Civil Rights

International Law Firm Dedicates Fellowship, Library At Howard In Honor Of Alumnus Vernon Jordan

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In honor of powerhouse lawyer and Howard University alumnus Vernon E. Jordan Jr., a well-known law firm will not only be renaming a library...

White House Policy Advisor Shares What Corinthian College News Means For Larger Debt Relief

Burdening student loan debt affects the lives of millions of current and former college students across the country. The Biden-Harris Administration has made loan...

Road To White House Now Features “BLACK LIVES MATTER” Mural

As the country unites to stand for the #BlackLivesMatter movement, the nation's capital is literally "taking it to the streets." A section of 16th...

Scholarship Honoring Freddie Gray Established At Coppin State University

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The story and untimely death of Freddie Gray still sends chills through our spines. Now students who attended Gray's high school will be supported...

‘Say Their Names’ Cemetery Memorializes Black People Killed By Police

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As the world unites to revolt against Black injustices, another heartfelt memorial arises —a “Say Their Names” cemetery. On 37th Street in south Minneapolis,...

How To Honor John Lewis’ Legacy And Get Into Good Trouble

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John Lewis was the type of leader who was so impactful that even after his passing, he will continue to live in all of us. In his 80 years, he changed millions of lives and the future of the United States of America, forever. We send heartfelt condolences to his family, friends and loved ones.

Baltimore Police Department Unveils New Internship Program With Local HBCUs

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A new Baltimore Police Department program has been designed to cultivate talent from two nearby HBCUs. Learn more in the story by Nick Fenley...

NASCAR Driver Bubba Wallace Represents Black Lives Matter

As the world unites for racial justice and collectively expresses its discontent following the racist murder of 46-year-old George Floyd, Bubba Wallace takes a...

Morehouse College Grad Shaun King Says ‘White Jesus’ Statues Should Come Down

Morehouse College graduate Shaun King isn't playing when he said on Monday that it's time for anything resembling “white Jesus” to be expunged from...

Colin Kaepernick Among 3 Changemakers To Receive Honorary Degrees From Morgan State University

At the HBCU's upcoming spring commencement, Morgan State University is honoring three leaders who have blazed trails in their respective fields and changed lives...

Dr. Karida Brown Named Director Of Fisk’s John Lewis Center For Social Justice

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Fisk University's John Lewis Center For Social Justice has a new leader, and she's a powerhouse! The hiring of Dr. Karida Brown as the...

Beyonce Seeks Justice for George Floyd; Sign Petition

Multi-talented megastar Beyonce Giselle Knowles-Carter is using her platform to aid in the demand of justice for George Floyd. In her latest Instagram post,...

Excess $10K Raised For Ida B. Wells Statue To Become Rust College Scholarships

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Amid plans for her to be honored on Beale Street in Memphis, the legacy of writer and icon Ida B. Wells is extending into...

Young Activist Who Became Her High School’s First Black Female Valedictorian Is Heading To...

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A talented young scholar who is passionate about social justice is heading to Howard University! Learn more about Soraya Chanterelle, who is the first...

Fayetteville State University Community Members Are Pushing For Historic Civil Rights Honor

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Many in the Fayetteville State University community are seeking for the university to have its own historic civil rights trail marker to commemorate its...

Juneteenth: 5 Things You Need To Know

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FIVE "Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States.  Dating back to 1865, it was on June...

Lincoln University in Jefferson City Can’t Lose Sight of Its Black Historical Legacy

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Lincoln University has never let go of its heritage, and it doesn't anticipate doing so anytime soon. Learn more in the story by staff...

Alabama State Dedicates Jo Ann Robinson Hall, Removes Klan member’s Name From Dorm

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A name tarnishing an Alabama State University building is no more. Get the full story from Mike Cason at Alabama.com below. Jo Ann Robinson was...