Civil rights activist and creator of the “#metoo” movement, Tarana Burke, visited Sacramento State University. Watch the video at Access Local TV.Read More Tarana Burke, #MeToo Founder, Visits Sacramento
VoiceWaves’ Yesenia Pacheco, Alvin Engo, and Georgina Sandoval share their perspectives on MLK Day and the influence Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. had on society. Read more at VoiceWaves.Read More Here Are Three Youth Reflections For MLK Day
In the 1960s and 70s, “El Movimiento,” or the Chicano civil rights movement, took Los Angeles by storm, and La Raza was there to document every moment of it. After a decade of informing the community on important Chicano events, the paper retired, but their work lives on in a photographic exhibit at the Autry […]Read More ‘La Raza’ Looks at the Chicano Movement Through the Lens of Publication’s Photojournalists
A new film, “All Eyez On Me,” about the life of hip hop icon Tupac Shakur, deals with the intersection of music and civil rights. The film chronicles Tupac’s life, from an arrest for jaywalking to the way he deflects another man’s hate. “To me, the movie is also a message to the African-American community […]Read More Tupac movie has a message for today’s generation
North Carolina has become the battleground for federal rights for transgender people, as the state’s bill outlining bathroom restrictions has provoked responses from businesses, social media, and the U.S. Justice Department. “North Carolina’s law does not come as a surprise, when there is often overwhelming silence about issues facing the trans community, especially trans women of color. This […]Read More What’s behind North Carolina’s bathroom bill?
A national civil rights organization has filed a lawsuit against Kern County, citing violations of the 1965 Federal Voting Rights Act. The Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund filed the suit on behalf of Latino citizens in Kern County, saying Latinos are underrepresented and challenging redistricting decisions by the county’s Board of Supervisors that plaintiffs say are intended to […]Read More Kern County sued over alleged gerrymandering
Youth artists and producers filmed the hip hop video, “Black Bus,” to spotlight the historical context of the #BlackLivesMatter movement. The lyrics (“Sitting in the back for too long / To the front of the bus!”) channel Rosa Parks, whose refusal to sit in the back of the bus became a metaphor for the civil rights movement. The song references […]Read More ‘Black Bus’: Hip-hop for #BlackLivesMatter
Each account of an unarmed man dying by the hands of police fuels anger and frustration, and in Baltimore, young people took to the streets to protest. Figures from Black history are awakened as resistance rises up against civil rights violations. Changing law enforcement’s treatment of people of color seems to be the target of this generation’s civil rights movement, but what is the strategy? “It gets […]Read More Is Baltimore tipping off this generation’s Civil Rights Movement?
Following the Civil War, African American men employed as “Pullman Porters” — railway employees who assisted passengers on Pullman company trains — founded the first black labor union and distributed black newspapers. As early advocates of civil rights, they are credited with improving conditions for the working class. While the Pullman neighborhood in Chicago was designated a national […]Read More Chicago and Richmond each have Pullman Porter histories
The Oscar-nominated movie “Selma” was released during a year in which Americans are feeling the continued presence of racial inequality, specifically violence against black citizens by police. The violence captured in videos and the “Black Lives Matter” movement echo the violent weeks, depicted in the film, when Martin Luther King, Jr., led a protest calling […]Read More Local leader was part of national movement