Be A King

Be A King


Bernice A. King is a connector, communicator, community builder, CEO of @TheKingCenter, and child of legendary global influencers.

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“This is why right temporarily defeated is stronger than evil triumphant.”

You can’t be everywhere and be all things to all people. Discover what you do well and what is well with your soul, then give it your best. It is possible to do work toward the health of humanity and be holistically healthy yourself.

“Learn to do good; seek justice; rebuke the oppressor; defend the fatherless; plead for the widow.” ~Isaiah 1:17

Youth are leading us in creating a more peaceful, just, humane world. Girls are stepping up and out with great courage of conviction. Thank you, @LoveMeLuLu22 , , @GretaThunbergan @NaomiWadlerd all of the young leaders of NOW. Not tomorrow...today. #FierceUrgencyOfNow 

I never intend to adjust myself to injustice. “I’m proud to be maladjusted.”

Long after the hashtag has stopped trending, parents (like @apricotmamiof2  and Jimmy Greene), families and communities continue to grieve. “Mourn with those who mourn.” Elevate the discourse from “rights” to rights balanced with responsibities. Be humane.

You weren’t behind #MLK ; you were with him. Even he shared that you taught him about & encouraged him to be a peace (anti-war) advocate & to break silence about the Vietnam War. The world misses you. I do, too. But I remember what you taught me. We persist. #CorettaScottKing 

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“Our country is grieving. Each child who has been slaughtered belongs to each of us and each slain adult is a member of our family...We need to hold each other’s hands and look into each other’s eyes and say, “I am sorry.”"~Maya Angelou, 12-14-12 #SandyHook 

There are various forms of direct action which, rooted in love and in pursuit of true peace (which includes justice), can embrace and engage #nonviolence  to achieve a humane goal. Advocacy, letter writing (tweeting) campaigns, marching, boycotting...

However, in Kingian Nonviolence, information gathering, education, personal commitment & negotiation (what are we seeking/demanding? Who should we negotiate with about our demands?) typically precedes direct action. When demands aren’t met...direct action. Strategy matters.

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“If you, as a White person, would like to be treated the way Black people are in this society, stand."

As you honor my father today, please remember and honor my mother, as well. She was the architect of the King Legacy and founder of , which she founded two months after Daddy died. Without , there would #CorettaScottKingbe  no . #MLKDay  #MLK50Forward  #MLK 

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If only Daddy would have known about the power of #Pepsi .

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Many who tweeted about my father today would have hated him 50 years ago. He was for the eradication of poverty and caring for poor people. No human was an alien to him because he believed this is a World House. And he asserted that inequality in healthcare is most inhumane. #MLK 

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I heard #MarkZuckerberg 's ‘free expression’ speech, in which he referenced my father. I'd like to help Facebook better understand the challenges #MLK  faced from disinformation campaigns launched by politicians. These campaigns created an atmosphere for his assassination.

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Emmett Till would be 78 today. His mother, Mamie Till-Mobley, ensured that the world saw how gruesomely her 14 year-old child was murdered. Racism isn’t disagreement. Families grieve. Communities mourn. Dreams wither. Humanity suffers. People perish. Remember Emmett Till.

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