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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

An Open Letter From Assata Shakur: 'I Am Only One Woman'

An Open Letter From Assata Shakur: ‘I Am Only One Woman’

by Jamilah King on May 6 2013, 10:39AM

The longtime political activist is once again defending herself amid renewed FBI attempts to extradite and imprison her in the United States.

Topics: History, National Security, /NOW

'Sa-I-Gu' Documentary Explores How Korean Women Remember the L.A. Riots

‘Sa-I-Gu’ Documentary Explores How Korean Women Remember the L.A. Riots

by Jorge Rivas on April 29 2013, 5:07PM

Today is the 21st anniversary of the uprising in Los Angeles shortly after the Rodney King trial verdict was announced. “Sa-I-Gu”, Korean for April 29, opens a window on Korean American women in Los Angeles whose stores — and lives…

Topics: History, /NOW

Family Of Missing Brown Student Misidentified as Boston Bomber Issues Statement

Family Of Missing Brown Student Misidentified as Boston Bomber Issues Statement

by Jorge Rivas on April 25 2013, 5:38PM

The statement was published a Facebook page they started to help find their son.

Topics: History, /NOW

The Cherokee Nation's Baby Girl Goes on Trial

The Cherokee Nation’s Baby Girl Goes on Trial

by Aura Bogado on April 24 2013, 9:56AM

The Supreme Court’s hearing about the Indian Child Welfare Act last week had everything to do with tribal sovereignty. Here’s why.

Topics: Baby Veronica, History, Politics

Who Needs to 'Get Informed' on Che Guevara? Jay-Z or Marco Rubio?

Who Needs to ‘Get Informed’ on Che Guevara? Jay-Z or Marco Rubio?

by Jorge Rivas on April 15 2013, 3:00PM

Guevara does have a complex history.

Topics: History, /NOW

Who Was the Real Jackie Robinson?

Who Was the Real Jackie Robinson?

by Jamilah King on April 12 2013, 6:00AM

“42,” the Hollywood film about Jackie Robinson’s first year in the racially segregated major leagues, comes out today. Inside the racial politics and legacy of the baseball trailblazer.

Topics: Arts & Culture, History, Jackie Robinson

What Is Alabama's Problem With the Voting Rights Act?

What Is Alabama’s Problem With the Voting Rights Act?

by Brentin Mock on February 26 2013, 8:46AM

The Supreme Court will hear arguments this week in a case that could deeply gut the historic law. To understand where this is going, it’s crucial to know how we got here.

Topics: Voting Rights, History, Politics, Voting Rights Act

From Selma to the Roberts Court: Reflections on Voting Rights History Photo

From Selma to the Roberts Court: Reflections on Voting Rights History

by Brentin Mock on February 21 2013, 9:36AM

Diane Nash, Dorie Ladner and others who led and joined the March 1965 demonstrations that created the Voting Rights Act speak with Colorlines about their work then—and now.

Topics: Voting Rights, History, Voting Rights Act

A Black History Month Comic

A Black History Month Comic

by Nia King on February 19 2013, 8:30AM

Nia King illustrates her journey through black history month.

Topics: History