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Breonna Taylor's family attorney believes the Kentucky attorney general's investigation was a coverup

August 29, 2020

Bayard Rustin was the brains behind the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. 

When the late civil rights pioneer Bayard Rustin was pardoned by the California governor this past February for a...

July 4, 2020

John Lewis: Good Trouble isn’t filmmaker Dawn Porter’s first documentary but just may be the first set to debut with such perfect timing.

The tragic, preventable deaths of George Floyd, Rayshard Brooks...

April 26, 2020

 Atlanta’s Missing and Murdered: The Lost Children, HBO’s five-episode docuseries airing through May 3, is not the first to tackle the horrific Atlanta Child Murders that rocked that city and shook Bl...

April 17, 2020

Mr. Nate could step forward or step back. He was among the most persistent and effective grassroots organizers in Mississippi. Day after day, week after week, month after month, year after year, he bu...

March 23, 2020

Our political atmosphere has grown so toxic in its rhetoric that we are being divided based upon our dissimilarities such as the color of our skin, our country of origin, or who we choose to worship o...

March 23, 2020

 With 2020 in full swing, there are a lot of things that young people should be getting ready for. The presidential election is at the top of everybody’s list, but we cannot forget about the census. T...

Bottom line: We need the census to help our communities thrive. We cannot serve our communities better without knowing which demographic we are serving. By using Census Bureau data, businesses and adm...

In 2012, Octavia Spencer won the Best Supporting Actress Academy Award for playing the maid, Minnie, in the movie The Help. Five years later, Spencer was nominated again for Best Supporting Actress fo...

February 7, 2020

When civil rights and comedic icon Dick Gregory died two years ago, his son, Christian Gregory, was determined his father's legacy would avoid the fate of so many other departed icons.

Standing on the...

December 19, 2019

I was fortunate to be able to participate in the Jamestown to Jamestown journey with the NAACP in August as we commemorated the 400th year of Africans arrival in America, landing in the English settle...

December 9, 2019

The entirety of the African-American experience is the embodiment of resistance and resilience. Our position in this country has always been unwelcomed, illegal. We are the perpetual “other.” This mar...

December 9, 2019

This September, I spoke at the March on Washington Film Festival for the documentary Chisholm ’72 – Unbought & Unbossed, which highlighted Shirley Chisholm’s presidential campaign. As the first Black...

December 9, 2019

 In 1965, playwright and poet Amiri Baraka (b. Leroi Jones) challenged the theatrical status quo by creating the Black Arts Repertory Theatre/School (BARTS) in Harlem. The opening of the theater is co...

December 9, 2019

 My mother was thrilled when she learned she was pregnant with me. When her relationship went sour, she realized that she would have to raise me on her own.

My earliest memories of my mother are that s...

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