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Death of Latino Power Plant Leaves ‘Gap’ in NJ Civil Rights Community | Calavia-Robertson

He was not a perfect man. And in his review, he could have bruises. But boy, was he awesome. And man, I’m sad I didn’t meet him. His name was Guillermo “Guillo” Beytagh Maldonado and for decades his voice was one of the loudest and most prolific in the Latin American community and New Jersey […]

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On the trail of civil rights | Chroniclers

When lawyer and social activist Bryan Stevenson moved to Montgomery, Alabama in the 1980s, he found a city with dozens of Confederation landmarks and memorials without any reference to the brutality of slavery. Stevenson, whose career has focused on seeking justice for wrongly sentenced death row inmates and unfairly prosecuted children as adults, is executive […]

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Largest Hispanic Civil Rights Organization Breaks Facebook Ties

UnidosUS, Latin America’s largest civil rights and civil rights organization, cut ties with Facebook after a former employee of the social media company disclosed thousands of internal documents showing executives of Facebook were aware of the negative impacts of their platforms on some users. Among the many disclosures from former employee Frances Haugen’s whistleblowers this […]

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Civil rights leaders call for independent investigation of Minneapolis police body camera video

“We are appalled at the blatant disregard for the constitution that these officers have sworn to respect and protect – we demand immediate action, not the usual words,” said Johnathon McClellan, chairman of the Minnesota Justice Coalition. Body camera video was recorded while a curfew was in place following Floyd’s death. Sometimes body camera footage […]

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Montgomery renames the street for civil rights icon Fred Gray

The street Fred Gray grew up on now bears his name. Montgomery City Council voted Tuesday night to rename Jeff Davis Ave., removing the Confederate president’s name and changing it instead to Fred Gray Ave. “It is important for us to recognize the sacrifice and contributions of Lawyer Gray,” Montgomery Mayor Steven Reed said at […]

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Open Space, CU South and civil rights: a first step towards “Just Sustainability” in Boulder

Dear Council candidates, Thank you for having had the courage and tenacity to present yourself to Boulder City Council. The vast majority of you have received approval from one of two political campaign committee blocks, the “environmental” block made up of PLAN-Boulder and Forward Boulder, and the “Justice and Sustainability” block which includes groups like […]

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Free Entrance to Museums Marks Legacy of Civil Rights Icon Hamer | Mississippi News

JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) – Admission to two Mississippi history museums is free Wednesday to mark the birthday of the late civil rights icon Fannie Lou Hamer, known for saying she was “sick and tired of ‘to be sick and tired’. She was born on October 6, 1917 in Montgomery County and worked most of her […]

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Tylik McMillan, a young civil rights leader, talks about the connection and the HBCU spirit

The HBCU connection is one of the most unique cultural ties among black people. Over 180 years ago, the first historically black colleges and universities were founded and these institutions have been centers of expression, innovation and pride for black people ever since. Tylik McMillan, a young civil rights leader who works as a political […]

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The lasting influence of civil rights defender Fannie Lou Hamer

WALK WITH MEA biography of Fannie Lou HamerBy Kate Clifford Larson UNTIL I AM FREEFannie Lou Hamer’s Enduring Message to AmericaBy Keisha N. Blain On August 22, 1964, Fannie Lou Hamer, a black tenant farmer from Mississippi, took her place before the Democratic National Convention Credentials Committee in Atlantic City, NJ. She was there to […]

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Kazakh civil rights activist Zhumagulov released from prison colony

Kazakh civilian activist Almat Zhumagulov was released from a penal colony after serving nearly four years of an eight-year prison sentence on terrorism charges which human rights watchdogs say were motivated by political considerations. Zhumagulov’s October 1 release from the Zarechny penal colony in the Almaty region came after a Kazakh court approved his request […]