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"My Dad's Legacy Is On The Line"

Religion News Service | ELISA CROUCH | Posted 08.27.2014 | Religion

BELLEFONTAINE NEIGHBORS, Mo. (RNS) The youngest child of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. leaned toward the 30 students facing her inside the library a...

Court To Control MLK Bible And Nobel Peace Prize

AP | KATE BRUMBACK | Posted 02.21.2014 | Black Voices

ATLANTA (AP) — Martin Luther King Jr.'s Bible and Nobel Peace Prize should be placed in a safe deposit box controlled by the court pending the outco...

When Money And History Collide: The Ongoing Feud Over Civil Rights Legacies

AP | JESSE J. HOLLAND | Posted 02.16.2014 | Black Voices

WASHINGTON (AP) — Martin Luther King Jr.'s daughter recently walked up to the pulpit of the Atlanta church where her father preached and, in a painf...

MLK's Daughter Blasts Brothers At Press Conference

The Grio | Posted 02.07.2014 | Black Voices

ATLANTA – Flanked by family and supporters, the Rev. Bernice King, the youngest daughter of civil rights icon Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Thursday m...

MLK Estate Wants His Daughter To Give Up Nobel Peace Prize

AP | KATE BRUMBACK | Posted 02.04.2014 | Black Voices

ATLANTA (AP) — The estate of Martin Luther King Jr. is asking a judge to force the civil rights icon's daughter to relinquish her father's Nobel Pea...

King's Legacy of Peace for Our World

Bernice A. King | Posted 03.22.2014 | Black Voices
Bernice A. King

On the national holiday today, The King Center is calling for a moratorium on violence. Specifically, we are asking that there be no shots fired -- no shooting off at the mouth with our tongue, no shooting off physically with our fists and no shooting off of any type of gun!

King's Children In New Court Battle Over Legacy

AP | KATE BRUMBACK | Posted 11.04.2013 | Black Voices

ATLANTA — As the nation and world celebrated the memory of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech, his two sons and daughter ...

Why Do Liberals Love Billy Graham?

Steve Posner | Posted 04.27.2013 | Politics
Steve Posner

Many folks assume that Billy Graham is a right-wing ideologue because he shares many of the most literal interpretations of the Bible espoused by Christian fundamentalists. But as an evangelical, his beliefs are more nuanced.

Coretta's Big Dream: Coretta Scott King on Gay Rights

Michael G. Long | Posted 04.02.2013 | Gay Voices
Michael G. Long

If Bernice King, now head of the King Center in Atlanta, wants to advance her father's dream, she can do no better than to follow the courageous example set by her mother, Coretta Scott King, a longtime advocate for LGBT rights.

Martin Luther King's Daughter Gun Violence Debate Vital As Ever

AP | LUCAS L. JOHNSON II | Posted 01.16.2013 | Black Voices

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- While the nation struggles to agree on how to curb gun violence, followers of a man gunned down nearly 45 years ago think his wisd...

Would King Have Evolved on Gay Rights?

Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 07.30.2012 | Religion
Paul Brandeis Raushenbush

Recently, and not surprisingly, the emotional battle over LGBT rights has focused on America's moral giant Martin Luther King, Jr. and the question: "What Would Martin Do?"

MLK's Eldest Son Steps Down As Head Of King Center

AP | By ERRIN HAINES | Posted 01.17.2012 | Black Voices

ATLANTA -- The eldest son of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. is resigning as president of the Atlanta center that honors his father's civil rights leg...

Bernice King Leaving Eddie Long's Atlanta Megachurch

AP | ERRIN HAINES | Posted 07.31.2011 | Religion

ATLANTA — The youngest daughter of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. says she is leaving an Atlanta megachurch where the pastor has bee...

Black Civil Rights Groups Are On The Wrong Side Of LGBT Issues

Irene Monroe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Irene Monroe

Key African-American organizations and institutions of the Movement have lost the moral high ground that was once so easily associated with them.

The Eddie Long Scandal: Betraying The Memory Of MLK

David A. Love | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
David A. Love

Bishop Long and his supporters would maintain that his reputation is being dragged through the mud. But his reputation was already muddied via his homophobia and corrupt bling theology.

King's Daughter Leads Crowd In Prayer For Civil Rights Unity

AP | ERRIN HAINES | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

ATLANTA — The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s daughter is calling for the fractured membership of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference to ...

I Dream: Lowery & Young Join King Family at World Premiere of New MLK opera

Cedric Perrier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Cedric Perrier

The illustrious audience received I Dream in the spirit in which it was presented: as a fresh twist on an old story.

Will Rev. Bernice King's Bully Pulpit at SCLC Bash Gays?

Irene Monroe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Irene Monroe

The Southern Christian Leadership Conference's religious rhetoric against LGBTQ citizens chokes progress, hinders equality, and allows religion-based bigotry to flourish.