We’re Not Color Blind: Dismantling the Generational Lies Behind Racism

May 23rd, 2018

180523 blog imageTrump is a racist? Kanye is a coon? We need to be color blind? The races need to unite? Sound familiar? Currently the racial tension among the human family is at fever pitch. Here at home in the USA tempers are flaring, emotions are boiling over the “skin color war.” Can we take a timeout please?

Acts 17:26 clearly teaches us that we are One Blood/One Human Race. Yet, for thousands of years, skin color wars, religious disputes and class and caste disputes have divided the human family. For the purpose of this article, let’s address only the skin color factor which breeds the lie of separate races and racism.

In the realm of sociology color blindness is a concept based upon ignoring or pretending not to see the color of a person’s skin. Color blindness is a premise describing a desired ideal of a society where racial classifications do not exist to limit a person’s opportunities. In seeking such race-neutral policies proponents seek to promote the goal of racial equality. This ideal was promulgated to Frederick Douglass in the 19th century, and to supporters of the 20th century Civil Rights Movement as well as in international anti-racist movements of the 1950s and 1960s.

The challenge to these efforts is that while well meaning, abolition minded citizens were genuinely seeking to bring unity and equality to all people, there were those who were seeking to actively and aggressively continue the racial and social inequities that would provide superiority to various people groups; communities divided by skin color and other socioeconomic factors.

The goal of 1960s civil-rights legislation in the United States was to replace racial discrimination with a race-neutral standard. Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s central hope was that people would someday be judged by “the content of their character” rather than “the color of their skin.” This dream has never truly been realized because the skin color issues keep getting in the way.

Interesting Dot Connecting Facts:

● There is only one human race; as human beings, our “race” is defined by our red blood and not our skin color.
● We should be judged [not identified] by the “content of our character” rather than our visual, easily discerned physical characteristics such as the color of our skin which we can see with our natural eyes.
● Color blind is a medical, soulish or spiritual condition requiring healing. Jesus gives sight to the blind.
● There is no such thing as “interracial marriage” or bi-racial sexual connections between humans.
● Upon conception or fertilization, the baby created from the sexual union is a human being because the parents are human beings.
● The 1st “known” Black Queen of England was born on May 19, 1744. She became Queen Sophie Charlotte, wife of King George III; and bore the king 15 children. Queen Sophie was of African descent; allegedly directly descended from a black branch of the Portuguese royal family [Alfonso III and his concubine, Ouruana, a black Moor].
● Queen Charlotte reigned for 60 years. In many historic portraits, her features were white-washed with paint to conceal her African ancestry. This practice [akin to disfiguring images such as the Sphinx and Roman coinage] became common by the 19th century for many other portraits of famous black people throughout Europe and Asia.
● Queen Sophie Charlotte’s birth day May 19th not so coincidentally coincides with the date Duke Harry, Duchess Meghan and the Royal Family – May 19, 2018 – chose as the wedding date for another black woman to be married into the Royal Family.
● Royals Harry and Meghan, Duke and Duchess of Sussex have succeeded the only previous Duke of Sussex: Prince Augustus Frederick, the sixth son of King George III and uncle of Queen Victoria, who was given the title in 1801. He was a supporter of the abolition of the slave trade and expressed disregard for the legal restrictions placed on Jews.
● In the United States, practices such as redlining, discriminatory lending practices and color selective benefits are all part of a form of generational racism that receives a blind eye. For example, Veterans Day celebrates the GI Bill legislation that helped millions of returning veterans go to college and buy homes in the great postwar suburban land rush. Unfortunately, America often turns a blind eye to the seamy side of this story — which is how a largely disproportionate number African-American veterans – because of their skin color-were intentionally denied many of the benefits of the GI Bill. Practices such as these laid the foundation for what is known as “white privilege” in America today; where Blacks are still subjected to racist conditions in the justice, education, health and economic systems.
● The use of census data, social security numbers and zip codes are still used today to selectively control predatory lending practices, with people being judged by the color of their skin rather than the contents of their bank accounts. (See: African Americans and the G.I. Bill, The Negro Family: The Case for National Action, and White Privilege.)
● Color blindness is a passive form of racism. If you can’t see color, you can also ignore the racist effects that are often amplified by active racists.
● See skin color, embrace skin color. As human beings, we are all created in living color.

New book coming soon: WE’RE NOT COLOR BLIND by ALVEDA KING and GINGER HOWARD

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Let’s Celebrate Motherhood Without the Politics This Year

May 11th, 2018

180511 blog imageFor some, the call to Motherhood is biological; adoption beckons others; and beyond these important roles, God calls some to be “spiritual” moms. It is my prayer that we as human beings will set aside all political platforms this season, and just give thanks to God for the gift of mothers.

While it’s true that every woman isn’t a mother, it can be understood that every mother is a woman. Furthermore, everyone who has been born, past, and present; all of us, male and female, were birthed by a mother.

“When Jesus therefore saw his [biological] mother, and the disciple standing by, whom he loved, Jesus said unto his [supernatural birth] mother, ‘Woman, behold thy son!’ Then Jesus said to the disciple, ‘Behold thy mother!’ And from that hour that disciple took her unto his own home.” John 19:26-27

We can see from this passage that the role of mother opens doors to many possibilities.

This year on Mothers’ Day, women who are also mothers will be celebrated around the world. As mothers, we walk different spiritual paths. We are enjoying different seasons of life. What brings us together in celebration is this divine bond called Motherhood. Of all the women’s rights given to us by God, being a mother is the most magnificent. Parenting has been said to be the great equalizer connecting us beyond race, religion, social status and income level. What joins us together now and forever is that we are all in the same human tribe: Born of One Blood. (Acts 17:26)

“Adam named his wife Eve, because she was the mother of all human beings.” Genesis 3:20 (GNT)

“Children are a gift from God.” Psalm 127:3

“Her children rise up and call her blessed.” Proverbs 31:28

Of course, everyone living is special in God’s eyes; yet on this special day we honor our mothers; past, present and future.

The awesome power within the bodies and hearts of women to bring children into this world and nurture them by birth or adoption is miraculously within humanity to acknowledge and celebrate. The career of Motherhood has a never-ending salary valued at: “Priceless”. Of all the women’s rights given to us by God, being a mother is the most magnificent. Let us thank God as we “Celebrate Motherhood.”

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Priests for Life and Silent No More to be represented at March for Life in Canada and Rome

May 8th, 2018

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Janet Morana, executive director of Priests for Life and co-founder of the Silent No More Awareness Campaign (a joint project of Priests for Life and Anglicans for Life), will have a key role at the March for Life Canada on May 10 and the March for Life Rome on May 19.

“It’s such an honor to be asked to speak during the rallies at both marches,” Mrs. Morana said. “In Rome, I’ll be giving my speech in Italian!”

The march in Ottawa, Canada, is the 21st annual event organized by the Campaign Life Coalition. Abortion has been legal since 1969 in Canada and is funded by the country’s socialized health-care system.

Mrs. Morana will be joined by Angela Steenstra, National Coordinator for the Silent No More Awareness Campaign in Canada, and 11 women and men who will share their testimonies of abortion regret.

At the March for Life in Rome, the crowds have continued to grow over the eight years it has taken place. In 1978, Italy legalized abortion through the first 90 days of pregnancy, or later in cases of life-endangering circumstances for the mother or child.

In her speech, Mrs. Morana will highlight the work of Rachel’s Vineyard, which is the world’s largest ministry for healing after abortion and operates under the Priests for Life umbrella. She will call on all pro-life people to take the testimonies of those who have been healed and have become “silent no more,” and spread them to others as a way of keeping people from abortion in the first place, and helping the wounded to find healing.

“Priests for Life has enjoyed a long and fruitful relationship with the various pro-life efforts in Italy,” said Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life. “We have had the joy of welcoming Virginia Coda Nunziante, who heads up the March for Life in Rome, to the March for Life in D.C., and we are grateful for this opportunity for Priests for Life and our many ministries to be a part of this important international pro-life event.”

Priests for Life is the nation’s largest Catholic pro-life organization dedicated to ending abortion and euthanasia. For more information, visit www.priestsforlife.org.

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Priests for Life in Titusville to celebrate its grand opening Saturday

April 26th, 2018

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TITUSVILLE, FL – Forty national pro-life leaders from around the country will join local, state and federal elected officials, pastors, supporters, staff and volunteers at the official grand opening of Priests for Life’s new headquarters here on Saturday, April 28.

At 11 a.m., Carol Fondo, director of member services for the Titusville Chamber of Commerce, will cut the ribbon outside the 20,000-square-foot building at 5211 South Washington Ave. that was formerly known to local residents as the “Patch building” for the family that built the structure and ran a printing operation for many years.

“We’re excited to celebrate Priests for Life at the grand opening of their headquarters in Titusville,” Ms. Fondo said. “We wish them much success in the future.”

Father Frank Pavone, National Director, explained that the international pro-life ministry had been headquartered in Staten Island, New York, for more than 25 years but made the move to Titusville to a larger facility, and in a state that is much friendlier to its pro-life mission. It’s also the first time Priests for Life has owned its own building.

A special guest who will be in attendance Saturday is U.S. Rep. Bill Posey (R-FL), whose 8th congressional district includes Titusville.

“I am honored to help in welcoming Priests for Life to their new home in Titusville, Florida,” the congressman said. “Of all the rights and privileges that we Americans enjoy today, there is none more important than the right to life and we should work to ensure that even the most vulnerable among us are protected.”

Titusville Vice Mayor Matt Barringer and Florida State Rep. Erin Grall (District 54) also will attend. A spokeswoman for Ms. Grall said that although her district does not include Titusville, she is attending to show support for Priests for Life’s pro-life mission.

“We have been welcomed with open arms, and we are very much enjoying getting to know our new neighbors, locally and throughout the state,” Father Pavone said.

The building had been vacant for at least five years and extensive renovations were done to the interior over the course of a year. The move from Staten Island required five tractor-trailers that made the trip in the summer of 2017.

In addition to office and meeting space, the building features a chapel, radio studio, state-of-the art television studio and a warehouse to contain Priests for Life’s vast collection of pro-life books and resources. Tours will be given following the ribbon cutting.

Some Staten Island staffers made the move to Titusville and many local residents have been hired to fill positions.

“We’re still looking for some key people to round out our staff,” said Janet Morana, Executive Director.
Members of the Priests for Life Pastoral Team, including Father Pavone and Mrs. Morana, travel all over the country and the world, speaking at churches, schools and pro-life gatherings.

Priests for Life was formed in 1991 as an outreach to Catholic priests, but has since expanded to include a dozen widely diverse, interdenominational ministries, including Rachel’s Vineyard, the world’s largest ministry for healing after abortion; the Silent No More Awareness Campaign, a mobilization of mothers and fathers who regret their abortion experiences, and Civil Rights for the Unborn, headed by Alveda King, the niece of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King.

“We feel very privileged to be part of the Titusville revival,” Father Pavone said. “The Space Coast is a very exciting place to live right now. And to make it easy for people to reach us, we have one of the simplest numbers in our 321 area code: 321-500-1000.”

“The rocket launches are the icing on the cake,” Mrs. Morana added.

Media are welcome to the grand opening and can schedule interviews with Priests for Life personnel before the event. To arrange an interview, contact Leslie Palma, communications director, at 732-757-9087 or media@priestsforlife.org

Priests for Life is the nation’s largest Catholic pro-life organization dedicated to ending abortion and euthanasia. For more information, visit www.priestsforlife.org.

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“Have we reached the limit of our compassion?”

April 11th, 2018

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Father Frank Pavone of Priests for Life condemns British court, hospital and the silence of the worldwide media

TITUSVILLE, FL — Father Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, today condemned a British court and hospital as plans were put in place to end the life of 23-month-old Baby Alfie Evans.

“The Royal Courts of Justice in London has decided on a date and time to end this precious child’s life, but that date and time are not to be released to the public. They hope to accomplish this state-sanctioned murder without anyone noticing. And since the British media and pro-life media in the U.S. are the only outlets covering this tragedy, perhaps the world won’t notice.

“The whole world was watching the Baby Charlie Gard case last year, and in 2011 when a Canadian hospital tried something similar with Baby Joseph Maraachli. Have we reached the limit of our compassion?”

Priests for Life has been working behind the scenes with the family and will continue those efforts, Father Pavone said.

“Where there is life, there’s hope,” he said. “The family and its supporters will keep doing everything they can to protect Alfie’s life from the dictates of a heartless government and health-care system and an indifferent media.”

Priests for Life is the nation’s largest Catholic pro-life organization dedicated to ending abortion and euthanasia. For more information, visit www.priestsforlife.org.

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Evangelist Alveda C. King: Remembering the legacy of MLK #MLK50

April 4th, 2018

Today, April 4, 2018, marks the 50th anniversary of the legacy of Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. I, and other family members and many friends are prayerfully joining his heirs; Martin III, Dexter, Bernice and granddaughter Yolanda Renee, as well as their spouses; as we all, including The President, commemorate the momentous day. Then, tomorrow we will join the US Park Service in celebrating the newly proclaimed MLK National Historic Park.

Fifty years ago, my “Uncle ML” left this world after being gunned down in a grim assassination. Yet his legacy lives on; not attached to the bullets, but rather pointing to Christ’s victory on the cross.

The number 50 represents Jubilee; a season of grace and freedom. Ultimately Jesus won freedom for everyone. In following Christ, MLK embraced the totality of Agape Love for humanity.

Shortly before his death on April 4, 1968, in his 1967 Christmas sermon, MLK pointed out the foundation of his vision: “And when we truly believe in the sacredness of [the] human personality, we won’t exploit people, we won’t trample over people with the iron feet of oppression, we won’t kill anybody.”

If Uncle MLK were here today, he would likely remind us that we can “live together as brothers [and sisters]; rather than perish together as fools.

I believe that “Uncle ML” and Aunt Coretta would be blessed to know that their three remaining adult children and granddaughter are walking toward a path of not being judged by the color of their skin, but rather to be embraced as beloved members of the one blood human race of Acts 17:26.

By denouncing racism, violence and hurtful human deeds today and in the days ahead; by embracing nonviolent actions of a “One Blood Human Race” with our words and behavior, we can march towards a brighter day. We must agree to “value the human personality” from the womb to the tomb.

Finally, MLK was an imperfect and repentant human being who served a perfect God. Today, I believe my uncle would encourage us all to turn from the glittering and deceptive lights of the world and seek after the truth and light of God.

When we do this, Jubilee will dawn in our lives, and freedom will truly ring.

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An Unlikely Yet Timely Message for Easter: A Taboo #metoo

March 29th, 2018

Depending on your theology, or even lack thereof, we are in Resurrection/Easter season. Rather than address the debates that often ensue around the topic; ie. Did Constantine graft Christian Holy Days onto idolatry ridden feast days? I’m trying to be bold enough to approach the repentance factor that Christ brings to us beyond the Cross and Resurrection.

Dare we consider or even mention a devastating yet all too common practice among saints and sinners in the midst of observance of Easter season which celebrates the birth, ministry, crucifixion and victorious resurrection of Jesus Christ? As the question arises, we might ask another: What better time is there for repentance than Easter? Of course, every time is the right time to turn away from sin. Yet this timely message below cries out to be heard now.

Sadly, there is a taboo #metoo movement in the household of faith. At “#ChurchMeToo Movement: A Prophetic Alert to the Body of Christ,” Johnny Enlow of Santa Clarita, CA writes about sexual abuse in the Body of Christ.

In a few days, little children all over the world will be singing a familiar church song: “He [Jesus] Arose.” Yes, Jesus arose and is alive today, softly and tenderly praying for us to turn away from sin. At AlvedaKing.com we proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ. We also confront the lie of the human race being divided into separate races which breeds the sin of racism. We are not color blind. We are created in living color. Acts 17:26 truly proclaims that we are One Blood.

At CivilRightsfortheUnborn.com we deal with the sin of abortion. Johnny Enlow confronts the sin of sexual abuse. What sins are you battling with or hiding today? Easter is a great time to repent and be reconciled to Christ.

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Repent from sin. Return to God!

Much is occurring during this Jubilee season; marked by the number 50. This is the 50 year landmark of the legacy of my uncle, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This is the season of the premier of the life of his brother, my father Rev. AD Williams King. (Trailer)

Ultimately it is the everlasting season to celebrate Jesus!

Happy Easter/Resurrection Day. Please pray for America and the world, every day.

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50 Years After, MLK’s Dream Still Lives On

March 20th, 2018

180320 blog imageOn April 4, 2018 the world will remember the life and legacy of my Uncle Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. whose life on earth was cut short by an assassin’s bullet 50 years ago. Please pray for the immediate family of MLK/CSK during this sensitive time.

As a member of “The King Family Legacy” and of the Board of Trustees for The Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change founded by his widow, the valiant Mrs. Coretta Scott King and other members of our family, I will be joining many of those who will commemorate the MLK legacy both publicly and privately.

Along with the official ceremonies in Atlanta hosted by The King Center and the new MLK National Historic Park, all taking place April 4-9, 2018, there will be a release of a new cover to the original song LET FREEDOM RING [with prayer], as well as a release of a new documentary.

In commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination, Sunwise Media and Positive Promotions, LTD are set to debut an advance televised documentary screening of UNSOLVED HISTORY: LIFE OF A KING on March 25, in Atlanta.

The one hour documentary narrated by Emmy Award Winning Newsman Ed Gordon, presents exclusive interviews with King family members and other courageous men and women of America’s 20th Century Civil Rights Movement.

For air dates and times visit: sunwisemedia.com/unsolvedhistory

Dr. King once asked: “Where do we go from here?”

On this 50th Anniversary, as the MLK tributes and testimonies are revisited, we must pray that Uncle ML’s timeless message of God’s Agape Love resonates in the days ahead. With Agape Love as the key to humanity’s problems, we – men, women and children of every nation, tongue and tribe – must embrace the One Blood/One Human Race of Acts 17:26. We’re not separate races; we’re not color blind. Let’s move forward in loving and living color; not only in memory of Rev. Dr. King; but more so in prayerful tribute to the God that MLK served.

“For this is how God loved the world: God gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life. God sent his Son into the world not to judge the world, but to save the world through him.”
John 3:16-17 NLT

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As MLK 50 Looms, Babes and Millennials Proclaim – We Are Not Color Blind!

March 14th, 2018

As we approach the April 4th 50th Anniversary of the earthly departure of my Uncle Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., may we truly seek after the truths he sought to teach us:

“We must learn to live together as brothers [and sisters], or perish together as fools.” Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Someone texted me a social media clip from a young man recently.

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The #s caught my attention with a message I learned at my ancestors’ knees. We are One Blood, One Human Race.

Acts 17:26 “And [God has] made of one blood all nations of [humans] to dwell on all the face of the earth, and has determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation…”

While I’m not into calling people fools, we can acknowledge that there is truth in what young Joel Patrick speaks: “If you don’t see color… you are blind. If you judge only by color… you are a fool.”

In context, we can also agree with President Donald John Trump when he says that we are all red blooded [people]: “It’s time to remember that old wisdom our soldiers will never forget, that whether we are black or brown or white, we all bleed the same red blood…”

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The skin color war is at the root of human dissension and division; causing escalating wars, pain and death. There is a “three headed monster” at the heart of these race wars. Racism, Sexual Perversion and Reproductive Genocide work together to destroy our lives. Resist them in prayer and positively defined action.

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As an important footnote, with looming midterm and 2020 elections, let’s not forget in the lofty towers of government and on society’s highways and byways, that minority votes and presence at the tables count. It will always be a grievous error to overlook and or deliberately exclude participation of a people group because of skin color bias. Minority votes count!

Again, Acts 17:26 says that we are One Blood. In that context, we are the Human Race. Skin Color is a gift from God. We are not color blind; we are not designed or intended for racial division; we are praying to unite in love and in living color.

Together, as The Human Race, with the help of God, we can overcome the darkness. Pray children, pray.

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[New book coming soon by Alveda King and Ginger Howard: NOT COLOR BLIND]

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Alveda King to receive Champion of Life Award

February 28th, 2018

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TITUSVILLE, FL — Alveda King, director of Civil Rights for the Unborn for Priests for Life, will receive the Champion of Life Award from No Longer Bound, an abortion/miscarriage ministry, on March 10 at Faithful Central Bible Church in Inglewood, CA.

Ms. King also will be the keynote speaker at the event, which will begin at 11 a.m. PT. KKLA Radio host Frank Sontag will be the master of ceremonies.

“Evangelist King was sought out to receive the award because her steadfast commitment to promote the sanctity of human life as embedded in the Word of God is inspiring, is the model of courage, and is anointed,” said Tegra Little, founder | director of No Longer Bound, at Faithful Central Bible Church, where Bishop Kenneth C. Ulmer is the Senior Pastor-Teacher.

“No Longer Bound is privileged not only to honor Evangelist King, but also to hear her message at a time and in a culture where the lives of the unborn remain at high risk and men and women continue to suffer from their past abortion or miscarriage experience.”

Ms. King is the daughter of the late civil rights activist Rev. A.D. King and his wife, Naomi Barber King. She grew up in the civil rights movement led by her uncle, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. She sees the pro-life movement as a continuation of the civil rights struggle.

Ms. King works fulltime for Priests for Life, as Director of “Civil Rights for the Unborn.” A former college professor who also served in the Georgia State House of Representatives, Ms. King is a best-selling author, a regular columnist for Newsmax and a Fox News contributor. Her latest book is “King Truths: 21 Keys to Unlocking Your Spiritual Potential.” A resident of Atlanta, she is also a spokeswoman for the Silent No More Awareness Campaign.

“Having Alveda as part of our team at Priests for Life is a great blessing for the movement,” said Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life. “We all know how deserving of this award she is, and our whole Priests for Life family thanks No Longer Bound for honoring one of our team members in this way.”

“I am so honored to be receiving this award from No Longer Bound,” Ms. King said. “Its members know, as I do, the pain of losing a child to abortion and they have experienced the healing that can only come from God. I am proud to stand with them and thrilled to have a chance to speak at the eighth anniversary luncheon.”

Tickets are available for the event and may be purchased by visiting shop-faithful.myshopify.com Tickets cannot be purchased at the door.

Priests for Life is the nation’s largest Catholic pro-life organization dedicated to ending abortion and euthanasia. For more information, visit www.priestsforlife.org.

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