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New Yorkers rally to say, 'Today I am a Muslim, too'

New Yorkers by the thousand, representing myriad backgrounds and faiths, converged on Times Square on Sunday, heeding a music mogul's calls to let Muslims know their fellow Americans stood by them.

Haitians in Brooklyn protest new president

Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017, at Grand Army Plaza, KOMOKODA and a group of Haitians and their friends protested what they called the “installation of U.S.-supported indicted money launderer Jovenel Moise as the next president of Haiti.”

Ramarley Graham’s family still demands justice

The family and supporters of slain teen Ramarley Graham gathered at Foley Square in Lower Manhattan to demand justice from the NYPD and the city.

Medical students, deans and faculty demand Congress #DoNoHarm

Monday, Jan. 30, 2017, was declared the National Day of Medical Student Activism to express outrage that congressional moves on health care will lead to 43,000 unnecessary deaths per year.

No Muslim ban, No border ban, U.S. communities standing together

Lutfa Adnan and her family joined thousands of vocal protesters at Philadelphia International Airport Jan. 29, chanting “Let them in!”

NYC Black grassroots protest Trump!

As the extravagant pomp and circumstance of the United States presidential inauguration ceremony commenced Friday, Jan. 20, 2017, tens of thousands demonstrated in stiff opposition across the country.

Putting the 'active' in activism: How to get kids to step up and get involved

atie Danziger, a mom of three in New York City, remembers when her daughter, a college senior, called last year as there were demonstrations around racial issues on campuses across the country.

Activists urge Obama to pardon Mutulu Shakur

With just over a week left before Barack Obama, the United States’ first American-African commander in chief leaves the Oval Office, local activists are appealing to him to grant clemency to “political prisoner of war” Dr. Mutulu Shakur, who has ...

NAACP members and activists arrested for sit-in in Alabama

Citing accusations of voter suppression tactics and opinions on voter fraud, six civil rights activists occupied Sen. Jeff Sessions’ office in Mobile, Ala. Members of the NAACP and NAACP Alabama State Conference were protesting Sessions’ record on voting rights and ...

Why I took to the streets: The people behind the protests of 2016

A football coach from Charlotte, a project manager from Florida and a teaching assistant from Iowa. Three people from three different backgrounds with a dedication to three different causes.

Demonstrations held at stores on Black Friday call for justice for Eric Garner

The Justice Now! Coalition held its first action of the weekend, the “Economic Shutdown 2.0” on Black Friday.

Anti-Trump protests move through fifth day

Protesters hit the streets Sunday over the election of Donald Trump, marking the fifth day of demonstrations in cities such as New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco.

Protesters target Trump buildings in massive street rallies

For many Americans across the country, Donald Trump's victory is an outcome they simply refuse to accept.

Civil rights warriors Tom Hayden and Jack Greenberg pass

If in these pages we can praise Bob Dylan for his artistic commitment to African-American life and struggle, then certainly some space should be set aside for Tom Hayden and Jack Greenberg, both of whom recently passed on to the ...

Age and activism: A discussion panel reframes aging

Growing old comes with its stigmas.

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