Now two years later, amid attacks on Democracy and the rolling back of rights both men fought for, there is strength in remembering their words and work.

The Rev. C.T. Vivian, a civil rights leader whose close association with the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. helped fuel efforts at achieving racial equality, has died at the age of 95.

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Roland Martin talked with Ava DuVernay, director of “Selma,” about the critically-acclaimed film and how she became a director during a recent press event. DuVernay, whose path to the director’s chair followed a nontraditional path, said she started in the business doing something completely different before she decided to try her hands at directing. The self-taught […]