Attorney Jack Greenberg, a protege of and successor to Thurgood Marshall at the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, and the last lawyer to have argued Brown v. Board of Education, has died at 91.

On Wednesday, Congressional leaders honored the “Foot Soldiers” of the Selma to Montgomery Marches in 1965 with the nation’s highest civilian award, the Congressional Gold Medal. Anecdotally, Paul Ryan – Speaker of the House of Representatives, who also spoke during the ceremony and praised the foot soldiers for their part in the passage of the Voting […]


America has lost a warrior of the Civil Rights Movement. Amelia Boynton Robinson died today in Alabama of a massive stroke.


John Rankin squinted and looked toward the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama. The memories from an awful day 50 years ago gathered in his eyes. His voice dropped and there was an added urgency. “One thing I will never forget is the tears in my momma’s eyes. Daddy, being a preacher said, ‘Let him […]

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President Barack Obama will visit Selma, Ala., to commemorate the 50th anniversary of historic marches led by civil activists fighting against segregation and seeking to secure African Americans’ right to vote, according to Reuters. SEE ALSO: Chicago Cop Shot 28 Times By White Officers Freed From Prison A White House official said Tuesday that the president […]

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In 1965 the world watched as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. lead marches on a relentless campaign for voting rights in Selma, Ala. In 2015, the movie “Selma” has placed the pivotal moment in the fight for voting rights back on the national radar for all of America and the world to see. Ava DuVernay, […]

UPDATED Thursday, March 5, 2015, at 1103 a.m., EST– The Civil Rights Movement of the 20th Century was perhaps the most significant call for justice in modern times. Replete with highs and lows, the movement’s aim for racial equality for Black Americans was met with violent resistance. The response to the resistance was varied, but nonviolence held the […]

I’ve spent my entire career as a civil rights activist and anti-violence advocate. I hear from folks all over the country about how fed-up they are—how much they want change—but they don’t know where to start. It’s not enough just to be informed, we’ve got to work tirelessly to do better. With the “The Lookout,” I’ll […]

Last week I had the opportunity to cover the #SELMA2012 march. This I found interesting because many people I spoke to was unaware of the historic retread of the Selma to Montgomery march of 1965. Outside of a small select group of media outlets the march went largely ignored by mainstream media. While you can […]

Rest for the weary marchers between Selma and Montgomery, Alabama came yesterday as the historic journey, replicating the famous civil rights trek of 1965, reached its destination. NewsOne’s Elon James White has filed this exclusive report from the steps of the state capitol building: [ooyala hnNmRxMzpsuvC_Et6nm5QZGQJ-MFIiQL 610 343 0 nolink] RELATED: Click here for FULL […]

The attack of the civil rights of immigrants took the lead in the penultimate day of the current march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama — sponsored by a coalition of rights organizations like Rev. Al Sharpton’s National Action Network and trade unions like SEIU. NewsOne’s Elon James White has filed this exclusive report from the […]

#BlackingItUp, the acclaimed podcast hosted by Elon James White, L. Joy Williams, and Aaron Rand Freeman, is broadcasting Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from the march in Alabama from Selma to Montgomery. Check in every day at 1:30p Eastern Time for the latest updates and interviews with march participants.