Civil Rights

Latest stories

5m
AllAfrica.com
African American Museum to Open in Washingtonis in store for the public. The structure will feature numerous galleries with
African American Museum to Open in Washington
AllAfrica.com / Posted 5 minutes ago
is in store for the public. The structure will feature numerous galleries with displays on slavery, segregation and the civil rights movement along with music, entertainment, sports and politics. Much work remains to be done before the official... Read more
47m
Jacksonville Daily Record
Legal Association Calendar7: CLE informal lunch, noon-1 p.m., 245 Riverside Ave. Speaker is John Phillips
Legal Association Calendar
Jacksonville Daily Record / Posted 47 minutes ago
7: CLE informal lunch, noon-1 p.m., 245 Riverside Ave. Speaker is John Phillips who will speak about civil rights. Register by July 5. Contact Ivelisse Rodriguez at nefpa.1stvicepresident@gmail.com to RSVP or... Read more
1h
Chicago Tribune
Chicago police contracts: An untenable bargainof Police President Dean Angelo Sr. told Tribune reporters. Huge indeed. The U.
Chicago police contracts: An untenable bargain
Chicago Tribune / Posted an hour ago
of Police President Dean Angelo Sr. told Tribune reporters. Huge indeed. The U.S. Department of Justice is conducting a civil rights investigation in response to the shooting of a black teenager by a white Chicago police officer. That probe is... Read more
1h
Memphis Commercial Appeal
Panel discussion to look at impact of historic Meredith march on 50th anniversaryCivil rights activist James Meredith grimaces in pain as he pulls himself acros
Panel discussion to look at impact of historic Meredith march on 50th anniversary
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted an hour ago
Civil rights activist James Meredith grimaces in pain as he pulls himself across U.S. 51 after being shot in Hernando, Miss., on June 6, 1966. Meredith was leading the March Against Fear to encourage voting rights when he was shot. He completed the... Read more
1h
The Advocate
Louisiana Ku Klux Klan member's daughter recalls her father’s reigns of terrorfather about the note. Sonny Taylor and the Silver Dollar Group dealt with bla
Louisiana Ku Klux Klan member's daughter recalls her father’s reigns of terror
The Advocate / Posted an hour ago
father about the note. Sonny Taylor and the Silver Dollar Group dealt with black adults more harshly. A few paid for their civil rights “transgressions” with their lives. Debra Taylor knew her father hurt black people and was introduced to many... Read more
2h
FSView
Tallahassee marks 60 years after city bus boycottsan event to mark the 60th anniversary of the Tallahassee bus boycotts, a waters
Tallahassee marks 60 years after city bus boycotts
FSView / Posted 2 hours ago
an event to mark the 60th anniversary of the Tallahassee bus boycotts, a watershed moment that helped galvanize a nascent civil rights movement across the South into action. Featuring panels with past and current foot-soldiers of the civil rights... Read more
2h
The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register
Gay Couple Attacked? In West Virginia, Not a Hate Crimelike a textbook hate crime case. But, a year later, the former running back no
Gay Couple Attacked? In West Virginia, Not a Hate Crime
The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register / Posted 2 hours ago
like a textbook hate crime case. But, a year later, the former running back no longer faces charges of violating the men's civil rights. That's partly because West Virginia, like 19 other states, does not have a hate crime law that protects people... Read more
50 related stories
2h
Memphis Commercial Appeal
Crossing the Line: Restroom wars, a worthy grant and some things to watch forwent to appellate court before a three-judge panel decided to defer to a federa
Crossing the Line: Restroom wars, a worthy grant and some things to watch for
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 2 hours ago
went to appellate court before a three-judge panel decided to defer to a federal agency's interpretation of Title IX of the Civil Rights Act. The full Fourth Circuit Appeals Court can review the ruling, however. "Since the state (of Mississippi) is... Read more
2h
The Columbian
Morning Press: Oil opposition, young candidates, Pepe, pantry, picnicsdon’t think they counted on running into this buzz saw opposition.” A white-ha
Morning Press: Oil opposition, young candidates, Pepe, pantry, picnics
The Columbian / Posted 2 hours ago
don’t think they counted on running into this buzz saw opposition.” A white-haired politician who came of age during the civil rights movement and was a conscientious objector during the Vietnam War has inspired a handful of Southwest Washington... Read more
3h
MLive.com
Man claims Garden City police falsely imprisoned himas is customary in these circumstances," the lawsuit says. Alexander is suing
Man claims Garden City police falsely imprisoned him
MLive.com / Posted 3 hours ago
as is customary in these circumstances," the lawsuit says. Alexander is suing for an amount in excess of $25,000, claiming civil rights violations, false imprisonment and gross negligence. Defendants are Garden City, the Garden City Police... Read more
4h
KERA North Texas
Libertarians Tap 2 Former GOP Governors For White Houseof whether the government should get out of the business of administering tests
Libertarians Tap 2 Former GOP Governors For White House
KERA North Texas / Posted 4 hours ago
of whether the government should get out of the business of administering tests for drivers' licenses, and whether the 1964 Civil Rights Act wrongly infringes on private businesses. Pogue argues when the government oversteps its boundaries, someone... Read more
165 related stories
5h
The Forward
From Donald Trump to Israel and Europe, Why This Lurch to the Right?proposal for an apartheid regime in the West Bank (territorial annexation, with
From Donald Trump to Israel and Europe, Why This Lurch to the Right?
The Forward / Posted 5 hours ago
proposal for an apartheid regime in the West Bank (territorial annexation, with voting rights, freedom of movement and full civil rights only for Israelis, not for Palestinians) were considered extreme. Now, these are the positions of Israel’s... Read more
2 related stories
5h
Desert Dispatch
Letters to the Editor:California toward a caste system and rendering California’s middle-class extinc
Letters to the Editor:
Desert Dispatch / Posted 5 hours ago
California toward a caste system and rendering California’s middle-class extinct. Bryan A. CookPhelanHuman rights vs. civil rightsRe: "Americans first," (Letters Sunday, May 22) ... The writer couldn't have said it plainer in any language, but... Read more
6h
The Forward
From Donald Trump to Israel to Europe, Why This Lurch to the Right?proposal for an apartheid regime in the West Bank (territorial annexation, with
From Donald Trump to Israel to Europe, Why This Lurch to the Right?
The Forward / Posted 6 hours ago
proposal for an apartheid regime in the West Bank (territorial annexation, with voting rights, freedom of movement and full civil rights only for Israelis, not for Palestinians) were considered extreme. Now, these are the positions of Israel’s... Read more
2 related stories
7h
The Forward
From America to Israel to Europe, Why This Lurch to the Right?proposal for an apartheid regime in the West Bank (territorial annexation, with
From America to Israel to Europe, Why This Lurch to the Right?
The Forward / Posted 7 hours ago
proposal for an apartheid regime in the West Bank (territorial annexation, with voting rights, freedom of movement and full civil rights only for Israelis, not for Palestinians) were considered extreme. Now, these are the positions of Israel’s... Read more
2 related stories
8h
The Irish Times
Pierce Turner: 'There is very little melody in the current pop idiom'album, notes Rolling Stone, “is a striking musical documentary of uninhibited r
Pierce Turner: 'There is very little melody in the current pop idiom'
The Irish Times / Posted 8 hours ago
album, notes Rolling Stone, “is a striking musical documentary of uninhibited rapture and sobering confessional intensity”. Why this church? Aretha’s late father, civil rights leader the Rev CL Franklin, had served as pastor there for man... Read more
9h
AllAfrica.com
Judiciary - Still a Shadow of Itselfand activist orientation in handing down judgments that have deepened democracy
Judiciary - Still a Shadow of Itself
AllAfrica.com / Posted 9 hours ago
and activist orientation in handing down judgments that have deepened democracy, promoted good governance, protected civil rights and liberties, shielded the rule of law from assault and fought corruption in governance. Apart from that... Read more
9h
The Jewish Press
Shabak Issues Last Administrative Detention Order Before Lieberman Takes Overdo not mention any charges pending against him, or even any specific suspicions
Shabak Issues Last Administrative Detention Order Before Lieberman Takes Over
The Jewish Press / Posted 9 hours ago
do not mention any charges pending against him, or even any specific suspicions. The reason for the severe limits on his civil rights is stated as: “To secure state security, public peace, and maintaining public order.” Israeli citizens could... Read more
9h
examiner.com
The week ahead: 'Triple 9,' 'Race,' 'Pride and Prejudice and Zombies' and moreand the first to legalize marriage equality by legislative vote in 2009. Featur
The week ahead: 'Triple 9,' 'Race,' 'Pride and Prejudice and Zombies' and more
examiner.com / Posted 9 hours ago
and the first to legalize marriage equality by legislative vote in 2009. Featuring Freedom to Marry founder Evan Wolfson, civil rights legend Rep. John Lewis and Tony-winning playwright Terrence McNally. June 3, 2016: “Urge” (Same day as... Read more
10h
The Fairmont Sentinel
Courtsdo not use/possess firearms, ammunition, or explosives, do not register to vote
Courts
The Fairmont Sentinel / Posted 10 hours ago
do not use/possess firearms, ammunition, or explosives, do not register to vote until discharged from probation and civil rights are fully restored, obtain permission from agent before leaving the state. Additional charge of introduce... Read more
10h
The Alpena News
Battle over senior drivers heats upso, in effect, why pick on the seniors? The Michigan ACLU also checks in. One
Battle over senior drivers heats up
The Alpena News / Posted 10 hours ago
so, in effect, why pick on the seniors? The Michigan ACLU also checks in. One source called the measure "insane" and the civil rights group lobbyist calls it out right age discrimination. It is noted that the SOS does favor tighter restrictions... Read more
10h
The Martinsburg Journal
Gay couple attacked? In West Virginia, it’s not a hate crimelike a textbook hate crime case. But, a year later, the former running back no
Gay couple attacked? In West Virginia, it’s not a hate crime
The Martinsburg Journal / Posted 10 hours ago
like a textbook hate crime case. But, a year later, the former running back no longer faces charges of violating the men's civil rights. That's partly because West Virginia, like 19 other states, does not have a hate crime law that protects people... Read more
50 related stories
10h
The Advocate
Iberville Parish Army veteran, now 102 years old, looks back on his years of servicefatigues all over again, despite the hardships he had to endure as a young blac
Iberville Parish Army veteran, now 102 years old, looks back on his years of service
The Advocate / Posted 10 hours ago
fatigues all over again, despite the hardships he had to endure as a young black man serving in the military before the civil rights movement. “I had good days, and I had some bad ones,” the lifelong Iberville Parish resident said. “But someone... Read more
3 related stories
11h
The Austin Chronicle
Fighting Family DetentionThe families have not been convicted of any crime, but are held while they awai
Fighting Family Detention
The Austin Chronicle / Posted 11 hours ago
The families have not been convicted of any crime, but are held while they await immigration proceedings. Austin-based civil-rights organization Grassroots Leadership has been fighting back since then, calling on the government to close the... Read more
12h
Channel NewsAsia
Singapore mistaken for Libya in Cambodian government video targeting ‘excessive’ civil rightsSingapore’s skyline have been mistakenly used to depict Libya in a Cambodian go
Singapore mistaken for Libya in Cambodian government video targeting ‘excessive’ civil rights
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 12 hours ago
Singapore’s skyline have been mistakenly used to depict Libya in a Cambodian government video, which warns that a misuse of civil rights can lead a nation to ruin. In a thinly veiled warning to stirring protest groups in the country, the video... Read more
13h
TribLIVE
Newsmaker: David Millsteinas an adjunct professor at the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg and at Du
Newsmaker: David Millstein
TribLIVE / Posted 13 hours ago
as an adjunct professor at the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg and at Duquesne, where he founded the Hugo L. Black Civil Rights Law Clinic. Background: Since October 2013, Millstein has served as the voluntary director of the Westmoreland... Read more
13h
The Huffington Post
Deferred Action30-year-old DACA recipient from Orange County, California, that activism has ta
Deferred Action
The Huffington Post / Posted 13 hours ago
30-year-old DACA recipient from Orange County, California, that activism has taken place in her home, assisting would-be DACA recipients with their applications. The largest national Latino civil rights and advocacy organization in the United St... Read more
14h
Zero Hedge
"This Is Not The America My Parents Immigrated To In 1957"Act, signed by Bush in 2006, abandoned the Geneva Convention, legalized the tor
"This Is Not The America My Parents Immigrated To In 1957"
Zero Hedge / Posted 14 hours ago
Act, signed by Bush in 2006, abandoned the Geneva Convention, legalized the torture of U.S. citizens, suspended all civil rights for prisoners and allows the President to declare virtually anyone to be an “enemy combatant“. Furthermore, it... Read more
14h
The Seattle Times
Gay couple attacked? In West Virginia, it's not a hate crimelike a textbook hate crime case. But, a year later, the former running back no
Gay couple attacked? In West Virginia, it's not a hate crime
The Seattle Times / Posted 14 hours ago
like a textbook hate crime case. But, a year later, the former running back no longer faces charges of violating the men’s civil rights. That’s partly because West Virginia, like 19 other states, does not have a hate crime law that protects people... Read more
50 related stories
14h
Boston Globe
Uber rebuffs calls to release diversity numbersabout race and diversity in its own corporate offices, Uber is tight-lipped. T
Uber rebuffs calls to release diversity numbers
Boston Globe / Posted 14 hours ago
about race and diversity in its own corporate offices, Uber is tight-lipped. The company has rebuffed demands by a civil rights group that it release statistics on the racial and gender makeup of its workforce, as Google, Apple, Facebook,... Read more
15h
WBTV Charlotte
10th grader will provide ‘a voice for the voiceless’ at soldier’s grave in Francepieces of the reading in her classes. “We can use an article like that to brid
10th grader will provide ‘a voice for the voiceless’ at soldier’s grave in France
WBTV Charlotte / Posted 15 hours ago
pieces of the reading in her classes. “We can use an article like that to bridge the period between World War II and the civil rights period of the 1960s,” Rives said. “We’re looking at the big picture of Normandy and the bigger picture of the... Read more
15h
The Advocate
Iberville Parish Army veteran, now 102 years old, looks back on his years of servicefatigues all over again, despite the hardships he had to endure as a young blac
Iberville Parish Army veteran, now 102 years old, looks back on his years of service
The Advocate / Posted 15 hours ago
fatigues all over again, despite the hardships he had to endure as a young black man serving in the military before the civil rights movement. “I had good days, and I had some bad ones,” the lifelong Iberville Parish resident said. “But someone... Read more
3 related stories
15h
The Advocate
Iberville Parish Army veteran, now 102 years old, looks back on his years of servicefatigues all over again, despite the hardships he had to endure as a young blac
Iberville Parish Army veteran, now 102 years old, looks back on his years of service
The Advocate / Posted 15 hours ago
fatigues all over again, despite the hardships he had to endure as a young black man serving in the military before the civil rights movement. “I had good days, and I had some bad ones,” the lifelong Iberville Parish resident said. “But someone... Read more
3 related stories
15h
Boston Globe
Are campus police departments diverse?officers, trying to hide evidence of racial profiling, and using derogatory ter
Are campus police departments diverse?
Boston Globe / Posted 15 hours ago
officers, trying to hide evidence of racial profiling, and using derogatory terms for blacks and Italians. Students and civil rights groups say details about the makeup of campus police forces should be public. “Transparency is the best model,”... Read more
16h
WCSH 6 Portland
Bates College commencement hosts civil rights leader LewisLEWISTON, Maine (NEWS CENTER/AP) — Civil Rights leader John Lewis is delivering
Bates College commencement hosts civil rights leader Lewis
WCSH 6 Portland / Posted 16 hours ago
LEWISTON, Maine (NEWS CENTER/AP) — Civil Rights leader John Lewis is delivering the commencement address at Bates College. Degrees are being awarded Sunday to 470 seniors representing more than 30 states and the District of Columbia and roughly 40... Read more
16h
WLBZ Bangor
Bates College commencement hosts civil rights leader LewisLEWISTON, Maine (NEWS CENTER/AP) — Civil Rights leader John Lewis is delivering
Bates College commencement hosts civil rights leader Lewis
WLBZ Bangor / Posted 16 hours ago
LEWISTON, Maine (NEWS CENTER/AP) — Civil Rights leader John Lewis is delivering the commencement address at Bates College. Degrees are being awarded Sunday to 470 seniors representing more than 30 states and the District of Columbia and roughly 40... Read more
16h
Salon.com
West Point on Memorial Day: Race, one graduation photo, and the meaning of AmericaThey’ve taken advantage of freedoms afforded to them by amendments to the Const
West Point on Memorial Day: Race, one graduation photo, and the meaning of America
Salon.com / Posted 16 hours ago
They’ve taken advantage of freedoms afforded to them by amendments to the Constitution, gained via centuries of freedom and civil rights movements and not found in countries they may have to fight against. To me, the more important questions are,... Read more
17h
Pilipino Star
Kill season on drug suspectsvigilante death squads that have allegedly murdered more than a thousand people
Kill season on drug suspects
Pilipino Star / Posted 17 hours ago
vigilante death squads that have allegedly murdered more than a thousand people in Davao, including more than 100 minors. Civil rights groups have criticized Duterte for his threats, describing his proposed methods as illegal and... Read more
5 related stories
17h
The Oklahoman
Russell amendment to defense bill becomes battlefront in culture warorder, or cooperative agreement, provide protections and exemptions consistent
Russell amendment to defense bill becomes battlefront in culture war
The Oklahoman / Posted 17 hours ago
order, or cooperative agreement, provide protections and exemptions consistent with sections 702(a) and 703(e)(2) of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C. 2000e-1(a) and 42 U.S.C. 2000e-2(e)(2)) and section 103(D) of the Americans with... Read more
17h
The Advocate
Iberville Parish Army veteran, now 102 years old, looks back on his years of servicefatigues all over again, despite the hardships he had to endure as a young blac
Iberville Parish Army veteran, now 102 years old, looks back on his years of service
The Advocate / Posted 17 hours ago
fatigues all over again, despite the hardships he had to endure as a young black man serving in the military before the civil rights movement. “I had good days, and I had some bad ones,” the lifelong Iberville Parish resident said. “But someone... Read more
3 related stories
18h
Chicago Tribune
Man sues Chicago cop accused of punching him in hospitalthe city. A lawsuit filed Sunday in federal court on behalf of Rayshon Gartley
Man sues Chicago cop accused of punching him in hospital
Chicago Tribune / Posted 18 hours ago
the city. A lawsuit filed Sunday in federal court on behalf of Rayshon Gartley says Officer Clauzell Gause violated his civil rights when he was struck at Jackson Park Hospital as Gartley was undergoing a mental health evaluation. Surveillance... Read more
18h
The Oklahoman
Charles L. Owens, state's first appointed black judge, dies at 86integrity to the judgeship. He was a trailblazer and is a role model to hundred
Charles L. Owens, state's first appointed black judge, dies at 86
The Oklahoman / Posted 18 hours ago
integrity to the judgeship. He was a trailblazer and is a role model to hundreds of young people," longtime Oklahoma City civil rights activist Clara Luper told The Oklahoman in 1998. Owens attended the segregated Booker T. Washington High School... Read more
18h
KING5 Seattle
Gay marriage victory at Supreme Court triggering backlashthe National Center for Lesbian Rights. “It will ultimately be up to the Suprem
Gay marriage victory at Supreme Court triggering backlash
KING5 Seattle / Posted 18 hours ago
the National Center for Lesbian Rights. “It will ultimately be up to the Supreme Court to decide whether Title VII (of the Civil Rights Act) and Title IX (of the Education Amendments Act) fully protect transgender people, and for that matter gay... Read more
25 related stories
18h
The Advocate
Be reconciled: Mount Zion, Greater First Church work to heal riftHe took over an established church when he came to Baton Rouge in 2005 from Gar
Be reconciled: Mount Zion, Greater First Church work to heal rift
The Advocate / Posted 18 hours ago
He took over an established church when he came to Baton Rouge in 2005 from Gary, Indiana, to replace iconic pastor and civil rights leader the Rev. T.J. Jemison. “To come here and fill the vacancy that Dr. Jemison left, it was an extraordinary... Read more
18h
The Advocate
Daughter of Louisiana Ku Klux Klan member recalls her father’s reigns of terrorfather about the note. Sonny Taylor and the Silver Dollar Group dealt with bla
Daughter of Louisiana Ku Klux Klan member recalls her father’s reigns of terror
The Advocate / Posted 18 hours ago
father about the note. Sonny Taylor and the Silver Dollar Group dealt with black adults more harshly. A few paid for their civil rights “transgressions” with their lives. Debra Taylor knew her father hurt black people and was introduced to many... Read more
19h
Daily Telegraph
Hillary Clinton must choose left-wing running mate, says Bernie Sandersa street fight, and [the Clinton campaign] is coming in with their gloves on,”
Hillary Clinton must choose left-wing running mate, says Bernie Sanders
Daily Telegraph / Posted 19 hours ago
a street fight, and [the Clinton campaign] is coming in with their gloves on,” said the Reverend Al Sharpton, the radical civil rights leader and ally of Barack Obama. “This is a street fight with a guy with a razor and a broken Coca-Cola bottle,”... Read more
2 related stories
19h
WKYC Cleveland
Gay marriage victory at Supreme Court triggering backlashthe National Center for Lesbian Rights. “It will ultimately be up to the Suprem
Gay marriage victory at Supreme Court triggering backlash
WKYC Cleveland / Posted 19 hours ago
the National Center for Lesbian Rights. “It will ultimately be up to the Supreme Court to decide whether Title VII (of the Civil Rights Act) and Title IX (of the Education Amendments Act) fully protect transgender people, and for that matter gay... Read more
25 related stories
19h
New Now Next
University Of North Carolina To Ignore State's Anti-Trans Lawuniversity originally said it would be following the law. ACLU Sues North Caro
University Of North Carolina To Ignore State's Anti-Trans Law
New Now Next / Posted 19 hours ago
university originally said it would be following the law. ACLU Sues North Carolina’s Gov. McCrory Over Anti-LGBT Law LGBT civil rights organization Human Rights Campaign is now praising the school for changing its mind. “Students have a right to... Read more
19h
WVVA Bluefield
Gay couple attacked? In West Virginia, it's not a hate crimelike a textbook hate crime case. But, a year later, the former running back no
Gay couple attacked? In West Virginia, it's not a hate crime
WVVA Bluefield / Posted 19 hours ago
like a textbook hate crime case. But, a year later, the former running back no longer faces charges of violating the men's civil rights. That's partly because West Virginia, like 19 other states, does not have a hate crime law that protects people... Read more
50 related stories
20h
Op-Ed News
True Danger Signs in Clinton Email Flapand flat out dodge any real talk about tax reform job growth and the economy, h
True Danger Signs in Clinton Email Flap
Op-Ed News / Posted 20 hours ago
and flat out dodge any real talk about tax reform job growth and the economy, health care, wealth and income inequality, civil rights, environmental concerns, and criminal justice reforms. These are the issues that any election should be about,... Read more
More

People in this news