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Ari Wartanian works for civil rights through change for progress

After graduating from Boston University, Wartanian wanted to continue helping people displaced from their homes in the South and founded an organization called the Civil Rights Council, which would later become the Civil Rights Pilot. Its purpose was to support the passage of a law called the Gulf Coast Housing Recovery Act (in Senate S. […]

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Catholic Civil Rights Leagues launch database on attacks on churches – BC Catholic

Last summer the wave of arson and anti-Catholic vandalism may have abated, but Catholic Civil Rights League leader warns unless Catholics learn to unite to expose such heinous crimes, the worst is yet to come. Christian Elia, executive director of the CCRL, sounded the warning by announcing the launch of the organization’s Church Attacks Database, […]

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Michigan Civil Rights Commission says ban on critical race theory would censor teachers

The Michigan Civil Rights Commission took a stand last week in favor of academic freedom, passing a resolution opposing two state laws that would ban critical race theory in K-12 public schools. On Monday, November 22, the committee discussed Senate Bill 460 and House Bill 5097, asserting a position against “any legislation that encourages censorship […]

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Civil rights legend Daisy Elliott was born Michigan Advance

On November 26, 1917, Daisy Elliott was born in Filbert, WV. Like many, she then moved to Detroit during the Great Migration, a period between 1914 and 1950 when South African Americans moved to Motor City in search of better employment and housing opportunities. Elliott was an elected member of the Michigan Constitutional Convention of […]

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TNA and GTF call for ‘proactive’ US role on political rights of Tamils ​​and Sri Lanka

The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) and the Global Tamil Forum (GTF) have called on the US government to take a “proactive” role on Sri Lanka and to “address the root cause of the conflict and human rights abuses”. rights, the denial of political rights to the Tamil people,” according to a press release issued after […]

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Civil Rights Groups Slam Texas GOP’s ‘Illegal’ Book Banning Efforts

Two prominent national civil rights groups on Tuesday lambasted the efforts of Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and State Representative Matt Krause, both Republicans, to force school districts to censor hundreds of books, including many Popular LGBTQ + titles, reproductive rights and racial justice, following the passage of laws banning the teaching of racist history in […]

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Second Republic: citizens enjoy civil and political rights

The Chronicle Bongani Ndlovu, columnistThe Second Republic has enshrined civil and political rights since coming to power, increasing the representation of women, freedom of expression and children’s rights. Speaking at a post-Cabinet briefing yesterday, Information, Advertising and Broadcasting Services Minister Monica Mutsvangwa said the country is fully committed to the Covenant on Civil and Political […]

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Latin American civil rights group recounts historic battles

The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) this month released a detailed timeline of legal battles, union formations, and political strategies used to advance the civil rights of Latin Americans. Why is this important: The organization’s timeline comes amid a larger discussion about the still marginalization Latinos face across the United States, including health […]

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Civil rights lawyer says Kyle Rittenhouse trial “with a different jury, you would have a very different outcome”

Civil rights lawyer David Henderson said the Kyle Rittenhouse the trial could have had a “very different outcome” if it had had a “different jury”. Henderson suggested that people generally lack a solid understanding of self-defense laws, especially when it comes to guns. A civil rights attorney said Kyle Rittenhouse’s trial could have had a […]

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Remembering Houston Civil Rights Activist Beatrice Green

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) – A civil rights legend who lived to be 108 years old was buried on Friday. Beatrice Lehman Green might not be a household name, but she has helped make Houston and our state fairer for everyone. Green moved to Houston from Louisiana in 1939 in search of work. Family and friends […]

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Here are the civil rights audit recommendations Facebook turned down

Meta, the social media conglomerate formerly known as Facebook, declined recommendations from a civil rights audit to direct user reports of voter interference to moderators and allow users to appeal of voter interference content they reported that has not been removed. The company claims to have implemented 55% of the civil rights recommendations of an […]

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In the absence of municipal sewer service, the Civil Rights Act of 1964 could help Lowndes County, Alabama

Lowndes County, Alabama has such outdated sanitation conditions that most residents have their own septic systems. Now, the Biden administration is using the situation as a test case for environmental justice. The administration enforces Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which has never been used before. Advocates say it could lay the […]

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US-Palestinian civil rights lawyer to run to represent Michigan in US Congress

Huwaida Arraf, a Democrat, is considering running for the thumb region in southeast Michigan. Huwaida Arraf, a 45-year-old civil rights lawyer, is considering running for the US Congress in the 2022 election, according to a report released last week by the news site. Mlive.com. Arraf says he wants to re-engage working class voters, many of […]

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Nyack Village Square rededicated to honor civil rights activist WWII veteran Hezekiah Easter

News 12 Staff November 11, 2021, 10:35 p.m. Updated: November 11, 2021, 10:35 p.m. The village square of Nyack was rededicated Thursday to honor a one-of-a-kind veterinarian. The community turned out en masse for the square’s name change in honor of civil rights activist, WWII veterinarian and Nyack native Hezekiah Easter Jr. Hezekiah Easter was […]

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Austin Currie: politician and civil rights activist 1939-2021

When North Irish politician Austin Currie smashed a window to break into a Caledon village council house in June 1968, he created both trouble and history. With this act, Currie, who has passed away at the age of 82, helped start the civil rights movement in Northern Ireland. Its aim was to fight discrimination against […]

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Son of civil rights icon says congressional obstruction “must go” – KIRO 7 News Seattle

SEATTLE – The son of Dr Martin Luther King Jr. has said that President Joe Biden should work to change the filibuster rule to pave the way for the passage of a new government bill. voting rights. Martin Luther King III made the remarks, closing a three-day celebration of the 60th anniversary of his father’s […]

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521 civil rights groups call for UN intervention

(Reuters) More than 500 civil rights groups have called for a meeting of the United Nations Security Council to stop the escalation of violence in Myanmar’s Chin State, an unstable border region that has emerged as a front of resistance against the military regime. Local media, witnesses and the UN have reported an accumulation of […]

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Professor Schultz launches civil rights bill and new seminar

A new project led by Ford Foundation law and social science professor Vicki Schultz and involving Yale law students will examine early work done by lawyers in the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, Section of employment disputes (ELS) – and analyze what it works. might have to say for current and […]

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?? Fannie ?? Takes Goodman Audience To Musical Celebration Of Civil Rights Activist

(Above) E. Faye Butler is performing in Fannie, The Music and Life of Fannie Lou Hamer, at the Goodman Theater until November 21. Photos by Liz Lauren. (Click on the images to view larger versions.) In her portrayal of civil rights activist and activist Fannie Lou Hamer, E. Faye Butler speaks directly to the public […]

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Reverend Jesse Jackson, 80, hospitalized and injured after civil rights icon fell during protest at Howard University

Reverend Jesse Jackson was hospitalized Monday after falling while helping student protesters at Howard University in Washington, DC. Jackson, an 80-year-old civil rights icon, fell and cut his head off after a meeting with the Howard University administration, The Grio reported. 4 Reverend Jackson was injured on MondayCredit: AP 4 Jackson was at college to […]