Angela Davis

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Dr. Angela Davis remains one of the historic figures of the Black Power and civil rights movements. Although Dr. Davis transitioned from a revolutionary figure to an academic, she has remained true to her politics and aims for social justice. Davis was born January 26th, 1944 in Birmingham, Ala. Raised in the deep South, Davis […]

Angela Davis was supposed to receive the Fred L. Shuttlesworth Human Rights Award from the Alabama civil rights museum but they’ve changed their minds. Roland Martin is frustrated because all they have said is that Davis “does not meet all of the criteria” and they have received criticism from Jewish community. Martin feels “they don’t have the guts” […]

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The Birmingham Civil Rights Institute in Alabama is getting withering criticism on social media after rescinding its decision to honor political activist and scholar Angela Davis. Davis is a Birmingham native who has spent decades fighting for civil rights. She was an active member of the Black Panther Party, Student Nonviolent […]

Forest Whitaker has jumped onboard Codeblack Films’ untitled Angela Davis biopic as an executive producer, reports Variety. Lionsgate’s Codeblack in 2016 picked up the movie rights to “Angela Davis: An Autobiography” and set up the project with Nina Yang Bongiovi, whose credits include “Fruitvale Station,” which Whitaker also produced, and “Dope.” Sidra Smith, a producer […]

Among the thousands were Angela Davis, Alicia Keys, the Mothers of the Movement, and more — who all provided priceless moments to remember.

Hollywood has always had a deep fascination with film biographies of real people, more commonly known as the biopic, these films are often met with critical praise and showered with lots of nominations and awards during award season. Well a new biopic was just announced about the incredible life of the empowering Angela Davis, and […]

Codeblack Films has picked up the movie rights to “Angela Davis: An Autobiography” with plans to develop an authorized biopic of the prominent civil rights activist, reports Variety.   The untitled film will be produced by Nina Yang Bongiovi, whose credits include “Fruitvale Station” and “Dope.” Sidra Smith, a producer on the 2012 documentary “Free […]

MADRID (AP) — A delegation including American rights activist Angela Davis has been turned away from a Spanish prison where it tried to visit imprisoned Basque separatist politician Arnaldo Otegi. Davis, Spanish rock musician Fermin Muguruza and Basque politician Amaia Izko tried to visit Logrono prison where Otegi is serving a 10-year sentence after being […]

Who run the world? These 10 black female icons, who are still living and making change. Click on the audio player to hear Jasmine Sanders deliver this inspiring list on The D.L. Hughley Show, and check out the names written below! Claudette Colvin Angela Davis* Kathleen Cleaver Ruby Bridges Dr. Mae Jemison Janelle Penny Commissiong Beverly Johnson […]

Jonathan Jackson, the 17-year-old brother of imprisoned Black Panther and activist George Jackson, was killed on this day in 1970 in an attempt to negotiate the freedom of his brother and his compatriots. Entering the Marin County Courthouse in San Rafael, Calif., Jackson kidnapped a judge and temporarily freed a number of prisoners before he […]