civil rights

Here’s some key events that happened on this day brought to you by Black Facts   1. 1996 – J.C. Watts becomes the first Black selected to respond to a state of the union J.C. Watts becomes the first Black selected to respond to a state of the union address. 2. 1986 – A stamp […]

Rev. Jesse Jackson Had some very insightful things to say about the up-and-coming election, how the civil rights movement directly correlates with what is going on with Stacey Abrams, and gives one of his famous quotable’s live with Reec Swiney on Hot 107.9!

He says Rep. Lewis should “spend more time on fixing and helping his district.”

In 1955, the death of Emmett Till, a 14-year-old African-American teenager who was lynched after allegedly flirting with a White woman in rural Mississippi, sparked controversy across America. The two White men responsible for brutally murdering Till were let off by an all-White jury. The case brought attention to how racism is intertwined with America’s […]

We need a more accurate picture of Dr. King and his message for the sake of his legacy.

Dallas-based pastor and friend of the show, Dr. Fredrick D. Haynes III, will be inducted in the International Civil Rights Walk of Fame in Atlanta on January 22nd,…

CNN anchor Don Lemon, who has criticized Black Lives Matter and other activists for standing up for their rights, told The New York Times in a recent interview that if he weren’t a journalist, he would be a writer like James Baldwin, or an activist like Malcolm X. “I’d probably be a writer like James […]

America has lost a warrior of the Civil Rights Movement. Amelia Boynton Robinson died today in Alabama of a massive stroke.

Democratic presidential candidate and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders reached out to Black voters last weekend in Republican-heavy Charleston, South Carolina in the hopes of drawing…

The death of legendary civil rights leader Julian Bond on August 15th left a community bereft, yet grateful for a life well-lived and legacy that will…

Last weekend, 75-year-old civil rights leader Julian Bond passed away and was remembered in an outpouring of support from mourners across the world. Julian Bond…