I thought I knew about legendary civil rights activists Carl and Anne Braden before I saw this documentary. I was very wrong.
As we celebrate Independence Day, it is worth remembering how important documents are to us - and where the authority for those documents comes from.
The ruling sends a signal to the right wing and lawmakers in Arizona, Alabama and elsewhere that state laws, recently put on the books for racist and political reasons across this country, are unconstitutional.
President Barack Obama: "I think same-sex couples should be able to get married."
"Solitary" meant an unfurnished cell with a concrete floor. No bed, no furniture; a hole in the floor for a toilet.
Mary McLeod Bethune's commitment to the advancement of black women and indeed all women makes her a true American hero.
On Feb. 28, the president issued a directive that softened a provision in the NDAA that would have forced authorities to hold all non-Americans accused of ties to terrorism in military custody.
Mariann Anderson, the great contralto, perhaps the most renowned of the 20th century, would have been 115 years old today.
Today would have been the 144th birthday of WEB Du Bois, the great scholar, civil rights and peace activist.