Civil rights

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 […]

Civil rights

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 […]

Civil rights

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 […]

Civil rights

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 […]

Civil rights

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 […]

Civil rights

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 […]

Civil rights

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, […]

Civil rights

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 […]

Civil rights

‘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 […]

Civil rights

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 […]

Civil rights

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 […]

Civil rights

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 […]

Civil rights

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 […]

Civil rights

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 […]

Civil rights

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 & […]

Civil rights

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 […]

Civil rights

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. […]

Civil rights

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. […]

Civil rights

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 […]

Civil rights

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 […]

Civil rights

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 […]

Civil rights

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 […]

Civil rights

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 […]

Civil rights

Secretary of the Interior visits civil rights sites in Mississippi | Mississippi News

By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS, Associated Press JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – Interior Secretary Deb Haaland toured civil rights sites in Mississippi on Tuesday, seeing the crumbling rural store that is part of the story of the 1955 lynching of black teenager Emmett Till and touring the house where NAACP state leader Medgar Evers was assassinated. in […]

Civil rights

Private club parole-based expulsion does not violate Massachusetts civil rights law

According to yesterday’s report and recommendation of Magistrate Judge Donald Cabell (D. Mass.) in Koppel v. Moses: [According to the Complaint,] Koppel and Moses were at one time friends and fellow graduate students at MIT. Both belonged to a student-run computer club called the Student Information Processing Board (“SIPB”), of which Moses was president at […]

Civil rights

Archivists Study Barbershop Civil Rights Artifacts | Alabama News

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) – Archivists and volunteers will soon begin sifting through decades of artifacts from a Tuscaloosa barbershop at the heart of the city’s civil rights history in a bid to determine which pieces from the vast collection should be included in a future museum. Reverend Thomas Linton passed away in 2020, but before […]

Civil rights

Documents suggest there will be no federal civil rights charges against Jason Van Dyke for killing Laquan McDonald

CHICAGO (WLS) — There has been renewed push for federal charges in the murder of teenager Laquan McDonald. Documents obtained by the I-Team that suggest the civil rights case was closed in 2019. In early 2019, documents show the FBI was investigating whether Van Dyke violated McDonald’s civil rights when he killed the Chicago teenager […]

Civil rights

“The fight to get civil rights charges filed is not over”

An hour later, Calloway and his supporters held a press conference at the Federal Building with McDonald’s grandmother and aunt, also demanding that Lausch file civil rights charges against McDonald. TOWER. JESSE L. JACKSON, SR., Bishop Tavis Grant, national field director for the Rainbow PUSH Coalition, Father Michael L. Pfleger, Reverend Michael Eaddy, organizer Frank […]

Civil rights

T. Thomas Fortune – The Civil Rights Activist Journalist

T. Thomas Fortune is considered one of the leading civil rights advocates for black Americans through the late 1800s. This article explores his work. Uncompromising in his defense of the rights of his fellow African Americans, T. Thomas Fortune fought for justice throughout his long career as a journalist. Timothy Thomas Fortune was born into […]

Civil rights

Before civil rights, most clubs were reserved for whites. A Greenwich spot for CT Black professionals defied the norm.

GREENWICH – At the edge of the Greenwich shoreline, at the bottom of Byram Shore Road, a small island rises out of Long Island Sound. It is called Shore Island and today is home to little more than a stand of trees, a crumbling seawall, shorebirds and a small sandy beach. But the island holds […]

Civil rights

White House denies conflict between civil rights groups and police

Jthere is no conflict between fully funding police departments and holding police accountable, White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Thursday. President Joe Biden was on his way to New York to meet Mayor Eric Adams, a former police captain who has vowed to tackle violent crime, when Psaki was asked if there was a […]

Civil rights

Civil rights leader Andrew Young saddened by country’s extremism

SAN ANTONIO — Civil rights leader and former U.N. ambassador Andrew Young on Tuesday expressed his deep love for the United States while lamenting the extremism rampant there. “This country is suffering from a virus, and it’s not the medical virus that makes us wear these masks,” Young said. “There’s a political virus going on […]

Civil rights

Trump calls immigrants ‘snakes’ again – using words of black civil rights activist

Former President Donald Trump again called immigrants wicked “snakes” at his rally in Texas on Saturday, using his oft-repeated narrative that ironically hijacks lyrics penned by a black civil rights activist. Trump asked the receptive crowd at the rally in Conroe on Saturday night if they wanted to hear “The Snake” again, adding: “It really […]

Civil rights

The Civil Rights Movement will hold a Bloody Sunday commemoration in the Reflection Garden

A special memorial to those who lost their lives on Bloody Sunday will take place at the Garden of Reflection on Sunday. The garden, located at the entrance to Glenfada Park (under the civil rights mural) near where a number of victims were shot, is dedicated to the late Bishop of Derry, the Reverend Dr […]

Civil rights

Rabbi Israel Dresner, civil rights champion and ally king, dies at 92

Israel S. Dresner, a New Jersey rabbi who ventured to the Deep South in the 1960s to advocate for civil rights, befriended the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. and was imprisoned multiple times for demonstrating against racial segregation, died on January 13. in Wayne, NJ He was 92 years old. His death, at a senior […]

Civil rights

Higher Education, Civil Rights Leaders Slam High Court’s Decision to Hear Admissions Case – Harvard Gazette

Members of the Harvard community and leaders of higher education and civil rights organizations expressed dismay at the Supreme Court’s decision on Monday to take up a case challenging race-conscious admissions policies at Harvard and the University of North Carolina. President Larry Bacow said in an email to the Harvard community on Tuesday that the […]

Civil rights

At least one former Minneapolis officer on trial in civil rights case plans to testify

Welcome to the Glean, MinnPost’s twice-daily Minnesota news roundup. In the Star Tribune, Andy Mannix and Rochelle Olson write“A prosecutor and defense attorneys gave opening statements Monday morning in the civil rights case of three former Minneapolis officers, anticipating a trial that will depend on what the men thought and saw as Derek Chauvin stood […]

Civil rights

As Ally, As Leader: The Modern Civil Rights Legacy

By Tykeem McCord, 2021-2022 Public Allies Central Florida Participant “Change does not happen on the wheels of inevitability,” as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. once said, “but comes through continuous struggle.” In recent years, more and more Americans have acknowledged this legacy by using Martin Luther King, Jr. Day not as a “day off,” but […]

Civil rights

Civil rights groups prepare legal action over new congressional map

The SC Senate on Thursday approved a new map for congressional districts that some advocacy groups and political leaders are calling “blatant gerrymandering,” leading many to predict federal legal challenges when the districts become law. Over the past several months, General Assembly leaders have reshaped the SC House, Senate, and congressional districts by drawing new […]

Civil rights

A forgotten figure of the civil rights movement

The story of Claudette Colvin We all know and are inspired by Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech, and he was immortalized as the civil rights leader of the day. Aside from MLK, many personalities have also contributed just as much to the movement and are often overlooked. As we celebrate the […]

Civil rights

Latino Voters, Civil Rights Groups File Lawsuit Against State Redistricting Plan | News

Country united states of americaUS Virgin IslandsU.S. Minor Outlying IslandsCanadaMexico, United Mexican StatesBahamas, Commonwealth ofCuba, Republic ofDominican RepublicHaiti, Republic ofJamaicaAfghanistanAlbania, People’s Socialist Republic ofAlgeria, People’s Democratic Republic ofAmerican SamoaAndorra, Principality ofAngola, Republic ofAnguillaAntarctica (the territory south of 60 degrees S)Antigua and BarbudaArgentina, Argentine RepublicArmeniaArubaAustralia, Commonwealth ofAustria, Republic ofAzerbaijan, Republic ofBahrain, Kingdom ofBangladesh, People’s Republic ofBarbadosBelarusBelgium, […]

Civil rights

Lowcountry leaders remember civil rights activist Abe Jenkins

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) — Tributes have poured in for a Lowcountry civil rights leader and a former South Carolina Democratic Party political director. Abe Jenkins, 66, is believed to have died on Monday afternoon. Jenkins participated in an expert panel last June on climate challenges for the Gullah Geechee Heritage, which was sponsored by the […]

Civil rights

Cities Honor the Legacy of Civil Rights Leaders | Local News

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue in Crystal River hosted its first march to honor the legacy of the American civil rights leader who preached a peaceful push for freedom and equality. The city council, residents and several civic groups in the area braved the freezing winds on Monday, Jan. 17, to honor King and […]

Civil rights

At MLK’s Coachella commemoration, many say the civil rights leader’s work is timely even today

Minister Allah Sean Johnson prays during a memorial event to celebrate the accomplishments of slain civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in Coachella, Calif., on Sunday, January 16, 2022. As attorney Anyse Smith was researching Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his work for a speech she was to deliver at a Sunday […]

Civil rights

Civil rights leader rips Biden-Harris: ‘Progressives have hijacked the rich heritage’ of our movement

Philadelphia-born civil rights leader Bob Woodson has criticized President Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris and the progressive wing of the Democratic Party for ‘hijacking’ the movement he helped lead in the 1960s . Woodson told “The Ingraham Angle” on Friday that the electoral federalization bill named after fellow civil rights leader John Lewis is not […]

Civil rights

Muslim Civil Rights Group report: Jewish charities among top funders of Islamophobia

The Internal Revenue Service building in Washington, DC, on April 15, 2019 (Zach Gibson/Getty Images via JTA.org) By Asaf Shalev Charitable foundations linked to Jewish federations and Jewish families feature prominently in a new report on the flow of tax-deductible donations to organizations that a prominent Muslim civil rights lobby has identified as “anti-Muslim groups.” […]

Civil rights

Comedian and civil rights activist Dick Gregory started performing in the military

Dick Gregory was a comedy icon and civil rights activist whose stand-up work poked fun at bigotry and racism during one of the most turbulent times in American history. He has released numerous comedy albums and books, appeared on television, and spoke about civil rights in places like Alabama and Mississippi. His anti-Vietnam War activism […]

Civil rights

Civil rights attorney Lee Merritt ready to fight for Texas attorney general

Civil rights attorney S. Lee Merritt expected to cross paths with Republicans when he moved to Dallas in 2015. In a way, that’s why he came to Texas in the first place. “Where are you going if you want to change the face of civil rights in this country? Merritt asked during an interview with […]

Civil rights

Civil Rights Lawyer Professor Lani Guinier Dies at 71 | New policies

By JESSICA GRESKO and GARY FIELDS, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) – Lani Guinier, a lawyer and civil rights scholar whose appointment by President Bill Clinton as head of the Department of Justice’s civil rights division has been withdrawn after Tories criticized her views on correcting racial discrimination, has passed away. She was 71 years old. […]

Civil rights

Baton Rouge leaders respond to forgiveness from civil rights pioneer Homer Plessy

BATON ROUGE, Louisiana (WAFB) – More than 100 years after his conviction, civil rights leader Homer Plessy was posthumously pardoned by Governor Edwards on Wednesday, January 5, 2022. On June 7, 1892, Plessy was arrested for breaking the Separate Car Act when he purchased a first class ticket to Covington in a “white only” passenger […]

Civil rights

Reopening of Varosha in accordance with civil rights: Turkish Cyprus

The partial reopening of the former ghost town of Varosha (MaraÅŸ) in the north of the island of Cyprus was carried out with respect for civil rights, President of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) Ersin said on Tuesday. Tatar. Tatar, who received the chairman of the Real Estate Commission (TMK), Növber Ferit Vechi, […]

Civil rights

Civil Rights Photographer Publishes Second Jim Crow South Picture Book

Dr. Doris Derby’s “A Civil Rights Journey” shows photographs of significant moments in American history and features candid images of Muhammad Ali, Alice Walker and Fannie Lou Hamer. Through Allison Joyner Dr Doris Derby’s latest book, “A journey for civil rights“, uses photographs from his stay in Mississippi from 1963 to 1972 to illustrate the […]

Civil rights

Lawyer Stan Barer, political influencer on civil rights and trade with China, dies at 82

Stan Barer, a University of Washington law graduate and philanthropist who helped draft the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and paved the way for reopening trade with China, died this month at the age of 82 years old. He was fighting a 10-year battle with pancreatic cancer. . “Stan represented the best in the Jewish […]

Civil rights

Historic Civil Rights Trail Markers Approved in Enfield | Reporting

The history of the civil rights movement in the town of Enfield is recognized by the State of North Carolina. Historical markers recognizing the Halifax County Voters Movement, a grassroots civil rights organization based in the city, and Johnson v. Branch, a federal appeals court case that protected South African-American teachers involved in civil rights […]

Civil rights

New documentary aims to show civil rights struggle in Grand Rapids

GRAND RAPIDS, Michigan – A new documentary produced by a group of creators from Grand Rapids aims to highlight the city’s civil rights struggles and foster change. ” There is so much [to learn]”Said Victor Williams, filmmaker. “There is so much when you document a community that has not been documented. ” In 2018, Williams, […]

Civil rights

When will civil rights lawsuits no longer be necessary?

When someone’s civil rights are violated, everyone’s civil rights are threatened. Like a warm quilt, our constitutional rights protect us from government actions that directly or indirectly interfere with our exercise of freedom of expression, peaceful assembly, and other fundamental freedoms. Continuing the analogy, any time the fabric is torn there is a risk that […]

Civil rights

National Civil Rights Museum statement on the death of Archbishop Desmond Tutu | News

Memphis, TN, December 27, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – The National Civil Rights Museum mourns the loss of world leader and 1992 Freedom Prize winner Archbishop Desmond Tutu. Tutu became Johannesburg’s first black Anglican dean in 1975, Bishop of Johannesburg in 1985, and Archbishop of Cape Town in 1986. Under his vigorous leadership, the Church of […]

Civil rights

New documentary explores defining moment of civil rights era at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City

A new documentary, The stand: how a gesture shook the world, which explores how a defiant gesture by two athletes, Tommie Smith and John Carlos, at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City created a watershed moment in the civil rights movement, will air on select public television channels in the nationwide from January 1, […]

Civil rights

2 Civil Rights Groups Sue South Carolina Over Newly Drawn State House Districts | National and Global News

COLUMBIA – Two civil rights groups are suing South Carolina, claiming new State House cards discriminate against blacks by watering down their voting power and again claiming lawmakers are taking too long to approve the United States House cards. The groups amended an October lawsuit that found the General Assembly taking too long to adopt […]

Civil rights

Documentary on Mississippi civil rights icon Fannie Lou Hamer to air in February

JACKSON, Mississippi – A documentary about Mississippi Delta sharecropper and civil rights icon Fannie Lou Hamer will open the 10th season of Emmy-winning PBS series America ReFramed. Produced by Hamer’s great-niece, Monica Land and Selena Lauterer, and directed by Joy Davenport, “Fannie Lou Hamer’s America” ​​follows Hamer’s life story and the injustices against black people […]

Civil rights

Marva Phillips (1935-2021): civil rights hero and teacher – The Royal Gazette

Activist and teacher: Marva Phillips (File photo) A civil rights champion and teacher are remembered yesterday for carrying on a family legacy of fighting for social justice as a leading member of the Progressive Group. Marva Phillips taught in primary schools and what is now Sandys Secondary Middle School before being principal of Somerset Primary […]

Civil rights

Redistribution Cards Violate Federal Law

A new analysis comes after months of charting and arguing and marathon hearings about what Michigan’s electoral landscape will look like. Analysis indicates that the cards would violate federal law and if passed could affect just about every voter in the state. That’s the opinion of the state’s Department of Civil Rights, which sent a […]

Civil rights

Civil rights complaints filed against school districts in Colorado and Illinois for racial segregation of students

The nonprofit Parents Defending Education has filed federal civil rights complaints against two public schools in Colorado and Illinois for organizing racially-motivated student activities. The organization alleged that Centennial Elementary School in Denver, Colo., Engaged in racial discrimination, violating Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Equal Protection Clause of the […]

Civil rights

judge clears civil rights pioneer 1955 criminal record | News from USA®

By JAY REEVES, Associated Press BIRMINGHAM, Alabama (AP) – A judge has approved a request to erase the criminal record of a black woman who was arrested for refusing to ride in the back of a separate Alabama bus in 1955, months before Rosa Parks rose to international fame for doing the same. A judge […]

Civil rights

Civil rights icon Dolores Huerta honored with Coachella fresco

COACHELLA, CA —Coachella City unveiled a mural on Wednesday morning celebrating longtime labor activist and civil rights leader Dolores Huerta. The mural was created by David Damian Figueroa and can be found on the corner of Vine Avenue and Sixth Street in downtown Coachella. Huerta, 91, who spoke at the ceremony, was the co-founder – […]

Civil rights

The use of civil rights arguments exudes white privilege

Protesters rally outside Supreme Court as abortion rights are challenged Protesters on both sides of the abortion debate rallied outside the Supreme Court as judges hear arguments over Mississippi’s abortion ban. USA TODAY WASHINGTON – As I walked through the crowd of protesters outside the United States Supreme Court this month, chants on women, dignity […]

Civil rights

Reverend C. Herbert Oliver, Civil Rights Activist, Dies at 96 | Alabama News

NEW YORK (AP) – Reverend C. Herbert Oliver, a civil rights activist who documented police brutality against African Americans in Alabama in the early 1960s and then fought for public school reform in New YORK York, has passed away. He was 96 years old. Oliver died Nov. 30 in New York City after battling several […]

Civil rights

Latin American Civil Rights Organization Withdraws “Latinx” From Official Communication

Domingo García, president of the League of United Latin American Citizens, Latin America’s oldest civil rights organization, called on staff and board members to remove the word “Latinx” from official communications from the group. García sent the directive in an email Wednesday evening, addressed to Sindy Benavides, CEO of the league; David Cruz, its communications […]

Civil rights

NTIA Privacy and Civil Rights Listening Sessions: What Does It Mean? – Private life

United States: NTIA Privacy and Civil Rights Listening Sessions: What Does It Mean? December 09, 2021 Kelley Drye & Warren LLP To print this article, simply register or connect to Mondaq.com. In case you missed it, last week (November 30), the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) announced that it would convene a series of […]

Civil rights

NTIA Privacy and Civil Rights Listening Sessions: How Important? | Kelley Drye & Warren LLP

In case you missed it, last week (November 30), the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) announced that it would convene a series of virtual listening sessions on privacy, fairness and civil rights. According to the NTIA, the sessions (scheduled for December 14, 15, and 16) will provide data for a report on “how personal […]

Civil rights

Civil Rights Day in SC, ST settlements monthly

Tirupati: State SC Commission member Challam Anand Prakash called on officials to hold a civil rights day every month in SC and ST settlements and explain their rights. The minutes of the program should be sent to the SC Commission office. As these programs are supposed to bring about a change, there is a need […]

Civil rights

A public memorial to Chicago civil rights leader Timuel Black will take place on Sunday

Civil rights icon Timuel Black buried on Friday Timuel Black was buried on Friday. A private funeral has been held for the civil rights icon, who died last week at the age of 102. CHICAGO – A public memorial will be held on Sunday, December 5 for Chicago civil rights activist Timuel Black. Black passed […]

Civil rights

DOJ: Civil rights investigation targets police forces in New York City suburbs | New policies

Federal prosecutors on Friday announced a civil rights probe into a suburban New York City police department accused of using excessive force and conducting illegal strip searches. The US Department of Justice will review whether the Mount Vernon Police Department has engaged in “a discriminatory policing model or practice,” authorities said. The review will include […]

Civil rights

§ 230 and the Law on the Modernization of Civil Rights

You can see the PDF of my testimony (as well as that of the other witnesses), but I figured I would blog the text as well; I commented on five different propositions separately, so I thought I would break them down accordingly. As I noted, my plan was primarily to offer an unbiased analysis of […]

Civil rights

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. […]

Civil rights

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, […]

Civil rights

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 […]

Civil rights

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 […]

Civil rights

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 […]