Civil Rights

  1. Dorothy Irene Height: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

    Civil Rights leader Dorothy Irene Height is honored with a Google Doodle today to commemorate what would have been her 102nd birthday.

    March 24, 2014
  2. PHOTOS: Chokwe Lumumba, the Jackson Mayor & Civil Rights Lawyer Who Died After 8 Months in Office

    Jackson, Mississippi, Mayor Chokwe Lumumba has died suddenly at age 66. See pictures of the civil rights lawyer’s brief time in office.

    February 25, 2014
  3. ‘Straights Only Please’: Tenn. Theatre Bans Gays From Auditioning

    A Christian-themed Gatlinburg, Tennessee theatre doesn’t want gays in its musicals.

    February 11, 2014
  4. PHOTO GALLERY: The 50th Anniversary of Martin Luther King’s March on Washington

    Thousands upon thousands descended on the nation’s capital to celebrate Dr. King’s beautiful dream.

    August 24, 2013
  5. Here’s Russell Simmons’ Harriet Tubman ‘Sex Tape’ That Sparked Outrage on Youtube

    Posted to Russell Simmons “All Def Digital” Youtube Channel, a video about Harriet Tubman blackmailing a slave owner with a sex tape has sparked outrage.

    August 15, 2013
  6. Dick Brings Lap Dance Taxation to Supreme Court With Famed Free Speech Lawyer

    Stephen Dick, owner of Nite Moves, has retained the services of free-speech powerhouse Robert Corn-Revere.

    August 12, 2013
  7. Vandals Deface Jackie Robinson Statue With Racial Slurs & Swastikas

    The famous Jackie Robinson statue outside of MCU Park on Coney Island has been vandalized. Spray painted swastikas and racial slurs cover the monument of the baseball Hall of Fame inductee.

    August 7, 2013
  8. Lil Wayne Dropped By Mountain Dew Over Offensive Rap Verse

    The spokesperson for Mountain Dew, was dropped over an offensive rap verse in which he compared a civil rights icon to rough sex.

    May 4, 2013
  9. Civil Rights Icon Dr. Maxine Smith Dies: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

    The former NAACP executive secretary was 83 years old.

    April 26, 2013
  10. Rush Limbaugh in Favor of Black People Shooting Police Officers

    Rush Limbaugh is apparently in favor of killing cops. He’s the one who said it. Apparently he’s all for persecuted black people fighting police brutality with bullets.

    January 19, 2013