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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

Russell Simmons is Working With Harriet Tubman's Family on Documentary

Russell Simmons is Working With Harriet Tubman’s Family on Documentary

by Jamilah King on August 19 2013, 4:31PM

And the plot thickens.

Topics: History, /NOW

'Lee Daniels' The Butler' and the History of Black Work at the White House

‘Lee Daniels’ The Butler’ and the History of Black Work at the White House

by Jamilah King on August 16 2013, 7:00AM

While Hollywood turns its gaze to the story of black service workers at the White House, we take a deeper look at just what that history entails.

Topics: History

Six Facts About Harriet Tubman That Have Nothing to Do With Russell Simmons

Six Facts About Harriet Tubman That Have Nothing to Do With Russell Simmons

by Jamilah King on August 15 2013, 10:37AM

Tubman’s life has inspired countless works for art, including poems, comic books, and films.

Topics: History, /NOW

That Time Lee Daniels' 'The Butler' Was Bashed as 'Historical Porn'

That Time Lee Daniels’ ‘The Butler’ Was Bashed as ‘Historical Porn’

by Jamilah King on August 15 2013, 9:12AM

This is what everyone’s gonna be talking about next week.

Topics: History, /NOW

Russell Simmons Apologizes for Harriet Tubman Sex Tape

Russell Simmons Apologizes for Harriet Tubman Sex Tape

by Jamilah King on August 15 2013, 9:00AM

Because apparently slavery is funny now?

Topics: History, /NOW

A Look at San Francisco's Chinatown in the 1950's

A Look at San Francisco’s Chinatown in the 1950’s

by Jamilah King on August 6 2013, 10:47AM

Take a walk down memory lane.

Topics: History, /NOW

The Court's Bizarre 1 Percent Rule

The Court’s Bizarre 1 Percent Rule

by Aura Bogado on July 2 2013, 8:19AM

What the Supreme Court still doesn’t understand about the relationship between the U.S. government and Native nations.

Topics: Baby Veronica, History

Justice Filled the 48 Hours Surrounding Medgar Evers' Assassination

Justice Filled the 48 Hours Surrounding Medgar Evers’ Assassination

by Brentin Mock on June 12 2013, 2:19PM

A chain of events concerning civil rights justice happened within 48 hours of Medgar Evers’ murder.

Topics: History, /NOW

Attorney General Holder Memorializes Civil Rights Patriot Medgar Evers

Attorney General Holder Memorializes Civil Rights Patriot Medgar Evers

by Brentin Mock on June 5 2013, 1:20PM

Attorney General Eric Holder credits Evers along with Marcus Garvey and Malcolm X for civil rights gains in America.

Topics: History, /NOW, Politics

Assata Shakur and a Brief History of the FBI's Most Wanted Lists

Assata Shakur and a Brief History of the FBI’s Most Wanted Lists

by Jamilah King on May 8 2013, 8:07AM

What’s the purpose of the FBI’s lists? Basically, publicity and fear mongering.

Topics: History, National Security

How the Sierra Club Learned to Love Immigration

How the Sierra Club Learned to Love Immigration

by Brentin Mock on May 8 2013, 6:00AM

A racist fringe of the nation’s oldest and largest environmental group lost its battle over immigration. An inside look at the power struggle.

Topics: Environment, History