Benjamin Chavis (left) speaks during the first of a 10-part lecture series alongside All Eyes on D.C. founder Sam P.K. Collins at the Thurgood Marshall Center for Service and Heritage in Northwest D.C. on Nov. 19. Photo by Travis Riddick
Op-Ed

Ben Chavis Urges Support for Black Lives Matter Movement

For many elders who participated in the black liberation movement of the ’60s and ’70s, the burgeoning Black Lives Matter movement is history repeating itself — in a good way. Benjamin Chavis, famed civil rights leader and president of the National Newspaper Publishers Association, emphasized Thursday the need to support the youth on the front lines during the first of 10 lectures in a series at the Thurgood Marshall Center for Service and Heritage in Northwest D.C. [read more…]

Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis Jr.
Op-Ed

CHAVIS: Stop the Trivialization and Preservation of Slavery and Racism

As one of the co-founders of the evolving environmental justice movement worldwide, I am always interested in how some people today who have amassed billionaire financial status view racism, slavery and the issues of diversity and inclusion. But first, let me state for the record that I believe in economic empowerment and freedom for all people. [read more…]