Martin Luther King Jr.

Alveda King, a niece of Martin Luther King, Jr., spoke at a rally for the antigay National Organization for Marriage and said marriage equality would lead to “extinction” and called it “genocide.” King, who heads King for America, addressed a rally Saturday in Atlanta whose attendees were outnumbered by counterprotesters, according to the Georgia Voice. […]

From the AJC.com: Bernice King, the youngest child of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., has decided she will not take the position of president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference at the group’s annual convention next month, a spokesman said Tuesday. Bernard LaFayette said King would wait until a Fulton County judge has resolved the […]

From Black Voice News: NEW YORK (NNPA) – Black Civil Rights leaders are furious that they will not be able to organize a march to commemorate the 47th anniversary of the historic March on Washington and Dr. Martin Luther King’s famed “I Have A Dream” speech at the location where it happened this year because […]

SCLC co-founder and Georgia state Rep. Tyrone Brooks From the AJC.com: The Southern Christian Leadership Conference is in a very public fight with itself, a battle that some fear will kill one of the nation’s premier civil rights groups. “The Klan couldn’t destroy the SCLC, and the CIA couldn’t destroy the SCLC,” said state Rep. […]

From CNN: Dorothy Height, a leading civil rights pioneer of the 1960s, died Tuesday at age 98, Howard University Hospital confirmed. Height died at 3:41 a.m., said hospital spokesman Ron Harris. No cause of death was given. Height, who had been chair and president emerita of the National Council of Negro Women, worked in the […]

From AJC.com: The children of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. are putting aside their differences, but there’s more to come. To restore their parents’ legacy in the Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change, Bernice King, Dexter King and Martin Luther King III have reached common ground, a family member told The […]

From Los Angeles Times: Richard Jackson was walking past the Southern Christian Leadership Conference’s handsome $3-million headquarters this month, just blocks from the grave of its first president, Martin Luther King Jr. Jackson, an aspiring rap producer, hadn’t heard about the outbreak of scandal and infighting rocking the storied civil rights group. But the 32-year-old […]

VIA: New York Times Charles Moore, a photographer who braved physical peril to capture searing images — including lawmen using dogs and fire hoses against defenseless demonstrators — that many credit with helping to propel landmark civil rights legislation, died on Thursday in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. He was 79. His daughter Michelle Moore Peel […]

VIA: AJC.com Superior Court Judge Ural Glanville has ordered King Inc. to  revise the bylaws of the corporation that controls the estate of Martin Luther King Jr. in a way that will likely ensure that its president, Dexter King, no longer will control the corporation. The order issued Tuesday resulted from the final settlement of […]

Join Praise 102.5 and the Radio One Atlanta Family for the annual MLK Commemorative March and Rally on Monday, January 18th at 1pm! The march begins at Peachtree and Baker streets in downtown Atlanta. Invited grand marshals include new Atlanta mayor, the Honorable Kasim Reed, Martin Luther King III and your favorite Praise 102.5 on-air […]

VIA: AJC.com The Southern Christian Leadership Conference on Friday named Bernice King, the daughter of SCLC co-founder Martin Luther King Jr., as its next president. King was elected over Arkansas Appeals Court Judge Wendell Griffen.The vote by the board of directors was 23-15. King was not present when the vote was announced. The Rev. Byron […]