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Coretta Scott King

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...

Honoring Our Mothers

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 07.11.2014 | Women
Jill S. Tietjen

On Mother's Day each year, we honor our mothers. These are the women who gave birth to us, raised us and helped launch us as adults. Mothers throughou...

7 Women Who Helped Take Their Men To The Next Level

The Huffington Post | Jessica Dickerson | Posted 03.20.2014 | Black Voices

The late great Jackie Robinson once wisely wrote, “It’s an old saying -- but a true one -- that behind every successful man there is usually a wom...

Coming Out in Black History Month

Martha Burk | Posted 04.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Martha Burk

Coretta Scott King was best-known for civil rights marches in the '60s alongside her husband, but most don't realize she was an early advocate for gay rights as well.

Portraying Martin Luther King, Jr. on Film

Robert Guillaume | Posted 03.22.2014 | Black Voices
Robert Guillaume

When I was asked to play Dr. King in Prince Jack, I knew I could not refuse, but I also knew he was so familiar and iconic to people all over the world, I was not going to try to "be" him, but do my best to "represent" him and what he stood for.

Confusion Between 'Diverse Opinions' and 'Oppressive Characterizations'

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 03.03.2014 | Religion
Warren J. Blumenfeld

Phil Robertson, of course, does not stand alone in employing religious texts and tenets, as well as his personal experiences (read as "historical revisions") to justify and rationalize his opinions and "values."

Assassinations, Anniversaries, and the New America Now

Alton B. Pollard, III, Ph.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Alton B. Pollard, III, Ph.D.

Anniversaries are often that occasion when a spark of hope for the future is renewed in the hearts of individuals, a community, or a nation. People, whose lives have been touched near and far, pay their momentary tribute and respect.

The Other Half Had a Dream Too

Martha Burk | Posted 10.23.2013 | Politics
Martha Burk

Let's hope that the 50th anniversary celebration of one of the world's most important peaceful revolutions includes its daughters equally with its sons.

10 Most Fearless Women I've Met

Dr. Terri Kennedy | Posted 09.07.2013 | Women
Dr. Terri Kennedy

Fearlessness is a quality of spirit that enables you to walk an uncharted path and push forward, no matter what obstacles you face. I'm quite grateful to have met extraordinary women from a range of fields who have worked fearlessly for freedom and equality.

LOOK: Jackie Kennedy Comforts Coretta Scott King At MLK's Funeral

The Huffington Post | Christina Huffington | Posted 04.11.2013 | Women

Yesterday marked the 45th anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s assassination. The leader of the Civil Rights movement was gunned down on April 4th...

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 02.06.2013 | Black Voices

A picture is certainly worth a thousand words. And what better way to celebrate Black History Month than by taking a moment to acknowledge the snapsho...

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.

Coretta Scott King: Beside, Not Behind, the Great Man

Wayne Trujillo | Posted 03.23.2013 | Denver
Wayne Trujillo

A notable absentee from President Obama's two inaugurations makes both his accomplishment and her absence more poignant.

An Open Letter To Rev. Bernice King

Michael G. Long | Posted 12.11.2012 | Religion
Michael G. Long

Please be assured that the LGBT community and its allies stand ready to work with you in advancing your mother's inclusive legacy. Would you be kind enough to include us at every step along the way as you lay plans to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington?

What Would Dr. King Say About Amendment One?

Omid Safi | Posted 07.08.2012 | Religion
Omid Safi

Martin's own struggles focused on racial, economic and peace concerns, and he did not opine much on gender and sexuality matters. However, there was a person very close to him who has spoken out courageously and clearly on this topic.

LGBT Rights: A Matter of Fairness

Laura W. Murphy | Posted 05.09.2012 | Black Voices
Laura W. Murphy

The fight for LGBT rights comes down to the very basic truth that for equality to have real meaning, fairness and equal treatment under the law must extend to everyone.

Black Women Make History Too -- An Interview On Coretta Scott King

Martha Burk | Posted 04.13.2012 | Politics
Martha Burk

Before her death in 2006, in preparation for a new biography, Coretta King met many times with Dr. Barbara Reynolds, one of the founding editors of USA Today. I recently interviewed Dr. Reynolds on her time with Mrs. King.

What Would Dr. King Do?

Modesto Tico Valle | Posted 03.17.2012 | Chicago
Modesto Tico Valle

You cannot stand for freedom and at the same time deny it to others. So let us join together in the fight for equality for LGBT individuals and all people. Then perhaps we will be free.

A Look Back: MLK's Family Celebrates First Christmas Without Him

cbsnews.com | Posted 12.20.2011 | Black Voices

With the dismal reports on unemployment and poverty levels, this holiday season is sure to be a tough one for many families. But no struggle compares ...

The Personal Meaning of Black History Month

Kamala D. Harris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kamala D. Harris

The fact that we recognize Black History Month has enormous significance. This generation's challenge is to transform the opportunity to make change into a reality of social and economic justice.

King's Daughter Won't Assume Helm Of Father's Southern Christian Leadership Conference

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Adelle M. Banks Religion News Service (RNS) Fifteen months after being tapped to head the civil rights group founded by her famous father, the Rev...

Hold Fast to King's Dream

Lisa Kaas Boyle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lisa Kaas Boyle

On April 4, 1968, a shot rang out in the Memphis sky and Martin Luther King Jr. fell silent. But King's message of one America, undivided by race, would not die.