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An Eternal Plight: The Police, The Activist And The Intimidation Factor

Forty-six years after the 1971 FBI raid that revealed a Bureau of surveillance, we speak to NYC activist, Keegan Stephan about fighting the same fight…


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

With a month left into his presidency, Potus charges the FBI and the DOJ with a responsibility to bring to justice those who commited these…


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

Julian Bond passed away on Saturday night (Aug. 15)


Martin Luther King Biopic to be Released Christmas Day

The Martin Luther King, Jr. biopic Selma is set to release Christmas Day in select theaters. The Ava DuVernay-produced film will star David Oyelowo, Carmen…


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…


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…


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.


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,…


Never Forget: Rosa Parks Immortalized On U.S. Stamp [Video]

Back in 1998, OutKast gave Rosa Parks a major hip-hop tribute by naming Aquemini's lead single after the civil rights icon. This week, the woman…


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…


MLK Death Balcony To Open As Museum

The National Civil Rights Museum is planning to allow visitors into one of the most iconic sites in American history. The museum is built around…


Is An NBA Team Too White?

The 2012-2013 Minnesota Timberwolves might be the whitest team in the NBA since the heyday of Larry Bird and the Boston Celtics. The Post Game…