civil rights

With the continuing challenges of Black America in mind, despite our first African-American president, it’s a good time to come together. This year marks the…

North Carolina Attorney Julius Chambers founded the first racially integrated law practice in the southern United States in 1964. Chambers served as the first African…

Debra Simmons, vice-president of the Mississippi Chapter of the National Action Network (NAN), the civil rights organization founded by Rev. Al Sharpton, was violently pushed…

Via topix.com: Investigators  from the U.S. Department of  Education’s Office for Civil Rights will visit Bastrop this week. Read More…

News

 Via: Religion News.Com Find out what her husband’s death, this Inauguration and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. all have in common right here.

A trailblazer of civil rights history, Dr. Benjamin Hooks left a remarkable legacy as the first African-American judge in the South since Reconstruction, the first black appointed to the board of the FCC, and the former executive director of the NAACP. The former Reverend of Greater Memphis Baptist Church and Greater New Mt. Moriah Missionary […]

According to the AP, Gov. Chris Christie has apologized for a remark he made about civil rights but says he’s not sorry for using a slang term to describe a lawmaker who compared him to segregationist Southern governors. http://www.blackamericaweb.com/?q=articles/news/the_black_diaspora_news/36729

Movies

Today see the movie that takes adversity to the skies. Red Tails is the story of the first African American U.S. Fighter Pilots. After completing the southern Tuskegee training project, and having faced military segregation while primarily kept on the ground during World War II, the first African American Fighter Pilots are finally called to […]

Christmas of 1951 was anything but a season of peace for Evangeline Moore. And she’s still looking for peace today. http://www.blackamericaweb.com/?q=articles/news/baw_commentary_news/35772

It is one of the painful ironies of our time that in the same season Martin Luther King Jr.’s memory is finally honored with a memorial in our nation’s capital, the state where he began to lead the civil rights movement is once more the center of an ugly conflict over racial injustice. The passage […]

*Things are more than tense right now across the nation and the globe. The economy is  failing and people all over are being affected. CNN’s Carol Costello had a conversation with PBS host Tavis Smiley and his best man/bud Prof. Cornel West as they harshly criticized the president. http://www.eurweb.com/?p=123816

Today’s words of wisdom comes from Reverend Jesse Jackson, Sr. Reverend Jesse Jackson, Sr. Founder and President Rainbow PUSH Coalition The Reverend Jesse Louis Jackson, Sr., founder and president of the Rainbow PUSH Coalition, is one of America’s foremost civil rights, religious and political figures. Over the past forty years, he has played a pivotal […]