Civil Rights

Jasmine Sanders has got 10 powerful quotes from Martin Luther King Jr., in the spirit of his birthday and the national holiday commemorating his legacy…

While Confederate statues come down, Atlanta showcases a new statue of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Monday marked a historic day as it was the 54th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have A Dream” speech. Atlanta paid honor to the late civil rights activist by installing a new statue of the King. “Forty-nine […]

The officer behind the lawsuit alleges that Black Lives Matter leaders “caused or contributed to” three police officers losing their lives. Reuters reports that a Baton Rouge police officer that was injured during last year’s violence in Baton Rouge, Louisiana has filed a lawsuit against Black Lives Matter’s leaders. Gavin Long, was the man who shoots and killed […]

COINTELPRO, short of the FBI’s Counterintelligence Program, was created by former director J. Edgar Hoover as a means to spy on and disrupt anti-American interests in the nation. The program’s invasive reach was ended on this day in 1976 after the release of the so-called “Levi Guidelines” from former Attorney General Edward H. Levi. Levi, […]

Autherine Lucy became the first Black student to desegregate the University of Alabama on this day in 1956 despite violent threats from rioting white mobs. Lucy, who was ultimately expelled from the school on a weak technicality, re-entered the school in the ’80’s and completed her master’s degree. Autherine Juanita Lucy was born October 5, […]

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is considered a civil rights icon now. He has a monument in Washington, D.C., a federal holiday that we celebrate this week and is revered as a man who sought to bring a divided nation together. He is oft-quoted as the antithesis of the Black Lives Matter movement which […]

The murder of a 14-year-old African-American boy named Emmett Till still anger and transcends how America views justice and racism in America til this day. With many of our brothers and sisters slain and receiving no justice has always been a struggle the black community is not unfortunately used to, but President Barack Obama is taking the […]

Harry S. Truman, the 33rd President of the United States, addressed the NAACP on this day in 1947. President Truman was the first sitting president to address the organization and is viewed as the nation’s first civil rights president. Truman’s speech to the NAACP was aired publicly on radio and took place at the Lincoln […]

Black Lives Matter activist Arielle Newton and former Black Panther Rosemari Mealy discuss the pros and cons of social media. It’s hard to deny the lasting effect social media has had on the largest Black liberation movement in recent history. It’s where the Black Lives Matter movement was born, out of response to Trayvon Martin’s […]

Gloria Richardson was a civil rights leader in Maryland who led a series of protests in the Eastern Shore region. The Cambridge Movement was one…

CNN anchor Don Lemon, who has criticized Black Lives Matter and other activists for standing up for their rights, told The New York Times in a recent interview that if he weren’t a journalist, he would be a writer like James Baldwin, or an activist like Malcolm X. “I’d probably be a writer like James […]

CNN anchor Don Lemon, who has criticized Black Lives Matter and other activists for standing up for their rights, told The New York Times in a recent interview that if he weren’t a journalist, he would be a writer like James Baldwin, or an activist like Malcolm X. “I’d probably be a writer like James […]