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.
In the weeks following the release of the Oscar-nominated film “Selma,” Rev. Jesse Jackson along with Charley Moore, Mitch Kapor and Freada Kapor Klein hosted a private screening of the film in San Francisco’s historic [...]
San Leandro will celebrate African American History Month on Saturday, Feb. 7 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Main Library at 300 Estudillo Ave. in downtown San Leandro.Admission is free. Guest speakers will [...]
Religious leaders in the Bay Area will hold a private screening of the Ava Duvernay film, “Selma,” which covers the historical march from Selma to Montgomery during the Civil Rights Movement.Clergy have invited young people [...]
By Kevin M. Burke, Ph. D., The Root While much is being made about the new movie Selma’s depiction of the complicated relationship between the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and President Lyndon B. Johnson [...]
Three young men murdered in Neshoba County 50 years ago registering African Americans to vote will receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the White House has announced. Murdered in a plot hatched by the Ku [...]
Commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act that was signed by President Lyndon Johnson in 1964, faith leaders, elected officials, community members, and activists assembled together at the Beebee Memorial Cathedral in Oakland [...]
By Rev. Willie A. Douglas, Civil Rights & Social Justice Advocate The Civil Rights Movement was never intended to be a Black-only movement. It was burned from GOD’S heart, in calling a group of individuals [...]