civil rights movement

Following David Dao’s violent removal from a United Airlines plane, many people have rallied around the victim. In a press conference, Dao’s lawyer Thomas Demetrio, insisted, “Dr. Dao, I believe to his great credit, has come to understand that he is the guy, the guy to stand up for all passengers going forward.”  Demetrio added that […]

The new legislation will allow civil rights cold cases that happened prior to 1970 to be reopened.

As the nation celebrates Jackie Robinson Day, here are some interesting details about one of the most famous men of the outfield.

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 […]

Sutton died "peacefully" at Saint Joseph Hospital in Atlanta on Saturday, Alta Sutton, the leader's daughter, said.

Whoopi Goldberg is set to produce a film about the life of Emmett Till, the 14-year-old boy who was murdered in 1955.

Leader, scholar, writer, and acclaimed civil rights hero, Julian Bond, has passed away.

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03/27/15 – Donnell Rawlings explains how he would not have been able to survive during the Civil Rights Movement and …. slavery. Like BlackAmericaWeb.com on Facebook.…

Eight of the little known, but historic group of men, the Friendship 9, had their convictions dismissed today by South Carolina judge, Mark Hayes. The momentous decision took…

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Nine Black men arrested for integrating a Whites-only South Carolina lunch counter 54 years ago may be heroes in the historic record,…

  Two years ago, I had the opportunity to meet with Congressman John Lewis in his Capitol Hill office. I listened intently as he recounted…

Tensions between law enforcement officials and the communities have now spread to the West Coast. Just a week after two NYPD cops were killed execution-style…