Alveda King: A Voice for the Voiceless
CBN.com Alveda King comes from a legacy of dreamers. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., dreamed of having his children judged by the content of their character, and Alveda King dreams of the rights of babies who are artificially breached before coming to term in his or her mother’s womb. Alveda is a pro-life activist and a post-abortive mother. Today, she has six living children, but in the early 1970s, she suffered one involuntary and one voluntary abortion.
Her doctor gave her an abortion under false pretenses. Soon after the Roe v. Wade decision, in 1973, Alveda became pregnant again, and at age 22, she walked into a Planned Parenthood clinic and underwent a second abortion. The physical toll on her body and the emotional strain of the abortions led to the demise of her first marriage. Over the next few years, Alveda experienced medical problems and had trouble bonding with her children who were born after the abortions.
As a result of her abortion, Alveda suffered from eating disorders, depression, nightmares, sexual dysfunctions and a host of other issues, and the guilt made her very ill. Alveda divorced two more times in her life, but she says when she met Jesus in 1983, He opened her eyes to the reality of what she had done and forgave her for destroying her babies. Alveda was an unlikely woman to become a pro-life activist. The painful experience behind her abortion helped her uncover the lies used by the abortion industry.
Alveda King: Pro-Life Champion
King’s niece, Dr. Alveda King, continues to carry her uncle’s passion for civil rights. She is the director of Civil Rights for the Unborn Child, a part of Priests for Life. I had done my research on Alveda and frankly was a little wary. Alveda’s grandmother, Alberta King, wife of the Rev.
Martin Luther King, Sr., was gunned down while playing the organ at Ebenezer Baptist Church, just yards from where her son was buried. Alveda is one of the most loving and nurturing people I know. In total, Alveda was featured in five TV episodes during our eight-season run. Alveda has an up close and personal history with abortion. Even with her uncertain beginning, Alveda was coerced into having two abortions, and she said, suffered a subsequent miscarriage because of them.
Part of what drives Alveda is the fact that the abortion industry targets Black women. Alveda believes her famous uncle would be adamantly pro-life if he were alive today. Life Issues Institute is dedicated to changing hearts and minds of millions of people through education. For 27 years, organizations and individuals around the world have depended upon Life Issues Institute to provide the latest information and effective tools to protect innocent human life from womb to tomb.
Civil Rights Today
British Prime Minister Theresa May is promoting foreign aid to Africa. My week began at a dinner hosted by the president and first lady with evangelical leaders to pray for our nation and to encourage prayer in the churches across America. I’ve been praying hard about the Omarosa situation. Being a part of the group present for an update on President Trump’s prison reform agenda has caused a firestorm in many circles, to say the least. Currently a photograph of a lovely Nigerian little girl is going viral.
She’s likely as beautiful as the Queen of Sheba, Queen Esther, and Sara; all beautiful women in the Bible. We need to bring the Roe v. Wade film to the screen. We ask for your prayers and support as we work to complete this important and honest movie. While Independence Day, July 4th, is usually celebrated with bar-b-que cookouts, family gatherings, those kinds of things, there is much beyond the celebratory efforts that demand our prayers.
As human beings, we can change the way we interact with each other if we want to steer the proverbial train away from the current course that is otherwise assuredly going to end in unprecedented violence.
Martin Luther King Jr.’s Niece Says He Would’ve Laughed at Cardi B’s Spoof
8/31/2018 12:30 AM PDT. EXCLUSIVE. Martin Luther King Jr.’s niece says her uncle might’ve actually gotten a kick out of Cardi B’s ‘Housewives of the Civil Rights Movement’ skit, but the real-life iconic women wouldn’t be laughing. We talked to Alveda King – whose father was Dr. King’s brother – and while she realizes the bit was all in good fun, she says it’s important people know that’s all it is.
Alveda says Coretta Scott King and the other Civil Rights ‘housewives’ didn’t talk like that, and never would. Alveda seems to be fine with people laughing, as long as they don’t take it seriously in a historical context.
She is often in demand for her knowledge and firsthand experience in the 20th Century Civil Rights Movement headed by her uncle Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and supported by her father, his brother Rev. A. D. Williams King.
She is a respected lecturer, former college professor, author, mentor, stage and screen actress, Georgia State Legislator and Presidential appointee. Alveda has been elected to sit on several boards, and has received numerous awards and honors. Her media appearances have included CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, Huckabee, Beck, Hannity and other national and global media hosts.