American Civil Liberties Union Supports Statement On Nationwide Prison Strike

Men and women incarcerated in prisons across the country declared a nationwide strike today to draw attention and demand changes to the conditions they face in the prison system. Continue Reading →


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Civil Rights Groups Speak Out Against Proposed Freeze On Uber And Lyft In Harlem

Business Insider reports that Civil rights groups joined Uber and Lyft in their fight against the New York City Council’s proposed plan to place a cap on the number of vehicles that ride-share services can operate in the city. Continue Reading →


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Harlem’s Maya Angelou And Gloria Steinem Marching Arm In Arm, 1983

The late Harlem resident Maya Angelou and Gloria Steinem marching arm in arm en route to the 20th Anniversary of the 1963 Civil Rights March on Washington D. C. on August 17th, 1983. Continue Reading →


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New York At Its Core From Bed-Stuy To Harlem: The City Confronts Civil Rights

9d7883f6cdf03b6a2b88cefd5a2d71f0In our latest video preview of New York at Its Core, peer into the tumultuous, transformative era of 1960s New York and discover some of the forces that shaped the city’s legacy of civil rights activism. Continue Reading →


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HW Pick: Dr. King’s “I Have A Dream Speech” (video)

dr martin luther kin jr speech in dcProbably the most famous speech of the 20th century by the Southern Leadership Conference’s Dr. Martin Luther King as he addressed marchers on Wednesday, August 28, 1963, at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC. Continue Reading →


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OP-Ed: Tamir Rice killing Underscores Why Black Leaders Are Calling For Oversight Of Judicial Process

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By Arva R. Rice, President & CEO of New York Urban League

We are troubled with the news that a police officer will not be indicted for the killing of twelve year old Tamir Rice.  Once again a young black child’s life has been lost because some claim the boy may have posed a threat to the community. Continue Reading →


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Apollo & WNYC Partner For MLK Celebration In Harlem

Dr. Martin Luther KingOn Sunday, January 17 at 3pm, for the 10 th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day celebration, the Apollo Theater and WNYC will partner for a third year to present “Race and Privilege: Exploring MLK’s Two Americas,” as part of the Apollo’s Uptown Hall series. Continue Reading →


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