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Civil Rights Anthem “We Shall Overcome” Now Subject Of Major Lawsuit

Federal court asked to place iconic song in the public domain

One of the most iconic protest songs of the Civil Rights movement, ‘We Shall Overcome’…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Black History Month: American Girl Launching Civil Rights-Era Doll

Melody tells children story of everyday people as part of fighting for equality in the 1960s

In celebrating Black History Month and its 30th anniversary, American Girl is introducing a doll…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Black History Canada: 8 Famous and Influential Northern Neighbors of Color

Famous and influential leaders in heatlhcare, politics, sports, and more

In celebrating Black History Month, here’s a snapshot of black Canadian leaders who have made…

By Janell Hazelwood

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A Closer Look At Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s March on Washington

Dr. King advocated for economic as well as racial equality

When people think of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s March on Washington, they may…

By Stacey Tisdale

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Civil Rights icon Rosa Parks

Rosa Parks’ Family Loses Legal Battle With Target

Big-box retailer was accused of violating the Civil Rights icon's name and likeness

On Monday, Jan. 4, the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals got to review the dismissal…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Young People’s Project Empowers Youth with Math Skills

Only the numerate need apply

The Young People’s Project, a math literacy and social change organization, has 500 high school…

By Robin White Goode

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Uniting for Activism: Usher, Harry Belafonte Spark Vital Chat on Driving Change

Bridging the gap, the two talk education, Civil Rights Movement and Black Lives Matter

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Entertainer Usher and legendary actor and activist Harry Belafonte sat down recently during an…

By Janell Hazelwood

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National Voter Registration Day: How You Can Advocate and Participate

More than 600 events set to host today across the nation

Today is National Voter Registration Day (NVRD), a time when voting advocates nationwide are taking…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Remembering Julian Bond As A Champion of Black Enterprise

A consummate journalist, Bond understood the importance of black-owned media as a voice of empowerment and self-determination for African Americans.

Against a backdrop of activism and achievement, it could be easy to forget that Bond…

By Earl G. Graves, Sr.

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Journey for Justice: NAACP and Activism Organizations Conclude 860-Mile March

Participants and supporters commemorate completion via social

The NAACP along with other organizations and leaders have hosted series of demonstrations, teach-ins and…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Lt. Calvin Spann, Tuskegee Airman and Pilot, Dies

Congressional Gold Medal honoree leaves legacy of breaking racial barriers

Spann became an original airman and fighter pilot with the 100th Fighter Squadron of the…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Frank Petersen, First African American Marine Aviator, Dies

Pioneer had successful post-military career in corporate America

Frank Petersen, the first African American marine aviator, died this week according to reports. He…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Louis Stokes, Ohio’s First Black Congressman, Dies

Attorney and civil rights advocate leaves legacy of forging change for minorities and disenfranchised

Louis Stokes, Ohio’s first African-American Congressan, died late Tuesday. He was 90.

By Janell Hazelwood

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Julian Bond, Civil Rights Leader and Activist, Dies

Former chairman of NAACP leaves legacy of leadership and service to the disenfranchised

The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) announced Bond’s death Sunday, Aug. 16, indicating he died…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Today Marks Anniversary of Los Angeles Riots of 1965

More than 34 lives were lost and there was over $40 million in property damages

Fifty years ago in 1965, a traffic stop in Los Angeles changed history and sparked…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Reviving Black History: New Virtual Project Gives Archive a Makeover

Freedmen's Bureau Project will make millions of records of freed slaves available to the public

Freedmen’s Bureau Project will make thousands of records of freed slaves readily available to the…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act: How the Legislation Impacts Young Minorities Today

President Obama and civil rights leaders shining light on importance of restoring provision of the act to protect minorities

Activists are calling for expansion of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, and President Obama…

By Janell Hazelwood

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New Book Tells Stories of Black Pioneers in Space Program

'We Could Not Fail: The First African Americans in the Space Program' talks being black in NASA during its early days

A newly released book profiles 10 African American space workers who were pioneers in their…

By Joel Lyons

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MLB’s Annual Civil Right’s Game To Air On ‘Jackie Robinson Day’

MLB honors Civil Rights Movement and Jackie Robinson

MLB honors the legacies of the Civil Rights Movement and Jackie Robinson’s contributions to baseball…

By Michael Tolbert

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Selma For Students: Making the Dream Real For A New Generation

How the "children" of Dr. King's Dream raised more than $2 million and made more than 300,000 tickets available to students in more than 30 cities.

How the “children” of Dr. King’s Dream raised more than $2 million and made more…

By Earl G. Graves, Sr.

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