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 […]

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Watch out Tyler Perry, there’s a new kid in OWN-town. It was announced today that Oprah Winfrey and Ava DuVernay, the dynamic duo who collaborated on the Oscar-nominated biopic, Selma, are producing a scripted drama series on Winfrey’s OWN network. SEE ALSO: D’Angelo Makes Strong #BlackLivesMatter Statement On “SNL” And—for the first time ever—Winfrey will […]

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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, […]