MLK’s Dream Lives On

MLK’s Dream Lives On

August 28, 2020 marks the 57th anniversary of the I HAVE A DREAM speech delivered by Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Junior in front of the Lincoln Memorial here in America in 1963. As we reflect on those tumultuous days of the 1960s, with race wars and street riots, some may wonder what, if anything, has changed. Today as we remember the life, legend and legacy of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Junior, I’d like to revisit the iconic check…

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We’re Not Colorblind, Out Today From Stanton Publishing House, Stresses There’s Only One Race: The Human Race

We’re Not Colorblind, Out Today From Stanton Publishing House, Stresses There’s Only One Race: The Human Race

With the U.S. in jeopardy of fracturing along simmering fault lines, authors Alveda King and Ginger Howard’s new book, We’re Not Colorblind: Healing the Racial Divide could not have arrived at more opportune moment. Coming between the recent National DNC and RNC conventions, this book is just in time. The authors are happy to release their “journaled journey.” This provocative release by Stanton Publishing House invites readers to think about race from a biblical perspective. Some readers may even consider…

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Summer’s End is Near: Elections Loom, Hope Rises

Summer’s End is Near: Elections Loom, Hope Rises

It’s been a long, hot summer. Thank God it’s nearly over. On July 4th 2020 I wrote about ‘Seeking God for Liberty in Times of Masks and Division.’ It’s unusual for me to go more than a week or two before opining again. Yet, it’s nearly six weeks from the last post, and I’ve struggled for days about what to say upon this return. Well friends, I’m back; and on fire again. There have been many conversations with friends [and…

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July 4th: Seeking God for Liberty in times of Masks and Division

July 4th: Seeking God for Liberty in times of Masks and Division

Every summer, July 4th, Independence Day, is centered between June 19th, Juneteenth, and August 28th, I HAVE A DREAM DAY. This summer is no different; yet everything is different. Each of these days was once a much anticipated holiday; a monthly celebration denoting a cry for freedom and liberty. Meanwhile this year, as we approach Independence Day, the festivities along with the quest for a “perfect union” will be marred by face masks and social distancing. Yet, our hearts should…

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A Juneteenth Prayer

A Juneteenth Prayer

Happy Juneteenth everyone. My prayer today is that repentance, jubilee and Juneteenth will meet in a glorious trajectory of redemption. Juneteenth marks the day in 1865 when people held as slaves in Texas finally learned that the abhorrent practice had ended two years previously, when President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation. The proclamation freed “all persons held as slaves” in the states that had rebelled against the Union, and Texas was one of them. To understand how it took…

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Love, Prayer, Forgiveness and Faith Break Chokeholds in America

Love, Prayer, Forgiveness and Faith Break Chokeholds in America

Thanks to President Trump, his newest transformational Executive Order is bringing hope and sanity to our nation. The Safe Policing for Safe Communities Act, which bans law enforcement from using chokeholds, will help deescalate the senseless slaughter and violence ravaging our communities. “Under the executive order I’m signing today, we will prioritize federal grants from the Department of Justice to police departments that seek independent credentialing certifying that they meet high standards … As part of this new credentialing process,…

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Evangelist Alveda King with A DIRE WARNING TO AMERICA: Pray to Stop the Looting and the Shooting

Evangelist Alveda King with A DIRE WARNING TO AMERICA: Pray to Stop the Looting and the Shooting

I was very restless in my spirit yesterday. With my goddaughter, Angela Stanton King, “boots on the ground” in Minneapolis, Minnesota, COVID-19 qualms at critical mass, personal family matters and that type of thing, it was hard to pray. However, I did. This morning as I spoke with Angela by phone, the POTUS text about looting and shooting surfaced. With my heart heavily grieved and moved by the cruel murder of George Floyd, who was a man of God, and…

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Norma McCorvey: “AKA ROE NO MORE”

Norma McCorvey: “AKA ROE NO MORE”

“There’s a temptation to reduce her [Norma McCorvey] to something like a trophy or an emblem, but it’s important to know there was someone who was a real person,” Sweeny says. “People on all sides wanted her [Norma] to be the person that suited their aims, and in a lot of ways, she just wanted to be herself.” Nick Sweeny, Director “AKA Jane Roe” The upcoming release of a new movie “AKA JANE ROE” has stirred me to remember my…

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Amidst COVID19 and America’s Race Wars, Mothers Still Matter

Amidst COVID19 and America’s Race Wars, Mothers Still Matter

At best, Mothers’ Day is always a poignant occasion; with some honoring elderly parents and remembering deceased mothers. If you’re like me, many can’t even physically attend regular church services with our parents and families due to COVID19. Thank God for digital access to things that matter the most! Recently, with COVID19 looming around the world, and in America with constant threats of more “race wars” abounding, almost everyone, me included, opens with “are you safe?” Inadvertently we find ourselves…

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Reopening Georgia

Reopening Georgia

Friends, faith over fear and prayer over panic remain important as we love our neighbors as ourselves in this COVID19 battle. We are winning the fight. God is with us. As we continue the POTUS led successful national efforts to curb COVID19’s impact, we must continue to watch and pray. While as a Georgian, I understand Governor Kemp’s decision on a gradual progression on opening up some of the small businesses, we must use wisdom as we prepare to venture…

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