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Civil Rights Activist Amelia Boynton Robinson Dies at 104
Amelia Boynton Robinson, a civil rights activist who nearly died while helping lead the 1965 Selma ...


#CivilRightsTwitter: If Historical Figures Tweeted Today
Twitter has been on 100. From drama surrounding the Black Lives Matter organizers and Bernie Sander...


Ava DuVernay to Receive Freedom Award
The National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis is presenting the honor to the director....


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


First Lady: Education Is Most Important Civil Rights Issue
Michelle Obama pushes education at White House Black History Month event....


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...


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....


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


Bryan Cranston on Heisenberg, Civil Rights and Godzilla
Breaking Bad star talks about his new summer blockbuster....


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...


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


Solange and Dev Hynes Patch Things Up at FYF Fest
Watch the singer rehearse cover of Nina Simone's "To Be Young & Gifted & Black."...


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


Historic Civil Rights Act of 1965 Celebrates a Bittersweet Birthday
The Voting Rights Act of 1965 turns 48 today, and since it was signed into law it has been met with...


What's Next for the Voting Rights Act?
Black leaders discuss the future of the Voting Rights Act....


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...

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