Civil Rights Movement

Documents Reveal The FBI Followed Aretha Franklin For 40 Years

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According to a recent report from NPR, a file that was declassified by the FBI shows that the federal agency collected information on the late, legendary singer Aretha Franklin for over four decades via surveillance and fake phone calls in their efforts to fin out how deeply the “Respect” singer was involved in the Civil […]

The Source Magazine Remembers The MOVE 9 Bombing 30 Years Later


Today marks the 30th commemoration of the bombing at 62nd and Osage Avenue in West Philadelphia in 1985 Visit for more information MOVE, which was originally called the Christian Movement for Life, was founded in 1972. Its founder, John Afrika born Vincent Leaphart on July 26, 1931 in the Mantua neighborhood of West Philadelphia, […]

Woman Who Stabbed Dr. Martin Luther King Dies

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If you have read about the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, you would know that in 1958 he was stabbed in Harlem during a book signing. It is believed the woman who stabbed Dr. King, Izola Ware Curry was mentally unstable when she approached King saying she had been looking for him for 5 […]