Civil Rights

News One reports that Civil Rights legend Julian Bond died last night in Fort Walton Beach, Florida, according to a statement released by the Southern Poverty Law Center. He was 75 years old. “From his days as the co-founder and communications director of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee in the 1960s to his chairmanship of the NAACP […]

Matthew James Perry Jr. first made history by becoming the first federally-appointed judge from the Deep South in 1976. Three years later, he was appointed…

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) –A group of civil rights leaders, activists and clergy held a news conference Tuesday on the steps of the Justice Center to…

Malcolm X remains one of the most important figures of the American Civil Rights Movement, and his transformation into a vocal human rights activist added to his already impressive legacy. The man later known as el-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz came to relax some of his fiery politics that defined the earlier part of his time in the […]

In an exclusive with Roland Martin’s NewsOne Now during the fiftieth anniversary of “Bloody Sunday,” MLK lieutentant Diane Nash tells why she refused to march across…

March 7 marks the 50-year anniversary of what is commonly referred to as “Bloody Sunday.” A group of peaceful, civil rights activists made the 50-mile…

During a recent radio interview, President Barack Obama made his first public remarks since the Justice Department released a damning report detailing the racist policing…

For nearly six years, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has been President Barack Obama’s legal pugilist, relentlessly fighting against racial inequality, defending the Voting Rights Act,…

  It’s been 51 years since the groundbreaking marches in Selma and Montgomery, Alabama took place. The people from that era who are alive and…

These little known facts about Selma might surprise you! Selma’s voting rights movement was quite unique, and Jasmine Sanders‘ list will inform you and have you prepared…