"Trayvon Martin could have been me 35 years ago," President Obama said Friday in remarks at the White House.
The community gathered to celebrate Juneteenth and to honor more than a dozen people from the neighborhood whose everyday activities make all the difference.
Fisher v. the University of Texas was a challenge to that school's affirmative action policy by Abigail Fisher, whose application for admission was turned down.
San Antonians might say, for certain, that Texas is "turning blue."
In spite of efforts to play African-Americans and Latino immigrants against each other, support for immigration reform is solid within the African-American community.
Having the first "out" athlete has struck a major blow against stereotypical ideas about masculinity, and shown that sport has become a much more inclusive space.
A crowd packed Berkeley City Hall to celebrate the life of Maudelle Shirek, an extraordinary woman dubbed "the conscience of the council."
On April 16, 1963, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., imprisoned in Alabama for protesting segregation, wrote his powerful and eloquent answer to criticisms of him, the civil rights movement and its nonviolent direct action tactics.
On April 8, 1898 singer, actor, civil rights and labor leader, peace activist and athlete Paul Robeson was born.
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.