via eurweb: The legacy of slain civil rights leader Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. will be recognized on Monday, January 15, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a federal holiday. A sea of mourning engulfed America on April 4, 1968 the day King was assassinated. Negroes were drowning in despair after his senseless murder in Memphis. […]

In honor of Delta Sigma Theta’s  Founder’s Day we are taking a look at celebrity members of the historic organization.


Ruby Dee was memorialized in poetry and song on Saturday as the actress and civil rights activist was remembered by a large group of performers and notables. As CBS 2’s Larry Langford reported for TV 10/55, the star-studded memorial featured songs and poems celebrating Dee’s career, which was nothing short of extraordinary. Alicia Keys, Audra McDonald, and Angela […]


A memorial for actress and civil rights activist Ruby Dee will feature music by Alicia Keys and Audra McDonald, reflections by former New York Mayor David Dinkins and poet Sonia Sanchez, and a eulogy by Harry Belafonte, reports the AP. The celebration of Lee’s life will be held at the Riverside Church in New York […]


  The life and legacy of actor, author, and civil rights activist Ruby Dee will be honored with a public memorial celebration on Saturday, September 20th at The Riverside Church in New York at 11:00 AM. The service will feature tributes and reflections from family, friends, and colleagues who were influenced by her outstanding life and work. […]

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    Stage and screen legend Ruby Dee, who personified grace, grit and progress at a time when African-American women were given little space in movies and on stage, died Wednesday in New Rochelle, N.Y. She was 91. The death was confirmed Thursday by a family member, who declined to answer any questions pending the […]


  Sankofa Invites Local Artists and the Community to attend the Installation of the Ruby Dee Mural at Karamu House Noted muralist Kent Twitchell will be working with local artists and community members in the creation of a mural to honor Karamu House’s illustrious alumni, Ruby Dee. The work is commissioned by Sankofa Fine Arts […]