MLK casket photo published by ‘Newsweek,’ blasted by Bernice King and others

The Rev. Bernice King, the daughter of Civil Rights icon Martin Luther King Jr., was outraged by a Newsweek social media photo of a dead MLK laying in his casket. The magazine later deleted the photo and apologized after the enormous backlash. The original tweet had accompanied an article titled, “Has Anybody Here Seen My Old […]

Pepsi ad pulled over backlash, Bernice King mocks ad featuring Kendall Jenner

“If only daddy knew about the power of Pepsi,” tweeted Bernice A. King, daughter of late Civil Rights activist Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. She also shared photograph of her iconic dad who clashed with police on the front-line of a protest. The ad featured Kendall Jenner sporting a flaxen wig and in full makeup. She […]

Atlanta millennials hope to reset community service organization

A historic number of black women spanning generations and professions were recently sworn in to establish the National Council of Negro Women Greater Atlanta Section; a clear indication that millennials are dedicated to carrying on NCNW’s commitment to improving the quality of life for women of African descent and their families. Family, friends, local politicians […]

The King Center honors Yolanda King’s 60th birthday

The King Center held an entertainment tribute in honor of the late Yolanda D. King’s 60th birthday on Saturday, Nov. 14 at 7 p.m. in Freedom Hall in Atlanta. The celebratory evening was emceed by actors Ted Lange and Donna Biscoe, and included performances by some of Yolanda’s favorite entertainers, including Theresa Hightower, Jonathan Slocumb, Milkshake Mayfield […]

Dr. Bernice King responds to the withdrawal of the lawsuit

The King Center CEO, Bernice A. King, issued the following statement in response to the withdrawal of the lawsuit brought by the King Estate: The Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change, Inc. (“The King Center”) is pleased that the Estate of Martin Luther King, Jr., Inc. (the “Estate”) has dismissed the complaint […]

King siblings tone down the public fighting

There are few things that Black Americans as a collective hold dear in our hearts. One of these is the legacy of Dr. Martin L. King Jr. It is rare that tangible evidence of his existence is still preserved and has significant emotional and historic impact for not only the King family but the entire […]

Gwendolyn Boyd ignites MLK Commemorative Service during keynote: ‘Bring it!’

Now in it’s 47th year, the MLK Commemorative Service at the historic Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta remains a highlight for those who attend and watch the live television stream of the three-hour tribute to celebrate the legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. This year’s speakers included civil rights leader U.S. Rep. John […]

Director Ava DuVernay on the King family’s reaction to ‘Selma’

To say that director Ava DuVernay has faced hurdles in bringing the civil rights drama, Selma, to the big screen is an understatement. After being the third director brought on board, having to redo the script, literally begging Oprah Winfrey to be a part of the project, and having to write the Dr. King-esque speeches […]

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Coretta Scott King bestowed Congressional Gold Medal

This years marks the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. In an official ceremony, Congress will hold a commemoration and Congressional Gold Medal ceremony in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King. A bill was passed to authorize the president to award a gold medal […]

Martin Luther King’s sons file lawsuit same day as 50th Anniversary of March

Martin Luther King Jr.’s children continue to fight over money The recent 50th anniversary march on Washington was a day where thousands gathered to celebrate the achievements of one of the greatest leaders of the civil movement, Dr. Martin Luther King. Unfortunately, this day was overshadowed by a lawsuit filed by Martin Luther King’s children, […]

Dr. King’s Children Profiting From the Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial?

Before the Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial could be built on the National Mall, the builders paid upwards of $800,000 to be able to use King’s words and images. That seemingly exorbitant price tag was paid to Intellectual Properties Management Inc., the organization under control of Dexter King, the youngest son of the civil […]

Martin Luther King Jr. Honored by Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity: Photos

WASHINGTON – Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was laid to rest in April 1968. But on Aug. 26, 2011, the Alpha Phi Alpha Greek fraternity, of which King was a member, brought its most prominent member back to life by christening his historic memorial on the National Mall during a private ceremony overlooking the Potomac […]

Bernice King Leaves Bishop Eddie Long’s Church; Is the Empire Crumbling?

In a move that will be seen as related to Bishop Eddie L. Long’s infamous sexual lawsuit settlement, Bernice King announced she is leaving New Birth Missionary Baptist Church. The move comes just days after Long reportedly shelled out upwards of $15 million to the four young men who accused him of coercing them into […]

Women on the Move to Honor Maynard Jackson’s Wife, Bernice King, Jamie Foster Brown

“When we understand women correctly, society changes. When women understand ourselves correctly, we change society.” –Phylicia Rashad, screen legend Not all of the extraordinary females being honored by Women on the Move drive ultra-elegant cars, but every single one of them is soaring down the left lane of life. Women on the Move is honoring […]