During the less than 13 years of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s leadership of the modern American Civil Rights Movement, from December, 1955 until April 4, 1968, black folks achieved more genuine progress toward racial equality in America than the previous 350 years had produced. Continue Reading →
In December 1964, Representatives of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party toured Northern cities seeking support for their campaign to block the seating of Mississippi’s pro-segregation Congressmen who had been elected through the disfranchisement of black voters. Continue Reading →
By Arva R. Rice, President & CEO of New York Urban League
We are troubled with the news that a police officer will not be indicted for the killing of twelve year old Tamir Rice. Once again a young black child’s life has been lost because some claim the boy may have posed a threat to the community. Continue Reading →
On Sunday, January 17 at 3pm, for the 10 th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day celebration, the Apollo Theater and WNYC will partner for a third year to present “Race and Privilege: Exploring MLK’s Two Americas,” as part of the Apollo’s Uptown Hall series. Continue Reading →
One Hundred Black Men, Inc. of New York will kick-off its 4th annual citywide Hunger Relief Initiative in partnership with 15 churches by donating funds and distributing meals at locations throughout the city, 9 of which will conduct food packing and distribution at staggered times all day on Saturday.
President and founder of Harlem-based National Action Network, Reverend Al Sharpton released the following statement on civil rights activist Amelia Boynton Robinson. Continue Reading →