civil rights movement

“Selma,” the film about the marches in the Alabama city during 1965, opened in theaters today and should be at the top of your list…

Tensions between law enforcement officials and the communities have now spread to the West Coast. Just a week after two NYPD cops were killed execution-style…

Fifty years ago, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. stood before the audience in Oslo, Norway and accepted the Nobel Peace Prize on behalf of the…

With the Trumpet Awards taking place this weekend, Trumpet Awards founder Xernona Clayton spoke to Majic 107.5 / 97.5’s Tall Boy and reflected on her life of service in the Civil Rights Movement. Check out the interviews below: Get Majic 107.5 / 97.5 Highlights Delivered Daily! RELATED: Trumpet Awards Red Carpet Recap [VIDEO] Recap Of […]

The controversy over Lil Wayne’s lyrics on the remix to Future’s “Karate Chop” seems far from over. Emmett Till’s family expressed outrage Weezy’s explicit line, “beat that p*ssy up like Emmett Till, leading Epic Records to announce that is doing everything in its power to get the song taken down. Epic also said the song […]

The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial has officially opened on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. According to the AJC, hundreds of people lined up early for a glimpse at the $120 million memorial, which features a 30-foot stone sculpture of King, arms folded, staring across the Tidal Basin to the Jefferson Memorial. The […]

A funeral is set for 11 a.m. Thursday for U.S. District Judge Matthew J. Perry, a giant of a civil rights lawyer who toiled relentlessly to dismantle legal segregation in South Carolina and then went on to become the state’s first black federal judge. Perry died of natural causes Friday just days before his 90th […]

In February 2007, Alberto R. Gonzales, the attorney general under President George W. Bush, issued a stern warning to those who murdered blacks with impunity during the civil rights era: “You have not gotten away with anything. We are still on your trail.” More than three years later, people are still waiting for justice.

Dorothy Height has made many strides for women and African Americans. Dorothy started out as a teacher at a community center in Brooklyn, New York where she became active in the United Christian Youth Movement. In 1938 she was chosen by Eleanor Roosevelt to help plan a World Youth Conference, where she met Mary McLeod Bethune where her affiliation with the National Council of Negro Women began.

President Obama will deliver the eulogy Thursday at the funeral of civil rights leader Dorothy Height, White House spokesman Josh Earnest said Tuesday. Height’s funeral is set for 10 a.m. ET Thursday at Washington National Cathedral.

Funeral services for civil rights matriarch Dorothy I. Height have been scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday at Washington National Cathedral, according to the National Council of Negro Women, which Height directed for 40 years. The services are expected to be attended by an array of civil rights figures and dignitaries.

Civil Rights pioneer Dorothy Height died Tuesday at age 98. Height, who had been chair and president emerita of the National Council of Negro Women, worked alongside civil rights pioneers, including Martin Luther King Jr., future U.S. Rep. John Lewis and A. Philip Randolph.