Angela Davis

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20 Reasons Why Afropunk Is Still a Creative Oasis [PHOTO ESSAY]

When it comes to style and energy, the Afropunk crowd never disappoints.

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Harvard Library Acquires Angela Davis' Archives

The papers and artifacts that Davis sold to the Schlesinger Library include an FBI “Wanted” poster and a diary she kept while on trial. 

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WATCH: Solange and Esperanza Spalding Sing for Resistance at Peace Ball

The sold-out show took over the National Museum of African American History and Culture during the official inauguration concert.

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With '13th,' Ava DuVernay Breaks Down the Racism of Mass Incarceration in a Way That Everyone Can Understand

The “Selma” and “Queen Sugar” director’s new film on the history, policies and practices that have led to the mass incarceration and modern-day slavery of Black people premieres on Netflix today. Here, she explains the strategy behind the must-see documentary.

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Authorized Angela Davis Biopic in The Works

Davis will team up with “Fruitvale Station” and “Dope” producer Nina Yang Bongiovi to bring the still-untitled project—based on her autobiography—to the big screen.

Traveling While Black: I Was Racially Profiled and Locked Up in Israel

Detroit activist and writer Kristian Davis Bailey was en route to a West Bank conference to talk about Black and Palestinian solidarity when Israeli police accused him of drug smuggling. Here, he reflects on the trauma of his arrest and insists that it’s nothing compared to what Palestinians face. 

WATCH: Ms. Lauryn Hill, Angela Davis, Others Featured In Black-Palestinian Solidarity Video

A charged new video features prominent artists, intellectuals and activists standing for solidarity between black and Palestinian struggles against oppression. 

More than 1,000 Black Activists Sign Statement of Support for Palestine

And they call for the U.S. government to cut diplomatic and economic aid to Israel.

Angela Davis Praises Toni Morrison's Friendship and Editing

“It was quite an amazing experience for me to have her as a mentor.”

Angela Davis Connects Movement to Free Palestine to Black Feminism

She spoke with activist and author Frank Barat.

Angela Davis: There Is No 'I' In Movement

A daily reminder from an icon of the Black Power movement

Angela Davis on Palestine and the Prison Industrial Complex

If you’ve got an extra half hour to spare, it’s worth listening as Davis makes the connections between the violence in Gaza and the struggle for racial justice.

Yuri Kochiyama's Activism 'Sustained By People in the Movement'

The pioneering Japanese-American activist passed away at 93 years old.

Angela Davis Says We're in the Middle of an 'Epidemic of Police Violence'

She gave the keynote at a police brutality conference in Chicago.

Angela Davis Talks 'Orange is the New Black,' Prison Abolition

Yes, she’s watched the show.

Angela Davis Returns to UCLA 45 Years After Being Fired

Davis taught her first class at UCLA on October 6, 1969. Two days later, she was axed.

'The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975' is Coming to You in Book Format

You can pre-order your copy on Amazon.

Watch Trailer for Jay-Z, Will and Jada Smith's 'Free Angela' Doc

Will & Jada Pinkett Smith’s Overbrook Entertainment and Jay-Z’s Roc Nation have officially come on-board as executive producers of Shola Lynch’s Angela Davis documentary, “Free Angela & All Political Prisoners.”

Angela Davis Calls DREAM Act One of Today's 'Most Important' Fights

Author/activist Angela Davis speaks during the Independent Lens Examines Black History Month panel at the 2012 Winter TCA Tour on January 5, 2012 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

Celebrating Angela Davis' Birthday, And Four Decades of Hard Work

The movement icon celebrates her birthday this week.