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Justice Department Probes Baltimore Police-Custody Death
The Justice Department says it has opened a federal investigation after Freddie Gray died of spinal...


Civil Rights Leader Rev. Willie T. Barrow Dies at Age 90
The civil rights community mourns the loss of an icon....


Selma Civil Rights Milestone Marked by First Black President
Obama commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Selma-to-Montgomery marches....


Obama to Focus on Civil Rights Struggles Past and Present
President plans a speech for Saturday in Selma....


This Ain't Your Granddaddy's Civil Rights Movement
A new generation of young activists are protesting a nation that devalues their lives and challengi...


Civil Rights Groups Sue to Get Voter Registration Applications Processed
Georgia secretary of state forced to act on tens of thousands of applications....


Civil Rights Figure: US Divided by Race Again
Ruby Bridges, the first black student to attend a previously all-white New Orleans elementary schoo...


NAACP, SCLC Seek Expansion of Civil Rights Death Law
There has only been one prosecution since the Emmett Till Act was signed in by then-President Georg...


Michael Ealy to Play Civil Rights Activist in New Film
Actor to portray Biloxi doctor who successfully sued Mississippi....


Watch the First Trailer for Ava DuVernay's Selma
David Oyelowo plays Martin Luther King Jr. in the drama....


This Day in Black History: July 2, 1964
President Lyndon Johnson signs the Civil Rights Act of 1964 into law....


This Day in Black History: Oct. 14, 1964
On Oct. 14, 1964, Martin Luther King Jr. received a Nobel Peace Prize for his work in the civil rig...


Civil Rights Leaders Recall the Lasting Inspiration of Nelson Mandela
Wade Henderson and Marc Morial on the parallels between the civil rights movement and apartheid....


Civil Rights Groups Slam GOP Blockade of Black and Female Nominees
Black leaders condemn Senate Republican efforts to block President Obama's judiciary and other nomi...


Civil Rights Luminaries Slam Obama's Georgia Judiciary Picks
Rep. John Lewis and other leaders call on President Obama to withdraw Georgia judiciary nominees....


Civil Rights Groups Band Together to Create a Jobs and Freedom Agenda
Civil rights groups unveil a plan targeting economic, educational, health, criminal justice issues ...


Civil Rights Icon John Lewis to Preach at Shiloh Baptist
John Lewis, icon of the civil rights movement, will deliver the sermon for the 150th anniversary of...


Meek Mill Suing Philadelphia Police Over Drug Bust
The hip hop star files suit claiming 2012 arrest cost him millions....


Ledisi on Selma: I Was Proud and Afraid to Play Mahalia Jackson
The nine-time Grammy nominee talks transforming into the legendary gospel singer for the civil righ...


Freedom House Sees Disturbing Global Decline in Democracy
Global freedom has suffered a disturbing decline with 60 percent of the world's population, or 2.6 ...

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