| Apr 19, 2010
| 4:32 PM
Darryl Owens wrote a column Saturday about the tea party and race. It has, predictably,Â generated a few responses. A lot of responses. I just heard DarrylÂ on the phone a couple of hours ago, challenging a caller who said Darryl was sounding “...
| Oct 4, 2010
More than 200 people packed themselves into the Carriage House behind the Algiers Courthouse to see Ruby Bridges, one of the first black students to attend New Orleans public schools.
"I was 6 and didn't have a clue about what was going on," Bridges told...
| Mar 28, 2010
On Oct. 9, 2009, White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs woke up at dawn and received startling news from Oslo. President Obama, only 48, had just received the Nobel Peace Prize. Usually, this most prestigious of awards honors lifetime accomplishment...
| Apr 21, 2010
| 6:34 PM
Dorothy Height, who was called the queen mother of the civil rights movement through seven decades of advocacy for racial equality — including 41 years as president of the National Council of Negro Women — has died. She was 98.
| Jan 8, 2011
| 6:01 PM
The staff of Democratic Rep. Andre Carson of Indianapolis is increasing security after the shooting of Rep.
The Arizona Democrat was shot in the head Saturday when an assailant opened fire outside a grocery store during a meeting...
| Jan 17, 2011
| 11:01 AM
ATLANTA -- The shootings in Arizona loomed large as the nation marked the legacy of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday, with many speakers drawing on his message of nonviolence as a key lesson in the wake of the tragedy.
National and local...
| Oct 18, 2010
| 1:36 PM
"The Bridge: The Life and Rise of Barack Obama"
By David Remnick
Alfred A. Knopf, 656 pages, $29.95
Reviewed by Kevin Boyle
By March 7, 1965 John Lewis had been in hundreds of civil rights campaigns. But from the moment he led the six hundred...
| Jul 15, 2011
| 12:29 PM
It's the height of summer, so don't miss out on these family-friendly excursions:
Global Fusion Festival: Journey to Philadelphia for one day of non-stop entertainment that celebrates bringing diverse communities together for a cultural...
| Nov 10, 2011
| 4:19 PM
Julia Davidson-Randall knew she was likely to be arrested. But as the Morgan State junior's second day in a Baltimore jail bled into a third, she began to wonder what she had gotten herself into.
"I honestly didn't know what was going to happen," she...
| Oct 6, 2011
The Rev. Fred L. Shuttlesworth, a blunt-talking preacher who braved beatings, bombings and fire-hosings to push Birmingham, Ala., to the forefront of the civil rights movement and advanced the historic fight with a confrontational strategy that often...
| Oct 10, 2011
| 10:54 AM
The Rev. Al Sharpton will bring his nationally syndicated radio show to lower Manhattan Monday as the Occupy Wall Street demonstrations enter their 24th day.
Sharpton, an outspoken civil rights activist and talk show host, will broadcast from Zuccotti...