35 states were given an “F” grade for their lack of teaching about the civil rights movement by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC). The SPLC’s study, “Teaching the Movement: The State of Civil Rights Education 2011,” covers curricula and requirements for the civil rights movement. Education Problem In America Compared to Civil Rights Mississippi […]

Emboldened by a successful fund drive and a pledge from the Leon Levine Foundation, the Levine Museum of the New South unveiled its revamped Cotton Fields to Skyscrapers during a press conference on Tuesday. The public is invited to a free community celebration to celebrate the museum’s 20th anniversary and see the updated exhibit Sunday. […]

Nichelle Nichols made television history as the first African-American woman to play a role in a series in “Star Trek” as Lt. Uhura. She reprised her role in “Star Trek: The Animated Series” and the first six Star Trek movies. It was a moment that couldn’t have been scripted any better. Actress Nichelle Nichols, who […]

From the Washington Post: By Martin Luther King III Forty-seven years ago this weekend, on a sweltering August day often remembered simply as the March on Washington, my father delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech at the Lincoln Memorial. A memorial to him is being erected at the Tidal Basin, not far from where […]

I was only vaguely aware of the Nigerian singer Fela Kuti before I started going to Pop Life a few years ago. The weekly Wednesday party was at Loft 1523 back then. Promoter/DJ Mike Kitchen always played Kuti’s “No Water No Get Enemy.” The blaring horns and driving beats known as Afrobeat always drew people […]

VIA BLACK CHRISTIAN NEWS A Princeton University professor says the black church is dead. Whoa. Eddie S. Glaude Jr., the William S. Tod professor of religion and chairman of the Center for African-American studies at Princeton University, posted on the Huffington Post, “(The) idea of this venerable institution as central to black life and as […]

VIA CNN Princeton, New Jersey — All around the world last weekend, Christians celebrated Easter. For them, this holiest of days announced that death does not have the final word and that eternal life awaits those who would just believe. Sunday also marked the anniversary of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s death. Forty-two years […]

The Millennial Generation, those born between the mid 70s and early 2000s, are more ethnically and racially diverse than older adults, but they're less religious, according to a Pew Research survey.

This isn’t Black History Month, but today is an important day. It is the day that Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and several other notable African Americans reached Montgomery, Alabama after marching for four days from Selma. The Selma-to-Montgomery March for voting rights ended three weeks–and three events–that represented the political and emotional peak of […]

Celebrate Charlotte living legend Dovey Johnson Roundtree, an A.M.E Zion minister, who conquered color barriers and fused ministry with her legal profession. She did all of this when women, especially black women, weren’t supposed to be attorneys. Learn about her amazing journey in faith and the law during the discussion “Justice Older Than the Law.” […]

VIA ELEV8 Although they are more likely to describe themselves as more liberal the Hip Hop and Millennial generation believe almost as strongly if not more in the basic tenets of morality. A recent study conducted by the Marist College for Public Opinion in January before the Haitian Earthquake discovered the following interesting things. The […]