by Kenneth W. Mack onJanuary 30, 2013
Harvard Law School professor Kenneth W. Mack writes at the Huffington Post that it's an African-American woman, attorney Pauli Murray, who deserves credit for expanding the language of civil rights in 1963 to include women's rights -- and even LGBT rights.
by Janelle Harris onAugust 15, 2012
Harry Belafonte was right: Today's young people don't have enough interest in the issues that affect our community, Janelle Harris writes at Essence. She cites the legacy of black civil rights heroines as an example of what is possible.
by Nsenga Burton onDecember 28, 2011
Harry and Harriet Moore were killed when their home was bombed.
by The Root DC onSeptember 17, 2011
Fauntroy, Jackson and others respond to the former first lady's remarks about MLK, made years ago.
by Denise Stewart onAugust 20, 2011
Amelia Boynton Robinson shares her thoughts on President Obama, the Tea Party and the secret to long life.
April 23, 2010
This week on The Confab: Mourning the loss of leaders in civil rights and music. R.I.P., Dorothy Height, Benjamin Hooks and Keith "Guru" Elam. Plus, why SNCC hasn't lost its fire at 50. Join The Root's managing editor Joel Dreyfuss as he talks with senior culture editor Teresa Wiltz and regular contributor to The Root Jack White.
* Podcast production by Abdullah Rufus.
* Podcast theme music by Timothy Morrison.
by Lynette Holloway onApril 20, 2010
The late Dorothy Height walked with presidents and pushed down barriers to equal rights.
See the Washington Post's photo gallery of Height's civil rights legacy.
February 15, 2010
Whether freed or enslaved, blacks in America have always shown an entrepreneurial spirit. Carpenters who built Monticello, seamstresses who made ball gowns and field hands who picked crops found ways to sell their labor, pass on their skills and lay the foundation for today's African-American billionaire entrepreneurs, CEOs and corporate executives.
by Joel Dreyfuss onFebruary 11, 2010
President Obama continues to resist special programs that target inner-city unemployment.
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These tweets will make you laugh -- and question the American educational system.
Joshua Hornsby's daughter Ja'Nae, who was 9 years old, was among seven people found dead on Monday.
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