Social Justice

The shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin took place five years in Sanford, Fla., igniting a flurry of activism and discussion on race matters in America. The tragic shooting at the hands of volunteer night watchman George Zimmerman and his 2013 acquittal gave birth to the Black Lives Matter movement, along with a renewed focus […]

Tamika D. Mallory entered the social justice arena in a heartbreaking way. She has firsthand experience with the scourge of gun violence. The New York City native, now 36, lost her son’s father, Jason Ryans, to gun violence. Her son was a toddler at the time. That and the fact that her parents were founding […]

Longtime activist and former chairwoman of the Black Panther Party Elaine Brown didn’t mince words when it came to characterizing the Black Lives Matter movement. She says the movement’s slogan “hands up, don’t shoot” is grounded in a “plantation mentality.” The harsh criticism of the movement came in an interview with the U.K. site Spiked-online. When […]

Harry Belafonte's 'Many Rivers to Cross' Festival fused music, arts, culture and the call for social justice into one unique event.

During Clinton's address at the gala, she took a moment to target presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and his "unsafe" comments on gun control.

Beyonce and Kendrick Lamar captured headlines for their recent performances at Super Bowl 50 and at this year’s Grammys, where they made powerful statements on issues related to the fight for social justice in America. Both of their performances have resulted in social media erupting in a debate over the consciousness of popular entertainers using their platforms […]

WASHINGTON, DC — I stood on the National Mall Saturday with tens of thousands of African-American men and women and witnessed the evolution of a…

  Lesley McSpadden, the mother of Michael Brown, talks to the Tom Joyner Morning Show about her new projects in honor of her son, including The…

Dear Rachel Dolezar: Here’s why I’m not going to let you and the media distract me from all the important issues Black America is facing…

Seems like everyone wants to be Black these days, except of course, when facing the actual consequences that come along with it. The President of…