In June of 1969, the Stonewall Riots in Manhattan kicked off the Gay Liberation Movement and marked June Pride...
Put Pride Into Your Bookshelf
James Baldwin’s “I Am Not Your Negro” Hit Theaters in Time for Black History
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Baldwin was a Liberal Social Activist Before His Time and Sheds Light on an America Finally Ready for His Point of View
James Baldwin’s, “I Am Not Your Nego” hits theaters February 3rd. In 1979, James Baldwin wrote a letter...
President Obama Signs Emmett Till Bill to Reopen Civil Rights Cases
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Legislation will allow FBI, Justice Department to reopen unsolved civil rights cases
This article originally appeared on Ebony.com President Obama signed legislation this month that further allows the Department of...
Civil & Human Rights Activist Dorothy Height Honored with U.S. Stamp in 2017
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She's the 15th Black Woman to be honored with a U.S. Stamp
Dorothy Height spent her life fighting for racial and gender equality. But when you think of the work of leaders...
Professor Kimberlé Crenshaw Teaches America To #SayHerName
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Civil rights activist Kimberlé Crenshaw is in an active battle for justice that we all need to join.
The killing of men like Eric Garner, Michael Brown, and Trayvon Martin fueled the fire for the Black Lives...
Nothing New Under The Sun: The Bathroom As Civil Rights Battleground
The battle for transgender restroom rights is not the first instance of public restrooms being denied to the oppressed.
A Kroger store in Athens, Georgia recently posted a powerful sign explaining the necessity for gender-neutral bathrooms. The post was shared...
“Blk Girl Soldier” by Jamila Woods Made This Man Recognize The Amazingness That Is Woman
Arts & Entertainment
Women have alwas risen to the task of changing the world.
Throughout the year we are often taught the deeds of great men. Over and over again we discuss how...
Youth Activist Leads the Charge for Education Equality in Detroit, Michigan
16-year old Tarius Porter embraces peaceful protest and the right to check the government
Time and time again the younger generation has proven themselves to be worthwhile candidates for a new era...
Women’s History Month Spotlight: Maya Angelou
Remembering a few of of the amazing accomplishments of a Phenomenal Woman.
Maya Angelou, born Marguerite Johnson on April 4, 1928, was a renowned American poet. At age 16, after having...
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