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Dick Gregory, Social Satirist and Activist, Dies at 84

Dick Gregory’s lifetime of accomplishments such as marching with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in Selma, Ala., being the first Black comedian to sit on the “Tonight Show” couch and even attempting a mayoral run represents a unique and groundbreaking intersection of comedy and politics. The Black satirist, who used…

Mitch McConnell to Elizabeth Warren: Shut Up, Sit Down

Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren (Mass.) held the Senate floor Tuesday to make remarks on the pending appointment of U.S. Attorney General nominee Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions from Alabama. When Warren began reading a recently uncovered letter written by the late Coretta Scott King in 1986, Republican senators shut her down….

White Nationalist Protesters Outnumbered at Stone Mountain

By Sheryl Estrada White nationalists participate in a rally at Stone Mountain in Georgia on Saturday. A rally organized by white nationalists to “protest efforts to erase the white race” at Stone Mountain in Georgia on Saturday resulted in a clash with counter-protesters. The group called “Rock Stone Mountain” orchestrated…

Pro-Trump Students Mock MLK with Trump Hat Photo

By Sheryl Estrada A controversial photo on the Instagram account of “students4trump” at the University of South Florida (USF) is gaining massive attention. The university’s bust of slain civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is pictured wearing Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s signature “Make America Great Again” red…

NYT Celebrates Black History with Previously Unpublished Collection

The New York Times has uncovered hundreds of archived photos from pivotal moments in Black history andwill release at least one of these imagesevery day during Black History Month. From an endearing profile of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. from his appearance on NBC News, to a simple image…

Congressmen: Remove J. Edgar Hoover's Name from FBI Building

Representative Steve Cohen (D-TN) introduced last week a bill to remove former FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover’s name from an FBI building. “The civil rights we enjoy today are in spite of J. Edgar Hoover, not because of him,” Rep. Cohen said in a statement. “Yet, his name adorns one…

The March on Washington: Then and Now

By Raymond M. Brown “We are not a pressure group, we are not an organization or a group of organizations, we are not a mob. We are the advanced guard of a massive, moral revolution for jobs and freedom.” A. Philip Randolph’s Speech to the March on Washington, Aug. 28,…

Why the 'Race Discussion' Isn't Over 50 Years Later

By David Casey I believe America is the greatest country on Earth. That was part of my motivation to voluntarily serve her as I did for eight years in the U.S. Marine Corps. However, our celebration of America’s broad stripes and bright stars should not preclude us from challenging our…

50 YearsWhat Does It Mean

By R. Fenimore Fisher I recently attended the funeral of political strategist William Lynch Jr. During the service, Dr. King’s remarks concerning getting us to the mountaintop were used in parallel to Bill’s life. The speaker said, “If Dr. King got us to the mountaintop, Bill showed us the view…