The writer and activist Alice Walker was born on this day in 1944 in Putnam County, Georgia.
Bob Marley, the internationally famous and influential performer of reggae music, was born in northern Jamaica on this date in 1945.
McDonald's workers who were fired last year after being told, "There are too many black people [working] in the store."
Quill Pettway, labor organizer and civil rights pioneer was part of a generation of Communists and radicals who made Detroit's rich labor and civil rights history.
Over 3000 marchers and tens of thousands of observers lined up along Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. in solidarity with the theme Black Lives Matter.
On January 13 in 1869 over 200 black delegates met in Washington D.C. to form the National Labor Union; the word "colored" was added by the establishment press.
It is the only national museum devoted to the study of black life and culture.
American Federation of Teachers president Randi Weingarten was arrested Dec. 4, in New York City while protesting the lack of justice in the recent police shootings.
On December 1, 1955, Rosa Parks, 42 years old, was arrested in Montgomery, Ala., for refusing to give up her seat on a public bus.
"From Ferguson to Bentonville and across the country, black youth, Walmart workers, and allies are self-organizing to fight back."