Activism

NMAAHC Commemorates 50th Anniversary of MLK’s Jr.’s Final Crusade

NMAAHC Commemorates 50th Anniversary of MLK’s Jr.’s Final Crusade

by Shantell E. Jamison   Jan 09, 2018

The National Museum of African American History and Culture will commemorate the 50th anniversary and final crusade of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s life and... Read More

Report Allegedly Sheds Light on Unfair Writers’ Room Practices

Report Allegedly Sheds Light on Unfair Writers’ Room Practices

by Shantell E. Jamison   Nov 01, 2017

A new report by a UCLA professor in conjunction with Color of Change says it is exposing the failure of network executive hiring practices.... 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

Baltimore Ravens Criticized By J. Cole for Not Signing Colin Kaepernick

Baltimore Ravens Criticized By J. Cole for Not Signing Colin Kaepernick

by Nate Santos   Aug 07, 2017

J. Cole is no stranger to taking shots at the competition, but the “False Prophets” rapper’s latest jabs are aimed at a target way... Read More

Beyoncé Partners With Unicef To Bring Water To Children In Remote Areas In Burundi, East Africa

Beyoncé Partners With Unicef To Bring Water To Children In Remote Areas In Burundi, East Africa

by OJ Williams   Jun 30, 2017

Queen Beyoncé has yet another partnership on her belt. This time is with UNICEF through her BeyGOOD philanthropic arm to announce the launch of... 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   Jun 28, 2017

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

On June 25, 10,000 People Will Have Dinner To Combat Hate

On June 25, 10,000 People Will Have Dinner To Combat Hate

by Melissa Henderson   Jun 22, 2017

A Day of Dinners is bringing more than 10,000 people across the country together on June 25th, for 500 potluck-style dinners in 48 U.S.... Read More

TV One Will Air ‘National Urban League Presents: State of Black America Town Hall’ Hosted By Roland Martin

TV One Will Air ‘National Urban League Presents: State of Black America Town Hall’ Hosted By Roland Martin

by Aramide Tinubu   May 24, 2017

Airing on TV One Wednesday, May 31st, Roland Martin will host a special event; National Urban League Presents State of Black America Town Hall.... Read More

Betsy DeVos Bethune-Cookman University

Bethune-Cookman Graduates Turn Their Backs on Betsy DeVos

by Brittany Fennell   May 11, 2017

The university, located in Daytona Beach, Fla., became a social media trending topic when reports got out about students booing and turning their backs on DeVos as she gave her speech. Read More

Is A Biopic About Fred Hampton In The Works?

Is A Biopic About Fred Hampton In The Works?

by Brittney Fennell   May 08, 2017

The story about Black Panther leader Fred Hampton needs to be told. Looks like a biopic about the young leaders life is on the way. Read More