One the reasons so many of the historical acts of violence against Black people in the United States go unanswered is due to statutes of limitations and other legal barriers to achieving equal justice for these crimes. President Obama is addressing this problem just as he prepares to leave office in 2017.
The United Negro Improvement Association. The Congress of Racial Equity. The Southern Christian Leadership Conference. The Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee. The National Association of Colored Women. The National Association For the Advancement of Colored People. The Black Panther Party.
The list of civic organizations that helped shape the course of racial justice in the 20th century seems almost endless.
This presidential election season has consistently brought up the conversation of race, as it should, and right now, the conversation has turned into a debate, thanks to the award-winning poet and Civil Rights activist, Maya Angelou.
An Arizona court has sided with a transgender woman who was convicted of prostitution simply for walking down the street.
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Civil rights leaders condemned the ambush killings of two New York police officers and expressed fear that the backlash over the murders could derail the peaceful protests that has grown out of the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner.
An Illinois woman is seeking to trademark the last words of a dying New York City man who was killed during an encounter with police.
43-year-old Eric Garner died when an NYPD officer placed him an illegal chokehold during detainment. His last words were, “I can’t breathe.”
BYP100 member and national co-chair Jessica Pierce recently appeared on PBS with a couple of other young activists.
Pierce, who has been involved in activism since her days at University of California at Santa Cruz, talked the importance of youth-led protests, and why she insist of being part of them.
A Ferguson, Missouri police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black teenager will not be indicted for the teen’s murder.
Michael Brown died on Aug. 9 after an encounter with Officer Darren Wilson.
Marion Barry Jr., the civil rights activist who served three terms as mayor of the District of Columbia, has died.
He was 78.