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July 13, 2016
Dallas sniper attack recalls 1973 slayings in New Orleans
The gunman was a black former military man who targeted white police at a time of social unrest. The chaos and confusion led ...
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 24, 2016
Obama names Stonewall national monument; 1st for gay rights
President Barack Obama created the first national monument to gay rights on Friday, designating the site of the Stonewall ...
June 05, 2016
Ali remembered in Muslim world as champ, voice of change
Of all Muhammad Ali's travels, his 1964 trip to Egypt was perhaps the most symbolic, bringing him face to face with President ...
June 01, 2016
5 decades after China's Cultural Revolution, a few say sorry
As a teenager, Wang Keming felt nothing but contempt for the older peasant his village singled out for collective persecution ...
May 16, 2016
China's state media make rare remarks on Cultural Revolution
China's official media reaffirmed on Tuesday the Communist Party's longstanding judgment that the Cultural Revolution was a ...
May 15, 2016
China barely notes start of Cultural Revolution 50 years ago
Exactly 50 years ago, China embarked on what was formally known as the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution, a decade of ...
May 03, 2016
Obama to name Stonewall 1st national monument for gay rights
New York's iconic Stonewall Inn, where the modern gay rights movement took root, will become the first national monument ...
May 02, 2016
McCartney: 1957 desegregation crisis inspired 'Blackbird'
Paul McCartney says he met with two of the women who integrated Little Rock's Central High School, saying the 1957 crisis ...
April 22, 2016
Nina Simone defied genre, new films may inspire exploration
Coming so closely on the heels of the Oscar-nominated documentary "What Happened, Miss Simone?" the controversial new Nina ...
April 19, 2016
The Latest: Salt Lake City votes to name road for gay leader
The Latest on the proposal to rename a street in Salt Lake City after pioneering gay leader Harvey Milk (all times local): ...
April 13, 2016
Despite court ruling, China gay rights movement makes gains
For years, Chen Tiantian could only read about the gay rights movement in faraway places. She knew that there were activists ...
March 31, 2016
Anti-abortion movement unified in swift rebuke of Trump
Donald Trump's remark that women getting abortions were they to be banned should be punished drew swift, unified condemnation ...
March 18, 2016
Civil rights tour comes amid heated political climate
After weeks of blacks and whites squaring off at presidential rallies during this vitriolic campaign season, a bipartisan, ...
March 05, 2016
Spain: Pro-independence Basque leader greeted by thousands
Thousands of Basque separatist sympathizers held a rally in northern Spain on Saturday celebrating the release from prison ...
March 02, 2016
The Latest: Elton John, Katy Perry rally for Clinton
The Latest on Campaign 2016 in the wake of Super Tuesday results that gave Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary ...
February 25, 2016
In Chicago, Sanders found his place in civil rights movement
Bernie Sanders was in his first year at the University of Chicago, 20 and with a thick New York accent, when he took to the ...
February 16, 2016
AP Interview: Sanders' brother shares political odyssey
These are exciting times for Larry Sanders, a stalwart Green Party campaigner in Oxford, England. He's just been appointed ...
January 24, 2016
Italian comedian who started political party back to stage
Italian comic Beppe Grillo is returning to the stage with a new show next month, but will continue his involvement in ...