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Pepsi has apologized for a controversial advertisement that borrowed imagery from the Black Lives Matter movement, after a day of intense criticism from people who said it trivialized the widespread protests against the killings of black people by the police. “Pepsi was trying to project a global message of unity, peace and understanding. Clearly, we […]

Grace Lee Boggs - a champion for civil rights, labor rights, feminism, and the Black Power movement - has died.

On August 9, 2014, seeing the lifeless body of Michael Brown Jr. laid out in the blistering heat for four and half hours on Twitter…

An amended lawsuit has been filed against a Pennsylvania prison and its medical personnel for refusing Hepatitis C treatment to political prisoner and former Black…

Rexdale W. Henry, 53, long-time civil-rights activist and beloved leader in his Choctaw community, was found dead in his cell in the Neshoba County Jail…

It’s a sad time in the literary world. Controversial poet and author Amiri Baraka died yesterday in a Newark, New Jersey hospital. Baraka, whose real…

Dr. Dorothy Height was considered the “grande dame” of the civil rights era.  She was an American administrator, educator, and social activist.  She also served as president of the National Council of Negro Women for forty years.  Height was born in Richmond Virginia on March 24, 1912, but moved with her family to Rankin Pennsylvania […]

(From CNN) Dorothy Height, a leading civil rights pioneer of the 1960s, died Tuesday at age 98, Howard University Hospital confirmed.