Civil Rights Activist

Yuri Kochiyama print (dignidadrebelde/Creative Commons, via CBS San Francisco)

Activist Who Cradled Malcolm X After Shooting Dies At 93

Civil rights activist and former Harlem resident Yuri Kochiyama, whose photograph famously appeared in Life magazine showing her cradling the head of Malcom X moments after he was shot, has died of natural causes in her Berkeley, California home.

06/05/2014

Harry Belafonte

Belafonte: De Blasio ‘Has Been There For Us, And Now We Are There For Him’

Musician and civil rights activist Harry Belafonte announced Tuesday that he is supporting Bill de Blasio for mayor.

07/30/2013

Al Sharpton (credit: AP)

Sharpton Announces Book Deal, Capital Plan

The working title is “Mountain Highs and Valley Lows” and additional details are scheduled to be announced later this month.

01/03/2011