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Rev. Jesse Jackson Announces His Battle with Parkinson’s Disease

“It’s an opportunity for me to use my voice to help in finding a cure for the disease,” Jackson said in a statement.

Why NBA Legend Bill Russell Decided to Take a Knee on Twitter

The 83-year-old civil rights activist opened a new account in pursuit of social justice.

Dick Gregory, Social Satirist and Activist, Dies at 84

Dick Gregory, Social Satirist and Activist, Dies at 84

“Love will always be triumphant over hate,” said Gregory.

Black Women Leaders Demand Representation in the DNC

Black Women Leaders Demand Representation in the DNC

“Investing in Black women's political leadership is a solid return on investment,” the women said in a letter to Democratic Party Chair Tom Perez.

House Dems’ Gun Common Sense Sit-In Incorporates Social Media Strategies of Millennials

A form of protest coined in the Civil Rights Movement is aided by techniques of modern-day protests.

Rosa Parks: Spiritual Godmother to BLM

A passionate activist, her protest put the civil rights movement into high gear.

Civil Rights Activist Julian Bond Dies at 75, Leaders Call Him ‘Hero’

Prominent leaders and friends are mourning the death of a civil rights icon.

Rev. Jesse Jackson: Corporations Must Reflect the Diversity that Exists in America

Keynote speaker at the 2015 DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity Announcement Dinner Rev. Jesse Jackson discussed how diversity in the workplace adds value to a company, the legacy of the civil rights movement, and his quest to change Silicon Valley.

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Confederacy Fans ‘Defend’ Their Own Selma Memorial

Some pro-Confederates decide to head off a proposed march on the burial site of Civil War soldiers and KKK members, including Edmund Pettus.

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Where Were You 50 Years Ago?

President Obama and others recount the historic “Bloody Sunday” march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Ala.

KKK Recognizes Black History Month by Vandalizing S.C. High School

In a town that very recently tried to right some of the wrongs of its racist past, the KKK kicked off Black History Month with a vulgar reminder that racism is still alive. See what they did here.

‘Friendship Nine’ Convictions Vacated After More Than 50 Years

The Friendship Nine, who were arrested during the Civil Rights movement for a sit-in, had their convictions and sentences officially vacated at Rock Hill Municipal Court in South Carolina.

Living through the words of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

SLIDESHOW: Living Through the Words of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

With civil rights at the forefront this year, one can only imagine the powerful words Dr. King would deliver to protesters nationwide.

The GOP is rushing to clarify a tweet that Rosa Parks helped end racism

Racism Is Over?

GOP works to quickly clarify tweet thanking Rosa Parks for ending racism in America.