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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…

On this day in 1990, the city of Selma, Ala. once again became the epicenter of racial tensions after a city-wide school boycott. Students were angered at the firing of the city’s first Black school superintendent, Dr. Norwand Rousell, who lost his job after dismantling what he felt was a discriminatory policy. In 1987, Dr. […]

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…

President Barack Obama delivered a speech in Selma, Al today to mark the 50th anniversary of the civil rights march known as “Bloody Sunday”. On March 7, 1965, police attacked demonstrators who attempted to cross the Edmund Pettus bridge to protest African-Americans who were denied the right to vote. The country’s first African-American president led […]

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…

    Fifty years ago, police in Selma, Ala., brutally beat peaceful protestors attempting to march over the now infamous Edmund Pettus Bridge — a roadway named after a Grand Wizard of the Klu Klux Klan— to demonstrate in support of voting rights. That day, dubbed “Bloody Sunday,” left many, including Congressman John Lewis, battered […]

  50 years ago this week, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and a host of others, including Congressman John Lewis then a young civil rights…

  Jacque Reid talks to Congresswoman Terri Sewell about the 50th celebration of Bloody Sunday in Selma, AL. “As a daughter of Selma, we are so…

This weekend, Selma, Alabama celebrates its significant place in history with the Selma 50 celebration. 50 years ago this weekend, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King,…

Ava Duvernay, whom many feel was snubbed for a Best Director nomination at this year’s Academy Awards, said that she would like to stop discussing…

One Oscar voter is getting candid about the Academy Awards  nominees, and even attacked Ava Duvernay‘s Best Picture hopeful, Selma, in an anonymous report for The Hollywood Reporter.…