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Mandela, in His Own Words Infographic

Mandela, in His Own Words

by Aura Bogado on December 6 2013, 8:13AM

“The struggle is my life.”

Topics: History, Mandela's Legacy

Obama: We Need 'Targeted Initiatives' to Address Racial Economic Inequality

Obama: We Need ‘Targeted Initiatives’ to Address Racial Economic Inequality

by Brentin Mock on December 4 2013, 3:11PM

President Obama says we’ll need initiatives that target communities that have suffered from historical racial discrimination to combat economic inequality.

Topics: Voting Rights, Economy, History, /NOW, Politics

This (Stolen) Land Is Our Land

This (Stolen) Land Is Our Land

by Aura Bogado on November 12 2013, 7:00AM

The Onondaga Nation was not allowed to bring claims for stolen land in Upstate New York into court until 1974. Now, it’s been told it waited too long.

Topics: History, Politics

Malcolm X's Diary Will Be Published This Week

Malcolm X’s Diary Will Be Published This Week

by Jamilah King on November 11 2013, 10:40AM

But a lawsuit is brewing to stop the book from hitting shelves.

Topics: History, /NOW

It's Been 50 Years Since Malcolm X's 'Message to the Grass Roots'

It’s Been 50 Years Since Malcolm X’s ‘Message to the Grass Roots’

by Aura Bogado on November 8 2013, 10:31AM

Have you heard it?

Topics: History, /NOW

A Re-Make of the Roots Miniseries is On the Way

A Re-Make of the Roots Miniseries is On the Way

by Jamilah King on November 6 2013, 1:39PM

The History Channel has obtained the rights of the one of America’s most popular shows.

Topics: History, /NOW

'12 Years a Slave' In Cinematic Context

‘12 Years a Slave’ In Cinematic Context

by Dexter Gabriel on October 25 2013, 4:29PM

For a society still struggling some 150 years from Emancipation to negotiate a working discourse on slavery and race, ‘12 Years a Slave’ is a visual moment that forces a reexamination of our national past perhaps like no other major film in recent memory.

Topics: '12 Years a Slave', Arts & Culture, History

Watch Fannie Lou Hamer's Testimony at the 1964 Democratic National Covention

Watch Fannie Lou Hamer’s Testimony at the 1964 Democratic National Covention

by Jamilah King on October 7 2013, 9:14AM

The Civil Rights icon’s birthday was this past weekend.

Topics: History, /NOW

New Film Revisits the Tragic 1985 Bombing of MOVE

New Film Revisits the Tragic 1985 Bombing of MOVE

by Michael A. Gonzales on October 1 2013, 3:29PM

The documentary “Let the Fire Burn” explores the lead-up, execution and aftermath of the brutal bombing that killed 11 people and left 250 people homeless.

Topics: History

Sunday Marks the 50th Anniversary of the Birmingham Church Bombing

Sunday Marks the 50th Anniversary of the Birmingham Church Bombing

by Aura Bogado on September 13 2013, 12:20PM

Remembering the four little girls who died as a result of hate.

Topics: History, /NOW

12 Years Later: A Post-9/11 Timeline

12 Years Later: A Post-9/11 Timeline

by Jamilah King on September 11 2013, 12:34PM

South Asian communities remember how profoundly the country has changed.

Topics: History, /NOW

Parting Words From Resigning NAACP President Ben Jealous

Parting Words From Resigning NAACP President Ben Jealous

by Brentin Mock on September 9 2013, 11:28AM

NAACP Legal and Educational Defense Fund also loses civil rights pillar in attorney Debo Adebile, who is now counsel for the U.S. Senate judiciary committee.

Topics: Voting Rights, History, /NOW, Politics

Ask a Slave: An (Actually Funny!) Web Series

Ask a Slave: An (Actually Funny!) Web Series

by Jamilah King on September 4 2013, 10:35AM

Take notes, Russell Simmons.

Topics: History, /NOW

Report From the March on Washington 50th Anniversary Ceremony

Report From the March on Washington 50th Anniversary Ceremony

by Brentin Mock on August 29 2013, 11:00AM

The highs and the lows of yesterday’s commemoration

Topics: Voting Rights, History, March on Washington, /NOW, Politics

Today Also Marks the Anniversary of Emmett Till's Murder

Today Also Marks the Anniversary of Emmett Till’s Murder

by Akiba Solomon on August 28 2013, 1:03PM

The teenager was killed in Money, Miss., for allegedly flirting with a white store clerk

Topics: History, /NOW

The Sounds of Freedom [AUDIO]

The Sounds of Freedom [AUDIO]

by Kai Wright on August 24 2013, 9:35AM

An audio collage from the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.

Topics: History, March on Washington

The 1963 March on Washington in Photos Photo

The 1963 March on Washington in Photos

by Barbara Ransby on August 23 2013, 7:20AM

Historian and author Barbara Ransby takes us beyond “I Have a Dream.”

Topics: History, March on Washington

It's Been 24 Years Since Huey P. Newton Died in Oakland

It’s Been 24 Years Since Huey P. Newton Died in Oakland

by Jamilah King on August 22 2013, 12:28PM

Watch Newton in his own words.

Topics: History, /NOW

An App That Lets You Design Your Own Self-Guided Civil Rights Tour

An App That Lets You Design Your Own Self-Guided Civil Rights Tour

by Jamilah King on August 22 2013, 11:43AM

It could be a reality, but developers need your help.

Topics: History, /NOW

Next Up for Lee Daniels? A Sammy Davis Jr. Biopic

Next Up for Lee Daniels? A Sammy Davis Jr. Biopic

by Jamilah King on August 20 2013, 10:27AM

The director is reportedly turning his attention to his next project.

Topics: History, /NOW