James Bevel

One of the Civil Rights Movement‘s most notable figures has come forward blasting recent claims that then-President Lyndon B. Johnson spearheaded the idea behind the marches in Selma. In fact, SNCC co-founder Diane Nash suggests that LBJ’s signing of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 was nothing more than a delayed reaction to the deaths of […]

“NewsOne Now” host Roland Martin sat down with actor/rapper Common who portrays Civil Rights activist James Bevel in the Martin Luther King, Jr. biopic, “Selma.” During their chat about the critically acclaimed film, which has garnered four Golden Globe nominations, including nods for Best Motion Picture and Ava DuVernay for Best Director in the Motion […]