civil rights

It’s no secret that some of the nation’s school can be unsafe, even dangerous. To address that issue – and solve for others – the…

President Obama has nominated a former Mumia Abu-Jamal lawyer, Debo Adegbile, to head up the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice. The nomination…

On the day the nation remembered the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy‘s assassination, former ambassador and civil rights warrior Andrew Young weighed in on his…

Benjamin Crump is an attorney from Florida who represents Trayvon Martin‘s family and is an advocate for civil rights. He is partner in his own…

Debra Simmons, vice-president of the Mississippi Chapter of the National Action Network (NAN), the civil rights organization founded by Rev. Al Sharpton, was violently pushed…

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — When civil rights activist Ray Robinson arrived at Wounded Knee in April 1973 to stand alongside Native Americans in their fight…

Jesse Jackson talks about the vanishing middle class and what's at stake during the upcoming presidential elections.

New Jersey Governor, Chris Christie , is being criticized by Black leaders for comparing the Civil Rights movement to gay marriage in a  recent statement where he said he would veto a gay marriage bill and called for a referendum. Christie said, “I think people would have been happy to have a referendum on civil […]

Tiawanda Moore (pictured) has filed a suit against the city of Chicago, after she was arrested for secretly recording a police officer asking her not to file a charge against his co-worker for touching her inappropriately. SEE ALSO: White Students Yell N-Word While Beating Asian Student Moore, 21, called in to report an officer who’d […]

NEW YORK-Robert L. Carter, a federal judge who helped form the case against segregation in the historic Brown Vs. Board Of Education Supreme Court trial has died at age 94 after complications from a stroke. Carter was part of Thurgood Marshall’s NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund as a lawyer and helped win the historic […]