Dr. Alveda King, Priests for Life's full-time director of African-American Outreach, has been named one of NewsOne's Top 10 Black Women.
In naming its "Sheroes," the news service wrote of Dr. King: "Deemed the 'voice of the voiceless' and an enemy of pro-choice advocates everywhere, King, the niece of civil rights activist Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., believes that unborn babies have a right to life... King, a pro-life activist and evangelical minister is driven by a strong spiritual conviction which is to keep the controversial issue of abortion before lawmakers."
Dr. King shares the honor with First Lady Michelle Obama; astronaut Dr. Mae Jemison; Liberia President Elllen Johnson Sirleaf and other women of achievement.
"At Priests for Life, we have always recognized Dr. King as a 'sheroe,' because she is courageous and relentless when it comes to speaking out for the unborn," said Father Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life. "To have her recognized by NewsOne is very exciting. She deserves the honor."
An Atlanta resident and mother of six, Dr. King is a former college professor who served in the Georgia State House of Representatives. She is a recipient of the Life Prize Award (2011), the Cardinal John O’Connor Pro-Life Hall of Fame Award (2011) from the Legatus organization and the Civil Rights Award from Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) (2011). She is a best-selling author whose books include "How Can the Dream Survive if we Murder the Children?" and "I Don’t Want Your Man, I Want My Own."
She is an accomplished actress and songwriter. The Founder of King for America, she is also the recipient of an honorary Doctorate of Laws degree from Saint Anselm College and sits on the board of Georgia Right to Life. She is a member of the National Black Prolife Coalition, NBPC, a frequent guest on Fox News and a spokeswoman for the Silent No More Awareness Campaign.
"I am humbled and so honored by this recognition," Dr. King said."African-Americans need to bring an end to the abortion genocide that is decimating our community and NewsOne is helping me get that message to the people who most need to hear it. I thank NewsOne from the bottom of my heart."
To read the NewsOne story, go to http://newsone.com/nation/ruthlogan/top-black-women/?omcamp=EMC-CVNL
To learn more about Dr. Alveda King and Priests for Life's African-American Outreach, go to www.priestsforlife.org/africanamerican/index.htm
Priests for Life is the nation's largest Catholic pro-life organization dedicated to ending abortion and euthanasia. For more information, visit www.priestsforlife.org.