HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM DR. ALVEDA KING

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Yes Sheriff Clark, I agree. My New Year’s Affirmation: Black Lives, All Lives Matter

Friends, this is the very last day of 2014. What a tumultuous yet victorious year it has been. What with Ferguson, Staten Island, Isis, Rumors of Wars, Untold Greed, Poverty and Lack. Oh my goodness! Yet all is not lost! As I declare this truth, and while I have some “New Year’s Resolutions,” I also have some “New Year’s Affirmations.”

First, I affirm that Jesus is truly Lord! For me that’s self explanatory.

141231 blog imageASecond, Black lives matter; all lives matter. In the midst of the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner, the notorious Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest and most wealthy abortion provider, picked up the slogan, BLACK LIVES MATTER. The resounding outcry of outrage against their hypocrisy is still resonating. How can PPH help slaughter over 55 million babies legally, with nearly 1/3 of their victims being Black babies, and then proclaim that Black lives matter?

Yes, much attention has been given to this mantra this year. Most recently a bold affirmation from Milwaukee Sheriff David Clarke, an African American law official, told CNN: “When I hear these things – that Black lives matter, the only people who really believe that statement are American police officers who go into American ghettos every day to keep people from killing each other…. Look, the abortions? If Black lives – if they really mattered, that’s where the outrage would be that’s where we’d see protests….” He also tweeted to a New York Times reporter, “If only these faux protesters were asked by media about all the black on black killing or black babies aborted in US every year.”

Yes Sheriff Clark. Thank you for speaking truth to power!

141231 blog image3My friends and colleagues, Janet Morana and Kevin Burke, LSW, blogged about a recent article in Rolling Stone Magazine where Nicki Minaj’s shares that she had an abortion. It’s too bad she didn’t have some help that may have resulted in her having her baby because her baby’s life matters. You can read their blog HERE.

Friends, there is much work ahead of us as we put 2014 behind us. Let’s pray together and get ready!

For starters, please pray for us and join us early in 2015:

DC on January 8, 2015 for “Shockwaves” Kick-Off www.silentnomoreawareness.com
Atlanta, MLK Week January 12-19, 2015 at www.thekingcenter.org
Dallas, TX on January 15, 2015 at www.thereconciledchurch.org
DC on January 21, 2015 for prolife youth rally at www.priestsforlife.org/marchforlife/
DC in January on January 22, 2015 at www.nationalprayerservice.com and www.silentnomoreawareness.com
Issues4Life Foundation Day, January 23, 2015 and Walk for Life January 24, 2015 at http://www.issues4life.org/events.html

Friends, I have other resolutions and affirmations and you will be hearing from me throughout the year. For updates on events and schedules, check out www.africanamericanoutreach.com, www.restorethedream2015.com, www.alvedacelesteking.com and www.kingrulesbook.com during the year regarding how together we can make a difference in the coming days. God bless you and HAPPY NEW YEAR!

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