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Civil Rights Activists

50 Years After ‘Bloody Sunday': Remembering The Activists Behind The Scenes

Colorlines | Jamilah King | Posted 03.06.2015 | Black Voices

The name “Selma” is indelibly etched into America’s political and cultural lexicon. That’s been the case since March 7, 1965 when the country ...

Three Years After Trayvon Martin, A New Civil Rights Movement Grows In Strength

The Guardian | Lauren Gambino and Oliver Laughland | Posted 03.02.2015 | Black Voices


Death at the Heart of Life

Malcolm Boyd | Posted 01.26.2014 | Religion
Malcolm Boyd

A few weeks before his death, Jon and I were with Martin Luther King Jr. at a small gathering in Selma, Alabama. King asked Jon and me -- and a dozen or so others -- to speak briefly about our feelings and problems within the civil rights movement.

One More Step Towards Statehood?

The Huffington Post | Chelsea Kiene | Posted 02.05.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Abolitionist and civil rights activist Frederick Douglass is preparing for a new home in the nation’s Capitol. Or rather, the bronz...

Big Bank Threatening Foreclosure On Elderly Civil Rights Activist During MLK Campaign

Posted 02.07.2012 | Business

In the midst of a campaign to help "fulfill" the "vision" of Martin Luther King Jr., JPMorgan Chase has come under fire for threatening to evict an el...

Trymaine Lee

The Rebirth Of Rev. Al Sharpton | Trymaine Lee | Posted 12.19.2011 | Black Voices

At 57, the Rev. Al Sharpton is a long way from the young, overweight firebrand and street activist, known for his perfectly coiffed 'do and his closet...

Is Ruby Dee Dead?

AP | Posted 01.09.2012 | Home

NEW YORK — Contrary to a flood of tweets overnight, Ruby Dee is very much alive. Jeffrey Leavitt, representative for the 87-year-old actress an...

Will Politicians Listen to Pastors?

Jim Wallis | Posted 09.13.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

Our country is in the midst of a clash between two competing moral visions, between those who believe in the common good, and those who believe individual good is the only good. It's time our leaders in Washington listen to someone other then themselves.

Barbour-Backed Civil Rights Museum Approved By Mississippi Lawmakers

AP | By SHELIA BYRD | Posted 06.04.2011 | Politics

JACKSON, Miss. -- Lawmakers on Monday approved a bill authorizing the multimillion-dollar construction of two new Mississippi museums – one devo...