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100 years ago African-Americans marched on 5th Avenue to declare black lives matter
100 years ago African-Americans marched on 5th Avenue to declare black lives matter
The only sounds were those of muffled drums, the shuffling of feet and the gentle sobs of some of the estimated 20 000 onlookers. The women and...
Watch Jesse Williams eviscerate racism and whiteness in his BET Awards speech
Watch Jesse Williams eviscerate racism and whiteness in his BET Awards speech
On Sunday night Grey's Anatomy actor and civil rights activist Jesse Williams gave a speech that can only be described as a call-to-action to both social justice activists and their allies. Williams was awarded the Humanitarian Award for his work in the black...
A little-known composer takes centre stage on the big screen
A little-known composer takes centre stage on the big screen
An abundance of recent documentary films offer viewers a reimagining of the “black” story and the complexities that come with intersection and...
Civil rights déjà vu hits US South
Civil rights déjà vu hits US South
Ralph Ervin remembers the moment he knew he would spend the rest of his life in the poorest county in Alabama in the United States, locked in a...
Selma: a reminder that 50 years on, #blacklivesmatter
Selma: a reminder that 50 years on, #blacklivesmatter
The hashtag #blacklivesmatter was voted 2014’s word of the year in the United States by linguistic experts from the American Dialect Society. The...
Transgenders in US army victory
Transgenders in US army victory
The United States army will "fully recognise" the new names of two transgender veterans, the American Civil Liberties Union announced this week,...
Civic actions speak louder than words
Civic actions speak louder than words
I have been called many things during my (relatively) short but eventful life. Recently, however, when delivering a lecture at a local university,...
Sanlam aims to free 'economic slaves'
Sanlam aims to free 'economic slaves'
Financial literacy is a civil rights issue, said John Bryant, chief executive officer of the NGO Operation Hope, at the launch of Sanlam's...
Rosa Parks essay reveals rape attempt
Rosa Parks essay reveals rape attempt
Long before Rosa Parks was hailed as the "mother of the civil rights movement," she wrote a detailed and harrowing account of nearly being raped by...
Sarkozy's Cabinet approves Bill to ban full Islamic veil
Sarkozy's Cabinet approves Bill to ban full Islamic veil
French President Nicolas Sarkozy defended his ambition to impose a total ban on women wearing the full Islamic veil on Wednesday, despite warnings...

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