Amelia Boynton Robinson, civil rights activist and leader in the 1965 Bloody Sunday march who endured a brutal beating that day in Selma, died on Wednesday at the age of 104.
Fifty years ago, Post Publisher Paul Cobb went South to join the fight for voter registration and engage in Civil Rights activity, taking a stand on the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma.
By Ryan Reilly and Samantha Lachman, Huffington Post A federal appeals court on Wednesday found that Texas’ strict voter identification law violated Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act, in a victory for [...]
By: Peniel E. Joseph, The Root The national commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act takes place against the backdrop of a devastating full-scale assault on the civil rights movement’s signature [...]
By Breanna Edwards and Tulio Ospina Courtesy of The Root It’s been a little over two weeks since Sandra Bland was discovered dead in her Texas jail cell from what authorities say [...]
By NBC News and Post Staff President Barack Obama spoke proudly of his Kenyan heritage before a raucous and affectionate crowd in Nairobi. “I am proud to be the first American president to [...]
President Barack Obama visited the El Reno Federal Correctional Institution in El Reno, Oklahoma on Thursday, July 16, becoming the first sitting president to visit a federal prison.
Ryan J. Reilly, The Huffington Post The criminal justice system is “particularly skewed by race and by wealth,” President Barack Obama said on Tuesday in a speech at the NAACP Annual Convention in Philadelphia, [...]
On Friday, the Confederate battle flag came down on the South Carolina Statehouse grounds. This symbolic, long overdue gesture has significant meaning. The flag celebrated the sedition, slavery and secession of the Civil War.
Arguments began this week in federal court in Winston-Salem, North Carolina in N.C. NAACP v. McCrory, a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the most restrictive voting law in the nation.