At a civil rights demonstration in Washington with Sammy Davis Jr

The actor and civil rights activist Ruby Dee, who has died aged 91, played an important part in the struggle for equality for African Americans, both (...)

Maya Angelou: when asked exactly how many times she had been married she declined to be specific, ’for fear of sounding frivolous’. photograph: Gerald Herbert/AP

The writer Maya Angelou, who has died aged 86, won acclaim for her first autobiographical memoir, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (1969), a scathing i(...)

A drummer leads a procession for the memorial service for Malcolm Shabazz, the grandson of Malcolm X, at the First Corinthian Baptist Church in New York last night. Mr Shabazz died on May 9th in a popular tourist area of Mexico City after being assaulted outside a bar, the authorities said. Photograph: Michael Appleton/The New York Times

Eleven young people were brazenly kidnapped in broad daylight from an after-hours bar in Mexico City’s Zona Rosa, a normally calm district of offices,(...)

Police agents keep watch at the entrance of the Palace bar at Plaza Garibaldi in Mexico City where Malcolm Shabazz was beaten to death. Photograph: Tomas Bravo/Reuters

Two men arrested on suspicion of involvement in the fatal beating of the grandson of US civil rights activist Malcolm X have been remanded in c(...)