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The Freedom Riders’ Story Will Live On, Forever
An Alabama Greyhound station is converted into a museum to commemorate the historic journey....


The Ride That Wasn’t So “Free” 50 Years Ago
President Obama honored Freedom Riders on the 50th anniversary of their journey....


Alabama Police Chief Apologizes to Rep. John Lewis and Freedom Riders
Rep. John Lewis is moved to tears by apology issued by Montgomery police chief Kevin Murphy for the...


Obama Opens JFK Tribute With Freedom Medals
President Obama awards Freedom Medals to Oprah Winfrey, former President Bill Clinton and others....


Traveling the Freedom Riders' Route
More than 50 years after the Freedom Rides, road trippers can visit museums, some historical marker...


This Day in Black History: May 4, 1961
On May 4, 1961, the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) staged its first “freedom ride” out of Washi...


Throwback Thursday: Rep. John Lewis's Freedom Summer
The iconic Rep. John Lewis recalls being jailed for a good cause....


Does Being Down With the Swirl Make White Men Feel Like Freedom Fighters?
Conservative pundit Ann Coulter opines on race relations....


John Lewis, Civil Rights Icon, Urges Americans to Vote
Congressman John Lewis condemns voter ID laws and urges Americans to vote....


Pat Buchanan Is Getting A Free Ride, While The Media Stews Wright
Posted April 30, 2008 – As Tavis Smiley pointed out on the Bill Maher show recently, while the enti...


Opinion: Jena Rally Is About More Than Six Black Teens!
Posted Sept. 20, 2007 – Could the rally in the tiny town of Jena, La., awaken the Black community –...


This Day in Black History: June 16, 1966
Stokely Carmichael changes the civil rights mantra from "freedom" to "Black Power."...


Commentary: The Farce of the Zimmerman-DMX Boxing Match
George Zimmerman and DMX are planning to fight each other in a celebrity boxing event that can only...


Barbour Sees No Baggage on Race
Mississippi governor seeks to distance himself from segregation....


Barbour: Memory 'Not Much' of MS Civil Rights Era
Mississippi Gov. says he didn't pay attention to news coverage as a teenager....


Vice President Joseph Biden Honors the Civil Rights Movement
Vice President Joseph Biden celebrates Black History Month with African-American leaders....


Casting News: Roles for David Oyelowo, Tessa Thompson and More
Ava DuVernay's Selma fills out its cast....


Commentary: Nonviolent Boycott of Israel Is Just
Israel’s policies for Palestinians amount to apartheid and make a boycott as appropriate as the boy...


Congressman: US should fight Ariz. immigrant law
Congressman: US should fight Ariz. immigrant law...


This Day in Black History: Feb. 21, 1940
Congressman and activist John Lewis was born on Feb. 21, 1940....

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