Dr. Alveda King: Pre-Inaugural Meetings in DC of Conservative African-Americans Sold-Out!
By Aimee Herd
On Tuesday afternoon, I was blessed to speak with Dr. Alveda King—niece of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.—about the growing amount of people among the African-American community who are standing strong for conservative and family values.
It’s something you don’t hear much about in mainstream media reports. So we sought Dr. King’s valuable insight on what she’s experienced in some extraordinary meetings she attended during the week leading up to President Trump’s inauguration.
The following is that conversation:
BCN: Dr. King, the picture that the mainstream media paints, they would have us believe that the vast majority of African-American communities in the U.S. are against President Trump. Do you find that to be true?
Dr. King: If you look at it numbers-wise, many of the voters, of course, did vote as Democrats. African-Americans traditionally do, but there was a nice percentage of African-American votes this time for President Trump, and I think that that reflects that people are now listening and paying attention, so I think predominantly African-Americans still vote Democrat, just basically out of loyalty and indoctrination, but he did get quite a bit of attention from the African-American vote this time.
BCN: You’ve recently held or attended some pretty vibrant meetings during the past couple weeks. What were the purpose of these meetings?
Dr. King: There were meetings among African-American leaders and just constituents, that appreciate conservative values. And we got together to talk about our common values, and also to salute [and to] celebrate African-American leaders who are noted for upholding traditional values; the Bible, and family, and life. So that’s what those meetings were.
BCN: Were these meetings well attended and do you have any specific numbers?
Dr. King: Well the Good Shepherd, Good Samaritan Prayer Breakfast on Wednesday, was sold out and they had to reopen the ticket sales. It was absolutely sold out! (Photo: Good Shepherd, Good Samaritan Prayer Breakfast/via Leon Benjamin-Facebook)
BCN: Of all of those meetings, were they primarily African-American attendees or were they also attended by whites?
Dr. King: There were whites in attendance but predominantly African-American.
BCN: So were these meetings mostly prayer meetings?
Dr. King: No, they were award meetings, [and prayer] meetings. It was the 58th Presidential Inaugural of Salute to Republican and African-American Leaders, and that was Wednesday, January 18th, and it was sold out. And then the Good Shepherd, Good Samaritan Prayer Breakfast, it actually sold out and we had to expand the space, and then there was standing room only.
BCN: Oh my that’s great.
Dr. King: It really is great. And that’s just a couple of examples, but there were others—Dr. Ben Carson hosted a reception during the inauguration. As a matter a fact, at one o’clock on that Friday, and it was packed out. And then the Georgia Republican party had their African-American outreach person host a reception, and it was full. So there were several of those types of people who generally do not know that there are conservative African-Americans…
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