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Maya Angelou Dead at 86

Civil rights activist and award-winning author Maya Angelou has died at age 86.


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Brown v. Board of Education Decision Turns 60 This Week

This Saturday marks the 60th anniversary of one of the most important civil rights cases in the history of the U.S.


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Reflecting on Progress, Obama Honors 50 Years of Civil Rights

Obama takes the podium on Thursday afternoon on the third and final day of a 50th anniversary summit that’s bringing four living presidents, civil rights leaders and cultural icons to the LBJ Presidential Library in Austin, Texas.


Civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. waves to supporters Aug. 28, 1963 on the Mall in Washington, D.C., during the "March on Washington". King said the march was "the greatest demonstration of freedom in the history of the United States." (Photo credit:AFP/Getty Images)

D.C. Celebrates 50th Anniversary of March on Washington

A list of ceremonies and events celebrating the 50th anniversary of The March on Washington.


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How Soon Will You Forget About Trayvon Martin?

Since the murder, many cities in the US have rallied together in support of one family who lost [pullquote quote=”It is hypocritical to get mad when a white man kills me but not get mad when […]


Was the Rev. Jesse being MESSY??

Tommy Bennett, remember this name. In a few seconds you will see why he is claiming he was fired by Rev. Jackson’s Rainbow Coalition, and what they made him do during his 2007-2009 term as […]


Black History Month Fast Facts: Nina Simone

All month long in February, we’re celebrating Black History Month! Before [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Alicia Keys[/lastfm], there was another legendary R&B singer and pianist named [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Nina Simone[/lastfm].


It’s Time To Get Involved

The nation’s oldest and largest civil rights organization, the NAACP, is working to make our living conditions better.