Adam Silver, NBA Commissioner

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver Says Athletes Should ‘Not Stick to Sports’

by Teddy Grant   May 24, 2018

NBA commissioner Adam Silver told attendees of the Sports Business Awards “not to stick to sports,” as he accepted a trophy for League of... Read More

Barack and Michelle Obama Praise Parkland Students in Open Letter

Barack and Michelle Obama Praise Parkland Students in Open Letter

by Christina Santi   Mar 22, 2018

Former President Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama sent a handwritten note this month to the Parkland, Florida shooting survivors. The letter,... Read More

Samuel L. Jackson Urges Celebrities to Join in Protesting 'Racist Police'

Why Samuel L. Jackson Was Allegedly Expelled from Morehouse

by Shantell E. Jamison   Feb 08, 2018

Some of the best and brightest activists, entertainers and leaders in the world have went to and/or graduated from Morehouse College. As one of... Read More

Report: Erica Garner Had Plans to Release Video of Justice Dept. Meeting

Report: Erica Garner Had Plans to Release Video of Justice Dept. Meeting

by Team Ebony   Feb 02, 2018

In December, activist Erica Garner, passed away after losing consciousness and going into cardiac arrest at age 27. She was a solid fixture in... Read More

MLK’s Legacy Is Being Manifested in This Woke, No-Nonsense Baltimore Teacher

MLK’s Legacy Is Being Manifested in This Woke, No-Nonsense Baltimore Teacher

by Zahara Hill   Jan 15, 2018

Teachers of color can have an inexplicably powerful influence on Black and Brown students. Baltimore-based educator Valencia D. Clay is one of a number of Black... Read More

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Twitter Gathers Celebrities to Reflect on Martin Luther King Jr.

by Shantell E. Jamison   Jan 12, 2018

As the world prepares to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s passing, Twitter is gathering some of the world’s most influential... Read More

Colin Kaepernick was chosen as GQ's "Citizen of the Year." Colin Kaepernick, Amnesty International

Only Kaepernick Could Be GQ’s Cover Story Without Even Being Interviewed

by Zahara Hill   Nov 13, 2017

Colin Kaepernick’s undying commitment to social justice has attracted widespread esteem for the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback. The NFL placed itself on the opposing side of the... Read More

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Following NAACP Travel Ban, American Airlines Meets with Leaders

by Shantell E. Jamison   Nov 01, 2017

Last week, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) released a statement warning African-Americans not to patronize American Airlines. The organization cited a... Read More

#Changefest Continues Its Push to Showcase Films Centered on Activism

#Changefest Continues Its Push to Showcase Films Centered on Activism

by Shantell E. Jamison   Oct 13, 2017

#ChangeFest, otherwise known as the Social Change Film Festival, will kick off in Chicago on Friday, Oct. 13. The event, now in its sixth... Read More

Florida city to rename streets honoring Confederate generals

Florida city to rename streets honoring Confederate generals

by Lynn Cooper   Jul 06, 2017

After more than a decade of Hollywood, Florida residents calling to rename the streets honoring Confederate generals in the city’s black neighborhoods, the commission... Read More