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Longtime Congressman Rep. Elijah Cummings Dies At 68

"He worked until his last breath," his widow Maya Rockeymoore Cummings said.

Cardi B Plays Coretta Scott King In ‘The Real Housewives Of The Civil Rights Movement’ Sketch

Cardi B is flexing her sketch comedy muscle in multiple clips from Wild ‘N Out star Rip Michael’s show “Off The Rip.” On the 55th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s…

President Obama Signs The Emmett Till Bill To Reopen Unsolved Civil Rights Cases

President Barack Obama signed legislation earlier this month that allows the FBI and the Department of Justice to reopen unsolved civil rights cases. Initially titled Emm…

Former NAACP Chairman And Civil Rights Activist Julian Bond Dies At 75

Civil rights leader and former chairman of the NAACP, Julian Bond, died on Saturday night (Aug. 15) in Fort Walton Beach, Fla., the Southern Poverty Law Center released…

Black Student Lynches Two White Men on Campus

In a crazy but fascinating turn of events, one student is under hot water for depicting lynching on her school campus. Artist and senior at Sacramento State University…

NAACP And KKK Hold First Meeting Together In History

Representatives of the NAACP and the KKK met for an unprecedented sit-down last Saturday (Aug. 31) in Casper, Wyoming. Jimmy Simmons, president of the NAACP’s Casper…

Sybrina Fulton Invokes ‘Jesus’ During Her ‘Darkest Hour’

Trayvon Martin’s mother has poured her heart out onto the social media universe in the sensational aftermath of George Zimmerman’s not-guilty verdict. With George…

Black History Month Woman of the Day: Ida B. Wells

Ida B. Wells-Barnett (1862-1931) was a woman of great courage during the civil rights movement. As an African American teacher, journalist and newspaper editor, she…

University Of Alabama Civil Rights Alumni James A. Hood Dies At 70

James A. Hood, a University Of Alabama alumni who fought against segregation during one of the most violent summers of the civil rights movement, has died at the age of…