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

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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.” “I find a lot of people impressive, I find a lot of people not […]

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. Lewis was a civil rights icon in the height of the 1960’s known for giving an opening speech at the March on Washington where Martin Luther King […]

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. 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 with more than 100 civil […]

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. 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, Malcolm X’s legacy is rooted […]

Civil Rights Leader Reverend Joseph Lowery Passes Away at 98

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Civil rights leader Reverend Joseph Lowery has passed away at 98 due to natural causes on Friday, according to family members.   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. Lowery was the pastor of […]

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

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Happy Birthday Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 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 Alberta Williams King, Dr. King […]

Civil Rights Activist Rosa Parks Gets Her Own Barbie Doll

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“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. Parks became an icon in civil rights history when in 1955 the then 42-year-old refused to give […]

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

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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. 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 the after effects of his […]

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

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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. Lamar, known for using powerful images in his music videos, directly references and revives […]

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

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

Al Sharpton made the first move in an attempt to help free Meek Mill. 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 he didn’t leave Roc Nation […]

Comedian And Activist Dick Gregory Passes Away At 84

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Dick Gregory, the comedian and civil rights crusader, died Saturday. He was 84. 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 Washington, DC,” his son Christian […]

Black Lives Matter Protest Shut Down London City Airport

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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. This time around, the protests weren’t the aftermath of the shocking death or unjust treatment of a Black individual […]

“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

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Bernie Sanders is being outfitted with a following of Black supporters, activists, and leaders getting stronger and stronger with each passing second. 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 by the former Secretary of […]

Meet The First Black Woman To Ever Run For President

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Before Barack and Hillary, there was Shirley. 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 like George McGovern and Hubert […]

Watch Common And John Legend Wow The Oscars With Their “Glory” Performance

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Right before accepting the Oscar for Best Original Song, John Legend and Common unleashed the most riveting performance of the Awards’ evening In what was unquestionably the most talked about performance of the night, John Legend and Common‘s “Glory” performance received the longest standing ovation that the Academy Awards have seen in quite some time. […]

Jesse Jackson Makes Stop In Birmingham To Discuss Fight For Equal Rights

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Civil rights icon Jesse Jackson spoke in Birmingham, Al. this weekend, addressing the ongoing need for equal rights Former Presidential candidate and civil rights activist Reverend Jesse Jackson discussed a number of issues during his Saturday night press conference at Birmingham’s Bethel Missionary Baptist church. These topics included voting rights and equal opportunity employment, however, […]

Rosa Parks ‘Transformed A Nation’ On This Day In 1955

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A 42 year old African-American woman who worked as a seamstress, boarded Montgomery City bus to go home from work, only to be denied her right to sit down On this day nearly six decades ago, Rosa Parks got on that fateful bus. She was on her way to a meeting at her local N.A.A.C.P. […]