February 4, 2015 is Rosa Parks Day. The day honors her civil rights involvement, specifically her refusal to give up her bus seat in 1955 Montgomery, Alabama.
Harper Lee, author of the literary classic To Kill A Mockingbird, has announced she will publish her second novel Go Set a Watchman 55 years after her debut.
Today’s Google Doodle celebrates Langston Hughes’ 113th birthday and his poem I Dream a World. It also marks the beginning of Black History Month 2015.
Black History Month 2015 begins today, February 1. Learn about the origins of the month that celebrates African-American contributions to American culture here.
Jerame Reid was the black man shot and killed by police officers Days and Worley in a traffic stop in Bridgeton, New Jersey. Reid had his hands up when killed.
Jerame Reid was shot and killed by police on December 30, 2014 during a traffic stop in Bridgeton, New Jersey. The man was unarmed but has a violent history.
A group of protesters filed a $40 million lawsuit alleging civil rights violations by militarized police during the Ferguson, Missouri, protests.
On what would have been her 87th birthday, let’s honor tennis legend Althea Gibson by taking a look at some photos.
Althea Gibson was a pioneer in tennis and an inspiration for many of the players competing in the U.S. Open, which begins Monday in New York.
Maya Angelou is dead at 86. These pictures pay tribute to the legendary poet, author and activist.
Maya Angelou, the beloved poet and activist, died at the age of 86. Here is what you need to know.