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Myrlie Evers Williams

MLK Knew That Words Are More Powerful Than Violence

Myrlie Evers | Posted 01.18.2017 | Politics
Myrlie Evers

Today, as we are celebrating Dr. King, let's take a minute and reflect on his life, but also rededicate ourselves to stopping the cycle of violence. We can disagree with one another, but rather than pulling the trigger we should have a conversation.

Three Years After Trayvon Martin Killing, Two Women's Lives Intersect

CNN | David A. Love | Posted 02.27.2015 | Black Voices

When people are faced with overwhelming trauma in their lives, some become consumed by their difficulties, while others emerge stronger for it. In spe...

Myrlie Evers-Williams Returns To Mississippi As More Than A Civil Rights Widow | Posted 06.05.2013 | Black Voices

Myrlie Evers-Williams moves gingerly about the crowd, slowed by her 80-year-old knees. The University of Mississippi chancellor, who has invited her t...

Empowered Women Are Game Changers

Andrea L. Zopp | Posted 04.30.2013 | Black Voices
Andrea L. Zopp

Black women want to lead. Whether it's in their homes, their communities, their churches or in the business world, modern women want their shot at the big chair, and it's time we give it to them.

LOOK: Black History Photo Of The Day

Posted 02.22.2013 | Black Voices

A picture is certainly worth a thousand words. What better way to celebrate Black History Month than by taking a moment to acknowledge the snapshots o...

The Courage and Vision of Medgar Evers

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 04.10.2013 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Medgar Evers would be pleased to know that all public schools are technically available to all children, but he would be dismayed to learn that even so, many black children are still getting a separate, unequal, and failing education. We must not let all he lived and died for recede on our watch.

Refreshing Tears: Uncontrolled and Welcomed at the Obama Inauguration

Maxim Thorne | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Maxim Thorne

I feel the constant tears today, freezing on my face but not resisting at all. I even cried (embarrassed) when I interviewed the young woman from New ...

Full Text Of Myrlie Evers-Williams' Invocation At Presidential Inauguration

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.22.2013 | Religion

Below is the full text of civil rights leader Myrlie Evers-Williams' invocation delivered at the presidential inauguration on Jan. 21, 2013. Americ...

Civil Rights Leader Flashes Forward With Inaugural Prayer Slip-Up

Posted 01.21.2013 | Politics

Civil rights icon Myrlie Evers-Williams delivered the inaugural invocation on Monday, speaking of the enduring quest for equality and accidentally ref...

Gay Family in the House: A Letter to President Obama

David Valdes Greenwood | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
David Valdes Greenwood

I've proved and disproved a thousand stereotypes in my life so far, but only one title -- American -- has ever come close to encompassing all of my experiences. Your biography, Mr. President, leads me to believe that you know what I mean. My daughter knows, too.

Myrlie Evers-Williams Talks About Upcoming Inaugural Invocation

Religion News Service | Adelle M. Banks | Posted 01.15.2013 | Religion

(RNS) Myrlie Evers-Williams, 79, the widow of slain civil rights leader Medgar Evers, will be the first laywoman to give an invocation at a presidenti...

In The News: Kosher Pantries, Myrlie Evers-Williams, Catholic Priests Protesting Gay Marriage And Bhagavad Gita

Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 03.16.2013 | Religion
Jaweed Kaleem

Kosher pantries, Myrlie Evers-Williams, Catholic priests against gay marriage and the Bhagavad Gita in hotel rooms -- this and more in the latest religion news.

Jaweed Kaleem

Widow Of Slain Civil Rights Activist Will Deliver Obama's Inaugural Invocation | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 01.08.2013 | Religion

Myrlie Evers-Williams, the widow of civil rights activist Medgar Evers, will deliver the invocation at President Barack Obama's inauguration later thi...