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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....


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....


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...


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...


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....


Obama Sees Biggest Divide Since Johnson-Goldwater
President Obama begins to frame the general election with a speech on the nation's economic divide....


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


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...


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: April 10, 1968
The Civil Rights Act of 1968 was passed by Congress, making housing discrimination illegal....


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


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...


Race Enters the Race | News | BET.com
Posted Jan. 14, 2008 – Sen. Hillary Clinton, who’s been getting blasted all over Black America for ...


Shocked by Barack | News | BET.com
Posted Jan. 28, 2008 – Hillary Clinton thought she had it made. :: AD :: After eight years of watch...


Does Obama Need to Find His Inner LBJ?
Critics say Obama may need to get tougher with Congress....


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


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

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