Speech weaves together many struggles for civil rights.
President Barack Obama's focus on racial issues has reached a crescendo, and he seems intent on emphasizing the cause of racial justice as much as he can during his final two years in the White House. [...]
US President Barack Obama is due to take part in events celebrating the 50th anniversary of a landmark civil rights march in Selma, Alabama.
He will deliver a speech to mark "Bloody Sunday" in March 1965, when security forces attacked demonstrators. [...]
Thousands of people have marched through the US capital, Washington DC, to protest against the recent killings of unarmed black people by police. [...]
Fifty years ago, President Lyndon Johnson signed one of the most significant pieces of legislation in American history. [...]
The US was founded, grew and prospered on the back of the black race, writes Ta-Nehisi Coates. And the US will not fully be healed from the legacy of slavery until it confronts this truth and makes amends. [...]
“If Obama was a white man, he would be impeached,” said Rev. William Owens, the group’s founder and president. “Obama has been given a free pass to do what he pleases, but I don’t give him a pass. I’m very black, been black all my life. He doesn’t get a pass. I don’t give him a pass.” [...]
A Florida food pantry has decided to drop help from the USDA rather than bow to orders that it must remove Christian symbols from its facility. by Dave Bohon [...]
Young people are eager to serve and to change the world. They just have no faith that public service or elected office are the way to get it done. [...]
Nearly five decades after Bloody Sunday in Selma, he’s in the fight of his life, as the Supreme Court threatens to overturn his signature achievement. [...]