Malcolm became an influential figure to many African-Americans and supporters of civil rights and equality, and continues to be so today.
The multi-racial rally, called in the spirit of Dr. King's 1964 poor people's campaign, was held in Hartford's North End, one of the most impoverished neighborhoods in the nation.
NEW YORK -The frigid weather couldn't keep hundreds of supporters and elected officials from attending the inauguration of New York City's 109th mayor, Bill de Blasio, Jan 1.
When Nelson Mandela was in Detroit a special rally was held - not in a fancy ballroom or millionaire's home - but at the Ford Rouge auto plant with autoworkers.
The state's parole board wrote a new ending for the infamous "Scottsboro Boys" rape case Thursday morning by approving posthumous pardons more than 80 years after the arrests.
The investigation is ongoing but so far, no one has been charged. Michigan is a stand-your-ground state and at a Saturday press conference inside Historic King Solomon Baptist Church, Rev. Charles Williams II took special aim at the law.
Hundreds rallied in Chicago recently to demand justice for victims of police crimes and the creation of a Civilian Police Accountability Council.
Vowing to defend the right to vote he had shed blood for decades ago, Rep. John Lewis drew a roaring cheer from the enormous crowd at the Lincoln Memorial on Saturday.
An online petition, supported by the Detroit branch of the NAACP, is calling on Kevyn Orr to resign for "vile and callous"comments.
The comments of Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, which stereotype undocumented immigrants as drug smugglers, have embarrassed his own Republican Party, yet are part of a larger anti-immigrant, racist agenda.