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March For Humanity To Commemorate MLK’s Funeral Procession, 50 Years Ago Today.

More than 2,000 strong march to commemorate the funeral procession of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 50 years ago to the day — the march started down Auburn Avenue toward downtown Atlanta at 12:55 p.m. Singing “I Ain’t Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me ‘Round” and “This Little Light of Mine,” the marchers were led by King’s granddaughter, Yolanda Renee King; his son, Martin III; his daughter, Bernice King; Robert Kennedy’s daughter, Kerry Kennedy; March for Our Lives organizer Jaclyn Corin; and King family members  Isaac Farris, Alveda King Beal and Naomi King, widow of King’s brother, A.D. Also in the front ranks: the Rev. Al Sharpton and rapper T.I.

The 1.3-mile March for Humanity commemorated a portion of the original funeral procession from Ebenezer to Morehouse College. The 1968 procession was 4.3 miles. Today’s march ended at the state Capitol with a ceremony at Liberty Plaza.

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“Twerking to be seen was not a part of King’s dream!” Tonight on Conversations Of A Sistah


Disturbing images of Dr. Martin Luther King turned up all over the internet by Michigan party promoters, advertising freedom to twerk parties in honor of the King Holiday weekend.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s head was photo shopped onto the body of a man (pictured above) wearing a gold chain and throwing up “west side” hand gestures to advertise a holiday party.

The flier, which was created by promoter group “Mid-Michigan Teen Parties“, billed the event as a chance to express one undeniable right that wasn’t apart of King’s agenda and that is, the “Freedom 2 Twerk.”

Other fliers were also circulating promoting a King Holiday party weekend by quoting excerpts from his famous “I have a dream” speech. “Free At Last” anyone 21 and over free until midnight”.

Dr. Martin Luther King was a champion for justice, equality, tolerance and non-violence and these images and gestures promoting such parties in honor of a holiday activist fought so hard to observe, are highly disrespectful!

Be sure and “tune-in” with me tonight at 8:00 P.M. to “Conversations Of A Sistah” on “Conversations Live” as I address such disrespect while discussing the real intent of the Rev. Martin Luther King’s dream.

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Observing the Prince of Non-violence!

Yesterday was officially the birthday of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King. Although the holiday will be observed next Monday January 20, 2014, people around the world acknowledged it accordingly. 

Fifty years later after Dr. King walked this earth and fought for equality and died for the passion of his beliefs, yet we still deal with and struggle for equality, voter rights, racism and equal opportunity. However we still look to his dream, knowing this is so far from reality.

Happy Birthday Dr. King! We get 10 steps ahead and they want to take us a thousand steps back.

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Black Men In History Tonight on “Conversations Of A Sistah”


There was Marcus Garvey and Frederick Douglas. Garvey a Jamaican political leader, publisher, journalist, entrepreneur, and orator who was a staunch proponent of the Black nationalism and Pan-Africanism movements. Douglas, an American social reformer, orator, writer and statesman who was a firm believer in the equality of all people, whether black, female, Native American, or recent immigrant, famously quoted as saying, “I would unite with anybody to do right and with nobody to do wrong.”


And then there was Malcolm X, an African-American Muslim minister and human rights activist. To his admirers, he was a courageous advocate for the rights of blacks, a man who indicted white America in the harshest terms for its crimes against black Americans. Detractors accused him of preaching racism, black supremacy, and violence. He has been called one of the greatest and most influential African-Americans in history.


At the same time there was Martin Luther King, Jr. an American clergyman, activist, and leader in the African-American Civil Rights Movement. He is best known for his role in the advancement of civil rights using nonviolence and civil disobedience. King has become a national icon in the history of American progressivism. On October 14, 1964, King received the Nobel Peace Prize for combating racial inequality through nonviolence.

Official_portrait_of_Barack_Obama-2These are great African-American men of history who’ve paved the way for the first African-American president of the United States. Barack Hussein Obama is the 44th and current President of the United States. He is the first African-American to hold the office. Born in Honolulu, Hawaii, Obama is a graduate of Columbia University and Harvard Law School, where he was president of the Harvard Law Review.

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Betty & Coretta Premieres Feb. 2 on Lifetime


With Black History month approaching, Lifetime television have rolled out their movie premiers for the month. Angela Bassett will star as Martin Luther King Jr.’s widow Coretta Scott King, who expanded his message of nonviolence and equality to a global audience until her death in 2006, in a Lifetime movie which will premiere on February 2nd.

To kick off black history month, Bassett stars as Mrs. King opposite singer Mary J. Blige as Dr. Betty Shabazz in the Lifetime original movie Betty and Coretta.

The film tells the converging stories of two very different young women united by a commitment to social justice and their struggle to raise their children alone while forging legacies from those of their slain spouses. It’s an angle that the mom of two (with actor husband Courtney B. Vance) particularly appreciates.

Both women were equally significant in their own right.

Ruby Dee narrates the film, as the film opens up with her semi-fictional character commenting on President Obama’s 2011 dedication of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in Washington, D.C.

Betty and Coretta premieres Feb. 2 at 8/7 CT on Lifetime.