Thursday, September 19, 2019

Tag: Civil Rights Movement

5 Pieces of Rosa Park’s Civil Rights...

On this day in history, Rosa Parks famously refused to give up her seat on the bus. However, she did far more than what...

Civil Rights Activist Medgar Evers Nominated for...

Slain civil rights activist Medgar Evers was nominated to receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom by Mississippi's congressional delegation Friday, The Clarion-Ledger reports. Evers, a...

‘Y’all Take It From Here:’ Group of...

Acknowledging links between the intergenerational fight for civil rights and racial justice, former members of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee have come out to...

Bow Wow Tweets About Not Identifying with...

  Rapper-actor Bow Wow – also known as Shad Moss – took time yesterday to answer questions from fans on Twitter. In his discussion, he...

5 Ways Integration Underdeveloped Black America

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fVZuA7d2_7Q&feature=youtu.be African-Americans have appealed to the descendants of our oppressors to right their ancestors’ wrongs, pay us sufficient wages to take care of our families,...

Ruth Inge Hardison, Sculptor Who Honored Black...

New York City-based artist Ruth Inge Hardison — best known for a series of sculpted portraits titled “Negro Giants in History” — died at...

‘Make The Victim Look Like He’s the...

Why is America still discussing the “Ferguson Effect?” The term refers to the misguided and fallacious notion that, in light of the killing of...

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...

Before Rosa Parks: 6 Facts About Civil...

Mary Louise Smith (born in 1937) On Oct. 21 1955, Smith boarded a Montgomery bus on her way home. The bus driver asked Smith to give...

Senator Elizabeth Warren Acknowledges #BlackLivesMatter in Speech,...

Senator Elizabeth Warren has weighed in on the issue of racial injustice and inequality, with a hat tip to the #BlackLivesMatter movement. On Sunday, the...

Understanding the Arrest of James Blake Through...

People who are my acquaintances and friends on Facebook have expressed horror at the arrest of 35-year-old James Blake who was “mistakenly identified” as...

Jesse Jackson and #BlackLivesMatter: The Rift Between...

The birth of a new #BlackLivesMatter movement to fight systemic racism provides an opportunity to examine both the similarities and the contrasts between the...

Black Civil Rights and LGBT Rights: Why...

With the considerable amount of attention being paid to racism and LGBTQ rights these days—with the Confederate flag and Charleston massacre on the one...

Taraji P. Henson Set to Star in...

After riding the successful launch of Empire, everyone has a sweet tooth for Taraji P. Henson. Teaming up with producer and Empire co-creator Danny...

Angela Davis Brilliantly Explains Why Civil Rights...

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MLK’s ‘War Room’ Has Just Been Placed...

By Demetria Irwin In 1963, when the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was contemplating what to do with a judge’s injunction against marches, protests and assemblies of...

The White Supremacist Effect: How Underprivileged Whites...

By Shelby Jefferson At the conclusion of the historic voting rights marches in Selma, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his famous “How Long, Not...

9 Disturbing Facts About Sexual Violence Against...

by Melanie McCoy Before the Montgomery bus boycott, there were issues that arose surrounding the sexual violence of Black women perpetuated by white men during...

8 Police Officers Who Were Convicted of...

Randy Trent Harrison On March 14, 2012, Del City, Oklahoma, police officer Randy Trent Harrison reportedly saw Dane Scott Jr., 18, selling marijuana around the...