BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — The Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth, often eclipsed by the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. in life, was praised Sunday as the catalyst who brought the civil rights movement to Birmingham and launched King into immortality. Those who knew him best urged others to continue the tireless example he set, working long after victory in […]

*Check out the series of videos below on the civil rights legend* BIRMINGHAM, Ala.— The Rev. Fred L. Shuttlesworth, who was bombed, beaten and repeatedly arrested in the fight for civil rights and hailed by the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. for his courage and energy, has died. He was 89. Princeton Baptist Medical Center […]

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama  — Members of an Alabama church that was bombed early in the civil rights movement observed the 48th anniversary of the attack Thursday by dedicating a stone marker at the site of the blast that killed four black girls. RELATED: Top 10 Civil Rights Protest Songs Of All Time The Top 15 Civil Rights Leaders […]

Actor Danny Glover recently signed on to produce the “Black Power Mixtape,” a documentary about the struggles and growth of activism in the Civil Rights movement, and is saying that it’s a inspiring film that should usher change in America. Also read: Documentary Explores Racial Tension Between Haitians And Dominicans PBS Freedom Riders Documentary Draws […]

RICHMOND, Va. — The incest conviction of a former top adviser to Martin Luther King Jr. should be tossed out because he died while his appeal was pending, his lawyer told the Virginia Supreme Court on Monday. An attorney for the state countered that convictions are presumed to be valid, and the justices should side […]

Fourty-eight years after the March on Washington became the crowning achievement of the Civil Rights Movement, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is being remembered with his own memorial on the National Mall. At the same time, civil rights veterans are taking time to remember Bayard Rustin, the march’s chief organizer. The Washington Post reports: […]

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama — The Birmingham City Council has pardoned six women who were arrested in 1963 for protesting segregation-era laws. The pardons were presented by Mayor William Bell during a city council meeting Tuesday morning. The pardons were authorized by an act approved by the Alabama Legislature in 2006. The pardoned women are Betty J. […]

NEW YORK-State Senator, Ruben Diaz has criticized New York Mayor, Michael Bloomberg for comparing gay rights to Civil Rights in a recent press release: There is no just comparison between America’s struggle to overcome the evils of slavery and the promotion of the lifestyle of homosexuality. It is preposterous for Mayor Bloomberg to degrade and […]

The PBS Documentary, “Freedom Riders” about the Civil Rights movement and the young men and women who would travel through out the south and willfully violate unjust segregationist policies is getting rave reviews after premiering last night. Critics have compared it to the award winning Civil Rights documentary series, “Eyes On The Prize.” The New […]

Los Angeles, California– Almena Lomax, a civil rights activist and founder of the Los Angeles Tribune died March 25th at 95 years old.

An editorial in this week’s New York Amsterdam News, the legendary Black newspaper of New York, highlights the rise of Rev. Al Sharpton’s storied civil rights organization The National Action Network, which will celebrate its 20th year of operation April 6-9 at their national convention in New York City. Related: NewsOne Columnist Rev. Al Sharpton […]

SELMA, Ala. — Thousands of marchers marked the 46th anniversary of the “Bloody Sunday” voting rights confrontation in Selma. Also read: WBW Honors: Charles Drew