When activists have sought to rename main thoroughfares that don’t serve just primarily black neighborhoods, they have faced many challenges.
King Jr., remembered today mainly for his non violent resistance, was a radical reformer who called for a fundamental redistribution of economic power and resources .
While Linda Brown is being celebrated for her role in the historic Brown v. Board of Education case that desegregated US schools, a researcher says the story behind the case is more complex.
African-American minister, theologian and mystic, Howard Thurman, left a profound influence on Martin Luther King Jr.
Martin Luther King Jr.'s vision of love was not sentimental. It demanded that individuals tell their oppressors what they were doing was wrong.
For the African-American community, Kwanzaa is not just any "black holiday. " It is a recognition that knowledge of black history is worthwhile.
Musicians were able to connect with confused, scared and angry Americans – including those who supported the war – in a way actors, broadcasters and writers could not.
New survey data show that Muslim Americans are the most negatively perceived religious group in the US and are often victims of Islamophobic attacks. How are they responding? By getting organized.
Thousands marched in silence against racial violence after a riot left hundreds of blacks dead and thousands homeless. The demands of black people in 2017 remain the same as they did in 1917.
As the African-American Music
Appreciation Month comes to a close, a scholar discusses the role of early preachers in shaping gospel music.
Under US law, the president must publish all of their executive orders for public view. The Australian government is under no such obligation.
Australia’s data retention law is one of the most comprehensive and intrusive data collection schemes in the Western world, and should be challenged.
For Trump, putting America first means that being a global leader on human rights may take a back seat.
Black jockeys won more than half of the first 25 runnings of the Kentucky Derby. Then they started losing their jobs.
When war broke out, black Americans fought in segregated units to serve their country. The breath of freedom they experienced in Europe flamed the fight for equality when they returned home.
In the 19th century, slaveholders advertised widely for runaway slaves and often hired men to track and capture fugitives. African-American communities offered sanctuary space to the runaways.
Poland's women may have won the abortion battle, but the ruling Law and Justice Party is cracking down on dissent elsewhere.
How far we've really come since two very different individuals took a stand against racism 60 years ago.
The Christian left has played a strong role in America's history. In this election too, it is not silent.
Natural hair has become a political rallying point for women across the African diaspora. For these women, wearing natural hair is way to resist Eurocentric norms and "post-racial" political thought.