Bree Newsome

Republicans like Tennessee State Rep. Justin Lafferty, who incorrectly claimed the Three-Fifths Compromise was enacted to ensure slavery didn’t spread, continue to make a mockery of history.

On July 4, Therese Patricia Okoumou scaled the Statue of Liberty in protest of Trump’s racist immigration policies. The 44-year-old immigrant from the Democratic Republic of the Congo was caught on camera creating one of the most iconic images of Black women protesting in the 21st century. See the gallery below for some of our other […]

Bree Newsome has a message for her detractors. Two years ago, Newsome scaled a flagpole to remove the Confederate flag outside of the South Carolina capitol building 10 days after Emanuel AME Church shooting.

Much has changed, but a lot has stayed the same since tragedy unfolded a year ago at "Mother" Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina.

In the centuries since our long, tireless walk to freedom began, Black women have been the beating heart of the push for social change.

Loretta Lynch's confirmation as attorney general was a pivotal moment in American history.

It’s time to bid farewell to 2015 and while it may have been tumultuous, one thing is for sure: this was an EPIC year for Black women.

When Bree Newsome removed the Confederate flag from a flagpole in South Carolina, it was the duty of an activist who was tired of the rhetoric around removal of the flag and created an opportunity to do it herself. Her act dramatized the need for action by others and shined a light on the pain that […]

There are many Americans in this day and age that have no clue about history, nor do they understand the realities that have shaped American history. Some of these individuals, even as the Confederate flag was being removed from the South Carolina Statehouse grounds, do not recognize that the African-American community and other communities of color view […]

As thousands cheered, chanted and sang, the flag came down from the statehouse for good.

Days after 30-year-old community organizer Brittany “Bree” Newsome scaled a 30-foot pole to remove the Confederate flag from the South Carolina Statehouse grounds, the nation is still invigorated by her fearless and powerful action. Now, the North Carolina native, musician, and activist is speaking out about why she decided to take actions into her own […]