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MLK Niece to Melissa Harris-Perry: Have You Read Any of My Uncle's Messages?

By    |   Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 09:01 PM

Al Sharpton's agenda is pretty clear to civil rights activist Alveda King, and she doesn't believe it's all about "the message of peace for justice," she told "The Steve Malzberg Show" on Newsmax TV Wednesday.

And that's why the niece of Martin Luther King Jr. doesn't understand why President Barack Obama invites him to the White House, and why the president "is not accepting our invitation — and when I say our, the voices of reason from the African-American community."

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King was referring, in part, to a conversation recorded by Project Veritas, the group headed by controversial conservative activist James O’Keefe, as well as Sharpton's appearances in Ferguson, Missouri.

"It's not the rabble-rousing or fanning the flames of hatred and all of that, but I just said, what about knowing the message of peace for justice. The people are now finding out what his agenda happens to be."

King is a Newsmax contributor and pro-life activist who is No. 32 on Newsmax's list of the 100 Most Influential African-American Republicans.

She suggested Obama "should call some of us [from the Newsmax list] over to the White House and let us have a conversation."

King also discussed an event named for Martin Luther King Jr. this week where MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry told Cornell University students that she hoped Trayvon Martin "whooped the [expletive] out of George Zimmerman."

"I would ask her, did she read any of his messages? Even [see] the new movie 'Selma?'" asked Alveda King. "They bowed down in prayer before violence. They didn't take fist and tongue and come back at their oppressors. I'm really wondering, is she a scholar or a student of Martin Luther King Jr.?"

One public figure has distinguished himself recently with his words on race relations, said King, citing FBI Director James Comey — who happens to be white and gave a much-admired speech on Feb. 12 about race and policing.

King said that Comey's speech "was as strong as some of my uncle's speeches."

She was visiting FBI headquarters in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, as a guest of the bureau's chaplain and said she was there to talk and pray with FBI employees and thank them for their service.

"People say, 'Well, I thought the FBI didn't like your family,'" said King, alluding to the Hoover-era FBI surveillance and tormenting of her uncle. "That's not even really true at all. They protect us, and I wanted to encourage them, and [Comey's] encouraging us all to put aside things like racism and all that, and to deal with the issues at hand."

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Al Sharpton's agenda is pretty clear to civil rights activist Alveda King, and she doesn't believe it's all about "the message of peace for justice," she told "The Steve Malzberg Show" on Newsmax TV Wednesday.
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