Why Sidney Poitier Was a Pillar of the Civil Rights Movement: Poitier, who died Jan. 6 at the age of 94, worked his way up an overwhelmingly white industry by playing against type. He famously refused to take on stereotypical roles for a Black male actor. With his talent and his tenacity, Poitier built bridges and opened doors for so many. At the same time, he was dedicated to civil rights.
The poet Maya Angelou is the first Black woman to be featured on a U.S. quarter: A new quarter featuring legendary poet and civil rights activist Maya Angelou and other trailblazing American women has officially started shipping to banks on Monday, the U.S. Mint announced. Angelou is the first Black woman to appear on the quarter.
Is HIV a Disability?: The Social Security Administration (SSA) lists HIV and its complications among the health conditions potentially eligible for disability status. Depending upon how significantly your HIV status affects your ability to work, you may qualify for work accommodations or benefits.
Why Civil Rights Groups Boycotted Biden's Speech on Voting Rights in Georgia: Joe Biden made history by calling for changes to the filibuster to pass voting rights legislation. Activists and civil rights groups aren’t having it.
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Andrea Jenkins Breaks Barriers As Nation’s First Openly Transgender City Council President: Jenkins, who leads Minneapolis’ city council, first made history in 2017 as the first Black trans woman elected to public office in the U.S.