Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin cites complaints from the Jewish community, as black activists call for leadership changes and protests.
Decades of segregation and brutal policing have turned the city into one giant powder keg, leading activists to fear for the worst.
The Justice Department told Congress in a report in March that it has new information about the brutal murder of the black teenager in Mississippi that helped inspire the civil rights movement.
Fifty years after the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., only 1 in 10 African-Americans think the U.S. has achieved the goals of the civil rights movement he led.
Robert Scheer: MLK Has Been Portrayed as an Innocuous, Benign Figure. He Wasn't That at All. (Audio)
On KPFK's "This Is Happening," Truthdig's editor in chief discusses King's "Beyond Vietnam" speech, an address partly inspired by a Ramparts magazine piece published when Scheer was editor there.
As the Trump administration attempts to swell the Pentagon budget and gut social programs, Martin Luther King Jr.’s "Beyond Vietnam" speech remains chillingly relevant.
The late attorney demonstrated a lifelong commitment to defending controversial, poor, unpopular victims of injustice.
A new movie reminds us of past racial injustice as a new administration tries to turn back the clock.