Watch: My Black History: Michael Eric Dyson on How MLK’s Assassination Opened His Eyes 

Editor’s note: During Black History Month, the focus is usually on historical figures who loomed larger than life, paving the way for the progress we experience today. But black history isn’t just about telling stories of our past. History is being made every day and has been made throughout our lives; it’s not just

#TakeItDownAmerica: Fight to Remove Mississippi’s Racist Flag Heads to the Nation’s Capital

On Flag Day (June 14), McComb, Miss., native and actress Aunjanue Ellis (Quantico, The Help) is taking the fight against the state’s flag all the way to the nation’s capital. Ellis will be joined by Michael Eric Dyson, musician Genesis Be and attorney Carlos Moore, along with lawmakers, celebrities and civic leaders…