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Service package for historian and civil rights leader Dr. Timuel Black

A public memorial service for historian and civil rights leader Dr. Timuel Black will be held Dec. 5 at the Rockefeller Memorial Chapel on the University of Chicago campus, according to Black’s wife Zenobia Johnson-Black. . Large crowds were to pay homage to Black during his scheduled visit and visit for Thursday, October 21 at […]

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Political parties, religious organizations and civil rights call for democracy in eSwatini

Through Goitsemang Tlhabye 8h ago Share this article: To shareTweeterTo shareTo shareTo shareE-mailTo share Pretoria – Political parties, religious and civil rights organizations are trumpeting in solidarity with the people of eSwatini, demanding an end to the monarch rule in this country. As weeks of protests and tensions continue to build up around the “pro-democracy” […]

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Civil rights groups send letter to state committee ahead of redistribution

The American Civil Liberties Union, the ACLU of Alabama, the NAACP Legal Defense Fund and the departments of Greater Birmingham, in a letter to the Alabama redistribution committee, reminded members on Tuesday to comply with legal requirements when drafting new redistribution maps. Governor Kay Ivey announced last week that state lawmakers will meet in a […]

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Civil Rights Groups Sue Texas Over New Political Cards, Claiming They Dilute the Power of Latinx Voters | Texas News | San Antonio

Erik (HASH) Hersman via Flickr Creative Commons Latinxes have made up half of Texas’ population growth over the past decade, but state lawmakers have not increased the number of Latinx majority districts. As expected, civil rights groups have filed a lawsuit to overturn the newly redesigned political maps of Texas, firing the first salvo of […]

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Latinx Connect conference panel discusses Latinx and Afro-Latinx data, advocacy for civil rights

Despite an increase in data on the Latinx community over the past five decades, Michael Rodríguez-Muñiz said researchers had only recently begun to study the accumulation of Latinx demographics and their circulation in the media. “These data help inform – some might say distort – how this population is viewed and apparently understood,” Rodríguez-Muñiz, assistant […]

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Members of the United States Civil Rights Commission slash AG Garland for a note on parents protesting against school boards

Four of the eight members of the US Civil Rights Commission wrote a letter to US Attorney General Merrick Garland, berating him for his recent memo regarding parents protesting school boards. “We are writing to express our concerns about a recent memorandum issued by your office,” the four members wrote in the letter, questioning Garland’s […]

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Civil rights groups tire of South Carolina redistribution failures, take legal action

(AP Photo / Jeffrey Collins, file) By Mary Magana-Ayala COLUMBIA, SC– Two civil rights groups, the NAACP and the American Civil Liberties Union, have filed a lawsuit against the state of South Carolina, arguing that the state has unduly delayed the development of new redistribution cards that embody the constitutional principle of one person – […]

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Civil rights groups strive to prevent further killings

A screenshot of a US Census Bureau map shows the percentage of black residents in Tennessee counties from the 2019 American Community Survey 5-year estimate data profiles. This story has been republished with permission from Tennessee Lookout. Read the original story here. As Tennessee lawmakers prepare to redesign districts, civil rights organizations are working to […]

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Civil rights groups work to prevent further gerrymanderings – Tennessee Lookout

As Tennessee lawmakers prepare to redesign districts, civil rights organizations are working to prevent further gerrymandering ahead of statewide elections. The Tennessee legislature and city officials are currently redrawing maps of Congress and state districts based on data from the 2020 U.S. Census, which was released in August 2021, and are expected to complete their […]

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Hatcher hailed as a pioneer of civil rights | Local News

Family members at the midday ceremony included Hatcher’s widow, Ruthelyn, and their three daughters, Rachelle, Renee and Ragen, all lawyers. Joined them were Jonathan Jackson of Chicago, son of Reverend Jesse Jackson and national spokesperson for the Rainbow PUSH Coalition, an international human and civil rights organization founded by his father. Jackson cited Hatcher for […]