Black activism

A French court on Monday convicted and fined a Black rights activist for defacing a statue he sees as an insult to democracy and to the descendants of slaves.

  The 1968 Mexico City Summer Olympics inspired one of the most iconic images of all time. Tommie Smith and John Carlos raised their fists as they were given the gold and bronze medals, respectively, in the men’s 200 meter sprint event. Today is Carlos’ birthday.     John Wesley Carlos was born on this […]

James and Lydia Sims may not be well-known outside of the city of Spokane, Washington, but their efforts to uplift fellow African-Americans are certainly noteworthy. The late couple achieved much, with their son, Ronald Sims, a former appointee of President Barack Obama, becoming the first African-American to be elected to the King County Council and […]

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell again dismissed claims that there is a concerted effort to keep Colin Kaepernick off an NFL roster. As ESPN notes, all 32 NFL teams have wrapped up their offseason programs, and Kaepernick remains unsigned, fueling speculation that he is being ostracized for being pro-Black and for his national anthem protests in […]

BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore police disbanded an overnight occupation of City Hall by activists opposed to moves to make the city’s interim police commissioner permanent, and at least 12 people could be seen being led away early Thursday to police vehicles. At least 25 police officers converged outside the building hours before dawn as activists […]