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Martin Luther King Jr.
July 24, 2016
Civil-rights marchers: US still needs to address inequality
A half-century ago, thousands joined a march across Mississippi to challenge a system that condoned violence against black ...
July 23, 2016
WNBA president lauds activism, wishes it was kept off court
WNBA President Lisa Borders applauds the league's players for taking a stance on social issues. She just wishes the activism ...
July 21, 2016
Review: Catchy return of 'Motown: The Musical' on Broadway
Motown. The single word instantly conjures memories and snatches of songs from the many gold records and superstars who came ...
July 19, 2016
#FamousMelaniaTrumpQuotes dominate social media after speech
Social media outlets lit up Tuesday with jokes surrounding the Melania Trump plagiarism allegations, as people mockingly ...
July 14, 2016
Vigil held to mark 1-year anniversary of Sandra Bland death
A candlelight vigil was held in Chicago's Federal Plaza late Wednesday to mark the one-year anniversary of the death of ...
July 14, 2016
5 chosen for National Civil Rights Museum's Freedom Awards
The National Civil Rights Museum says it will bestow its annual Freedom Award on journalist Soledad O'Brien, civil rights ...
July 12, 2016
Trump expects more violence, friction between police, blacks
Donald Trump says he believes relations between police and the nation's African-American community are "far worse" than ...
July 11, 2016
Trump predicts more protest violence to come this summer
Donald Trump said Monday he believes relations between police and the nation's African-American community are "far worse" ...
July 11, 2016
Judge says MLK Bible belongs to civil rights icon's estate
The judge in a dispute over the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Nobel Peace Prize and traveling Bible has ruled the Bible ...
July 10, 2016
At King's church, advice on 21st century social activism
Long-tenured members of Martin Luther King Jr.'s church have some advice for today's social justice activists: You're on the ...
June 25, 2016
Franklin participates in street-renaming ceremony for father
Aretha Franklin has participated in a street-renaming ceremony for her late father at the Detroit church where he was a ...
June 24, 2016
Lewis drama in Congress taken from civil rights playbook
Bernard Lafayette was all smiles as he watched his civil rights comrade John Lewis commandeer the floor of the U.S. House for ...
June 23, 2016
Lewis, who shed blood for civil rights, leads Dems on guns
Rep. John Lewis, who shed blood in Selma for civil rights, sat shoulder to shoulder with fellow Democrats on the House floor ...
June 23, 2016
Al Pacino, the Eagles among Kennedy Center honorees
This year's Kennedy Center honorees include musicians who span genres including pop, rock, gospel, blues, folk and classical ...
June 21, 2016
GOP congressman seeks to block changes to US currency
A Republican congressman is trying to block the Treasury from redesigning U.S. currency, a move that could prevent the ...
June 16, 2016
Judge declines to rule in dispute over MLK Bible, Nobel
An ownership dispute over the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Nobel Peace Prize and traveling Bible is one step closer to trial
June 08, 2016
Modi to Congress: India, US can anchor stability in Asia
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi told the U.S. Congress on Wednesday that the world's two largest democracies can anchor ...
June 05, 2016
AP: Patchy reporting undercuts national hate crimes count
The knock on the door, strong and quick, jolted Barbara Hicks Collins awake. It was the middle of the night. Someone must be ...
June 04, 2016
Obama says Ali shook up the world and left it better off
President Barack Obama, who keeps a pair of boxing gloves worn by Muhammad Ali in his private study off the Oval Office, said ...
May 23, 2016
Officer cleared of all charges in Freddie Gray case
Prosecutors failed for the second time in their bid to hold Baltimore police accountable for the arrest and death of Freddie ...