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You Say You Want a Revolution?
Why none of the candidates are a reflection of the word....


Obama Marks 50th Anniversary of Civil Rights Act
President Obama pays tribute to President Lyndon Johnson who signed the Civil Rights Act into law....


This Day in Black History: Aug. 6, 1965
President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Voting Rights Act....


Ta-Nehisi Coates Says Road to Prison Reform Will Not Be Easy in the US
The author spoke on his Atlantic magazine piece "The Black Family in the Age of Mass Incarceration....


Commentary: Why You Should Go See Selma Today
Ava DuVernay's film is a timely representation of the state of civil rights in America....


Selma Criticized for Negative Portrayal of Lyndon Johnson
Director Ava DuVernay calls the complaints "offensive."...


Ava DuVernay to Preview Selma at Urbanworld Film Festival
Director will share exclusive clips of her upcoming film....


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: July 19, 1971
Patricia Roberts Harris assumes her second cabinet post as Secretary of Health and Human Services....


This Day in Black History: Oct. 2, 1967
Thurgood Marshall was sworn in as the first Black U.S. Supreme Court justice on Oct. 2, 1967....


Commentary: The Kennedy Affection Felt by So Many Black Americans
For Black Americans of a certain era, John F. Kennedy is a highly beloved figure, largely because o...


Commentary: Women's Magazines Matter—For More Than Lipstick and Fashion
A historical issue of Essence reminds us of the power of female voices....


MLK III Reflects on Voting Rights as Congress Honors His Parents
Martin Luther King III came to Washington to receive a posthumous gold medal for his parents, but s...


This Day in Black History: Jan. 17, 1927
Eartha Kitt, the legendary actress and singer, was born Jan. 17, 1927....


Selma Heading Back to Theaters With Two-for-One Ticket Offer
Re-release timed with 50th anniversary of march....


This Day in Black History: Aug. 30, 1967
Thurgood Marshall confirmed as first African-American Supreme Court justice on Aug. 30, 1967....


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


This Day in Black History: Aug. 6, 1965
The Voting Rights Act of 1965 was signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson on Aug. 6, 1965....


This Day in Black History: Dec. 29, 1907
Dr. Robert C. Weaver, the first Black member of a presidential cabinet, is born in Washington, D.C....


Michael Dyson Set Out to Remind Us About the Real Dr. King in Book
The college professor and social commentator talked to BET.com about his book on Dr. King, "April 4...

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