As often happens, history is a lot more complicated than the way historians have portrayed it. Oliver Brown was reluctant to take on Kansas' Board of Ed, and the Black population of Topeka resisted integration themselves.
At a moment when there is a longstanding heated debate over how artists and pop culture figures should engage in social activism, the life and career of musical legend Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington offers a model of how to do it right.
UPDATED: Racist Ref Banned For Now, After Forcing HS Wrestling Student Into Cutting Locs, But What About Everyone Else?
Alan Maloney is benched from referee duties as a civil rights organization investigates his actions: forcing a Black high school wrestler to choose between competing and having his locs cut off before an entire crowd.
It literally seems like the only standard to be appointed by the Trump administration is to be a terrible human being.
Aretha Franklin, Marian Anderson, Eleanor Roosevelt and the Politics of Mink.
Frederick Douglass claims the message of the psalmist's Song of Exile for enslaved African Americans.
Chris Hayes sheds light on the ICE policy of tearing kids away from asylum seeking parents, leading to over 1500 kids being LOST.
Viola Desmond refused to sit in the colored section of a movie theatre in 1946 and went to jail for it.
This case was an example of fascism under the Trump DOJ. It was also a victory for constitutional rights.
Only a fool would say Trump is winning the "hearts and minds of black America."
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