People at the rally. like most New Yorkers, seemed to agree that good jobs and good quality education for all are necessary steps to ending gun violence on the streets.
"Multiracial alliances will continue to struggle for freedom, justice, and equality, and the lessons of past struggles will act as guidance."
Rosa Parks' vision for freedom and peace continues to inspire our nation and the ongoing movement for social justice in the 100th year of her birth.
It was a night to celebrate, to recount history, to look to struggles yet to come. A night to dream, to dance, to sing songs, and hear poetry.
A who's who of leaders in the African American community came together with hundreds of community members.
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.
Malcolm became an influential figure to many African-Americans and supporters of civil rights and equality, and continues to be so today.
Prof. Jamie Wilson is giving a special People's World Black History Month teleconference presentation on Tues, Feb 19. This interview is a preview of the themes of his presentation.
Jones died in exile in Great Britain in 1964 at the age of 49, her health weakened from imprisonment in the U.S. because of her political activism.
The event marks 150 years since the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation to end slavery and 50 years since the historic March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.