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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 […]

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Urvashi Vaid, legendary LGBTQ+ civil rights activist, dies at 63

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 known as the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, from 1989 to 1992. Before […]

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Civil rights and public interest groups urge social media giants to stop spreading disinformation ahead of midterm elections

More than 120 civil rights, voting rights and public interest groups have called nationwide on TikTok, Twitter, Meta, YouTube, Alphabet and other social media giants to stop the spread of misinformation ongoing election before the mid-terms. This includes many Georgian organizations, such as Black Voters Fund, Georgia Common Cause, GALEO & GALEO Impact Fund, Georgian […]

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A public consecration in the name of civil rights

Hundreds of campus and regional community members gathered under the redwoods surrounding the Quarry Amphitheater to watch the former College Ten go down in history, rededicate itself as John R. Lewis College in memory of the legendary civil rights leader. “Giving a name is a unique act,” Chancellor Cynthia Larive said at the ceremony. “It […]

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Blake drops civil rights lawsuit against Wisconsin officer | USA News®

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Jacob Blake has dropped his federal civil rights lawsuit against the Wisconsin police officer who shot him during a domestic disturbance and left him paralyzed from the waist down. Neither attorneys for Blake, whose August 2020 shooting sparked the protests in which Kyle Rittenhouse killed two men and injured a third, […]

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Alabama Law Awards Honorary Degree to Civil Rights Lawyer | Alabama News

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) – A civil rights lawyer who once fought to desegregate the University of Alabama is now receiving an honorary degree from the school. Tuskegee attorney Fred Gray will receive an honorary Doctor of Laws degree at the law school graduation ceremony on Sunday afternoon, the university said in a statement. The debut […]

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Efforts begin to bring civil rights-era banking law into the digital age

The Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) represents a major effort by lawmakers to prevent banks from discriminatory lending in low-to-moderate income communities, but it was signed into law in 1977 and has not been updated since 1995. Conceived in the era of civil rights and passed in the era of post-Watergate reform, the Community Reinvestment Act […]

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Alito’s plan to repeal Roe and other 20th century civil rights

If you’re an American with a young daughter, she’ll grow up in a world with no right to choose when or where she gives birth, and where there’s nothing stopping a state from declaring her womb property, with all the intrusive authorities that entails. This is the importance of the Supreme Court project notice disclosed […]

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The Day – Jackie Robinson’s enormous talent and fierce dedication to civil rights

The Four Seasons of Jackie Robinson By Kostya Kennedy Saint-Martin Press. 278 pages. $29.99 – – – By October 1972, Jackie Robinson was no longer moving in powerful gusts. His eyes were failing. Her hair had turned white. For a quarter of a century, Robinson had sought to represent America’s best, and when he threw […]

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Do not carry out airstrikes in Chhattisgarh and other adivasi areas: civil rights groups

Counter-view office Thirty major civil rights groups under the banner of the National Campaign for Defense of Democracy (NCDD) have called on the Government of India and the Government of Chhattisgarh to explain the existence of bomb craters and remnants in the Sukma and Bijapur forests, citing field reports of loud noises. and flashes of […]

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Number of anti-Semitic incidents increased in 2021, civil rights group says

The number of anti-Semitic incidents recorded by the Anti-Defamation League in the United States in 2021 has reached an all-time high, according to a new report from the group. The 2,717 incidents identified in news articles by the ADL or reported directly to the ADL in 2021 represent a 34% increase from the 2,024 incidents […]

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Here’s how DeSantis and the Florida Republicans just violated Disney’s civil rights – Mother Jones

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis speaks moments before signing the Parental Rights in Education bill into law on March 28, 2022 in Shady Hills, Florida. Douglas R. Clifford/Tampa Bay Times/TNS via ZUMA Facts matter: Join for free Mother Jones Daily newsletter. Support our nonprofit reports. Subscribe to our print magazine. On Friday, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis […]

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The Fleeting Energy of Art: Chronicling a Civil Rights Milestone in Words, Music and Images

In 1960, an African-American sophomore attempted to attend the local public school, only to face venomous racist protesters outside the entrance and laws that prohibited black children from attending that elementary school. . Over the next year, amid continued protests, Ruby Bridges was forced to face the crowds every day with police escorts, only to […]

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Remembering Stan Barer of Eastern Washington, Who Helped Write Civil Rights Law and Lead the Fight Against Climate Change | Columns & Letters | Spokane | Interior of the Pacific Northwest

LLast Thursday, many gathered to honor a man who was always proud to have grown up in Walla Walla, who advised presidents from Lyndon Johnson to Barack Obama, who helped draft the Civil Rights Act of 1964, who was instrumental in opening up trade with China, which co-founded one of the largest shipping companies in […]

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Concept of race means ‘white dominance over non-white’ – Michigan Capitol Confidential

New stories Civil rights leaders nod to claim that US schools and colleges view black people as disposable The Michigan Department of Civil Rights has adopted and advocates a policy resource guide which highlights a Chicago Public Schools Racial Equity Plan that states that American social institutions, including K-12 schools and universities, […]

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‘A Plot to Destroy Democracy’: Civil Rights Group Sounds Alarm Over US Election Threats | American voting rights

An “insidious and coordinated” effort between lawmakers and extremist groups is underway to undermine American democracy, according to a new report. On Tuesday, the non-partisan civil rights organization National Urban League released the annual report report in his series of analyzes The State of Black America. The report, titled Under Siege: The Plot to Destroy […]

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GOP candidate Vernon Jones says gay rights and civil rights are ‘two different things’

(The hill) – Georgia congressional candidate Vernon Jones (R) argued Thursday that gay rights should not be compared to the civil rights of people of color because being gay is a choice. In a interview with former Trump aide Steve Bannon on his “War Room” podcast, Jones argued that the civil rights movement for African […]

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Troy Krenning files civil rights lawsuit against Moses Garcia, former Loveland employees linked to 2019 anti-Fogle mail case – Loveland Reporter-Herald

Loveland’s attorney, Troy Krenning, is fighting back against the City of Loveland with current and former city officials with a lawsuit in response to old charges against him and a local business owner. Krenning filed a civil rights lawsuit against City Attorney Moses Garcia, two former Loveland officials, and the city itself regarding the case […]

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Civil rights lawyer Pamela Price wins Big Labor endorsements for Alameda District Attorney election

By Tommy Nguyen FREMONT, Calif. — Late last week, the Asia-Pacific American Workers Alliance (APALA) and the National Union of Health Care Workers (NUHW) released their endorsements for their top picks for district attorney. Alameda County – Pamela Price earned both endorsements. Founded in 1992, APALA is the first and only national organization of Asian […]

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Nonviolence explained: A civil rights veteran preaches a ‘silent no’.

In advising students at Little Rock Nine High School who desegregated the all-white Central High School in 1957, the Reverend James M. Lawson Jr. says he prescribed a ‘way to deal with violence’ that creates transformation personal and social. . The Methodist minister, whose theories and strategies of nonviolence were used in the civil rights […]

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Labor rights are civil rights that are not talked about enough

If you want to share your opinion on a cultural, political or personal topic, create an account here and check out our handy article to learn more. ____ This month, 12 years ago, President Barack Obama signed the Affordable Care Act (ACA), reforming our broken health insurance system and giving millions of Americans access for […]

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Ukrainian journalists, civil servants, civil rights …

Ukrainian journalists, civil servants, civil rights activists and even civilians who speak out against the invasion of their country are being arbitrarily detained by Russian forces. The tactic is being used to instill fear in local communities, some say, with forced detentions lasting anywhere from one day to two weeks. It was a freezing morning […]

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Takeaway: Civil Rights, Trump Closes Jackson Hearing | New Policies

By LISA MASCARO – AP Congress Correspondent WASHINGTON (AP) – The historic Senate hearings for Judge Ketanji Brown Jacksonthe first black woman nominated for the Short Supremehave been joyfulcombative and clarifying, bringing to life the extent of the nation’s partisan divide and the unresolved issues of its past. the fourth and last day of Jackson’s […]

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Takeaway: Civil Rights, Trump Closes Jackson Hearing | Washington, D.C. News

By LISA MASCARO, AP Congress correspondent WASHINGTON (AP) — The historic Senate hearings for Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson, the first black woman appointed to the Supreme Court, were joyous, combative and clarifying, highlighting the extent of the nation’s partisan divide and the unresolved issues from his past. The fourth and final day of Jackson’s consideration […]

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Black Professor Has Opportunity to Amend Federal Civil Rights Lawsuit Against Penn State

WILLIAMSPORT — The federal civil rights lawsuit of a Black Penn State professor who alleges university bias and racism has survived a motion to dismiss, albeit with a hiccup. U.S. Intermediate District Judge Matthew W. Brann on Monday dismissed part of Errol A. Henderson’s lawsuit against the university, but gave him the opportunity to file […]

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Civil rights group asks to join Virginia redistricting lawsuit | New Policies

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Virginia civil rights group wants to join a lawsuit seeking to force new elections for the state’s House of Delegates this year, but a judge said Monday that the The court first had to decide whether the Democratic activist who brought the lawsuit has legal standing to sue. Paul Goldman, […]

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Black civil rights leaders call for resignation of OC DA Spitzer

SANTA ANA, Calif. — Orange County Black Civil Rights leaders criticized Wednesday the way Orange County District Attorney Todd Spitzer is handling cases against minority defendants as the chief of the State NAACP reiterated its call for the resignation of the county’s chief prosecutor. Spitzer has come under fire for racially polarized comments he made […]

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‘The Civil Rights Issue of Our Time’: Tribal Sovereignty Bill Passes Full Legislature

The Maine State Legislative Judiciary Committee voted Tuesday afternoon to advance a bill that would restore the Wabanaki Nations in Maine to the same rights as other federally recognized tribes in the United States. United. Before the roll call, several Democrats on the committee spoke to their colleagues about the importance of their vote. “I […]

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Shuttlesworth Day to honor Birmingham civil rights leader | Alabama News

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) – Birmingham plans to honor its most prominent civil rights leader, the late Reverend Fred L. Shuttlesworth, this week on his 100th birthday. Mayor Randall Woodfin will proclaim Friday that Fred Shuttlesworth Day will coincide with his March 18 birthday. The proclamation will be released at an event at the Birmingham Civil […]

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Cincinnati civil rights and community activist Carl Westmoreland dies at 85

CINCINNATI (Cincinnati Enquirer) — Community activist Carl Westmoreland, a tireless advocate and self-proclaimed “troublemaker” who has dedicated his life to expanding black property and preserving black history, is died Thursday in Cincinnati. He was 85 years old. Westmoreland’s son, Guy Westmoreland, and his employer, the National Underground Railroad Freedom Centerconfirmed his death. Born and raised […]

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Civil rights groups set to take legal action against new Louisiana legislative maps

Civil rights groups are expected to file at least one lawsuit in federal court early next week on new political maps for the Louisiana Senate and House which are expected to come into effect for the 2023 election cycle. Neither card increases the number of majority black seats in the Louisiana Legislature, which civil rights […]

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Data Protection Bill Allows Civil Rights Violation – Groundviews

Photo courtesy of Gowling WLG With the misuse of laws, such as the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), which aim to protect the rights of citizens but are in fact used to stifle them, the government is adding to the list by introducing a new law called Personal Data Protection Act. The […]

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Civil rights lawyer Virginia Foster Durr is linked to Alexandria

Virginia Foster Durr (Both photos: Alabama Archives & History) From the Historic Alexandria Office Alexandria, VA – Historians of the civil rights movement remember Virginia Foster Durr as a friend and prominent supporter of Rosa Parks in Montgomery, Alabama during the 1950s and 1960s. But the roots of her involvement date back to when she […]

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John Lewis missed on Alabama civil rights pilgrimage | USA News®

By JAY REEVES, Associated Press BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Nearly 20 members of Congress began an annual pilgrimage Friday through Alabama’s civil rights sites without the person who inspired so many to attend in recent years: the late Rep. John Lewis. From 1998 to 2020, Lewis led the events, organized by the Washington-based Faith & […]

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Civil Rights Activist Maxim Thorne Discusses Youth Voting and Changing Narratives – The Columbia Chronicle

Thorne discusses his work with Civic Influencers and discusses the political advantage of young people over other generations. Irvin Ibarra In the wake of various voter suppression bills across the country, Maxim Thorne continues to raise the voices of young people, especially when it comes to voting rights and democracy. Thorne, originally from Guyana, lawyer […]

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From Soldier to Boss: Documentary on Civil Rights Hero and Dr. King Aide, Tyrone Brooks [Trailer]

From Soldier to Boss: Documentary about civil rights hero and Dr. King Aide, Tyrone Brooks, slated for release in fall 2022 A documentary about civil rights champion and politician Tyrone Brooks is set to be released in the fall of 2022, detailing the life and career of the longtime activist who worked closely with Dr. […]

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Harry and Meghan to Receive NAACP Civil Rights Award | Prince Harry

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will on Saturday accept an award from the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), a leading American civil rights group, in recognition of their work to help a women’s shelter in Texas, their promotion of the Covid vaccine equity and a partnership to create community rescue centers. […]

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Biden’s Supreme Court nominee lauded for his ‘outstanding civil rights record’ could face conflict in upcoming Harvard admissions case

register here for The 74’s daily newsletter. Donate here to support The 74’s independent journalism. President Joe Biden made history on Friday when he nominated federal appeals court judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to be the first black woman to serve on the United States Supreme Court. If confirmed, however, she will likely be pressured to […]

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Darryl Heller on the Civil Rights Heritage Center – The official student journal of Indiana University South Bend

From: Mira Costello Co-editor It would be impossible to cover Black History Month at IU South Bend without acknowledging the history makers on our campus right now. One such integral member of our community is Dr. Darryl Heller, director of the Civil Rights Heritage Center and professor of women’s and gender studies. Dr. Heller recently […]

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Americans in the Civil Rights Movement

MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) – “Shaking Hands with the Future” celebrates its 7th year of inspiring youth on hometown role models. The organization exposes young people to adults who look like them. Well, this year they’re exposing them to a group that doesn’t seem to have had an impact on the civil rights movement. Many people […]

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Follow in the footsteps of the Gadsdens’ struggle for civil rights | Alabama News

By DONNA THORTON, The Gadsden Times GADSDEN, Ala. (AP) – The United States Civil Rights Trail identifies several areas in Alabama where pivotal events in the civil rights movement occurred: Scottsboro, Anniston, Birmingham, Montgomery, Tuscaloosa, Selma, Tuskegee and Monroeville. His maps do not include any Gadsden locations, but the people of Gadsden were active in […]

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Happy to celebrate Charles Roach – Lawyer and civil rights activist in Toronto and one of the founders of the city’s famous Caribana Festival

House News happy to celebrateCharles Roach – Civil rights lawyer and activist in Toronto and one of the founders of the city’s famous Caribana Festival happy to celebrateCharles Roach – Civil rights lawyer and activist in Toronto and one of the founders of the city’s famous Caribana Festival News February 18, 2022 Charles Roach was […]