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.
Civil rights pioneer Ruby Bridges says the country today looks a lot like it did 54 years ago.
She says the country is a nation with segregated schools and racial tension.
Former CNN host Piers Morgan weighed in on the use of the N-word, and John Legend quickly shut his theory down.
In a column for the Daily Mail titled, “If black Americans want the N-word to die, they will have to kill it themselves,” Morgan called for blacks to eradicate the term as a solution to banning use of the word by all races.