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Library of Congress Acquires Archive of Civil Rights Movement Photos

Bob Adelman's photos of Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King Jr. and other racial justice figures from the 1960s onward will now be part of the Library's collection. 

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15 Beautiful Moments From Native Nations Rise [PHOTOS]

Thousands of Indigenous people and allies descended on Washington, D.C., last week for the three-day Native Nations Rise convening and mass march. Photographer and digital storyteller Ayşe Gürsöz captured the whole thing.  

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A New Subscription Service Aims to Give White Allies a Way to Do More Than Rocking Safety Pins

Created by two Black women activists, The Safety Pin Box is a monthly service for White allies meant to replace the symbolic gesture of wearing a safety pin with tasks and financial contributions to Black women.

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Yes, Ben Carson Really Did Call Enslaved Africans 'Immigrants' Who 'Worked Even Harder for Less'

No. This isn't from The Onion, Funny or Die or "Drunk History.'' The retired African-American neurosurgeon and current HUD secretary did, in fact, describe enslaved Africans as "immigrants" with dreams of American prosperity.

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Actor and Activist Danny Glover on Why He's Marching With Black Nissan Workers

Danny Glover, Bernie Sanders and NAACP president Cornell Brooks will participate in a massive march with Canton, Mississippi, Nissan factory workers trying to unionize. Glover sat down with Colorlines to talk about the Nissan issue, his alliance with Sanders and why race should never, ever trump class.

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10 Times Trump Hit Peak Phoniness in His Big Speech to Congress [OPINION]

Press have been praising Donald Trump's first joint Congressional address as '"finally presidential" and "positive." Akiba Solomon argues that his huge lies of omission, hypocrisy and revisionist history made the speech nasty business as usual.

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Take the 2017 Colorlines Reader Survey. Then Get Free Stuff!

Please take our first reader survey in many years. There's good music in it for you.

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How to Brace Yourself for an ICE Raid

The Trump administration is making good on the president's campaign promise of rounding up undocumented immigrants en masse. Here are steps you and your loved ones should take before ICE shows up.

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ICYMI: Former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn Used the Worst Propaganda Ever to Vilify 1.6 Billion Muslims

An alarming video that Flynn quoted and forwarded on Twitter shows the former general's commitment to spreading anti-Muslim propaganda.

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Meet Ernesto Yerena Montejano, the Artist Behind the Ubiquitous 'We the Resilient' Protest Poster

Chicano/Native/Yaqui artist Ernesto Yerena Montejano explores questions of identity, gender norms, politics and spirituality in his vibrant illustrations, prints and collages. Here, an intimate portrait of the man behind the "We the Resilient" image you keep seeing at protests across the country. 

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Yale University Renames College That Bears Name of White Supremacist

After more than a year of student protests, Calhoun College will now be called Hopper College.

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WATCH: William Monroe Trotter Fights D.W. Griffith's Film in ' Birth of a Movement'

The documentary about Trotter, a Black newspaper editor and activist who fought to ban "The Birth of a Nation" in 1910s Boston, is now available to stream.

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Laurence Fishburne and Larenz Tate Resurrect Black History in Star-Studded 'Bronzeville'

The scripted audio series, which features Fishburne and Tate alongside Tika Sumpter and Tracee Ellis Ross, centers on the 1940s underground economy in Chicago's Bronzeville neighborhood.

No, Trump Did Not Rename Black History Month

Now back to examining all the things he is doing...

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#PenceBlackHistory Roasts Vice President for Black History Month Tweet

Mike Pence shouted out President Lincoln in a BHM post. Twitter was not pleased.

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BET's 'Madiba' Brings Nelson Mandela's Anti-Apartheid Struggle to the Small Screen

The biopic miniseries premieres tonight and stars Laurence Fishburne as the African National Congress leader.

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Google Doodle Honors Civil Rights Activist Fred Korematsu

“If you have the feeling that something is wrong, don’t be afraid to speak up.”

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Peak Petty: The New York Times is Still Tracking Every Person, Place or Thing Trump Insults on Twitter

What started as a tool for campaign coverage has morphed into a running list of President Trump's tweets attacking a wide range of targets, from "racist'" Tavis Smiley to the GOP to the cast of "Hamilton."

WATCH: What to Expect from VICELAND's Series Debut on Modern Indigenous Life

The first two episodes follow the struggle at Standing Rock.

A 6-year-old Latinx girl wearing a red dress stands in front of her parents and baby sister making a speech about fair immigration at the Women's March on Washington

Why I Marched on Washington—With Zero Reservations

Rinku Sen reflects on real feminist organizing and rejects the notion that women of color were just window dressing at the Women's March on Washington.