Martin Luther King Day has become a yearly ritual to turn a black radical into a red-white-and-blue icon. It is a day filled with old sound bites about little black children and little white children that, given the state of America, would enrage King.
During the 1960s anti-war movement, many leftists and Democratic Party leaders could not find common ground. That’s still true today.
Glen Ford, executive editor of Black Agenda Report, sees the African-American sheriff from Milwaukee as an opportunist who curries favor with the most bigoted elements of Donald Trump's base.
Have black people, historically the most left-leaning constituency in the United States, shed their anti-imperialist views and embraced war?
The 2016 documentary has given a voice to African-Americans, who now have more tools to fight for truth and justice.
New documentary featuring Angelou's own narration delves deeply into the life of the iconic civil rights activist, poet, dancer and singer.
Muslims were a polarizing subject in the United States long before the 2016 presidential race. In this 1963 interview, the civil rights leader discussed the nature of Islam and power of propaganda.
Truthdig presents a handful of comments our editors spotted this week, in the interest of making the posting process a two-way street, keeping lively conversations going, and taking note of readers' ideas and reactions.