March 19, 2015 -
It was 50 years ago this week that President Johnson delivered an address to Congress calling for passage of the Voting Rights Act. The speech is regarded as the best of his administration -- and one of the finest pieces of presidential oratory in history.
March 13, 2015 -
The manager of a grocery store in Virginia was unfairly targeting African-American workers for discipline. When a union member stood up and fought the mistreatment, she not only fixed the managerial problem but strengthened the union.
March 9, 2015 -
Viola Liuzzo died for her convictions in the 1960s freedom movement, and is the only white woman honored on the Civil Rights Memorial. But few know her story -- and why authorities conspired to keep her from being known as a hero.
January 16, 2015 -
Next week the U.S. celebrates the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. It also marks the fifth anniversary of the Supreme Court decision that ended campaign spending limits -- and the two occasions are more closely linked than many realize.
August 22, 2014 -
This week and next, people in 12 states are taking part in a "Moral Week of Action." The event marks the first time the Moral Monday demonstrations that began in North Carolina 16 months ago have been coordinated across multiple states.
February 28, 2014 -
Historically speaking, African Americans have often connected questions of self-determination and equality at home with the fates of oppressed people in Latin America, Africa, and the Global South generally.
January 20, 2014 -
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in Memphis while speaking out for striking sanitation workers. The civil rights community is once again rallying behind struggling workers in the city -- this time, union employees who were locked out of the Kellogg cereal factory, where the workforce is majority African-American.
January 17, 2014 -
A new report by United for a Fair Economy examines the racial economic implications of one of the most important human rights issues and public policy debates of the day: health care.
December 6, 2013 -
Before Nelson Mandela became a global icon, civil rights activists in the U.S. South were bringing attention to the injustice of apartheid -- and learning from the South African struggle for freedom and justice.
August 27, 2013 -
The NAACP partners with Nissan, which is fighting union organizing efforts at plants in Mississippi and Tennessee? What would Martin Luther King Jr. and Medgar Evers say? And Walmart promoting American-made products? Really?