African American history provides a textbook for resistance against oppressors and points in a similar direction: that is, to be effective in the U.S., resistance—dialectically—must be global.
—Devon Johnson, Patricia Warren, and Amy Farrell Trayvon Martin, a 17-year-old African American boy, died tragically on February 26, 2012. His death and the trial of his assailant evoked memories of our nation’s troubled history, including the
Last year, the killings of unarmed black men by white police officers—the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri and the chokehold death of Eric Garner in New York City—sparked massive protests and a politically-charged
—Sekou M. Franklin In the upcoming months, there will be countless celebrations marking the passage of the 1964 Civil Rights Act and the Voting Rights of 1965. Without a doubt, these laws were crowning achievements
—Andra Gillespie [Note: This op-ed originally appeared on CNN.com on February 5, 2014.] It’s February and Black History Month, and networks and major consumer brands are reprising their annual ad campaigns honoring the contributions of African-Americans to