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13 Black History Books That Belong on Every Kid’s Bookshelf

We’ve shared the films you should watch in honor of Black History Month and the books to add to your to-be-read list, but celebrating the African-American achievements and the struggle for civil rights shouldn’t be a solo affair. Today, we’re sharing children’s books that honor the legacy of …

Black History

The Rosewood Massacre: How a lie destroyed a black town

From the bruises on her body, it was clear Fannie Taylor had been beaten.<p>The story she told to explain them away destroyed an all-black town in …

Hidden Figures: The First Person To Design Computerized Navy Ships Is A Black Woman

Hidden Figures has been an inspirational movie in more ways than one. Not only has it taught people especially little girls that there is a place for …

Women of Color

'Everyone Has A Stake In This': Tens Of Thousands Mobilize Across America To Protest Police Killings

As thousands of people rallied in the nation’s capitol and demonstrated through the streets of New York on Saturday, protesters in other cities across the country also held events of their own to denounce racial injustice.<p>Chants of “Hands Up Don’t Shoot” and “I Can’t Breathe” were heard in cities …

Some Ferguson witnesses weren't credible - CNN.com

<b>(CNN)</b> -- The grand jury in the case of Michael Brown's shooting didn't just face an onslaught of witnesses with conflicting memories of what happened the day white police officer Darren Wilson killed Brown, an unarmed black teenager. It also heard from witnesses who couldn't be believed at all.<p>Some …

Oprah on protest marches: 'Everything is a wake-up call'

For tens of thousands of Americans marching, the time is now to end police brutality.<p>For Oprah Winfrey, a producer on the upcoming Martin Luther King Jr. movie <i>Selma</i>, which picked up four Golden Globe nominations Thursday, a mainstream conversation has been ignited because the nation is now paying …