Selma

SELMA, AL - MARCH 07:  U.S. president Barack Obama speaks in front of the Edmund Pettus Bridge on March 7, 2015 in Selma, Alabama. Selma is commemorating the 50th anniversary of the famed civil rights march from Selma to Montgomery that resulted in a violent confrontation with Selma police and State Troopers on the Edmund Pettus Bridge on March 7, 1965.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Selma Civil Rights Milestone Marked by 1st Black President

America’s racial history “still casts its long shadow upon us,” the nation’s first black president said Saturday as he stood in solidarity and remembrance with civil rights activists whose beatings by police a half-century ago galvanized people against racial oppression and hastened passage of historic voting rights for minorities.

03/07/2015

People walk up the Edmund Pettus Bridge on March 6, 2015 in Selma, Alabama. The march from Selma to Montgomery, which US President Barack Obama will commemorate Saturday in the southern state of Alabama, was part of the plight to end voting discrimination against African Americans a half century ago. Obama will deliver remarks at Selma's famed Edmund Pettus Bridge, where some 600 peaceful voting rights activists were attacked as they marched on March 7, 1965, a day which became known as "Bloody Sunday."  (Photo credit BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama to Join ‘Bloody Sunday’ Anniversary in Selma

President Barack Obama, first lady Michelle Obama and about 100 members of Congress are converging on Selma, Alabama, on Saturday for the 50th anniversary of a landmark event of the civil rights movement.

03/07/2015

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50 Years After Selma, Biden Ties Gay Rights To Civil Rights

Gays and lesbians are fighting for the same equal rights that African-Americans fought for decades ago, Vice President Joe Biden said Friday, on the eve of the 50th anniversary of the historic march in Selma, Alabama.

03/06/2015

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Obama Celebrates Black History Month, Ahead of Selma Visit

President Barack Obama is celebrating what he calls “the central role that African Americans have played in every aspect of American life.”

02/26/2015

Black congressional staffers hold their hands up as they pose for a group photo during a walkout December 11, 2014 on the steps of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC. The staffers staged a walkout to protest over the recent Mike Brown and Eric Garner grand jury decisions.  (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Senate Votes to Award Congressional Medal to Selma Marchers

The Senate has voted to award the Congressional Gold Medal to honor those who participated in the historic Selma civil rights protest 50 years ago, enduring police violence as they peacefully marched for the right to vote.

02/26/2015

(L-R) Oprah Winfrey, actor David Oyelowo, and director and executive producer Ava Duvernay attend the 'Selma' New York Premiere at Ziegfeld Theater on December 14, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Rob Kim/Getty Images)

Oprah, Cast of ‘Selma’ at White House for Film Screening

Oprah Winfrey and the rapper Common are joining President Barack Obama for a special screening of the film “Selma.”

01/16/2015

Golden Globes w/ Tina Fey & Amy Poehler ((Photo by Paul Drinkwater/NBCUniversal via Getty Images)

What You Need To Know In Entertainment – January 2015

January always marks a fresh new start to the year and with it, a plethora of new events, festivals, shows, and films worth checking out.

01/09/2015

Hundreds attended a Sunday morning brunch with Vice President Joe Biden, and thousands gathered Sunday afternoon to march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma's annual Bridge Crossing Jubilee. The event commemorates the "Bloody Sunday" beating of voting rights marchers by state troopers as they began a march to Montgomery in March 1965. (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Biden Leads Selma Civil Rights March, Tells Crowd They ‘Broke The Back Of The Forces Of Evil’

The vice president and black leaders commemorating a famous civil rights march on Sunday said efforts to diminish the impact of African-Americans’ votes haven’t stopped in the years since the 1965 Voting Rights Act added millions to Southern voter rolls.

03/03/2013