social justice

The controversial death of Trayvon Martin polarized the nation, sparking a racial divide that led to organization of the #BlackLivesMatter movement. Martin was simply walking home from the store when he was attacked and gun-downed by neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman. Shawn Carter, who brought forth the compelling and heart-wrenching Kalief Browder documentary, teamed up with […]

From February 5-10, at least 25 school systems will participate with a variety of planned activities.

Days after the NFL declined to change its rule on the national anthem, about two dozen players protested around the league Sunday. Associated Press journalists counted 22 players protesting during the anthems in some way before day games. Some took a knee, others sat on the bench, stayed in the tunnel or raised a fist. […]

NEW YORK (AP) — NFL players and owners held an unusual meeting Tuesday to discuss social issues, a session both sides termed positive and productive. What was not discussed at any length was the divisive topic of the national anthem that has caught the attention of President Donald Trump. “We spent today talking about issues […]

Unless you are living under a rock, which increasingly doesn’t seem like such a bad idea nowadays, you no doubt saw that the President of the United States tweeted a video created by a known racist on the social network Reddit, which shows Trump grabbing, throwing, mounting, and pouncing on a body with the logo […]

With an executive producer hand in the Spike documentary series on Kalief Browder and the upcoming project on Trayvon Martin, Jay-Z is calling on more producers, filmmakers and activists to turn a creative eye toward addressing socially issues that can spark activism. The rap mogul shared his call to action in a guest column for The Hollywood […]

Joseph H.P. Westbrook was a prominent Black doctor in Denver who invested heavily in the Five Points region of the Colorado city. Dr. Westbrook was also well-known for years of going undercover as a white man to infiltrate a local Ku Klux Klan chapter. Westbrook was born in Hernando, Miss. in 1878. The Fisk College […]

SALEM, Mass. (AP) — John Legend is expected on a Massachusetts college campus this week to receive a social justice award. The singer-songwriter becomes the first recipient of the Salem Advocate for Social Justice award when he accepts the honor Tuesday at Salem State University. Legend is to perform and also discuss his work on […]

Shaun King analyzes Donald Trump’s track women with women and praises the strength of women everywhere. Listen below. Like BlackAmericaWeb.com on Facebook. Follow us on Twitter.

The shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin took place five years in Sanford, Fla., igniting a flurry of activism and discussion on race matters in America. The tragic shooting at the hands of volunteer night watchman George Zimmerman and his 2013 acquittal gave birth to the Black Lives Matter movement, along with a renewed focus […]

entered the social justice arena in a heartbreaking way. She has firsthand experience with the scourge of gun violence. The New York City native, now 36, lost her son’s father, Jason Ryans, to gun violence. Her son was a toddler at the time. That and the fact that her parents were founding members of Al […]