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Coretta Scott King

Before She Was A King, Coretta Scott Had A Purpose

Bernice A. King | Posted 03.20.2017 | Black Voices
Bernice A. King

Before my mother was a King, she was a Scott from Marion, Alabama, the daughter of resilient, righteous parents, Obadiah and Bernice, who drove the bu...

Coretta Scott King's Words Come Back To Haunt Jeff Sessions

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 03.02.2017 | Politics

Coretta Scott King began trending on Twitter late Wednesday shortly after the Washington Post reported that Attorney General Jeff Sessions had undiscl...

Protesters Read Coretta Scott King's Letter Outside Mitch McConnell's Kentucky Home

The Huffington Post | Philip Lewis | Posted 02.10.2017 | Politics

Protesters arrived at Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s home in Louisville, Kentucky, on Friday evening to read Coretta Scott King’s 1986 t...

Sen. Elizabeth Warren Tells Trevor Noah Why She Persisted

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 02.09.2017 | Politics

When Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) wouldn’t let Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) read Coretta Scott King’s blistering takedown of ...

Senate's Only Black Republican Says Every Senator Should Read Coretta Scott King

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 02.08.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The only African-American Republican in the U.S. Senate had a message Wednesday for his colleagues after they shut down Sen. Elizabeth ...

I Sent A Fax Shaming Mitch McConnell, And You Can Too

Gabrielle Dunkley | Posted 02.09.2017 | Politics
Gabrielle Dunkley

On Tuesday, February 7, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the unfortunate decision to silence Senator Elizabeth Warren during a speech oppos...

Republicans Let Men Read Coretta Scott King's Words Against Jeff Sessions

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 02.08.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― Senate Republicans gave up their blockade of the words of Martin Luther King Jr.’s widow Wednesday morning, allowing two male senator...

Democrat Defies GOP, Reads Part Of Coretta Scott King’s Letter On Senate Floor

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Shapiro | Posted 02.08.2017 | Politics

Republican senators cut off and then silenced Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) Tuesday night for reading a letter criticizing President Donald Trump’...

Here's The Coretta Scott King Letter Mitch McConnell Suppressed

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 02.08.2017 | Politics

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) wouldn’t let Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) read Coretta Scott King’s blistering takedown of Sen....

Mitch McConnell Cuts Off Elizabeth Warren For Criticizing Jeff Sessions

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 02.08.2017 | Politics

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) rose on Tuesday and objected to a speech Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) was giving in opposition to th...

Politicians Honor MLK Day While Working Against The Rights He Fought For

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 01.16.2017 | Politics

Politicians across the U.S. marked Martin Luther King Jr. Day this year by sharing photos of the civil rights hero and remembering his fight for equal...

Celebrities Honor Martin Luther King Jr.'s Legacy Over Twitter

The Huffington Post | Jenna Amatulli | Posted 01.17.2017 | Entertainment

It would be a disservice to the incredible life that Martin Luther King Jr. led to let MLK Day pass by without a word. And so celebrities came out to ...

Coretta Scott King's Scathing Takedown Of Jeff Sessions Is A Must-Read

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 01.11.2017 | Black Voices

Author Coretta Scott King, the widow of Martin Luther King Jr., wrote a scathing testimony against Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) when he was being consi...

8 Women Whose Influence On Famous Men Changed History For The Better

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 04.01.2016 | Women

To understand some of the most famous men and their work, sometimes you have to look at the women who stood with them. For Women's History Month, we l...

A Street Artist Celebrates Black History One Portrait At A Time

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 03.30.2016 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

Funded from his own pocket, 34-year-old Mel Waters devised the project for himself and executed it on city walls (and one delivery truck) to pay tribute to famous African Americans during Black History Month.

7 Things Coretta Scott King Should Be Remembered For

The Huffington Post | Zeba Blay | Posted 01.31.2016 | Black Voices

January 30 marks the 10 year anniversary of the death of Coretta Scott King, widow of the great Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. She died in 2006 at the ag...

Hungry Children in Rich America

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 01.29.2017 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Food insecure children are more likely to be behind in social skills and reading performance in kindergarten. By elementary school they are four times more likely to need mental health counseling.

W. E. B. Du Bois to Malcolm X: The Untold History of the Movement to Ban the Bomb

The Zinn Education Project | Posted 07.30.2016 | Education
The Zinn Education Project

The scarring of war and poverty and racism that Malcolm X spoke of continues. It's time that students learn about the long history of activism that has challenged these deadly triplets.

10 Brilliant Women On Why Need Feminism, Illustrated

The Huffington Post | Amanda Duberman | Posted 05.28.2015 | Women

In the series "We Are Entitled To Wear Cowboy Boots To Our Own Revolution," illustrator Ellen T. Crenshaw has created the closest thing we've ever fou...

A Holiday in My Heart... Honoring Coretta Scott King as a Legacy Builder on Her Birthday

Bernice A. King | Posted 06.27.2015 | Politics
Bernice A. King

My mother refused to be intimidated by the many threats, acts of violence, having her home bombed on two occasions, or even the assassination of her husband. Never did she waver from her and my father's shared determination that America must honor its sacred promise of equality and justice for citizens of every race.

Negotiating Past and Present With the Film Selma

Sheril Antonio | Posted 04.19.2015 | Black Voices
Sheril Antonio

In this "based on a true story" film, while we are not given a great deal of new information, we are given an important new perspective on the moments leading up to the fifty mile march from Selma to Montgomery. This is precisely why the arts remain so vital, because of the way artists sort things out for us, each in their own unique way.

10 Things You Probably Didn't Know About MLK Day

John A. Tures | Posted 03.17.2015 | Politics
John A. Tures

The battle over MLK Day moved a Super Bowl. Southern states weren't the last to celebrate it. The law making it a national holiday was signed by a Republican President. And you'll never guess who voted for it in the U.S. Senate!

Congressional Leaders Join Hands In Moving Capitol Hill Moment

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 06.24.2014 | Politics

Congress had a strong moment of unity on Capitol Hill Tuesday. As captured by C-SPAN, a line of members joined hands during the singing of "We Shal...

Georgia Peaches

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 08.01.2014 | Women
Jill S. Tietjen

These Georgia peaches have contributed to the culture and economy of their state and the U.S. I have profiled two amazing Georgia women in recent blogs: Coretta Scott King and Juliette Gordon Low, both of whom have been inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame. Of course, there are many other accomplished Georgia women. Let's learn about a few.

LOOK: 100 Years Of Glorious History From The Hampton Ministers' Conference

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 06.02.2014 | Religion

Hampton University's annual Ministers' Conference is one of the oldest gatherings of black clergy in America, and this year it celebrates 100 years of...