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So we’re down in Memphis, Tennessee to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination and there’s a mix of emotion in the air. There’s an obvious sense of pride as we honor Dr. King’s legacy and all that he was able to accomplish in just 39 years; but as we think […]

A Black Lives Matter activist who became known for his actions in trying to take a Confederate flag down during a protest on live television was shot and killed by police in Louisiana. The NY Daily News reports, Muhiyidin Elamin Moye who also went by Muhiyidin d’Baha, was shot in the thigh by police while riding […]

Activist and politician Congressman John Lewis has worked towards the advancement of African-Americans for many years. He had the privilege of working side by side with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. including marching with him in Selma.  “I think Dr.Martin Luther King Jr. would be very disappointed in what is happening in America today. He would say […]

The city of Baltimore hasn’t been the same since the death of Freddie Gray. On April 12, 2015, the 25-year-old died of a spinal cord injury while in police custody. Since then the city has fought to keep their head above the water. Actress Sonja Sohn from the show The Wire has directed an intense documentary […]

As Harvey Weinstein’s sexual assault scandal grows, women have been tweeting #MeToo as a way to tell their sexual harassment and assault stories. First created by activist Tarana Burke 10 years ago, Jacque Reid goes Inside Her Story on the #MeToo movement. Like BlackAmericaWeb.com on Facebook. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram Sign Up For Our Newsletter!

Founder of Radio One and long-time friend of Dick Gregory, Cathy Hughes talks about her friendship with the activist. Gregory believed in black media, he bought black newspapers and spent thousands in the media industry for it. On talking about Radio One, Hughes said, “he loved us. He appreciated the work we were doing to […]

April Reign an activist has started a virtual effort to stop the production of a new show called Confederate by HBO. The hashtag #HBONoconfederate has traveled around social media. The premise of this show is to see what it would look like if the Confederate Army won the war and slavery wasn’t abolished. The show will be created by […]

Grace Lee Boggs - a champion for civil rights, labor rights, feminism, and the Black Power movement - has died.

On August 9, 2014, seeing the lifeless body of Michael Brown Jr. laid out in the blistering heat for four and half hours on Twitter…

When describing his character on Grey’s Anatomy, actor Jesse Williams summed it up with, “He is very confident and likes to say what is on his…

04/04/14 – Rev. Jesse Jackson talks to us about the 10th Anniversary of civil rights leader, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Plus, Tom asks the Reverend who he thinks really killed Dr. King. His answer might surprise you!

A former Florida state representative and Republican activist has left the GOP over immigration policy. Ana Rivas Logan will officially become a Democrat Monday afternoon when she files paperwork at the Miami-Dade Elections Department. Rivas Logan, an educator who was born in Nicaragua after her parents fled Cuba, said one of the reasons she is […]