civil rights movement

Following David Dao’s violent removal from a United Airlines plane, many people have rallied around the victim. In a press conference, Dao’s lawyer Thomas Demetrio, insisted, “Dr. Dao, I believe to his great credit, has come to understand that he is the guy, the guy to stand up for all passengers going forward.”  Demetrio added that […]

Sutton died "peacefully" at Saint Joseph Hospital in Atlanta on Saturday, Alta Sutton, the leader's daughter, said.

Whoopi Goldberg is set to produce a film about the life of Emmett Till, the 14-year-old boy who was murdered in 1955.

We all know what a central role the Black church had during the civil rights movement of the 20th century, but what role can it…

The Black community is, in large part, coming together to speak out against the tragedy of Michael Brown’s death in Ferguson, Mo. Many on social…

Franklin McCain was a U.S. civil rights leader who, with three other students, is credited with starting the lunch-counter sit-ins to protest Jim Crow laws…

It was 50 years ago this week that I fell madly in love with Denise McNair. That love was unrequited. If you don’t immediately recognize…

As a co-host for “Keeping it Real with Al Sharpton,” a nationally syndicated radio show, I listened respectfully when a black caller questioned the reasoning…

Gabrielle Union will be at the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington on Saturday but don’t expect to see boyfriend Dwyane Wade there with…

A funeral is set for 11 a.m. Thursday for U.S. District Judge Matthew J. Perry, a giant of a civil rights lawyer who toiled relentlessly to dismantle legal segregation in South Carolina and then went on to become the state’s first black federal judge. Perry died of natural causes Friday just days before his 90th […]

The Civil Rights Movement was a historic time with a long list of remarkable individuals who fought, walked, talked and united for equality for all mankind.  In addition to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. being a standout figure of this movement, there were many before him, with him and people who continue fighting. 

Being Black is not a fashion statement.<more>  It certainly wasn’t fashionable when Dr. King and the others were fighting for the right to drink from the same fountains, use the same restrooms and sit in the same classrooms as our White brothers and sisters.  Lynching wasn’t the “it” thing to do either.  Talk to Emmit […]