The Groveland Four, who ranged in age from 16 to 26 at the time, were accused of raping a 17-year-old white woman in the central Florida town of Groveland in 1949.
"Our Rights Are On The Chopping Block"— Black Women Leaders, Allies Rally Congress For Voting Rights And Economic Justice
"Our rights, our dignity, it’s all on the chopping block if we don’t come out and say enough is enough," said Melanie Campbell of the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation.
Minnesota lawmakers introduce legislation to give musical icon one of nation’s highest civilian honors.
Local authorities have discovered what they believe to be the body of the 19-year-old.
The college student was supposed to board a flight on September 24 to visit her parents, but she never made the flight and has not been seen or heard from since.
“Yes, some kids make mistakes in life but we are not our mistakes. They do not define us,” youth leader Nykia Watkins told ESSENCE.
The Stories of Black People Don't Begin With Slavery. This New Pan-African Exhibit Blending Art and Technology Shows How.
The must-see Miami-based exhibit Aṣẹ: Afro Frequencies celebrates the history and culture of the Diaspora with augmented reality.
The UN report was spawned by George Floyd’s murder last summer and was intended to examine antiblack racism globally.
Actor Michael B. Jordan Faced Backlash Over Launch of Rum Brand "J'Ouvert," Now Promises a Name Change
Jay Blessed, who circulated a petition about "J'Ouvert" rum, and legal experts break down the Michael B. Jordan controversy for ESSENCE.
“It’s important for Black women to leverage our vote, our leadership and our voices,” said Melanie L. Campbell, President & CEO, National Coalition on Black Civic Participation (NCBCP).
Rep. Jamaal Bowman Calls Out Joe Manchin: He's "the New Mitch McConnell" for Opposing Voting Rights Bill
"Manchin is not pushing us closer to bipartisanship. He is doing the work of the Republican Party by being an obstructionist," Bowman added.
New York’s Black Wall Street gallery vandalized on the 100th anniversary of the Tulsa Race Massacre
The $7.25/hour federal minimum wage is not enough to afford a two-bedroom apartment anywhere in the country nor a one-bedroom apartment in 95% of U.S. counties.
One Month After Volcano Eruptions Began in St. Vincent and Thousands Displaced, a Long Road to Recovery
On this Caribbean island, about 20,000 people have been displaced, including 4,000 living in shelters.
'Beyond The Return': Black Women Entrepreneurs In U.S. & Africa Fueling Movement For Future Partnerships
The desire to further expand African connections is driven by unique cultural experiences, educational exchanges and improved economic mobility
The shared histories between the Caribbean and the United States inform this moment of shared struggle and solidarity against white supremacy and violent police forces.