Civil rights

Mississippi Civil Rights Pioneer Birdie Walker Turns 103 | Mississippi News

By ERNEST HERNDON, Enterprise-Journal MCCOMB, Miss. (AP) – At 102 years old and facing a birthday this month, Birdie Lee Walker doesn’t remember much of the day 60 years ago when she became one of the first black citizens to register to vote in Amite County. Except this: “I voted in Freedom. And this: “I […]

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Fear of Equality: Why Black Education Remains a Civil Rights Issue 190 Years After Nat Turner’s Rebellion

Turner and his friends traveled from house to house in their neighborhood in Southampton County, Virginia, freeing slaves and murdering around 60 of the white men, women and children they encountered. Their goal, Turner later told an interviewer, was “to bring terror and devastation wherever we go.” The state militia quelled the rebellion within days, […]

Political rights

Two former CNRP officials regain their political rights

Two separate royal decrees dated August 14 restored the political rights of the former parliamentarian of Kandal province Khim Laky and the former director general of the CNRP of Takeo province, Mao Sophal. FRESH NEWS King Norodom Sihamoni restored the political rights of two other former officials of the Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) dissolved […]

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Political rights / Barriers to disability and elections –

By Binta Jaiteh Magistrate Muhammad Krubally revealed that people with disabilities face many challenges which he says are ignored, but wants to eradicate such discrimination. Magistrate Krubally, president of the Gambia Federation for Disable, said so in his presentation which focused on political rights and the barriers people with disabilities face in elections. Since it […]

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White paper tells how China protects civil and political rights

In a white paper released by the State Council’s Information Office on Thursday, China said it had taken “strong measures” from a legal and governance perspective to protect civil rights and policies in building a moderately prosperous society in all respects, a goal which President Xi Jinping announced China had achieved in July. The Chinese […]

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China protects civil and political rights with law and governance (white paper)

China has taken vigorous measures to protect civil and political rights with law and governance in the process of building a moderately prosperous society in all respects, according to a white paper on Thursday. Entitled “Moderate prosperity in all respects: Another milestone for human rights in China,” the white paper was released by the Information […]

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MLK family and civil rights leaders call for voting rights march in Washington

The Voting Rights Act of 1965 is 56 years old today, but instead of simply celebrating the historic law that helped fight the suppression of black voters during the Jim Crow era, civil rights leaders are busy organizing elections. Mass actions to bring a new list of voting rights laws to President Biden’s office. The […]

Civil rights

Audio Astra: Civil rights, political divisions, a zoo of yesteryear, school standards

Audio Astra reviews recent audio reports on Kansas news, including podcasts and radio reports. Eric Thomas heads the Kansas Scholastic Press Association and teaches visual journalism and photojournalism at the University of Kansas. The variety and quality of Kansas audio this week is the best collection since I started this recap in May. While I […]

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The strange division of civil rights | Go back

Rarely has the United States Senate been so drastically and dogmatically divided on a major issue as on the jury trial amendment to the Civil Rights Bill – and it has rarely been more difficult to determine which side had the upper hand. more justice in its favor. The jury trial amendment was approved early […]