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Judge Accepts Derek Chauvin’s Federal Plea Deal

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A federal judge is accepting the plea deal of a former white Minneapolis police officer convicted of killing George Floyd. Visit for more information Derek Chauvin will be sentenced to between 20 to 25 years for violating Floyd’s civil rights. Chauvin was sentenced last year after being convicted of murder in Floyd’s 2020 death. […]

Civil Rights Attorney Files Lawsuit For Victims In Deadly Bronx Fire

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 New lawsuits are being filed that seek justice on behalf of the families killed in last month’s devastating Bronx fire.  Civil rights attorney, Ben Crump is behind the suits which target the building owner and investors over the tragic blaze that killed 17 people, eight of them children.  Visit for more information Reportedly, a […]

Lawsuits Filed Against Landlord Over Deadly Bronx Apartment Fire

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 New lawsuits are being filed that seek justice on behalf of the families killed in last month’s devastating Bronx apartment fire.  Civil rights attorney Ben Crump is behind the suits which target the building owner and investors over the tragic blaze that killed 17 people, eight of them children.  Visit for more information Reportedly, […]

Trump Suggests He’s Done More for Black Americans Than John Lewis

In the President’s exclusive interview with Axios, Donald Trump suggested that he’s done more for Black Americans than Civil Rights icon John Lewis. Trump was asked about the late Congressman during the interview and whether or not he found Lewis “impressive.” Visit for more information “I find a lot of people impressive, I find […]

Advocates Urge Alabama to Rename Edmund Pettus Bridge After John Lewis

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Following the passing of Civil Rights activist John Lewis on Friday politicians and citizens have advocated for the Edmund Pettus Bridge to be renamed after the late congressman. Visit for more information Lewis was a civil rights icon in the height of the 1960’s known for giving an opening speech at the March on […]

Facebook Audits Itself and Catches a Civil Rights Fade

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On Wednesday, Facebook released the results of a two-year long audit and they were not good. Visit for more information According to the report, the company made decisions that “represent significant setbacks for civil rights.” Carried out by civil rights attorney Laura W. Murphy, and the law firm Relman Colfax, the team conducted interviews […]

Malcolm X Would Have Been 95 Years Old Today and His Message is Louder Than Ever

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Social activist and spiritual leader, El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz, better known as Malcolm X, would have been 95 years old today. Visit for more information As we approach his centennial, it is appropriate to point out how relevant his message is now, decades later. The Beginning With an incredible transformation story that has inspired generations, […]

Civil Rights Leader Reverend Joseph Lowery Passes Away at 98


Civil rights leader Reverend Joseph Lowery has passed away at 98 due to natural causes on Friday, according to family members.   Visit for more information Nicknamed the Dean of the Civil Rights Movement, Reverand Joeseph Lowery was an American minister and founder of the Southern Christan Leadership Conference alongside Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. […]

Happy Birthday To The Late, Great Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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Happy Birthday Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Visit for more information Born January 15, 1929, Civil Rights activist Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. would’ve turned 91 Years old today; as we celebrate the day of his birth almost 47 years after he was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee. Born to Martin Luther King, Sr. and […]

Civil Rights Activist Rosa Parks Gets Her Own Barbie Doll


“Taking risks. Changing rules. Paving the way for generations.” That’s what the Barbie brand captioned their Instagram photo showing their new line of “Inspiring Women” dolls. Among the new line of dolls is Civil Rights Activist Rosa Parks. Visit for more information Parks became an icon in civil rights history when in 1955 the […]

Al Sharpton Slams Donald Trump at Aretha’s Funeral for Saying she Worked for him

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While giving a heart filled speech at Aretha Franklin’s funeral Al Sharpton took the time to drag  Donald Trump for his recent comments in regards to the late Queen of Soul. Visit for more information Immediately after Franklin’s death on Aug.16 at the age of 76, Trump paid tribute to the artist by saying, […]

The Aaron Schlossberg Apology Tour: Too Little, Too Late?


There’s nothing left to do but apologize when it all falls down, and that’s just what social pariah Aaron Schlossberg is doing right about now. Visit for more information Karma has come full circle for the embattled lawyer. After not just one, but a series of racist rants have come to light, Schlossberg is starting to feel […]

Kendrick Lamar’s “Element” Video Inspiration By Legendary Photog Gordon Parks On Exhibition In NYC


The Gordon Parks Foundation announced the opening of ELEMENT, a new exhibition on view at the Foundation’s exhibition space from December 1 through February 10 showcasing Gordon Parks photographs that inspired rapper Kendrick Lamar’s music video “Element” from his album, DAMN. Visit for more information Lamar, known for using powerful images in his music […]

Al Sharpton Plans to Help Meek the Same Way he Helped Tupac in Jail

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Al Sharpton made the first move in an attempt to help free Meek Mill. Visit for more information The civil rights activist met with the rapper’s attorney Joe Tacopina, who are both attempting to replace Meek’s controversial judge Genece Brinkley. Tacopina is trying to convince officials that the judge had a personal vendetta against him because […]

Comedian And Activist Dick Gregory Passes Away At 84


Dick Gregory, the comedian and civil rights crusader, died Saturday. He was 84. Visit for more information His family announced the news on his public Facebook page. “It is with enormous sadness that the Gregory family confirms that their father, comedic legend and civil rights activist Mr. Dick Gregory departed this earth tonight in […]

Black Lives Matter Protest Shut Down London City Airport


Tuesday morning a group of nine Black Lives Matter protesters stormed the only runway at London City Airport, put up a tripod and locked themselves in together in an effort to bring their cause to light. Visit for more information This time around, the protests weren’t the aftermath of the shocking death or unjust […]

“Mississippi Burning” Case Closed After 52 Years

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Attorney General Jim Hood has announced the FBI’s decision to close the haunting case surrounding the death of three young civil rights workers, at the hands of the Ku Klux Klan more than five decades after the three men were killed. “The FBI, my office and other law enforcement agencies have spent decades chasing leads, […]

The Sanders-Clinton Gap Continues to Narrow in South Carolina


Bernie Sanders is being outfitted with a following of Black supporters, activists, and leaders getting stronger and stronger with each passing second. Visit for more information It was no more than 10 days ago that Hillary Clinton revealed a $125 billion plan to counter systemic racism and support poor, minority communities while speaking in Harlem. A shrewd and timely maneuver […]

Meet The First Black Woman To Ever Run For President

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Before Barack and Hillary, there was Shirley. Visit for more information It was in 1972 that Shirley Chisholm, the first African American Congresswoman, declared her candidacy for President of the United States, making her both the first woman and the first African-American to do so. Seeking the Democratic nomination, Chisholm was up against politicians […]

‘MLK Day’ Celebrates Dr. King’s Legacy And His Many Contributions To Civil Rights

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On Monday [January 18, 2016] the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights will join the nation in celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King‘s legacy and his many contributions to civil rights. Visit for more information Between 1957 and 1968, Dr. King journeyed over six million miles and spoke over twenty-five hundred times for the advancement of […]