Martin Luther King Jr.'s struggle for Americans' civil rights -- and his assassination 50 years ago in Memphis -- changed the world. Judy Woodruff sits down with civil rights activist Vernon Jordan, syndicated columnist Connie Schultz, Vann Newkirk of The…
By PBS NewsHour
Kept under wraps for nearly two years, body camera footage of a policeman killing Alton Sterling shows the officer threatening to shoot the man and screaming profanities before firing the fatal shots that stoked protests across the nation.
By Anthony Izaguirre and Michael Kunzelman, Associated Press
Black communities are reckoning with how to embrace the March for Our Lives while also addressing truths about their safety, perceptions of black lives and death.
By Kamala Kelkar
Danez Smith sees another life for the black victims of police violence: at last living in a world where blackness is celebrated and “everything/is a sanctuary & nothing is a gun.”…
By Jennifer Hijazi
I realized it was completely disingenuous of me to stand for a pledge when the words do not apply to my life.
By David Jungblut
As an educator, "Please stand for the Pledge of Allegiance" was not a phrase I thought would ever come under scrutiny.
By Christen A. Smith, The Conversation
An anthropologist, who studies the impact of police violence on black communities, examines the ways that police violence kills black women slowly through trauma, pain and loss.
By Kamala Kelkar
Racial justice activist Erica Garner died Saturday at the age of 27, less than four years after her father was put in a fatal choke hold by police.
By Sadie Gurman and Russell Contreras, Associated Press
An FBI report on the rise of black “extremists” is stirring fears of a return to practices used during the civil rights movement, when the bureau spied on activist groups without evidence they had broken any laws.
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