From Ebenezer to the Capitol, today’s “March for Humanity” honors the 50-year anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Atlanta funeral procession: https://t.co/BAeolgwLCR LIVE coverage throughout the day on Channel 2 Action News pic.twitter.com/7hMYZBh1Mg
Bernice King, Martin Luther King, III, his daughter Yolanda King and other King family members joined hundreds of Atlantans to commemorate this day with a March for Humanity from King's Ebeneezer Baptist Church to the steps of the State Capitol building.
A drawing of Barack and Michelle Obama watching Martin Luther King and Malcolm X playing a dice game is raising a ruckus on social media. The drawing shows former President Obama and the late civil rights leaders holding wads of cash while watching former NBA player Allen Iverson roll the dice.
A speaker at a Republican National Committee luncheon commemorating the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington said issues concerning the gays and immigrants take priority over black people.
Bob Woodson, the head of the Center for Neighborhood Enterprises, blamed black leaders for ignoring the real problems facing blacks in America.
“Everybody has come in front of them on the bus — gays, immigrants, women, environmentalists,” said Woodson. “You never hear any talk about the conditions confronting poor blacks and poor people in general.”
While in Atlanta for a concert over the weekend, Beyonce took a private, guided tour of the historic birth home and church of civil rights icon Martin Luther King. On Monday she posted photos paying homage to Dr. King on her personal website, which were mistaken for a tribute to slain Miami teenager Trayvon Martin.
Sources tell me that Beyonce's publicist fielded numerous phone calls all day yesterday from the media who thought Beyonce's photo tribute was a subtle protest of the Zimmerman not guilty verdict. So Beyonce instructed her webmaster to add a photo of Dr. King to her website to clarify who the tribute was intended for.
The day before celebrities and dignitaries traveled to Atlanta to celebrate the birth of Dr. King, his oldest son Martin Luther King III officially announced his marriage to Arndrea Waters. The couple who are expecting their first child this Spring, announced their 2 year old union at the After Glow reception for the Salute to Greatness Awards Ceremony at the ritzy Hyatt Regency Atlanta.
Mr. and Mrs. King hosted a reception which included a champagne toast, cake cutting and bouquet toss facilitated by S.T.E.P.S. Event Planning Firm, Inc. for an unforgettable celebration!
Special thanks to Jamahl King of S.T.E.P.S. for the exclusive photos!
MLK III his wife Arndrea King and Bernice King
MLK III, Arndrea King and Jamahl King, S.T.E.P.S. Event Planning Firm
Arndrea's sisters Glynnis Waters and Katha Waters, MLK III, Arndrea King and Bernice King