Why is the FBI so threatened by Assata Shakur?

Black liberation activist Assata Shakur was placed on the FBI’s most wanted terrorist list. As the only woman and only black person on the list, what makes Shakur such a threat? Colorlines outlines the history of this list and Assata Shakur’s background in this article. “Assata Shakur has been given many names over the past four decades. Her political allies …

Why is the FBI so threatened by Assata Shakur?

Black liberation activist Assata Shakur was placed on the FBI’s most wanted terrorist list. As the only woman and only black person on the list, what makes Shakur such a threat? Colorlines outlines the history of this list and Assata Shakur’s background in this article. “Assata Shakur has been given many names over the past four decades. Her political allies …

Why is the FBI so threatened by Assata Shakur?

Black liberation activist Assata Shakur was placed on the FBI’s most wanted terrorist list. As the only woman and only black person on the list, what makes Shakur such a threat? Colorlines outlines the history of this list and Assata Shakur’s background in this article. “Assata Shakur has been given many names over the past four decades. Her political allies …

Why are young black girls hitting puberty at an alarming rate?

A new study tells us that almost half of all black girls show signs of puberty by age 8. This is alarming for a number of reasons, especially considering that only 20% of white girls experience this at the same age. Why is this happening? Your guess is as good as the researchers’. “The beginning of adolescence is a tough …

The top 5 LGBT issues of 2015, revisited.

In January, Colorlines reported on the top 5 LGBT issues of 2015. After this year’s monumental Supreme Court decision to support marriage equality, what’s next on the list? “This year promises to be an important one for LGBT communities. The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals is poised to strike down same-sex marriage bans in the South, one of the last …

The connection between the civil rights movement and co-ops.

We’ve all heard countless calls to support black business. However, examples of how it’s worked in the past often go overlooked. Check out this interview with Jessica Gordon Nemhard where she discusses how economic cooperation in the black community played a role in the civil rights movement. “Southern pews and pulpits weren’t the only source of people power during the …

Here are 10 MLK quotes to take with you on the battlefield.

We could probably make a whole website dedicated to quotes from the prolific Martin Luther King. This short list of 10 are some of the best ones to motivate you to take action. “This year, the commemoration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s life and legacy promises to be different. Sure, there will be the obligatory memorials in your local …

Dr. King wasn’t the only person at the 1963 March on Washington.

Dr. King’s “I Have a Dream Speech” is often the main event when historians speak of the March. However, the movement was represented in forms that go overlooked. Check out these photos of the countless individuals and groups involved with making this moment historic. “Even though veteran activists like Ella Baker, Septima Clark and Rosa Parks were not on the …