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Ella Baker Legacy Energizes Movement for Black Lives

Part 1 Ella Baker was 61 years old when her comrade, historian Howard Zinn, wrote in “SNCC: The New Abolitionists,” “Ella Baker is more responsible...

Oakland Youth Join Civil Rights Pilgrimage to Honor Women of the...

 Nine years before Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat from the fifth row on a City of Montgomery segregated public bus, Montgomery’s...

Civil Rights Veterans Jesse Jackson and Paul Cobb Attend “Selma” Screening

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...

History-making Civil Rights Activists to Speak at Black History Month Celebration

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...

Bay Area Clergy Hold “Selma” Screening and Discussion

Religious leaders in the Bay Area will hold a private screening of the Ava Duvernay film, “Selma,” which covers the historical march from Selma...

A Close Alliance Between MLK and Nelson Rockefeller Revealed

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...

President to Award Medal of Freedom to Three Slain Civil Rights...

Three young men murdered in Neshoba County 50 years ago registering African Americans to vote will receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the White...

50th Anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act: The Struggle Continues

Commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act that was signed by President Lyndon Johnson in 1964, faith leaders, elected officials, community members,...

OP-ED: The Significance of the Civil Rights Movement

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...
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