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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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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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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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Impact of the Civil Rights Movement on American Society | brand voice

Details The American Civil Rights Movement was a collection of various social, political, and economic rights movements that aimed to improve the lives of African Americans. These movements were observed during the period from 1946 to 1968. Civil rights activists approached the issues through different approaches, including lawsuits, lobbying the federal government, direct action, black […]

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The suffrage movement will, as always, persevere

Morgan is the director of Declaration for American Democracy. The Senate Vote Against Advancing Suffrage: The John R. Lewis Act may have been a setback, but it was not a defeat. The fight for the right to vote in America has never been easy. From the passage of the 15th Amendment in 1869 to the […]

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Catholic Church and society must do more to defeat racism, says Bishop

By Tony Gutierrez PHOENIX (CNS) – Imagining what the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. might say if he were alive today, retired Bishop Edward K. Braxton of Belleville, Illinois, delivered a homily in the voice of the civil rights leader killed to explain how racism continues to impact the church and society as a whole. […]

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Q&A: Economic Justice as Today’s “Extension of the Civil Rights Movement”

Editor’s Note: This interview first appeared in Path Finders, an email newsletter from Daily Yonder. Each week, Path Finders features a Q&A with a rural thinker, maker or doer. Do you like what you see here? You can join the mailing list at the bottom of this article and get more conversations like this delivered […]

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Where is the Civil Rights Memorial shown in the ABC series?

After watching the limited series produced by Jay-Z and Will Smith, Women of the Movement on ABC, many viewers want to know where the Civil Rights Memorial is. The historical drama depicts the lynching of Emmett Till (played by Cedric Joe) which spawned the civil rights movement. The drama tells the true story of his […]

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Prelude to Bloody Sunday and the sequels

The year 1972 began with a revitalized civil rights movement in Northern Ireland due to the government’s internment programme. Indeed since last August, arbitrary arrests and detentions of members of the minority community have continued unabated. The number of internees approached one thousand. The Northern Ireland Civil Rights Association (NICRA) responded by organizing non-violent protest […]

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Is a casino the best use for Nittany Mall? ; The success of the green movement is here to stay

OPINION AND COMMENT Editorials and other opinion content provide viewpoints on issues important to our community and are independent of the work of our newsroom reporters. A rendering of the proposed mini-casino at the former Macy’s in the Nittany Mall was shown at a Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board public hearing. Screenshot/PGCB Public Hearing Is a […]

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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 […]

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Martin Luther King Jr. led a movement. Now it’s our turn.

Molineaux is co-editor of The Fulcrum and President/CEO of the Bridge Alliance Education Fund. More than 60 years ago, the civil rights movement was just a dream. Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. continues to remind us that our dream of America is unrealized and our work is unfinished. Today is for celebration and remembrance. It […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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Civil rights lawyer says Kyle Rittenhouse trial “with a different jury, you would have a very different outcome”

Civil rights lawyer David Henderson said the Kyle Rittenhouse the trial could have had a “very different outcome” if it had had a “different jury”. Henderson suggested that people generally lack a solid understanding of self-defense laws, especially when it comes to guns. A civil rights attorney said Kyle Rittenhouse’s trial could have had a […]

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Son of civil rights icon says congressional obstruction “must go” – KIRO 7 News Seattle

SEATTLE – The son of Dr Martin Luther King Jr. has said that President Joe Biden should work to change the filibuster rule to pave the way for the passage of a new government bill. voting rights. Martin Luther King III made the remarks, closing a three-day celebration of the 60th anniversary of his father’s […]

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?? Fannie ?? Takes Goodman Audience To Musical Celebration Of Civil Rights Activist

(Above) E. Faye Butler is performing in Fannie, The Music and Life of Fannie Lou Hamer, at the Goodman Theater until November 21. Photos by Liz Lauren. (Click on the images to view larger versions.) In her portrayal of civil rights activist and activist Fannie Lou Hamer, E. Faye Butler speaks directly to the public […]

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I am a conservative teacher who taught the importance of civil rights

Editor’s Note: Darryl Paulson has contributed numerous essays over the years to our Opinion Pages. He drew our attention to “An open letter in defense of democracy. “Here are some of his thoughts on the subject. It is high time that the left and the right found something that can unify them: the defense of […]

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Reading of the Civil Rights Leaders’ Meeting with Senator Joe Manchin

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASECONTACTS:Teresa Candori (National Urban League), [email protected], 212-558-5362Marc Banks (NAACP), [email protected], 404-849-3189Stephen Peters (The Leadership Conference), [email protected], 202-466-1887Rachel Noerdlinger (National Action Network), [email protected], 347-821-9678Lacy Crawford Jr (Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under the Law), [email protected], 202-558-7900Angelo Greco (National Coalition on Black Civic Participation / Black Women‘s Round Table), [email protected], 917-499-2688Tkeban Jahannes (National Council of […]

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Civil rights groups send letter to state committee ahead of redistribution

The American Civil Liberties Union, the ACLU of Alabama, the NAACP Legal Defense Fund and the departments of Greater Birmingham, in a letter to the Alabama redistribution committee, reminded members on Tuesday to comply with legal requirements when drafting new redistribution maps. Governor Kay Ivey announced last week that state lawmakers will meet in a […]

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Civil Rights Groups Sue Texas Over New Political Cards, Claiming They Dilute the Power of Latinx Voters | Texas News | San Antonio

Erik (HASH) Hersman via Flickr Creative Commons Latinxes have made up half of Texas’ population growth over the past decade, but state lawmakers have not increased the number of Latinx majority districts. As expected, civil rights groups have filed a lawsuit to overturn the newly redesigned political maps of Texas, firing the first salvo of […]

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Civil rights groups strive to prevent further killings

A screenshot of a US Census Bureau map shows the percentage of black residents in Tennessee counties from the 2019 American Community Survey 5-year estimate data profiles. This story has been republished with permission from Tennessee Lookout. Read the original story here. As Tennessee lawmakers prepare to redesign districts, civil rights organizations are working to […]

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Civil rights groups work to prevent further gerrymanderings – Tennessee Lookout

As Tennessee lawmakers prepare to redesign districts, civil rights organizations are working to prevent further gerrymandering ahead of statewide elections. The Tennessee legislature and city officials are currently redrawing maps of Congress and state districts based on data from the 2020 U.S. Census, which was released in August 2021, and are expected to complete their […]

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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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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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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 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 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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White paper tells how China protects civil and political rights

In a white paper released by the State Council’s Information Office on Thursday, China said it had taken “strong measures” from a legal and governance perspective to protect civil rights and policies in building a moderately prosperous society in all respects, a goal which President Xi Jinping announced China had achieved in July. The Chinese […]

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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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Women in Kuwait granted full political rights – Middle East Monitor

Kuwait became one of the first countries in the Middle East to grant full political rights to women. Gulf news agencies reported that the oil-rich state granted full voting rights after decades of campaigning by women’s rights activists. Welcoming Kuwait’s progressive approach, regional media commented on the leading role played by women in the country’s […]

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Unequal political rights: the case of immigrant suffrage in the UK

The distribution of political rights in the UK undermines the assumption of equality that underpins democratic practice, writes Sean Renard. He advocates for the extension of the right to vote to all legal immigrants living in the UK – whose lives are affected as much by government decisions as those who, by virtue of their […]

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UN Human Rights Committee criticizes US civil and political rights record

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASECONTACT: [email protected] GENEVA – The United Nations Human Rights Committee today released a scathing report lambasting the United States’ record on a wide range of issues, including counterterrorism operations, immigrant rights, voting rights and the criminal justice system. The “Concluding Observations” of the committee, made up of 18 renowned independent experts, are the […]