The Department of Justice filed a robust complaint against Ferguson, Missouri, charging the city with violations of federal civil rights statutes.
Featuring a network of young leaders, use of technology, and a focus on system-wide change, the Movement for Black Lives represents a politically important moment in civil rights organizing.
She was a lawyer, activist, civil rights advocate, lecturer, writer and feminist.
Jefferson Franklin Long: the first black member to speak on the House floor.
Once again, right wingers have come up with a scheme to dilute and diminish the voting power of minorities, and they might get what they want.
"He was not committing a dangerous act. We're tired of the SFPD killing black people."
"I don't need all this attention, but I feel like I have to do something good with it, I have to turn my anger into something positive."
It was announced Tuesday, Dec. 1, that Garry McCarthy was officially fired from his position as Chicago's Chief of Police.
Rosa Parks risked physical abuse, arrest and jail because she was part of a growing movement of African Americans sick and tired of discrimination and racism.
Leaders in the pursuit of justice say demonstrations will continue: there is such profound distrust and alienation from the police in the neighborhoods most affected.