Activist

Earlier this week, the world lost Darren Seals, a 29-year-old activist who had been working for years, but was known for his work after the murder of Mike Brown in Ferguson. Jeff Johnson explains that the work of people like Darren always puts them at great risk. Sign Up For Our Newsletter! Seals was found […]

A look back on the remarkable life of actress and civil rights activist Ruby Dee.

It’s a sad time in the literary world. Controversial poet and author Amiri Baraka died yesterday in a Newark, New Jersey hospital. Baraka, whose real…

Watch the live feed of Dr. Dorothy Height’s funeral with President Barack Obama delivering the eulogy for a woman he calls the godmother of the civil rights movement. Click the link to view the service and post your comments below. Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy Check out our […]

      Dorothy Height, who as longtime president of the National Council of Negro Women was the leading female voice of the 1960s civil rights movement, died Tuesday. She was 98. Height, who continued actively speaking out into her 90s, had been at Howard University Hospital for some time. As a teenager, Height marched […]