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Los Angeles County Settles Civil Rights Case With Feds
The nation's largest sheriff's department has agreed to pay $700,000 and a $25,000 penalty to minor...


Rosa Parks Family Reflects on Items at Library of Congress
Civil rights icon's niece says she's glad her belongings found a home....


Lauryn Hill, Jazmine Sullivan Tribute Nina Simone in Live Concert
Singers honor the High Priestess of Soul at New York's Apollo Theater....


Jazmine Sullivan Covers Nina Simone's 'Baltimore'
Jazmine Sullivan covers Nina Simone's 1978 classic....


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....


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...


Oldest National Park Ranger Shares Her History, Passion for Service
Betty Reid Soskin, 93, shares her family history through slavery, segregation, and the Civil Rights...


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...


Creator of the Oprah Winfrey Show Dies at 66
Michael King reportedly contracted a bad infection after returning from a trip overseas....


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


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

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