civil rights

The shooting death of New York teenager Ramarley Graham is slated to be investigated by the U.S. Department of Justice.

The cops who shot 16-year-old Brooklyn teen Kimani Gray have been accused of civil rights violations in federal lawsuits. The New York Daily News writes that Sergeant Mourad Mourad and Officer Jovaniel Cordova racked up five such charges prior to their fatal confrontation with Gray on March 9. 

Just a few weeks ago, it was announced that Rosa Parks would become the first Black woman to earn a statue on Capitol Hill. Reports confirm that President Barack Obama will now be a part of the historic moment slated to occur Wednesday (Feb. 27).

President Obama honored what will be the 100th anniversary of Rosa Parks’ birth next week, releasing a proclamation spotlighting the civil rights figure, today. “On December 1, 1955, our Nation was forever transformed when an African-American seamstress in Montgomery, Alabama, refused to give up her seat on a city bus to a white passenger,” reads […]

The 16th annual Urbanworld Film Festival kicks off today, September 20th. The festival showcases the best of Black cinema and this year’s crop of movies are as excellent as ever. The Urban Daily has highlighted seven of them that are especially worthy checking out. One that caught our eye tackles the tragic story of Emmett […]

The Washington National Cathedral is set to immortalize the legacy of Rosa Parks by dedicating a statue to the civil rights pioneer, to be unveiled Thursday (May 10). The statue will be placed in the section of the church dedicated to human rights. Parks, who passed away in 2005, will join the likes of other noted human […]

The U.S.’s longest serving Senator, Robert Byrd passed away today at the age of 92.  The senator had held his seat for longer than 50 years and was the oldest member of congress at the time of his death. Byrd is noted for various controversial political stances that date back to the 50’s.  This includes […]

The Federal Bureau of Investigations is currently at a dead end in at least 33 civil rights cases. The cases range from police brutality to killings that occurred decades ago, many of them involving white police officers who shot black men or teenagers. The FBI is asking for help from relatives of victims to help […]