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This Day In History: Nelson Mandela Released from Prison

Today marks the 25th anniversary of his release

Today marks the 25th anniversary of Nelson Mandela‘s release from prison, a great day in…

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This Day in History: Freed Black Slaves Set Sail on the ‘Mayflower of Liberia’

On Feb. 6, 1820, the Mayflower of Liberia journeyed to Africa

On Feb. 6, 1820, a group of more than 85 free men and women, former…

By Cristie Leondis

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Comcast Celebrates Black History Month, Recognizing African American Innovators

The two-part series features past leaders and today's tech entrepreneurs

Comcast is honoring Black History Month by celebrating and recognizing various African American innovators in…

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This Day in History: Rosa Parks is Born

The Civil Rights activist would be 102 today

We are now on the fourth day of Black History Month, and on this special…

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This Day in History: First Black Student Enrolls at University of Alabama

Autherine Lucy faced riots and threats to her life, all to desegregate the university

By this day, Autherine Lucy was taking her first classes, facing tremendous challenges, as the…

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This Day in History: Ernest Just Recieves the Spingarn Medal for Strides in Science

As Black History Month is upon us, let us reflect on past leaders

Scientist Ernest Just was received with the Spingarn Medal 101 years ago today.

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Civil Rights Today: 15 Empowering Songs That Promote Freedom and Justice

As we're nearing Black History Month, add these hot picks to your playlist

Martin Luther King Jr.’s lives on 365 days per year. Empower yourself with this take-charge,…

By Cristie Leondis

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Justice Department to Reportedly Clear Darren Wilson of Civil Rights Charges

FBI investigation reportedly finds no evidence to support charges

Justice Department to reportedly clear officer Darren Wilson of civil rights charges in the fatal…

By Courtney Connley

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President Obama to Visit Selma in Honor of 50th Anniversary of Civil Rights Marches

President's visit will highlight the importance of the Voting Rights Act of 1965

White House officials report that President Obama will visit Selma in honor of the 50th…

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Black History Month: 7 Cool, Must-See Civil Rights Landmarks and Tours

From the East Coast to the West, these are spots you and the family won't want to miss

Here are seven must-see Civil Rights landmarks. From the Rosa Parks bus to the MLK…

By Cristie Leondis

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How Tech Companies Honored MLK Day

With diversity a major issue, many acknowledged but most did not close doors to commemorate

The lack of diversity in Silicon Valley, as well as the technology industry in general,…

By Patrick Austin

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Oprah and ‘Selma’ Cast Marched in Alabama on MLK Day

Oprah, Ava DuVernay, Common and other stars celebrate esteemed leader in unity

To honor Martin Luther King, Jr., the Selma cast marched in Selma, Alabama Sunday, Jan.…

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Ball State University Students Turn Retired Bus Into Civil Rights Museum

The exhibit will feature past leaders

A group of students from Ball State University have transformed a retired bus into a…

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The Boss Moves of Martin Luther King Jr.

Take notes on the brave career moves of the most important Civil Rights leader in black history, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

What is your greatest memory of MLK?

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Ava DuVernay and Lorraine Toussaint Talk ‘Selma’ on Women of Power TV

All-new episode of female empowerment and inspiration to air this weekend

Director Ava DuVernay and actress Lorraine Toussaint talk “Selma” on an all new episode of…

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Civil Rights Group Starts Petition to Get Sony Executive Fired

Color of Change petitions to get Amy Pascal terminated for leaked email comments

Civil rights group, ColorOfChange.org, has started an online petition to get Sony executive, Amy Pascal,…

By Courtney Connley

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Oprah Announces Month-Long Celebration to Honor Civil Rights Legends

Throughout January, exclusive programming will feature the legends

Earlier today, the Oprah Winfrey Network announced that as January approaches, there will be continual…

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Ladies of Legacy: Dorothy Height

"Godmother of the Civil Rights Movement" fought for equality for African Americans and women

Civil rights activist and Black Enterprise Legacy Award recipient Dorothy Height would be proud of…

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Twitter Eulogizes Eric Garner With #ICantBreathe

Shocked and dismayed, public unites behind a human rights cause

Another grand jury verdict, another sad tragedy. Twitter eulogizes the late Eric Garner with the…

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Harry Belafonte, Steve McQueen and More Attend Andrew Goodman Hidden Hero Awards

Hollywood vet presents legendary director with Media Hero Award

Harry Belafonte, Steve McQueen and more get recognized at the Andrew Goodman Hidden Hero Awards

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