If you’ve noticed all the construction happening on the National Mall lately, like me, you probably assumed it was for the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture.
Today, President Obama is presenting the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the county's highest civilian honor, to a number of people, like economist Robert Solow, actress Meryl Streep, musician Stevie Wonder, choreographer Alvin Ailey (in a posthumous honor) and composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim. Show More Summary
The District of Columbia's "Mayor for Life", Marion Barry recently passed away at age of 78 last Sunday morning, November 23rd. Barry was well-known for promoting the civil rights for many people including Deaf people.The Barry administration...Show More Summary
Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani on Monday appeared on Fox News to defend his argument that civil rights activists were wasting their time fighting police abuses of power because he said that “black on black” violence was the real problem. During a Sunday discussion about a...
Ferguson protesters marched Sunday in St. Louis City near the Vonderitt Myers memorial on Shaw Avenue. Eighteen year-old Vonderitt Myers, Jr. was shot dead when he fired on police in October near the Botanical Gardens in St. Louis. Myers was … Continue reading ?
According to CNN's Gloria Borger, the civil rights movement began with Marion Barry and ended with Barack Obama. It's magical, in ways ordinary people cannot begin to understand. Sitting in for Candy Crowley on Sunday, Borger turned to LZ Granderson for the final word on Ferguson and what President Obama should do. Show More Summary
If David Lane, who founded the American Renewal Project, has his way, 1,000 Christian pastors will run for public office, each with 500 Christian volunteers... and then they'll get to work getting rid of any civil rights progress we've made as a country: There is nothing in the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Show More Summary
Shaylona Williams - One Of 5 Murder Victims In The "Cleveland Massacre Of November 2014"
Attorney Alan Dershowitz was honored by the nation’s oldest pro-Israel organization Sunday night.
Marion Barry was a polarizing figure in a polarized town, a mayor so charismatic he was reelected even after an FBI videotape showed him smoking crack.
Police investigating shooting, robbery near Morehouse "Brothers And Sisters Of Ebeneezer If You Fail To Keep The Torch Of 'DR KING' Alive Then Our Right-Wing Enemies Will Spread Start Killing Our People In Atlanta Like They Did To "Troy...Show More Summary
It was down in Mississippi, at one of those civil rights reunions, that we fell to discussing Marion Barry. Around me were veterans of the movement, men and women of astounding courage and enormous accomplishment, and what they wanted from me, the visiting columnist from The Washington Post who was current with the current Marion […]
"A little bit of the right info, just a little beforehand, is more valuable than all the info in the world, 6 months after the fact." - @Vivek What does a software-run businesses and a professional basketball team have in common? According to Vivek Ranadivé, CEO of the software company Tibco and lead owner of the Sacramento Kings, a lot. Show More Summary
A New York City high school last week invited the New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU) in to talk to their students about how to properly, and safely, assert their rights while dealing with the police, the New York Post is reporting. Show More Summary
Sad news… Marion Berry Dies Former D.C. Mayor Marion Berry whose tumultuous life made headlines, has died. The Washington Post reports: Marion Barry Jr., the Mississippi sharecropper’s son and civil rights activist who served three terms as mayor of
(Reuters) – Civil rights activist Reverend Al Sharpton on Saturday called for an investigation into the shooting death of an unarmed man by a New York police officer inside a dark stairwell at a Brooklyn housing project. New York City Police Commissioner William Bratton said the Thursday...
Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul and Mary has spent a lifetime combining his music with the fight for civil rights and justice. We discussed his years relationships with Paul Stookey and the late Mary Travers, and how he uses music to fight for social justice and peace. Yarrow described what it was like playing at [...]
While the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division has been investigating the shooting of Michael Brown and the practices of the Ferguson Police Department, a different agency at Justice has been providing training to local police and assessing their response to demonstrations.
Hundreds of civil rights lawyers from across America are descending on Ferguson, Missouri as police and protesters prepare for a grand jury decision on whether to charge the officer who killed an unarmed black teenager in August. The attorneys are arriving in Ferguson as talks between protest groups and police have stalled over a refusal [...]Show More Summary
Congressional leaders planted a tree at the nation's capitol this week to honor Emmett Till, whose killing sparked the civil rights movement. That's nice, but not enough.