK didn’t write the speech, didn’t attend the ceremony, didn’t believe that abortion was a civil right. Like Mrs. Laura Bush and Mrs. Barbara Bush, Mrs. Coretta Scott King was prochoice in favor of a woman’s right to choose abortion. She accepted the Maggie Award instead of her husband.

During her lifetime, in her own words, Planned Parenthood Founder Margaret Sanger said:

While the colored Negroes have great respect for white doctors, they can get closer to their own members and more or less lay their cards on the table… They do not do this with white people and if we can train the Negro doctor at the clinic, he can go among them with enthusiasm and…knowledge, which…will have far-reaching results among the colored people…The minister’s work is also important and he should be trained, perhaps by the Federation as to our ideals and the goal that we hope to reach. We do not want word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population, and the minister is the man who can straighten out that idea if it ever occurs to any of their more rebellious members.”

Yes, Sanger and her Federation targeted and sometimes paid Black leaders – doctors, preachers, lawyers, teachers – with grants and scholarships – to convince them to join her. Does this sound like love and compassion?

Attention CBC (Congressional Black Caucus and Concerned Black clergy). As a post abortive mother, I know first hand the pain abortion can bring. There is no agape love in abortion and trafficking baby body parts. They are hateful and violent deeds.

Matthew 6:24 says, “No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money.”

Well, CBC, you cannot serve both Planned Parenthood and your constituents. By serving Planned Parenthood you are not only hating the other or despising the other but your position is helping to kill our people.

It’s not too late to put your constituents first, where they belong. Get behind; no take the lead in the investigations of Planned Parenthood. Take the lead in calling for the defunding of Planned Parenthood. It time to stand up for truth.

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Why All Lives Matter

Monday, March 23rd, 2015
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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 as many as possible. According to the DOJ report, “Officers sometimes write six, eight, or, in at least one instance, fourteen citations for a single encounter.”

It seems that in many instances African Americans are more likely to be pulled over, more likely to be ticketed, and much more likely to be arrested. In the words of Niger Innis of Restore the Dream, blacks become “low hanging fruit” – an easy and lucrative source of income for the city government.

Blacks are among the first and most targeted.

But Ferguson is only one among many such cities where the victims pay with their wallets, and sometimes their lives. Accordingly I’m reminded that African Americans have for years been “low hanging fruit” in another endemic money-making scheme that is nationwide; where victims pay with their wallets and their babies’ lives.

The abortion industry is Ferguson writ large.

In 2013, Ferguson collected $2.63 million in fines and fees from local residents. For the fiscal year 2013-14, Planned Parenthood, which performs about one third of the nation’s abortions, took in $1.3 billion; 41 percent of that from taxpayers.

Ferguson’s population is a little over 21,000. Planned Parenthood alone eliminated about 16 Fergusons from our population last year alone.

And just like Ferguson, Planned Parenthood systematically targets minorities.

According to the Guttmacher Institute, named for the late Alan Guttmacher, a former president of Planned Parenthood, black women are three-to-five times more likely than white women to have abortions, depending on which year’s statistics you’re examining. Hispanic women are twice as likely.

Planned Parenthood will say that this is explainable. Low income women have more abortions. They suggest that it’s just coincidental that low income women are disproportionately Black or Hispanic.

What’s not even remotely explainable, however, is what Planned Parenthood – in a Black History Month press release this year – euphemistically calls its “complicated history.”

This “complicated history” begins with Planned Parenthood’s founder, Margaret Sanger. This is a woman whose life’s mission was to ensure that there be fewer children from what she called “the unfit.”

Whom did she deem “the unfit”? Well, Margaret Sanger had no problem addressing a Ku Klux Klan rally. She wrote that “the aboriginal Australian, the lowest known species of the human family, [is] just a step higher than the chimpanzee in brain development.” And she developed “the Negro Project,” the goal of which was to reduce the Black population.

Oh, but Planned Parenthood will explain that all this is nothing compared to the “good” that Margaret Sanger accomplished by championing birth control. Whenever I hear this, I’m reminded that Planned Parenthood likes to tell people that we should ignore the 330,000 babies it kills every year because it does pap smears and hands out condoms and harmful chemical and surgical birth deterrents as well.

The nation’s largest abortion chain also likes to say that whatever its past was, it is not racist today. Really?

In 2008, seven Planned Parenthood offices around the country were called and offered donations for the express purpose of aborting black babies. The caller would make statements such as, “There are way too many blacks in America.” In every instance, Planned Parenthood was willing to take the donor’s money, sometimes enthusiastically.

According to Protecting Black Life, 79 percent of all abortion clinics are located in or near minority neighborhoods. Two of Planned Parenthood’s most recent high profile building projects in New Orleans and El Centro, California, are in areas of high minority populations.

Just more coincidence, I suppose abortion supporters would say.

Here’s another “coincidence.” The Department of Justice’s report on Ferguson states that the city’s “law enforcement practices are shaped by [its] focus on revenue rather than by public safety needs.” Abby Johnson, a former Planned Parenthood clinic director, declares that her facility had abortion quotas that it needed to fill for budgetary reasons. In both instances, money was the motivating force at work. Public service was secondary, if not a pretense.

Ferguson is on the way to being reformed. Officials have resigned and been replaced. Practices are being revamped. But the abortion industry continues in its discriminatory, deadly practices. Every day, 3,000 babies lives, over 1,000 of them African American, are ended in America before we can hear their cries.

Black lives do matter. All lives matter — in Ferguson, in Florida, in New York, and in the wombs of all of the mothers in America. No longer will we look the other way at Ferguson’s practices– mirrored across the nation — and ignore the injustices, imbalances and symptoms that are being uncovered. No more.

And just as Ferguson’s wrongs are being corrected, I believe that abortion will one day be overcome as well. Then it’s inevitable that we will face the profound, simple truth – all lives matter.

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

Tuesday, March 10th, 2015

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“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 Sunday, where my daddy, Rev. A. D. King was among those who were on the bridge that day. President Obama, Congressman John Lewis and thousands of others preceded my visit the day before. The President delivered a rousing and soul stirring speech. In what has become my custom, I delivered a controversial response on FOX NEWS. http://video.foxnews.com/v/4099142696001/

The next day, my daughter Celeste and I boarded a ML King Center bus caravan and headed to Marion, AL , the birthplace of civil rights martyr Jimmie Lee Jackson. We arrived at Mt. Zion Baptist Church and were greeted by Ms. Shirley Jackson, Jimmie Lee’s cousin. We were given the historical account: on February 18, 1965, while participating in a peaceful voting rights march in Marion, Jimmie Lee was beaten by troopers and shot by Alabama State Trooper James Bonard Fowler. Jackson was unarmed. The hospital in Marion denied him treatment, and he was taken to Selma and died eight days later in the hospital there.

His death was part of the inspiration for the Selma to Montgomery marches in March 1965, a major event in the American Civil Rights Movement that helped gain Congressional passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. The now historical “Bloody Sunday” opened the door to millions of African Americans being able to vote again in Alabama and across the South, regaining participation as citizens in the political system for the first time since the turn of the 20th century, having been disenfranchised by state constitutions and discriminatory practices.

From there, our bus tour joined the march to the Edmund Pettus Bridge. On the way out of town later that day, we visited the SCLC Women’s Monument to Viola Luizzo the 39 year old housewife and mother of five who heeded the call of my uncle MLK, and traveled from Detroit, Michigan to Selma, Alabama in the wake of the Bloody Sunday attempt at marching across the Edmund Pettus Bridge. She participated in the successful Selma to Montgomery marches and helped with coordination and logistics. Driving back from a trip shuttling fellow activists to the Montgomery airport, she was shot by members of the Ku Klux Klan. My mother Naomi King later befriended Viola’s daughter. My mother often travels to Selma and visits the memorial site of Viola.

We watched the Oscar winning musical presentation of the song GLORY; a theme song of the SELMA movie. http://youtu.be/c94IFE_cWYQ

We also viewed a screening of the video about Dr. MLK’s leadership role in the SELMA campaign.

Then on the bus, the young students from ML King High School and ML King Middle School gave oral reports of what they had learned on the trip. They learned that the Civil Rights Movement wasn’t about skin color, it was about God’s love for all people, and the need to regard every human being as someone God loves. They learned that many white people along with black people were hurt and killed during the SELMA demonstrations. We all learned a lot.

I was reminded that human rights are about God’s love. That God’s word and God’s way is best. That hate only begets hate. Love never fails. This wasn’t my first visit to Edmund Pettus Bridge. I had joined several prolife colleagues a few years before to observe Bloody Sunday and to remind people that millions of aborted babies would never be allowed to vote. This isn’t a popular part of the memories, but it must be said.

I guess the biggest lesson for me is that it’s time to throw in the deck for the race card, and start using the God card. Freedom after all, is for everyone.

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