Tag: Civil Rights

Yolanda King

13-Year-Old Granddaughter of MLK, Yolanda Renee King, Calls for ‘Work’ and ‘Action’

On what would have been the late civil rights icon’s 93rd birthday, Martin Luther King Jr.’s 13-year-old granddaughter Yolanda Renee King proudly stood in his place, speaking out to a crowd of supporters and actively calling for all of us to continue the work her grandfather started. Maya Eaglin of…

Maya Angelou

US Mint Begins Distribution of Quarters Featuring Legendary Poet and Civil Rights Activist Maya Angelou

Eight years after her death, acclaimed poet, author and civil rights activist Maya Angelou has landed another historic honor. She is now the first Black woman ever to appear on an official United States coin. CNN’s Sarah Fortinsky and Devan Cole reported that a new U.S. quarter featuring the late…

Montgomery Mayor Steven Reed

City of Montgomery, Alabama Faces $25,000 State Fine for Changing Street Named After a Confederate Leader

Despite a state law designed to “protect” longstanding Confederate monuments and memorials, the city of Montgomery, Alabama, has decided that it would rather incur a fine than continue going on with a city street named after President of the Confederate States from 1861 to 1865, Jefferson Davis. Kim Chandler of…

Malcolm X

The 2 Men Falsely Charged With Killing Malcolm X 56 Years Ago To Be Officially Exonerated

In a historic decision that rewrites the history books, the criminal records of two men who were convicted in the 1965 assassination of Malcolm X are being cleared, confirming their long-held claims that they had no role in the tragic killing and were framed. Jennifer Peltz of the Associated Press…

Southlake Texas Water Tower

Department of Education Launches Civil Rights Investigation Into Southlake Texas School System

Three years ago, a horrific video showing a group of white high school students chanting the N-word went viral. Following the incident, school officials in Southlake, Texas, promised to make sweeping changes to address their racism problem.  Those changes apparently didn’t happen, however, because now federal investigators have launched a…