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Monumental Man: Martyred Activist Catto at Last...

At a time when historically tone-deaf monuments to Confederate leaders, slave owners, genocidal explorers and other beacons of white supremacy occupy public attention, the...

Trump Agenda at Center of Low-Key Meeting...

Leaders of some of the nation's top civil rights groups were scheduled to meet Tuesday, June 13, with Democratic Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer...

Power vs. Equality: Malcolm X Sought Not...

Today, May 19, marks what would've been Malcolm X's 92nd birthday. It also marks an appropriate time in the history of Black America to think...

Does Preserving Confederate History Outweigh the Need...

The Battle of Liberty Place monument commemorates 5,000 members of the Crescent City White League’s attack on the city’s Reconstructionist government in 1874, resulting...

Black Lives Matter to Join Forces with...

The Black Lives Matter movement is looking to tackle yet another social justice issue: fair, livable wages. A band of Black Lives Matter groups and...

Supreme Court Nominee Neil Gorsuch Has a...

Judge Neil Gorsuch, President Trump’s nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court, has been promoted to the public as a genteel, polite, squeaky-clean jurist who...

Resist, Rinse, Repeat: The Continued Climb of...

In the summer of 2015, Bree Newsome, clad in black climbing gear, climbed a South Carolina flagpole outside the capital building to remove the Confederate flag....

Was Dr. King’s Radical Legacy Replaced with...

January 15 would have been the 88th birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 2017 marks the 49th year since his assassination in Memphis,...

The 14th Amendment Gave Black People U.S. Citizenship...

What will it take for African-Americans to gain their citizenship? Brought to the shores of this land for the sole purpose of hard labor...

120 Years After the Plessy Decision, Has...

May 18 marks the 120th anniversary of the seminal Supreme Court decision Plessy v. Ferguson, which cemented Jim Crow segregation as the law of...

How Steel Sharpened Steel: The Connection Between...

In the center of Nairobi, Kenya, there’s a street with dozens of shops that sell school uniforms and household goods. The street, which also...

Beyoncé’s ‘Formation’ Is a Love Letter to...

The video for "Formation" gives birth to a venerable and radical Beyoncé; it captures the mighty city of New Orleans as a symbol of...

Remembering Author Zora Neale Hurston on 125th...

Today marks novelist, poet, essayist, anthropologist, and folklorist Zora Neale Hurston's 125th birthday. She was born January 7, 1891 in Notasulga, Alabama, and died  January 28, 1960....

The African American History Museum Is Curating...

After a year of extreme cases of police brutality, graphic video recordings, and increased protests around the nation, the Back Lives Matter movement has...

150 Years After the 13th Amendment: Slavery...

December 6 marked the 150th anniversary of the ratification of the Thirteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which abolished slavery.  Important as the amendment was...

8 Fascinating Facts About Civil Rights Leader...

Early Life  Shuttlesworth was born in Mount Meigs, Alabama during the height of lynching and segregation in the south. In his youth, his family moved to...

8 Facts About the First Million Man...

The Beginning  On Oct. 16, 1995, approximately 1 million Black men came together in Washington D.C. in response to a call by the Nation of...

Civil Rights in Schools: Detroit School Board...

Members of the public school board for the city of Detroit say that Michigan governor Ricky Snyder, along with the emergency managers appointed by...

Michael B. Jordan Set to Play Civil...

Michael B. Jordan is a man on fire right now.  With several blockbuster movies on the horizon, there’s no limit to the amount of...

The Nation Will Celebrate 147 Years Since...

On July 28, 147 years will have passed since the ratification of the The Fourteenth Amendment—the amendment that granted Blacks full citizenship rights as...