Effa Louise Manley co-owned the Newark Eagles baseball franchise in the Negro leagues with her husband Abe Manley. Her influence extended beyond baseball; she was active in the civil rights movement and a social activist.
"Voter suppression is an attempt to deny people's influence, and it is sinful. I appeal to all those legislators who have a conscience to immediately repeal these acts."
Groups said Deutsche Bank is blighting communities of color by ignoring their responsibilities as trustees to maintain their properties.
The celebration in New York of African American culture and struggles, featured a mix of working-class culture, educational presentations, and progressive politics.
In his ruling, the San Antonio judge wrote that the same-sex marriage ban "violates plaintiffs' equal protection and due process rights under the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution."
Today in black history: Civil rights activist Jimmie Lee Jackson dies, becomes catalyst for Selma march
Twenty-six year old civil rights protester Jimmie Lee Jackson died this day, Feb. 26, 1965, from gunshot wounds inflicted by Alabama State Trooper after marching in a peaceful protest.
Throughout its 95-year history the Communist Party USA has always been in the vanguard of the struggle for African American equality.
The Oscars may be coming up this week, but in Oakland, People's World and Mamas 4 Obamas hosted an equally dramatic Feb. 22 event: "We Tell Our Stories."
Malcolm became an influential figure to many African-Americans and supporters of civil rights and equality, and continues to be so today.
A week of action is taking place here all this week demanding Dunn be retried. Yesterday people wore black ribbons in remembrance of Jordan Davis.