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Black Activism

Angela Davis And Gloria Steinem On The Power Of Revolutionary Movements

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 06.03.2016 | Black Voices

Legendary activists Angela Davis and Gloria Steinem sat onstage opposite each other on Thursday night to take part in a meaningful discussion that was...

This Is What Can Happen When Black Teens Are Allowed To Lead In U.S. Cities

Mic | Lilly Workneh | Posted 02.04.2016 | Black Voices

Twenty-five-year-old Freddie Gray died on April 19, 2015. Seven days before, he was arrested by Baltimore police officers for possession of a switchbl...

Amandla Stenberg Says She 'Identifies As A Black, Bisexual Woman'

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 01.08.2016 | Black Voices

Actress, activist and all-around badass Amandla Stenberg said on Thursday being silenced is a really hard thing to do, which explains why the teen has...

11 Big Accomplishments Black Activists Achieved In 2015

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 12.22.2015 | Black Voices

2015 was a hugely significant year for black America. The movement to make sure black lives matter gained momentum as activists took to streets, camp...

'Life Is Not A White Privilege' T-Shirt Makes Racial Inequality More Visible

The Huffington Post | Aaron Barksdale | Posted 10.09.2015 | Black Voices

The message on a basic white T-shirt proudly displays the importance of black lives with just six simple words: "Life is not a white privilege." Z...

Detroit's New Generation of Activism | Posted 10.02.2015 | Black Voices

As Detroit, the most densely Black city in the country, faces water shutoffs, land grabs, and the displacing impacts of "revitalization," a new generation of activists has emerged to join decades of liberation movements that came before them.

Witness to a "Crisis:" 1950s Black Youth Activism That Propels Many Today

Ravi K. Perry | Posted 05.14.2016 | Politics
Ravi K. Perry

As we approach the anniversary of the landmark decision in Brown v. Board of Education, on May 17th, the story of struggle and progress in Little Rock reminds us of the roots of Black youth activism in American racial history.

For Manning Marable

Howard Winant | Posted 06.04.2011 | Politics
Howard Winant

Manning Marable was a tireless writer and activist. But for the same reasons that he was a black advocate and black thinker, Manning was attuned to the demands of emancipation everywhere.