Bernice King

The heirs of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. dynasty, Martin Luther III, Dexter Scott (both pictured from left), and Bernice (pictured far right) are…

In honor of Dr. King’s holiday, Bernice King is calling for a “no shots fired” day and ringing church bells in support of non-violence. During…

How low can you go? Dr. Bernice King (pictured below) had the unfortunate experience of seeing her idolized father’s, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., face…

Hundreds of people paid their respects to Evelyn Lowery, the wife of civil rights icon Joseph E. Lowery, at her funeral yesterday (October 3), held at the Martin Luther King Jr. International Chapel at Morehouse College. As we previously reported, the 88-year-old passed away last week following a massive stroke. She was married to Joseph […]

While the world celebrated the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream Speech” last week, few people knew that the family…

Isaac Newton Farris Jr., nephew of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., has been named president of The Southern Christian Leadership Conference. King founded the civil rights organization in 1957. As we previously reported, the Rev. Howard Creecy, who had been SCLC president, died last month. Farris’ appointment comes after months of infighting amongst SCLC […]

New Birth Missionary Baptist Church is expanding into the Denver area. Darius Wise, who served as elder and chief ministry officer at the Lithonia megachurch, will serve as senior pastor at the Denver location. Wise talked about the new church in Denver in a video posted on YouTube: “We see a door and an opportunity […]

As we reported earlier, the Rev. Bernice King has announced that she is stepping down as an elder at New Birth Missionary Baptist Church. King said her decision to leave her post is unrelated to Bishop Eddie Long’s recent settlement of four sexual misconduct lawsuits. Bernice King spoke exclusively with our own Rhodell Lewis on […]

In a overnight emailed press release, the Southern Christian Leadership Conference said that its controversial board chairman, the Rev. Raleigh Trammell, and treasurer, Spiver Gordon, were suspended pending “an internal investigation into alleged claims of improprieties.”

<strong>Bernice King</strong>, the youngest child of <strong>Martin Luther King Jr.</strong>, is on a mission: to revitalize the civil rights organization co-founded by her father as the first woman to lead the <strong>Southern Christian Leadership Conference</strong>. <!--more-->