Cornel West speaks about importance of community at Smith College

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Prominent civil rights activist discusses global inequality and celebrity culture on Thursday.

Civil rights activist Cornel West to speak at Smith College

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West will examine the United States’ current racial issues during a lecture at Smith College on Thursday.

Supreme Court ruling clears way for same-sex marriage nationwide

A large colorful pride banner is displayed in the Boys Town nieghborhood on June 26, 2015 in Chicago. The Supreme Court ruled Friday that same-sex couples have a constitutional right to marry nationwide without regard to their state's laws. (Antonio Perez/Chicago Tribune/TNS)

The 5-4 opinion, written by Justice Anthony M. Kennedy, will stand as a landmark in civil rights law and culminates a two-decade struggle for gays and lesbians to win marriage equality under the Constitution.

Chatterton-Purdy Speaks of Icons of The Civil Rights Movement

From November 16 through November 24, Pamela Chatterton-Purdy’s Icons of The Civil Rights Movement exhibit was featured in the Student Union Art Gallery. Chatterton-Purdy, a University of Massachusetts M.F.A. 1966 alum, spoke about her exhibit on Tuesday at 12 p.m. in the art gallery.