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October 21, 2020
Review: Shemekia Copeland's take on 2020 turmoil falls short
Shemekia Copeland, “Uncivil War" (Alligator) The best protest songs come from a deep well of outrage, connecting with a ...
October 20, 2020
Billy Porter helps examine origins of gay rights movement
Billy Porter is busy, pandemic or not. He’s just appeared in a virtual play about nurses on the front lines. His series ...
October 17, 2020
After Lebanese revolt's fury, waning protests face long road
A year ago, hundreds of thousands of Lebanese took to the streets protesting taxes and a rapidly deteriorating economic ...
October 14, 2020
'Driving While Black' shows history of US Black motorists
A new film examines the history of African Americans driving on the road from the Great Depression to the height of the Civil ...
October 12, 2020
Black churches mobilizing voters despite virus challenges
For the Rev. Jimmy Gates Sr., the 2008 presidential election year was one to remember — and not just because it yielded a ...
October 09, 2020
Trump administration targets diversity hiring by contractors
American companies promising to hire more Black employees in leadership roles and teach their workforce about racism are ...
September 28, 2020
Poland rejects international criticism over LGBT rights
Polish leaders on Monday rejected suggestions that LGBT people are deprived of any of their rights in the country, after an ...
September 24, 2020
Hong Kong activist Wong arrested over unauthorized assembly
Hong Kong pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong said he was arrested again Thursday for allegedly participating in an ...
September 19, 2020
Thai protesters' rally pushes demands for democratic reforms
Thousands of demonstrators defied police warnings and occupied a historic field in Thailand’s capital on Saturday to support ...
September 16, 2020
Senators seek highest civilian honor for Till and his mother
Congress should give the nation’s highest civilian honor posthumously to Emmett Till and his mother, Mamie Till-Mobley, a ...
September 13, 2020
Mali opposition opposes junta proposal on transition period
Divisions deepened between Mali's military coup leaders and the country's political opposition movement on Sunday after the ...
September 09, 2020
North Carolina home of Nina Simone gets permanent protection
The childhood home of iconic musician and civil rights activist Nina Simone will be indefinitely preserved in North Carolina.
September 06, 2020
Summer of protest: Chance for change, but obstacles exposed
Memorial Day brought the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police, prompting hundreds of thousands of ...
September 06, 2020
Unions threaten work stoppages amid calls for racial justice
Ahead of Labor Day, unions representing millions across several working-class sectors are threatening to authorize work ...
August 18, 2020
Biden ally Clyburn brings civil rights legacy to DNC
In October 1960, a young James Clyburn gathered with other students and the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. as frustrations ...
July 27, 2020
Body of civil rights icon John Lewis crosses Selma bridge
The late U.S. Rep. John Lewis crossed the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama, for the final time Sunday as remembrances ...
July 19, 2020
14 hours later, Trump says he is 'saddened' by Lewis' death
In the hours after the death of American civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis, President Donald Trump took to Twitter to retweet ...
July 18, 2020
Religious faith was a lifelong constant for Rep. John Lewis
From his childhood, when he preached to chickens in the dirt-poor South, to his decades as a moral force in Congress, ...
July 02, 2020
Movement for Black Lives plans virtual national convention
Spurred by broad public support for the Black Lives Matter movement, thousands of Black activists from across the U.S.
June 29, 2020
BET Awards highlight Black voices as artists turn political
The BET Awards served as an extension of the voices of Black people protesting in the streets about the inequalities Black ...