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


Visit for more information 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 […]

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


Civil rights icon Jesse Jackson spoke in Birmingham, Al. this weekend, addressing the ongoing need for equal rights Visit for more information 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 […]

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


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 Visit for more information On this day nearly six decades ago, Rosa Parks got on that fateful bus. She was on her way to a […]

Can You Record the Police? Yes, You Can!


As we all know, St. Louis, Missouri has been under siege for days now, following the shooting death of yet another unarmed young black man by police, Michael Brown.  Protests have inevitably followed, prompting a shocking response from police, heavily outfitted with body armor, assault rifles, and military equipment, such as tanks.  With mainstream media’s coverage […]

Controversial Curfew Law Goes Into Effect in Baltimore

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One of the toughest curfew laws in the country went into effect last night, in Baltimore. Visit for more information The Baltimore City Council passed the controversial law requiring children and some teens to be in by 9 PM back in June. Proponents of the law argue that it will prevent children and teens […]

The Civil Rights Act of 1964 Turns 50

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The Source Magazine pays tribute The Civil Rights Act of 1964, which was signed into law 50 years ago today. Visit for more information Fifty years ago today, The Civil Rights Act of 1964 was signed into law which outlaws discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin in The United States […]

Bill Russell Defends Gay Athletes, Says Ability Is The Only Thing That Matters

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Bill Russell recently participated in a panel discussion at this year’s Civil Rights Summit. Visit for more information While speaking on a panel about sports and race, Russell reflected on the struggles black athletes faced in the 1960s and compared it to the current fight for equality and acceptance being faced by gay athletes. […]

NSA Whistleblower Edward Snowden Speaks at SXSW

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Edward Snowden make first appearance in months at South By Southwest Conference, via streaming video. Visit for more information A day before President Obama showed “hey look I have a pretty good sense of humor” his quiet arch nemesis Edward Snowden – the man who last summer exposed massive breaches of American rights made […]

Fat Albert Made a Way For The New Generation?

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There are those times in history that changed our society forever. Civil Rights is one of those movements that changed everything when it comes to racism and double standards for black people. Even if black cartoon characters were shown in programs through 1900 to 1960, they were reduced to racism. Until the Civil Rights movement […]

Folk Singer/Activist Pete Seeger Dead at 94

The man partially responsible for folk classics like “If I Had a Hammer,” ”Turn, Turn, Turn,” ”Where Have All the Flowers Gone” and “Kisses Sweeter Than Wine” has died. Pete Seeger was 94 years old. Visit for more information Both an activist and a musician, Seeger sang against Hitler and nuclear power. In 2011, he […]

Ignorance Is Bliss For Dasha Zhukova

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Visit for more information On a day such as Martin Luther King, Jr. Day it is hard for some to believe that racism still exists. In fact amongst many African Americans there is still a heated debate on every day racism and if it really does still exist. In the picture above we see […]

Free Lynn Stewart!


Visit for more information Famed defense lawyer Lynn Stewart and supporters seek her freedom due to health concerns Activists, family and friends alike are pushing to have abolitionist attorney Lynn Stewart’s sentence commuted, thereby granting her an early release from prison, so she can better deal with the debilitating disease ravaging her body. Advertisement […]

Remembering Malcolm X

  Visit for more information Dear Friends: Advertisement On this day, 47 years ago, a great man of integrity, wisdom and courage was martyred in Harlem at the place formerly known as the Audobon Ballroom and now, The Malcolm X and Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial & Educational Center. El Haj Malik El-Shabazz, a.k.a. Malcolm […]

Celebrating The Dedication Of The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial

Visit for more information As we celebrate the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. we remember everything he stood for and the legacy he left us with. Check out an exclusive story written covering the National Monument honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, written by a daughter of Malcolm X, Ilyasah Shabazz. The Source […]