Rev. Al Sharpton & Devon Franklin
Is the Black Lives Matter Movement the Civil Rights Movement of Our Generation? (12:51)

During a special ESSENCE Debates at our 2015 ESSENCE Festival, Rev. Al Sharpton and Devon Franklin compare—and contrast—the racial climate, now and then.

ESSENCE Debates Now
What Do #BlackLivesMatter Activists See for the Movement's Future? (8:22)

Activists DeRay McKesson and Johnetta Elzie break down what the Black Lives Matter movement does when the cameras aren't watching, the actions it spurs and where they see it all going.