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

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

by Zahara Hill

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

Following NAACP Travel Ban, American Airlines Meets with Leaders

Following NAACP Travel Ban, American Airlines Meets with Leaders

by Shantell E. Jamison

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

#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

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

Settlement Will Stop Four Mississippi Counties from Jailing People Indefinitely Because They Can’t Afford Bail

Settlement Will Stop Four Mississippi Counties from Jailing People Indefinitely Because They Can’t Afford Bail

by Lynn Cooper

The American Civil Liberties Union announced a settlement agreement in their federal class-action suit Burks v. Scott County, Mississippi, which challenged the county’s practice... Read More

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NYC Mayor Honors Laverne Cox with Her Own Day

by #teamEBONY

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio honored Orange Is The New Black star Laverne Cox with her own official day. PEOPLE reports the 33-year-old actress was... Read More

No, Janelle Monáe Doesn’t Think All Women Should Go on a Sex Strike, But Here’s What She Wants

No, Janelle Monáe Doesn’t Think All Women Should Go on a Sex Strike, But Here’s What She Wants

by Britni Danielle

Singer and actress Janelle Monáe covers Marie Clare’s latest “Fresh Faces” issue, but it’s her comments about respecting and protecting women that really got people talking. While the Hidden... Read More

Why is Rosa Parks’ Detroit Home in Berlin?

Why is Rosa Parks’ Detroit Home in Berlin?

by #teamEBONY

The Detroit home of civil rights icon Rosa Parks is now housed in Berlin, Germany. The home ended up in the backyard of American... Read More

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Why White People Should Memorialize April 4th

by Lincoln Anthony Blades

In America, January 15th—Rev. Martin Luther King Jr’s birthday—has become a day of national reflection on the life and legacy of Dr. King. Thanks... Read More

Donald Trump Isn’t Half the Patriot Colin Kaepernick Is

Donald Trump Isn’t Half the Patriot Colin Kaepernick Is

by Lincoln Anthony Blades

Monday night at a rally in Louisville, Kentucky, President Donald Trump, decided to throw shade at NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick. President Trump Takes A Shot... Read More