civil rights

The Education Department accesses civil rights gains under President Obama. Activists are preparing for rollbacks under Trump's administration.

New York firefighter Jason Stokes pleaded not guilty to arson charges earlier this week after being charged with setting fire to his own home back in August.

Harry S. Truman, the 33rd President of the United States, addressed the NAACP on this day in 1947. President Truman was the first sitting president to address the organization and is viewed as the nation’s first civil rights president. Truman’s speech to the NAACP was aired publicly on radio and took place at the Lincoln […]

On Tuesday, former congressman and civil rights legend Walter Fauntroy was expected to go before a judge.

  Roland Martin asks Brilliant Corner‘s Presdient Cornell Belcher if Black Lives Matter has more of an influence on African-Americans than traditional civil rights organizations based on…

While it may be evident that the movement is the largest Black liberation movement in recent history, some still ask if Black Lives Matter the new voice for the unheard?

American Girl has emerged as one of the top businesses of its sort, selling millions of its beloved dolls and books aimed at young girls since debuting in 1986. This summer the company will reveal its latest doll, a girl from the civil rights era named Melody Ellison, as reported by CBS News. The network […]

The Kentucky native was the first African-American and woman elected to the U.S. State Senate.

Monday night's event highlighted historic speeches by civil rights heroes like MLK, Malcolm X, Fred Hampton, Sojourner Truth, and Shirley Chisholm, recited by Lin Miranda-Manuel, Andre Holland, Michael B. Jordan, Octavia Spencer, and civil rights icon Harry Belafonte.

We need a more accurate picture of Dr. King and his message for the sake of his legacy.