Sherrilyn Ifill

They may not be household names, but these folks are fighting for change necessary to make democracy work.

MasterClass will make its ‘Black History, Black Freedom, and Black Love’ course—led by intellectuals like Angela Davis, Nikole Hannah-Jones and Cornel West—free for streaming during Black History Month.

One of these legal scholars could change the make-up of the country's highest court.

After news broke of telecommunications giant AT&T’s alleged role in creating and sustaining the right-wing disinformation network One America News (OAN), calls for accountability has been swift. Released earlier this week, a special report from Reuters documented the allegations that AT&T not only encouraged the creation of another conservative news network but is its primary source of revenue.  

Over a year after massive racial justice protests demanding action, Congress comes up short. 

Pointing to the availability of federal criminal statutes and other practices, civil rights leaders warn the Biden administration about the potential negative impact on Black and brown communities.

"President Trump’s last-ditch attempt to pressure the Georgia Secretary of State to overturn the unequivocal results of the presidential election places our democracy squarely at a crossroads," the LDF said in a released statement.

Simmons College will name their college of media, arts, and humanities after the late legendary journalist Gwen Ifill.

Staten Island resident, Eric Garner, died Thursday after a NYPD officer subdued him with a chokehold. Cell phone footage captured at the scene of the tragic event shows Garner screaming that he could not breathe after the move, banned by NYPD, was applied. Roland Martin talked with Rev. Jesse Jackson, Rashad Robinson, Sherrilyn Ifill and Glenn […]

Podcast: Download Staten Island resident, Eric Garner, died Thursday after a NYPD officer subdued him with a chokehold. Cell phone footage captured at the scene of the tragic event shows Garner screaming that he could not breathe after the move, banned by NYPD, was applied. Roland Martin talked with Rev. Jesse Jackson, Rashad Robinson, Sherrilyn Ifill and Glenn Ivey about the controversy surrounding Garner’s death, […]

President Obama has nominated a former Mumia Abu-Jamal lawyer, Debo Adegbile, to head up the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice. The nomination has spurred outrage among conservative groups that are questioning Adegbile’s defense of a convicted cop killer in advance of his confirmation hearing. Adegbile and other lawyers from the NAACP Legal […]