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    i just heard on the radio that she passed away this morning or late last night... i ran to hairtipsforme because this is better then CNN or MSNBC. has anyone else heard this or can find a link for it

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    i just went to http://www.msnbc.msn.com/ and it is in there breaking news banner... there is no more information about it as of yet

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    Yeah I just heard this from a co-worker also. So sad. My prayers are with her family.

    RIP Corretta!

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    just got a call from my mother in law. i pray that she's in peace.

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    She was a woman of grace and pride. RIP Mrs. King.

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    The Atlanta news says she died this morning in California at 1 AM. I don't know if thats eastern or pacific tiime.

    My prayers go to the family.

    Coretta Scott King Dead

    POSTED: 7:12 am EST January 31, 2006
    UPDATED: 8:05 am EST January 31, 2006

    ATLANTA -- Civil rights icon Coretta Scott King is dead.

    A source close to the King family confirms to Channel 2 Action News that King passed away in California last night.

    She was 78 years old.

    Flags at the King Center have been lowered to half-staff in memory of the widow of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

    Former Atlanta mayor Andrew Young says one of Mrs. King's daughters tried to wake her mother and found she had passed away.

    "She will go down as a great leader in her own right," said Georgia State Senator Tyronne Brooks.

    "We shouldn't be sad, she's gone on to heaven now. She's gone on to be with Martin," added Brooks, a longtime family friend.

    Reverend Joseph Lowery told Channel 2 Action News that he had just visited Mrs. King at her Atlanta home.

    "She couldn't speak, but we prayed with her and smiled with her," said Lowery.

    "She came into her own following the death of Martin. She was a great mother. A mother and father to her children," added Lowery.

    "She moved quietly, but forcefully into the fray. She stood for peace amid the turmoil," said Lowery.

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    This is so sad. May God be with her family during this time.

    RIP Mrs. King.

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    I am not sad by this I look at it as her and Dr. King get to be together again. She worked hard her whole life to keep the legacy alive and now she is at peace. Rest Sister and Thank You!

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    May she rest in peace.

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    del

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    May the two souls (husband and wife) reunite and finally rest in peace.

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    as i think more about this, i realize that our children are at a greater loss with the passing of way of mrs. king.

    for we post-civil rights movement children, we were still linked to the era and the significance of it all, as we saw our leaders, their organizations, and their family members continue their work.

    now our children have no clue what all of that meant, nor do they have the visual of SEEING rosa parks, betty shabazz, coretta king, and the countless other women that continue the legacy. instead we look at tookie and rodney king and c-murder as our fallen heroes.

    wow.

    ETA: mods, can we please move this to the culture forum?

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    Amen.

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    I was thinking something along the same lines libertyacc.

    here is the CNN link http://www.cnn.com/2006/US/01/31/kin....ap/index.html

    here is the msnbc link http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/11110291/

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    R.I.P.

    Hopefully the King children will come together and find a solution for the King Center.

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    This is very sad. I am sure that she and Martin are united again! We have lost a lot of great legends within the past few months. Corretta, thank you for being a TRUE woman of grace and elegance.

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    God bless her soul. She's fine. Her vessel was tired. She lived a long prosperous life doing what she was put on this earth to do... now she's home to be with her husband.....

    Her home going service is going to be quite a celebration!...... I hope I'm for it on CNN....

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    Rest in Peace Mrs. King , you will be missed.

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    I want to be sad, but at the same time im so happy that her and Martin are united again. I have seen her before and she was such a powerful and gracious spirit but at the same time had an aura of sadness...Im just so glad that she can move on to the next world and be close to God....I think we should remember her as more than just the wife of Martin Luther King..she was a model for women during that time, a pioneer, a soldier...a person who every day had to deal with threats not only against herself but her husband and children, in atlanta instead of making the neighborhood where MLK lived a historical site she urged for the houses in the neighborhood to be renovated and sold/leased to low income individuals....she lived in that same neighborhood until she died too...

    just wanted to share these pics too my mom sent





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    She's already met Martin in the rapture.

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    i'm solemn at her passing, but i know that she is gone to be with jesus. and martin's waiting too

    prayers for her family and our nation.

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    She was such a strong and beautiful women.I know she is hearing Jesus tell her "well done my good and faithful servant"

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    RIP

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    Now she can be reunited with her husband. Hopefully, this will bring the King children together & resolve their issues.

    R.I.P.

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    Another legacy passes away

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    amen

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    RIP Mrs. King! You will be missed. I guess it was time to see your husband again.

    Q

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    RIP

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    All these amazing black people passing away...

    No one coming up to carry the torch.

    <_<

    R.I.P. Coretta Scott King.

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    for we post-civil rights movement children, we were still linked...

    I was thinking the same thing. I really really hope that the legacy of everything that black people have had to go through is not lost. I feel like her death will be even more of a reason to sweep things under the rug. Maybe I was born in the wrong era, but I just think that we need healing for the past, and all of these great people that are passing away is taking us further and further away from our chance to heal. (maybe it sounds crazy)
    It just seems like there is no one to pick up the torch.

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    for we post-civil rights movement children, we were still linked...

    I was thinking the same thing, this generation of strong women is leaving us now

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