Though Black Lives Matter claims to be leaderless, Johnetta Elzie and Deray McKeeson have emerged as the de facto spokespeople of a new generation of activists.
Both are rooted in blaming the victim.
A series of fires at predominantly black churches since the horrific shooting in Charleston, South Carolina—including two blazes in the same state—have raised the specter of copycat racial violence.
Her statement says that "challenging the construct of race is at the core of evolving human consciousness."
There's an awful lot to unpack here.
The candidate who was supposed to be the GOP's safe choice now has to answer questions about a 1995 book where he rambled on about how much he disliked divorce and "victims movements."
As part of a massive deal to compensate survivors of police abuse, Chicago Public Schools will teach eighth and tenth graders about the horrific legacy of Jon Burge.
On Tuesday, Supreme Court justices will finally hear oral arguments in the landmark civil rights case that could decide the gay marriage issue once and for all.
Video of the incident shows the officer approach the woman as she tells him she feels unsafe before ripping the phone from her hands.
What began as protests for higher wages and unions has turned into a social justice movement that aims to rally low-wage workers against systemic inequality.
Following a bizarre internal investigation, the South Florida cops are under fire from all sides.
Fifty years after the march that spurred the Voting Rights Act, civil rights leaders in towns like Macon, Georgia face an uphill battle to stop discrimination at the polls.
You'd think that by now Alabama would be tired of being the state where marginalized Americans have to demand their dignity the loudest.
Thousands of people are gathered in Selma, Alabama today to watch President Obama speak at the 50th anniversary of the landmark civil rights march that sparked the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
The government apparently doesn't consider Martin's death a civil rights issue, even as it continues weighing whether to press charges for more recent killings of unarmed black men.
"The idea of a magazine where sex workers could actually speak instead of being spoken about was really revolutionary."
A state legislator is determined to make it next to impossible for transgender people to use public restrooms.
After a rough stretch defined by the murder of two cops in Brooklyn, can the police reform crowd actually bring changes to the criminal justice system?
After ducking the issue last fall, the court announced Friday that it definitively answer whether the Constitution allows gays to get married.
The Reverend attracted a huge crowd at his Justice for All March, but there are signs that "Hands Up, Don't Shoot!" may have moved beyond Sharpton's control.
Every December, hundreds of fuccbois and basics longing for a shameless seasonal kegger descend onto the streets of New York City dressed like Kris Kringle. This year, the event unfortunately landed on the same morning as the Millions March.
Civil rights activists in Ferguson and New York have pinned their hopes for justice to federal investigations into police misconduct. But these probes aren't a silver bullet.
People flooded the streets in response to the Staten Island grand jury's decision not to indict the cop who placed Garner in the choke hold the led to his death last July.
Nov 11, 2014
Past mistakes shouldn't make it impossible to pursue an education.