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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 […]

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SDLP has moved away from civil rights in its support for vaccine passports

Letter to the editor Those of us who are opposed to “vaccine passports” under all circumstances do so because we enjoy living in a free society where the state identifies with us, the people, and not the other way around. The latest campaign to introduce mandatory passports is another step towards a society where the […]

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President Raskin’s opening statements at the hearing of the Civil Rights and Liberties Subcommittee on Domestic Terrorism | Press Releases

President Raskin’s opening statements at the Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Subcommittee Hearing on Domestic Terrorism | Press releases | Congressman Jamie Raskin Facebook icon Google Plus Icon Instagram icon LinkedIn Icon Twitter icon YouTube icon Vimeo icon Customers Icon Email icon Map icon Print icon Quote icon icon_share Carousel Arrow – Left Carousel arrow […]

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Moscow declares civil rights portal “foreign agent”

Russian authorities are using a foreign funding law to crack down on critical media and non-governmental organizations. It will be used again after the legislative elections. Moscow (dpa) – Russian authorities have included the civil rights portal Owd-Info in the controversial register of “foreign agents”. This is what emerges from a communication from the Russian […]

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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 […]