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Civil rights groups oppose Trump’s reinstatement on Twitter

Black America Web Featured Video CLOSE Source: OLIVIER DOULIERY / Getty A The platform’s accountability group has called out Elon Musk for breaking his word by reinstating previously banned accounts, including former President Donald Trump, without a straightforward process. Free Press, a media and technology advocacy organization, released a statement saying Musk broke his promise […]

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Myrlie Evers-Williams honored as Birmingham Civil Rights Institute celebrates 30 years

Friday’s Birmingham Civil Rights Institute awards ceremony recognized the impact the city of Birmingham has had on civil rights throughout history. Some call this city the cradle of the movement and many take advantage of the celebration of thirty years to look to the future. “Its mission remains more relevant than ever – that it […]

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Tisch College Welcomes Renowned Civil Rights Lawyer Sherrilyn Ifill | The daily life of tufts

The Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life sign outside Barnum Hall is pictured November 6.(Samantha Pokorny/The Tufts Daily) By Wevhu Tokwe The Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life closed its 2022 Solomont Lecture Series on Nov. 9 with a lecture by Sherrilyn Ifill, a prominent civil rights advocate. Ifill gave an overview of […]

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Houston Museum of Fine Arts Photography Exhibit Highlights Civil Rights Era Parks, Carmichael

“Gordon Parks: Stokely Carmichael and Black Power,” on display at the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston until January 16, 2023, deserves a special place in an art museum. Parks has given us a collection of photographs that are not only visually appealing, but storytelling at its most captivating. In 1966, Parks was commissioned by […]

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How a Tar Heel Combines Her Passions for Civil Rights and Sports at Miami Law

Kennedy Byrd was able to combine her love of sport and social justice and create a path that allowed for both. The University of Miami Law School gave her a place to not only follow her dreams, but also be in an environment she loves. If you want to learn more about Miami Law and […]

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Groups make conflicting leadership claims on Latin America’s oldest civil rights organization

Two groups claim leadership over the country’s oldest Latino civil rights organization, prolonging a dispute rooted in a botched national election in July. Since that election for the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), a grassroots organization that is the cornerstone of national Hispanic civic participation, both groups have been fight for control of […]

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Civil Rights Lawyer and Retired Navy Commander Face Off in 50th District Race | Elections

The race to become state representative for the 50th district is expected to be more competitive than previous contests. Representative Sara Walsh, R-Ashland, currently holds the seat but is not running for re-election. She initially ran for Missouri’s 4th congressional district, but dropped out because that district’s redistricting cut off her base of support in […]

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Memphis Airport Adds Civil Rights Photographer Exhibit

By ALICIA DAVIDSON, The Daily Memphian MEMPHIS, Tennessee (AP) — The Benjamin L. Hooks Institute for Social Change at the University of Memphis and Memphis International Airport will co-host an exhibit depicting the civil rights movement in Fayette County through the photographs of freelance photographer Art Shay. The photographs will be displayed in the airport […]

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A civil rights lawyer and a retired naval officer fight over the Missouri House District 50 seat

A retired naval officer and a civil rights attorney fight over the right to represent Missouri’s 50th State House District. Each says their experience makes them the best candidates for the job. The race pits retired naval officer James Musgraves, a Republican, against civil rights lawyer Douglas Mann, a Democrat, in the Nov. 8 general […]

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Civil rights and democracy groups call on social media companies to tackle election misinformation

Eleven civil rights and democracy groups have sent out a new letter calling on social media CEOs to combat and stem the endemic problem of election misinformation ahead of the upcoming midterm elections, as advocates warn that they expect misinformation to increase as Election Day approaches. Advocates have been calling on social media giants to […]

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G7 Ministers Urge Iran to Respect UN Covenant on Civil Rights

The Group of Seven (G7) gender equality ministers expressed their “solidarity with the people who are mobilizing in Iran against violations and abuses of their human rights and fundamental freedoms”. In a statement after a G7 meeting in Berlin on Friday, German Women’s Minister Lisa Paus and her G7 counterparts called on the Islamic Republic […]

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91-year-old civil rights activist stabbed in Boston Park

BOSTON (AP) — A 91-year-old civil rights activist and education advocate was stabbed multiple times while walking her dog in a Boston park, authorities said. Jean McGuire, the first black woman to serve on the Boston school board, was stabbed in Franklin Park around 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Suffolk District Attorney Kevin Hayden said Wednesday after […]

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Civil rights activist Ramsey Muniz leaves behind a complicated legacy

HARLINGEN — During his historic campaign across Texas, the first Mexican-American gubernatorial nominee inspired students like Rogelio Nunez to continue pushing for the growing civil rights goals of the Chicano movement. In 1972, Ramsey Muniz, the first Hispanic to run for state governor, was awakening students across Texas on college campuses like Texas A&I University […]

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Reverend Frank Watkins: A Courageous and Tireless Civil Rights Activist

When it comes to the civil rights movement, courage and commitment have no color, and that’s why we’re profiling Frank Watkins this week. Let me start on a personal note. I first met Frank on the air where we were both commentators on the Jeff Santos Show, a radio show now streaming online. During his […]

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Expect Clarence Thomas to continue reversing civil rights gains

Associate Justice of the Supreme Court Clarence Thomas sits with his wife and conservative activist Virginia “Ginni” Thomas while waiting to speak at the Heritage Foundation on October 21, 2021 in Washington, DC | Credit: Drew Angerer/Getty OWith the opening of the new session of the United States Supreme Court on October 3, 2022, Clarence […]

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What the rise of Argentine evangelicals means for civil rights

Over the past 12 years, Argentina has passed laws allowing same-sex marriage, recognizing gender identity and allowing abortion. Some of this legislation was unprecedented in Latin America and positioned Argentina as a regional pioneer in respecting diversity and gender equality. But access to these rights has not been easy and has required years of consensus […]

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Ex-Chicago cop faces civil rights charge for sex abuse

CHICAGO (AP) — A former Chicago police officer has been indicted on a federal civil rights charge for allegedly abducting and sexually abusing a person while on duty, U.S. prosecutors said Wednesday. James Sajdak, 64, of Chicago, was charged with one count of deprivation of rights under “colour of law,” or governmental authority, according to […]

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Civil Rights Act Targets ‘Cancer Alley’ Discrimination

By MICHAEL PHILLIS, Associated Press RESERVE, Louisiana (AP) — Sprawling industrial complexes line the route east along the Mississippi River to the mostly black town of Reserve, Louisiana. For the last seven kilometers, the road passes a huge rust-colored aluminum oxide refinery, then the chemical plant at Evonik, then rows of white tanks at the […]

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Parent group files civil rights lawsuit against Colorado school district over union deal policies

NEWYou can now listen to Fox News articles! Parents Defending Education filed a complaint with the Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights over an agreement with the teachers’ union that stipulated the district would create mentorship and development programs for educators of color, without opening the programs to all employees. The lawsuit was filed […]

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After six decades of civil rights activism, Bob Zellner is still here

FAIRHOPE, Ala. (WKRG) — At a time when most 83-year-olds may have long since begun to relax, longtime civil rights activist Bob Zellner is still working. “We consult with universities, colleges, political campaigns and also people who write history, so that’s what we do full time,” Zellner said. Big Zion AME Zion Church Celebrates 180 […]

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Bukele’s re-election bid fuels new concerns in El Salvador | Civil Rights News

A deeper descent into authoritarianism, or the extension of a presidency that most citizens believe has improved the country. These were the two main reactions in El Salvador when President Nayib Bukele said last week that he plans to seek re-election in 2024. For human rights defenders, Bukele’s announcement runs the risk of sliding back […]

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Lawyers for Civil Rights calls for criminal investigation into Martha’s Vineyard ‘political stunt’ – Boston 25 News

Three days after 50 migrants landed at Martha’s Vineyard as part of Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’ deportation program, Lawyers for Civil Rights called on U.S. Attorney Rachael Rollins and Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey to open a criminal investigation into what they called a “political stunt”. ” In a press release on Saturday, LCR said […]

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Civil rights organization criticizes relocation of border buses – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

Just before 7 a.m. on Thursday, around 100 migrants, including men, women and children, arrived in two buses bound for Washington DC where they were dropped off outside the home of Vice President Kamala Harris at the ‘U.S. Naval Observatory. Texas Governor Greg Abbott (right) announced the arrival of the buses and tweeted: ‘Texas will […]

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Wild Hearing advances civil rights and taxi bills, WAPA subpoenas

Residents of the Virgin Islands may soon enjoy greater protection against discrimination based on sexual orientation in the workplace, and the executive director of the Taxi Commission may enjoy greater autonomy from his highly criticized board of directors. In a sometimes tumultuous Senate hearing on Wednesday, the Government Operations and Consumer Protection Committee voted to […]

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Vice President Harris’ remarks before a meeting with civil and reproductive rights leaders

Diplomatic reception roomEisenhower Executive Office Building 5:10 p.m. EDT THE VICE-PRESIDENT: Good afternoon, everyone. I want to thank the leaders here at the table and virtually at the table for all the work you do and have been doing for so long. Thank you for the outreach that you have provided to me and the […]

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Esther Cooper Jackson, first civil rights activist, dies at 105

Esther Cooper Jackson, a civil rights activist, feminist and former Communist Party member who was considered late in her life as a former stateswoman of the American left, died August 23 at a nursing facility in Boston. . She was 105 years old. His family confirmed his death but did not cite a cause. Ms […]

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National Civil Rights Museum Presents Smithsonian Outdoor Exhibit on Revolutionary Black Men | New

Memphis, TN, Sept. 07, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The National Civil Rights Museum is proud to highlight the contributions of notable black men with Men of Change: Taking it to the Streets. The Smithsonian’s outdoor exhibit will be on display in the museum’s Founders Park west of its main entrance beginning Saturday, September 10. Based […]

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Does lax enforcement of gun laws violate the civil rights of victims?

As Illinois Democrats continue to call for a ban on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines after the July 4 Highland Park massacre, critics of gun safety laws voice a familiar rebuttal : Why pass new gun laws, argue opponents, when so many existing laws are not enforced? That’s a good question, but it dodges another, […]

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National civil rights leaders meet with President Biden following the declaration of a state of emergency for democracy

Urged the president to take strong action to protect voting rights and close economic gaps FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: Shin Inouye, [email protected] WASHINGTON DC- Days after declaring a state of emergency for democracy in the United States, the country’s top civil rights leaders met with President Biden at the White House today to urge the administration […]

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Remember when the Biden administration opened “civil rights” investigations into states banning mask mandates? – OutKick

Amazing how quickly things can change, isn’t it? Now that even the New York Times, the chief arbiter of acceptable liberal opinion, has acknowledged the importance of a return to normal school, it’s unbelievable to look back at what Democratic politicians and their allies were doing to children. barely a year ago. Tuesday was the […]

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Greenwich can stop violating civil rights laws with a simple trick: do nothing

Greenwich violates state and federal civil rights laws. It subjects taxpayers to millions of dollars in potential legal liability. And it maintains a backward policy that infringes on property rights, drives up inflation, and discriminates against families and young people. But luckily, Greenwich can make those challenges go away with a simple trick: do nothing. […]

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Civil rights lawyer calls Biden’s Wilkes-Barre remarks a ‘racist 1955 time warp’

NEWYou can now listen to Fox News articles! Los Angeles civil rights lawyer Leo Terrell ripped President Biden over what he considered hackneyed or “racist” remarks during a campaign speech in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, earlier Tuesday . Biden spoke just down US-11 from his hometown of Scranton, and regaled the crowd with references to his childhood […]

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Punjab civil rights group campaigns to ‘expose’ 75th anniversary of independence

By Harsh Thakor* Punjab civil rights organization Lok Morcha, launching a campaign engulfing 14 districts in the state, has taken the position that there is a need to ‘expose’ the true nature of 1947 independence to the light of its 75th anniversary. Organizers have particularly targeted the Congress, pointing out how the party has strayed […]

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Major Latin American civil rights organization in disarray after botched election

The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), the nation’s oldest Hispanic civil rights organization, is working to serve its constituents amid an ongoing power struggle within its leadership ranks. The fight stems from a postponed leadership election at the group’s annual national convention, held in July in San Juan, Puerto Rico. At the convention, […]

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Pinellas County civil rights leader Reverend Watson Haynes dies at 69

Remembering Reverend Watson Haynes Dan Matics Reports ST. PETERSBURG, Florida. – The Reverend Watson Haynes II, a pillar of civil rights who had a huge impact throughout the Tampa Bay area, died over the weekend, according to his family. Reverend Haynes was a political, religious and civil rights leader in Pinellas County, and we are […]

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Civil rights pioneer and titan Senator Ron Rice will retire at the end of the month

Sen. Ron Rice, a civil rights titan and one of the state’s longest-serving lawmakers, will step down from the Legislature at the end of August following health issues that kept the Democrat out of office. Essex County from the Statehouse for much of the past year. Rice, the longtime former chairman of the Legislative Black […]

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SUNY hit by civil rights lawsuit filed by Jewish students alleging discrimination for pro-Israel views

Two Jewish students who say they were kicked out of a sexual assault survivor group because of their pro-Israel views have filed a lawsuit with the Department of Education asking for an investigation into the university. The Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law, which represents students and the group Jewish on Campus, […]

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Congress to engage civil rights groups in ‘Bharat Jodo Yatra’

Our correspondent / NEW DELHI To make “Bharat Jodo Yatra” effective and meaningful, former AICC President Rahul Gandhi decided to engage with civil rights groups on August 22 at the Constitution Club in New Delhi. According to the source, the idea behind the move is to engage with prominent leaders of civil rights organizations across […]

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13 Things About the Native American Civil Rights Activist, Actress and Model – CONAN Daily

biographical data Sacheen Little Feather is a Native American civil rights activist, actress, and model born Marie Louise Cruz in Salinas, California, United States. his father Manuel Ybarra Cruz is White Mountain Apache and Yaqui while his mother Geraldine Marie Barnitz is French, German and Dutch. Littlefeather studied primary education at Hartnell Junior College in […]

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Bill Russell, Jackie Robinson and Civil Rights

Former Boston Celtic Bill Russell waves to cheering fans in the first quarter as the Boston Celtics take on the Detroit Pistons on February 15, 2012 at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts | Getty Images/Elsa The world recently lost a giant when Bill Russell, the all-star center who led the Boston Celtics to 11 NBA […]

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Judge dismisses $8 million civil rights suit in Troy voter fraud lawsuit

ALBANY — A federal judge on Thursday ordered summary judgment in an $8 million civil rights lawsuit, dismissing the fabricated evidence case filed by the county’s Democratic Election Commissioner against the county’s former special prosecutor. of Rensselaer regarding an investigation into election fraud in 2009. U.S. District Court Judge Mae A. D’Agostino found no evidence […]

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Atlantic City’s iconic civil rights building will temporarily close

Several members of the Atlantic City government have informed us that the All Wars Memorial Building in Atlantic City will be closed until further notice. City hall workers only agreed to speak to us anonymously, concerned about possible political retaliation from Atlantic City Mayor Marty Small. The HVAC system is the reason given for the […]

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Eloquent civil rights lawyer Clayton Ruby followed his powerful moral compass

Lawyer Clayton Ruby speaks to the editorial board of The Globe and Mail in Toronto on July 24, 2013.Kevin Van Paassen/The Globe and Mail Civil rights attorney Clayton Ruby was guided by a simple rule instilled in him by his parents: If he saw something wrong in the world, he should try to fix it. […]

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Groundbreaking Civil Rights Photo Exhibit Comes to Texas Museum

A prestigious national tour of some of the most important photos, oral histories and memorabilia of the Civil Rights Movement in American history is coming to Dallas’ Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza: “Solidarity now! 1968 Poor Man’s Campaign, will be visible from August 13, 2022 to February 26, 2023. Organized by the Smithsonian Institution […]

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NBA icon Bill Russell remembers being a civil rights activist

On the night of June 12, 1963, the long season of public political killings began in earnest. That night, the President of the United States of America went on television and gave a speech about the moral imperative of the civil rights movement. John F. Kennedy said to the nation: We are confronted above all […]

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San Antonio Congressman, Civil Rights Groups Say Abbott’s Border Initiative Caused Deaths in Car Chases | Texas News | San Antonio

Click to enlarge Instagram / governorabbott Governor Greg Abbott puts on a scowl and a fake military shirt for a photo op along the US-Mexico border. San Antonio Congressman Joaquin Castro has called on the Justice Department to intervene after civil rights groups accused at least 30 people of being killed in […]

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Civil rights attorney Michael Griffie sees ‘real-world’ experience as a differentiator in crowded 13th congressional race

Eli Newman https://wdet.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/NEWS-GOV-MI13MichaelGriffie072522-2way.mp3 Michigan has a long list of candidates seeking to represent all 13 statese Congressional District, which includes much of Detroit, Grosse Pointe, and various downstream communities. Michael Griffie is one of them. The civil rights lawyer has the approval of The Detroit News, State Representative Tyrone Carter and the Detroit Police Officers […]

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Family of civil rights leader Mays visits his SC museum

By DAMIAN DOMINGUEZ. The Index Log GREENWOOD, SC (AP) — Chris Thomas adjusted a stack of magazines on a table outside the museum. Loy Sartin wiped down and dusted the oil lamps in the cabin. It was a great day for the Dr. Benjamin E. Mays Historic Preservation Site. Less than an hour later, a […]

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The reform of the law on the electoral count is necessary; Congress must also address racial discrimination in voting

Read a PDF of our statement here. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Mattie Goldman, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, [email protected] Lacy Crawford, Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, [email protected] Chris Ford, Legal Defense Fund (LDF), [email protected] Rotimi Adeoye, American Civil Liberties Union, [email protected] Michelle Boykins, Asian Americans for Advancing Justice – AAJC, […]

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New civil rights group formed in India to fight for oppressed Muslims

TEHRAN (IQNA) — A new Muslim civil rights group has been set up in India to defend the rights of Muslims in the country. A group of Muslim activists, political leaders, lawyers and others have formed a civil rights group, Indian Muslims for Civil Rights (IMCR), to fight for the cause of oppressed and persecuted […]

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Civil rights leaders call on Pritzker to close Menard’s ‘Death Trap’ prison

Frank Chapman, National Executive Director of the National Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression, on Wednesday July 6 called on Governor Pritzker to close the jail at the Ménard Correctional Center which he calls a “death trap.” “Conditions at Ménard prison are poor. There are a lot of infrastructure issues, mold on the walls and […]

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Mumbai: Muslim leaders campaign for protection of civil rights | Bombay News

Hosted by Islam Gymkhana President Yusuf Abrahni, the meeting brought together around 100 prominent community leaders and activists from the city. MUMBAI: A section of Muslim leaders have decided to reach out to Hindus as part of the national civil rights campaign. At a meeting organized by the new float Indian Muslims for Civil Rights […]

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At the Texas convention, the Democrats presented the 2022 election as a new battle for civil rights

Democrats Julián Castro and Beto O’Rourke used their speeches at the Texas Democratic Convention in Dallas on Friday to point to former Texas political leaders like Governor Ann Richards, Congresswoman Barbara Jordan and President Lyndon B. Johnson as evidence of what awaits them if they can break the stranglehold Republicans have held on the state […]

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Santa Rosa civil rights leader Ann Gray Byrd dies at 86

Ann Gray Byrd, who as a teenager watched her parents become civil rights and equality pioneers in Santa Rosa and then molded herself into a formidable activist and lifelong minister, died July 7. She was 86 years old. Byrd was a high school student when her family moved to Santa Rosa in 1952. She came […]

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More Memories From Pivotal LGBTQ+ Civil Rights Events – San Francisco Bay Times

By Eduardo Morales, Ph.D.– The 1981 National Tour of the SF Gay Men’s Chorus For me and others who were also present, it was a very memorable and transformative tour. This happened over a two-week period in June 1981, just three years after the choir was formed in the fall of 1978. It was in […]

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Civil rights advocates and legal experts weigh in on Abbott’s executive order

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Local civil rights advocates are reacting to Governor Abbott’s new executive order that gives National Guard members and state troopers the power to detain undocumented immigrants and return them to ports of entry along the Texas-Mexico border. “What Governor Abbott is trying to do is use state taxpayers’ money and try […]

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Family of man injured in police van seek civil rights charges | Connecticut News

By PAT EATON-ROBB, Associated Press The family of a black Connecticut man, paralyzed when a police van without a seatbelt slammed on the brakes, asked federal authorities on Friday to file civil rights charges against the officers involved. The driver was taking Randy Cox, 36, to a police station in New Haven, Connecticut, on June […]

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Why abortion is a civil rights issue for black voters

Sean Rayford/Getty Images Talking with voters about reproductive health issues, including access to abortion, is not new to Malika Redmond, co-founder and CEO of Women Engaged, an Atlanta-based group that focuses on engaging black voters. Shortly after the landmark Supreme Court decision in Roe v. Wade, who established the constitutional right to abortion in 1973, […]

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The Movement: Ed Farm’s civil rights history app, BCRI moves to the next phase

Movement, the civil rights history iPhone app from Ed Farm and the Birmingham Civil Rights Institutehas entered its next phase. Now in a soft launch, the app is now available for download from Apple App Store. The mobile application is a collaboration of the BCRI, Ed Farmand digital creative brand DRMN STAY. The three organizations […]

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MLK Tapes, Other Civil Rights Elements Return to Charleston | South Carolina News

By ADAM PARKER, The Post and Courier CHARLESTON, SC (AP) — Nearly three years ago, it was unclear what would become of a cache of Civil Rights-era artifacts from Charleston. The collection included the soundtrack of a speech by Martin Luther King Jr. delivered on July 30, 1967, at Charleston County Hall, as well as […]

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Biden to present Latin American civil rights icon Raul Yzaguirre with the Presidential Medal of Freedom

Latino civil rights activist Raul Yzaguirre is among 17 people the White House said on Friday would be honored with the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Yzaguirre is best known as the longtime leader of the National Council of La Raza (NCLR), now known as UnidosUS, the nation’s largest Hispanic civil rights organization. Yzaguirre’s tenure as […]

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The links between Muslim world diplomacy, civil rights and jazz history explored in a recent book by QF scholar Gu-q

The surprising role of Muslim world diplomacy in the history of American jazz music and the desegregation of Washington, D.C., is just one of the fascinating stories in the recently published book.”DC JAZZ: Stories of Jazz Music in Washington, DC(Georgetown University Press) co-edited by Dr. Maurice Jackson, Specialist in African American History and Studies at […]

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145-year-old church in northwest Louisiana is a civil rights monument | Louisiana News

By MACKENZIE BOUCHER, The Times of Shreveport SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — For more than 47 years, a building in Shreveport has stood vacant, as time slowly eats away at the ceiling like a cancer cell taking over a body. Within these walls live the words of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and many […]

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To LGBTQ pride, celebration but also concern for civil rights | New York News

By DEEPTI HAJELA, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — LGBTQ pride commemorations that have at times felt like civil rights victory parties are now grappling with an environment of heightened legislative and rhetorical battles over sexual orientation and gender identity. , and fear that a Supreme Court ruling on abortion will open the door to […]

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Lonsberry: GUN CASE ATTACKS CIVIL RIGHTS | 570 WSYR

The struggle for civil rights is never popular. If so, there would be no need to fight. If white people in Topeka had wanted black children in their children’s schools, Brown would not have had to sue the Board of Education. And if Democrats who control New York had wanted their neighbors to enjoy Second […]

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The National Civil Rights Museum is offering free admission on June 21, here’s why

The National Civil Rights Museum is not normally open on Tuesdays, but an exception will be made on Tuesday, June 21 — the day after Juneteenth is observed as a federal holiday. On Tuesday, June 21, the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, TN will not only be open, but in honor of what is […]

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Lester Gibson, McLennan County Commissioner and Civil Rights Leader, Dies at 74 | Local government and politics

According to staff reports Lester Gibson, who served 28 years as Black McLennan County’s first commissioner since Reconstruction, died Friday after a long illness. He was 74 years old. During his tenure as Precinct 2 Commissioner from 1990 to 2018, Gibson was known as an advocate for civil rights, minority employment in county government, and […]

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Topsail Island Beach is part of the North Carolina Civil Rights Trail | North Carolina News

By CHASE JORDAN, Wilmington StarNews TOPSAIL ISLAND, NC (AP) – In the 1950s, Carla Torrey spent her childhood summers watching her father build homes on Topsail Island and other structures like the Wade Chestnut Memorial Chapel, which still stands today . Memories also include watching the waves hit the shore, while looking right and left, […]

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Civil rights group denounces sheriff’s arrest of 10-year-old threatened at school

A civil rights group is opposing a Florida sheriff who arrested a 10-year-old boy for allegedly threatening to shoot at an elementary school just days after the fatal shooting in Uvalde, Texas. Lee County Sheriff Carmine Marceno said in a news release that the fifth-grader’s May 28 arrest was part of an effort to maintain […]

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Carl B. Stokes honored with a marker on the Cleveland Civil Rights Trail

CLEVELAND — The Cleveland Civil Rights Trail historic marker honoring Carl B. Stokes, the first black mayor of a major U.S. city, was unveiled outside Cleveland City Hall on Wednesday, according to the Cleveland Restoration Society which is at the origin of the project. Cordell Stokes, the son of the late Carl B. Stokes, Cleveland […]

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Mississippi civil rights activist ‘Bud’ McGee dies at 81 | Mississippi News

GREENWOOD, Miss. (AP) – William “Bud” McGee, a Mississippi civil rights activist who worked to register black voters in the 1960s, has died. He was 81 years old. McGee died of heart failure on May 24 at his home in the Delta town of Greenwood, the Greenwood Commonwealth reported. A funeral was scheduled for Saturday. […]

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WVa officer, firefighter pleads to civil rights rape charge | West Virginia News

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A former West Virginia police officer and firefighter has pleaded guilty in federal court to a rape case involving a 16-year-old girl. Christopher Lee Osborne pleaded for violating the girl’s civil rights by forcibly raping her at the Danville Fire Department, according to a press release issued Thursday by the US […]

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Feds: Capitol Police Officer Indicted for Civil Rights Violations | New Policies

By MICHAEL BALSAMO, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — A United States Capitol Police officer has been charged with federal civil rights after he was involved in an unauthorized high-speed chase, crashed into a motorcycle, and then tried to cover it up , prosecutors said on Friday. The officer, Thomas Smith, was supposed to check the […]

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Urvashi Vaid, legendary HIV and civil rights activist, dies at 63

This article first appeared in the lawyer. You can read the original story here. Longtime activist Urvashi Vaid, leader of many LGBTQ+ organizations and other social justice organizations, has died aged 63. Vaid died Saturday at her New York home, according to the National LGBTQ Task Force. Vaid was executive director of the group, then […]

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Civil Rights Groups Call on Supreme Court to Overturn Racist Rulings Against Puerto Rico

Image courtesy of BELatina. In recent weeks, the debate over Puerto Rico’s political status has been back on the table after a group of lawmakers reached historic agreement to introduce non-partisan legislation that does not favor a vote on any statute. What many do not know about this geopolitical situation is that it is framed […]

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3 federal prison officers charged with civil rights violations | New policies

LONDON, Ky. (AP) — Three correctional officers at an eastern Kentucky federal prison have been charged with civil rights violations, officials said. A federal grand jury in London returned an indictment on Thursday accusing officers at Big Sandy US Penitentiary in Inez of violating an individual’s rights under the guise of law and falsifying records […]

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Uvalde’s deep ties to Mexican American civil rights

Uvalde, Texas may have been unknown to most Americans before Tuesday’s mass shooting, but the town has deep roots in the Mexican-American civil rights struggle. The big picture: The massacre that left 19 children and two teachers dead on Tuesday took place in a school district where one of the most crucial school walkouts in […]

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Civil rights leaders meet with Justice Department over Buffalo massacres

By Deborah Bailey, AFRO DC Editor Last Friday, Attorney General Merrick Garland met with representatives of leaders from nine major civil rights organizations to address urgent concerns about the May 14 racially motivated mass shooting in Buffalo New York that killed ten black people in shopping at a local store and injured three additional victims. […]

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Accused of civil rights violations during protests takes plea deal | News

One of four defendants accused of violating the civil rights of protesters in an alleged November 2020 incident surrounding Black Lives Matter protests reached a plea deal on Tuesday. Dustin Marion pleaded uncontested to a misdemeanor offense of fighting or inciting a fight in a public place on the fourth day of a preliminary hearing […]

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Don’t Sacrifice Civil Rights to Allay China Fears

Congress is struggling to pass legislation aimed at improving American “competitiveness”, especially against China, which increasing Numbers of Americans consider it a economic threatens. Significant differences between the House and Senate versions of the bill prove difficult to resolve. President Biden was hoping for a quick bipartisan victory when the Senate passed his version of […]