Trump nominates Alveda King for Frederick Douglass commission
Alveda King, a niece of Martin Luther King Jr., and a staunch supporter of Donald Trump, has been nominated by the president to serve on the Frederick Douglass Bicentennial Commission. The announcement comes roughly a year after Trump implied that Douglass, a former slave turned social reformer and abolitionist, was still alive. For a president who has been accused of racism, King has been one of his few African-American allies and a constant presence and advocate. King, a stalwart Christian anti-abortion conservative, was by Trump’s side – along with HUD Secretary Ben Carson – last February when he visited the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African-American History and Culture. Without being specific, King said the commission will work this year to honor and highlight the work of Douglass, who was born a slave in Maryland on Feb. 20, 1819.
Douglass escaped slavery in 1838, taught himself to read and became a gifted orator, forcefully speaking out against slavery. He wrote at least three autobiographies, championed the rights of black soldiers to fight in the Civil War, and was a confidante and friend of President Abraham Lincoln.
Martin Luther King Jr’s Niece Alveda King: Abortion is Racism and Takes Away the Civil Rights of Unborn Babies
Alveda King the niece of Dr. Martin Luther King jr is responding today to the white supremacy protests in Charlottesville, Virginia. King says the white supremacists definitely need to be condemned and that racism is a sin and a blight on society. The niece of the slain civil rights leader says she believes that abortion is also racism because it denies civil rights to unborn children. As we see from the most recent racially motivated massacre in Virginia, racism is still alive and raising hell.
The big lie is that we are separate races, when in fact the spiritual, scientific and biological fact is that we are one blood; one human race. We should be grateful that President Trump is calling for a ceasefire on the violence. King also said abortion is racism – a message she admits some people don’t want to hear. As one of God’s microphones, I’m often required to say what people don’t want to hear. Abortion is racism, in that abortion takes away the civil rights and lives of our weakest and most vulnerable members of the human race, unborn babies.
For both forms of racism, King called for nonviolent responses.
Alveda King Speaks at Glenn Beck’s D.C. Rally
King, the niece of civil rights activist Martin Luther King, Jr. and daughter of his brother activist A. D. King, is currently the director of African-American outreach at the pro-life group Priests for Life and has recently stepped into the spotlight after several appearances on Beck’s radio program. Throughout her career King has courted controversy as an advocate for the pro-life movement.
After having two abortions herself, King began speaking publicly, often at college campuses, about abortion issues. In 1996 she publicly condemned her aunt Coretta Scott King’s support of abortion rights. King brushed off criticism that Beck was dishonoring her uncle’s legacy by hosting a rally on the anniversary of his most famous speech, stating that the rally is about faith, honor and love, principles that her family has supported. While speaking in front of tens of thousands today in DC, King said that she hopes that white privilege will become human privilege and that America will soon repent of the sin of racism and return itself to honor.
Pregnancy center notes 27th year with Mass, Alveda King talk
The Women’s Care Center, a Catholic ministry run by volunteers to help women with unexpected pregnancies, will celebrate its 27th year of operation with a Mass and fundraiser. Following the Mass, a fundraising dinner for the center will be held at Harro East Ballroom in Rochester, with featured speaker Dr. Alveda King. The center provides mothers in need with layettes, formula, diapers and clothes for babies and toddlers as well as portable cribs and umbrella strollers when available, said Hollie Harvey, a Women’s Care Center board member and volunteer counselor. Donations of these necessities or any other gently used equipment or clothes are always accepted, she said.
In Rochester, is open from noon to 4 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday. For information on the center as well as ticket prices for the fundraiser, visit WomensCareRoc.org or call 585-865-0360. Linking is encouraged, but republishing or redistributing, including by framing or similar means, without the publisher’s prior written permission is prohibited.
In King Rules, the niece of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. shares that message in a deeply personal collection of hard-learned lessons, timeless truths, and foundational principles. Dr. Alveda King’s words are lovingly crafted yet refreshingly blunt at a time when bluntness is needed to counter the forces of moral drift and empty relativism.
Beginning with a vulnerable admission of her own wounds and wanderings, Alveda unfolds eleven core values that have guided her family through generations of triumph and tragedy-and have played a pivotal role in fostering revolutionary change in society. Out of a heart of compassion, she dispenses wise meditations on bedrock subjects including faith and family, peace and justice, education and civic life. With thoughtful conviction she also boldly tackles topics considered divisive in our postmodern world, from abortion and sexuality to gun control and marriage laws. The King Rules is a page-turning narrative that blends eyewitness history with grandmotherly wisdom.