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Rosa Parks

The memorial to Parks turned her into a meek and redemptive figure—instead of the radical freedom fighter she was until the end of her life.

It’s time to tie worker rights to “Seneca Falls, Selma and Stonewall.”

Those claiming Occupy has failed already forget what other social justice sucesses have taught us: change is slow. 

How do you put a human face on an injustice that so often goes under the radar?

Community members gathered to protest the discriminatory practice that has increased by 600 percent since Mayor Bloomberg took office.

Protest in New York City's Union Square against the killing of Trayvon Martin

A thousand demonstrators gathered in Union Square to call for the prosecution of George Zimmerman, Martin’s killer. More protests are planned across the country.

Fred Shuttlesworth

The Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth, a giant of the civil rights movement known for his decades of work in support of desegregation, died Wednesday in Birmingham, Alabama.

Musician Carlos Santana spoke out at Major League Baseball’s Civil Rights Game in Atlanta against a new law that shreds the civil rights of Georgia's latino population. The crowd booed him.

In 1963, Jackson stood with Martin Luther King Jr. during the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. For last weekend's One Nation rally, Jackson traveled to DC from Detroit, a city in dire need of sustainable jobs.

Blogs

Is the American understanding of Dr. King’s “I Have a Dream” speech “wrapped in the flag?”

August 21, 2013

Republicans in North Carolina are shutting down polling places at college campuses and preventing students from running for office. 

August 20, 2013

Trayvon Martin rallies were held across the country following the George Zimmerman not-guilty verdict.

July 16, 2013

Some stories and lessons on fighting for the long haul from Martin Luther King Jr.’s bashful but bold former press secretary.

July 12, 2013

Texas has already implemented a voter id law—the most restrictive in the nation—that was previously judged to be discriminatory by a federal court and at least five other Southern states are pushing harsh new voting restrictions.

July 3, 2013

A new report from the Economic Policy Institute examines the unfinished—and widely forgotten—agenda of the March on Washington fifty years ago.

June 28, 2013

As school districts bolster their police forces, students across California are pushing Sacramento for restorative justice.

June 17, 2013

The “Moral Monday” movement is challenging the GOP’s right-wing agenda in the Tarheel state.

June 12, 2013

Society is not post-racial. Barack and Michelle Obama need to stop telling young people of color otherwise.

June 5, 2013

A great way to celebrate Black History Month would be to support the work of these groups.

February 4, 2013