The influential civil rights group got its start following a wave of brutal white-led violence against Black people in Springfield, Illinois.
A set of efforts that registered 800,000 new voters since 2018 may have been the key to Georgia turning blue in a presidential election for the first time since 1992.
Reform-minded prosecutors across the US notched victories against traditional law-and-order candidates by running on progressive platforms to reduce mass incarceration and tackle police misconduct.
Ever heard of Shirley Chisholm? What about Charlene Mitchell and Lenora Fulani? They are among the many African American women who've run for president despite enormous political barriers.
The battle to expand private education in South Carolina amid the pandemic mirrors previous struggles over civil rights and highlights the ways systemic racism has undermined public education.
A 6-3 conservative court will hear a broader range of controversial cases, shift interpretations of individual rights and put more pressure on local democracy to make policy decisions.
As British journalist and author, Reni Eddo-Lodge, writes, the US civil rights movement too often becomes “the story of the struggle against racism”.
Both Black Panther and Beyoncé's Black is King represent a utopian vision of empowerment and connection to Africa.
Biometric data is being used to target those deemed unwanted aliens.
By not attaching any strings to the money, championing representation and generally taking care to respect nonprofit leaders, she's following five best practices.
Congress needs to make sure the HEROES Act includes adequate funding for people with disabilities.
The 30th anniversary of the American with Disabilities Act offers a chance to celebrate the greater inclusion of disabled Americans in mainstream society, but much work remains to be done.
Though he had a speech impediment and came from humble beginnings, John Lewis went on to become a giant of the civil rights movement.
From the earliest days of the civil rights struggle, Black religious leaders have infused the fight for justice with spirituality. Rep. Lewis and Rev. Vivian are no exception.
Rap songs from Public Enemy and Ludacris have been heard at marches over the killing of George Floyd. But the history of Black American music as a form of protest dates back to the 19th century.
The US Supreme Court has ruled that the Civil Rights Act applies to LGBT people. A business law scholar explains why this is one of the most consequential discrimination cases in decades.
From the earliest days of the anti-slavery movement, Black religious leaders have infused the fight for civil rights with spirituality.
The rich and complex histories of Black life in the UK have largely been omitted from popular narratives that present Britain as anti-racist. They must be remembered now
In a national survey, transgender individuals had worse employment outcomes, lower incomes and higher rates of poverty than cisgender people.
Young men make up the majority of black people killed by police in the US. That's fed a perception that black women are somehow shielded from the threat of police violence. They aren't.