Civil Rights

Barbie has always been an iconic staple in the toy world. For decades, the doll has constantly evolved and that trend continues with Barbie standing up for women’s’ rights! Toy makers of the popular doll, Mattel, are now honoring civil rights activist Rosa Parks with her very own Barbie doll for Women’s Equality Day! The […]

Sign Up For Our Newsletter! Legendary comedian and civil rights activist Dick Gregory has reportedly passed away at the age of 84.  TVOne’s Roland Martin tweeted the news that Gregory had passed on. Gregory’s son, Christian Gregory,  posted on Facebook on August 17th that his father had fallen ill and was hospitalized.  At the time […]

Civil rights leaders met with Attorney General Jeff Sessions to discuss their concerns about the DOJ's direction.

Cartoonist Glenn McCoy who caught heat Tuesday for depicting U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos as Ruby Bridges -- the African-American girl in Norman Rockwell's southern school desegregation painting "The Problem We All Live With" -- explained his controversial decision Wednesday.

President Barack Obama formally established the Birmingham Civil Rights National Monument, Freedom Riders National Monument and the Reconstruction Era National Monument Thursday.

The new legislation will allow civil rights cold cases that happened prior to 1970 to be reopened.

The Education Department accesses civil rights gains under President Obama. Activists are preparing for rollbacks under Trump's administration.

A poll conducted by Monmouth University showed that more Blacks are concerned with access to economic opportunity than civil rights.

The Department of Education reported a record number of civil rights complaints. Sec. of Education John King told NewsOne that he's optimistic, but there's more work to do.

The Department of Justice and North Carolina filed lawsuits against each other over the so-called "bathroom bill." North Carolina denies that the measure violates the civil rights of transgender people.

American Girl has emerged as one of the top businesses of its sort, selling millions of its beloved dolls and books aimed at young girls since debuting in 1986. This summer the company will reveal its latest doll, a girl from the civil rights era named Melody Ellison, as reported by CBS News. https://twitter.com/MelodyBodette/status/701943128249516032 The […]

A federal grand jury in Tampa has indicted a former Florida sheriff's deputy on charges of violating the civil rights of an unarmed Black man, who was brutally beaten after surrendering to the officers following a brief chase last year, reports Reuters.