The effort to rename Nathan Bedford Forrest Park, a memorial to the Confederate General, pre-war slave trader, and post-war founder of the Ku Klux Klan, recently began.
In 1983, Washington won the Democratic mayoral primary and later was elected the first African-American Mayor of Chicago, serving from 1983 until his death in 1987.
A Black Hisotry Month celebration in New York City, Feb 24, 2012 featuring Jarvis Tyner, Amiri Baraka, Pearl Granat, and Chris Owens among others. Will be streamed live!
Michigan's state takeovers of cities and school districts have been very harmful to the public's interests.
Malcolm became an influential figure to many African-Americans and supporters of civil rights and equality, and continues to be so today.
This past December marked the 190th anniversary of the Monroe Doctrine, the 1823 policy declaration by President James Monroe that essentially made Latin America the exclusive reserve of the United States.
"The one percent is getting wealthier; the 99 is not. We need jobs, not cuts to social services and Medicare."
"There is hope, [when] young people lead us in a march for justice, for jobs, to have the courage to stand up."
Born to Bahamian parents in Miami, Fla., while they were selling produce from their island farm, Poitier began life in humble working-class circumstances, which he never forgot.
W.E.B. Du Bois was an early proponent of Pan-Africanism and helped organize several Pan-African Congresses to free African colonies from European powers. The first of those was on Feb. 19,1919.