Democrats appear too weak to stop the Republican roll. Alarming recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions, pushed through by the court’s conservative majority, have many folks on edge about the future of civil rights in the United States. The latest instance of that truth came Tuesday in a 5-4 ruling that saw justices uphold President Donald Trump’s immigration travel […]

Daphne Maxwell Reid showed off her acting chops in the 80s and 90s in television shows such as “Hill Street Blues,” “Snoops,” “Linc’s,” and in the short-lived but critically acclaimed “Frank’s Place.” In many of the projects, also including films, her husband Tim Reid, acted in them with her. He also directed. However, MaxwellReid is probably […]

In honor of Black History Month 2016, NewsOne will honor the accomplishments of our Black politicians, organizers, entertainers, and everyday people who have undoubtedly contributed to this great nation.

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is considered a civil rights icon now. He has a monument in Washington, D.C., a federal holiday that we celebrate this week and is revered as a man who sought to bring a divided nation together. He is oft-quoted as the antithesis of the Black Lives Matter movement which […]

We need a more accurate picture of Dr. King and his message for the sake of his legacy.

I don’t have to tell you that Martin Luther King Jr. was many things. He was a leader, a teacher, a preacher, and an example to us all of someone who believed in justice. The legacy of King is evident in many sites of American history; his position is solidified as the great, non-violent civil […]

The Education Department accesses civil rights gains under President Obama. Activists are preparing for rollbacks under Trump's administration.

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 […]

Black Lives Matter activist Arielle Newton and former Black Panther Rosemari Mealy discuss the pros and cons of social media. It’s hard to deny the lasting effect social media has had on the largest Black liberation movement in recent history. It’s where the Black Lives Matter movement was born, out of response to Trayvon Martin’s […]

In honor of Black History Month, watch the first installment of “Bridging The Gap,” a series that honors the Black liberation movements of the past and present. Fifty years after Bobby Seale and Huey P. Newton founded the Black Panther Party for Self Defense, Americans still grapple with understanding the controversial and revolutionary group created […]

Monday night's event highlighted historic speeches by civil rights heroes like MLK, Malcolm X, Fred Hampton, Sojourner Truth, and Shirley Chisholm, recited by Lin Miranda-Manuel, Andre Holland, Michael B. Jordan, Octavia Spencer, and civil rights icon Harry Belafonte.

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The heirs of beloved Civil Rights icon Rosa Parks have recently taken a loss in a Michigan court.