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Civil rights pioneer Frances ‘Sissy’ Farenthold dies in Houston after battling Parkinson’s

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) – Houston buried a pioneer on Tuesday. Frances “Sissy” Farenthold was a strong advocate for civil rights and women’s rights despite being born into privilege. Farenthold died in her Houston apartment on Sunday after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease, her son, George Farenthold, told The Associated Press in a telephone interview. […]

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California Secretary of State Joins Civil Rights Leader in Fresno on Voting Rights – GV Wire

California Secretary of State Shirley Weber and civil rights activist Dolores Huerta hosted an event in Fresno state on Tuesday to discuss the importance of protecting and expanding voting rights, with a panel of students political leaders and professors. “The biggest challenge we face now is getting our young people to vote,” Weber said. Only […]

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Civil rights group dubbed extremist protests in Delhi, calls for judicial inquiry

By our representativeEven as the Assam government appointed the Popular Front of India (PFI) to be “involved” in the recent violence during an eviction campaign in the state’s Darrang district, the minister in Leader Himanta Biswa Sarma calling the group “extremist”, the PFI staged a demonstration in Jantar Mantar in Delhi against “the police atrocities […]

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National Civil Rights Museum Virtually Presents New Book Until I’m Free | New

Memphis, TN, September 28, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – The National Civil Rights Museum introduces its book and author to New York Times bestselling author Dr. Keisha N. Blain, Until I Am Free: Enduring Message to America Series on Wednesday October 6. Scheduled for release on October 5, the book is a highly anticipated mix of […]

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Civil rights leader, lawyer and activists call on President Biden to grant asylum to Haitian immigrants

News 12 Staff Sep 27, 2021, 5:18 PM Updated: Sep 27, 2021, 9:43 PM Lawyers, advocates and civil rights activists gathered in downtown Brooklyn on Monday to call on President Joe Biden to grant asylum to Haitian immigrants. The group blocked the roads, begging people to act. People around Tillary Street and Adams Street at […]

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Civil rights organizations respond to congressional failure to reform police

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: Janessa Sambola-Harris, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, [email protected]Lacy Crawford, Civil Rights Under the Law Advocates Committee [email protected]Angelo Greco, National Coalition on Black Civic Participation [email protected], (917) 499-2688Niambé Tomlinson, National Urban League, [email protected], (202) 629-5750Avery Rose Royster, National Action Network, [email protected], (203) 668-7509Marc Banks, NAACP, [email protected], (410) 580-5701Phoebe Plagens, NAACP […]

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Civil rights leaders urge Biden to end deportations of Haitians

President Joe BidenThe White House1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NOWashington, DC 20500 September 21, 2021 Dear President Biden, As leaders of civil rights and human rights organizations, we are writing at an inflection point of your administration’s commitment to a humane and just immigration policy. In recent weeks, your administration has violated asylum rights and refugee laws […]

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Explained: Why civil rights and protecting the planet go hand in hand for environmental justice

As the global ecological crisis affects more and more lives, it becomes increasingly clear that we cannot talk about climate change, pollution or loss of biodiversity let alone inequality – whether determined by gender, race, class, sexual orientation or disability. As Thenjiwe McHarris, a leading Black Lives Matter activist and co-founder of Blackbird, an organization […]

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On the trail of civil rights in Louisiana

Why was the trail created? There are so many untold stories of civil rights heroes in this state – people like AZ Young, who organized a 10-day, 105-mile civil rights march from Bogalusa to Baton Rouge. Or Ruby Bridges and Leona Tate, two of the first girls to desegregate the education system when they joined […]

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Civil rights groups sue, seeking to block Texas elections bill

Two lawsuits have been filed against the state over the GOP Priority Elections Bill passed this week, which awaits Gov. Greg Abbott’s signature. Both allege that it violates various federal laws and the US Constitution. The sweeping bill, which passed the House and Senate on Tuesday, bans drive-thru and 24-hour voting, creates new requirements for […]

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Mississippi Civil Rights Pioneer Birdie Walker Turns 103 | Mississippi News

By ERNEST HERNDON, Enterprise-Journal MCCOMB, Miss. (AP) – At 102 years old and facing a birthday this month, Birdie Lee Walker doesn’t remember much of the day 60 years ago when she became one of the first black citizens to register to vote in Amite County. Except this: “I voted in Freedom. And this: “I […]

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Fear of Equality: Why Black Education Remains a Civil Rights Issue 190 Years After Nat Turner’s Rebellion

Turner and his friends traveled from house to house in their neighborhood in Southampton County, Virginia, freeing slaves and murdering around 60 of the white men, women and children they encountered. Their goal, Turner later told an interviewer, was “to bring terror and devastation wherever we go.” The state militia quelled the rebellion within days, […]

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MLK family and civil rights leaders call for voting rights march in Washington

The Voting Rights Act of 1965 is 56 years old today, but instead of simply celebrating the historic law that helped fight the suppression of black voters during the Jim Crow era, civil rights leaders are busy organizing elections. Mass actions to bring a new list of voting rights laws to President Biden’s office. The […]

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Audio Astra: Civil rights, political divisions, a zoo of yesteryear, school standards

Audio Astra reviews recent audio reports on Kansas news, including podcasts and radio reports. Eric Thomas heads the Kansas Scholastic Press Association and teaches visual journalism and photojournalism at the University of Kansas. The variety and quality of Kansas audio this week is the best collection since I started this recap in May. While I […]

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The strange division of civil rights | Go back

Rarely has the United States Senate been so drastically and dogmatically divided on a major issue as on the jury trial amendment to the Civil Rights Bill – and it has rarely been more difficult to determine which side had the upper hand. more justice in its favor. The jury trial amendment was approved early […]

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National civil rights group to host forum in memory of victims of El Paso shooting

LULAC says community, tech giants must be vigilant against social media posts containing hate messages that may lead to further tragedies by: Julian Resendiz Posted: Jul 28, 2021 / 6:52 PM CDT / Updated: Jul 28, 2021 / 6:52 PM CDT EL PASO, Texas (Border Report) – A national Latino civil rights group is holding […]