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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Charmaine Riley, [email protected]202.548.7166 WASHINGTON – Maya Wiley, President and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement after the Senate failed to advance the Women’s Health Protection Act of 2022: “64 million. There are 64 million women and girls of reproductive age in this country. …

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Jacob Blake has dropped his federal civil rights lawsuit against the Wisconsin police officer who shot him during a domestic disturbance and left him paralyzed from the waist down. Neither attorneys for Blake, whose August 2020 shooting sparked the protests in which Kyle Rittenhouse killed two men and injured a third, …

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt announced his office has joined an 8-state coalition to file a civil rights lawsuit against Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Chiquita Brooks-Lasure, opposing a new rule that allows greater compensation for doctors who implement an “anti-racism” plan. Two private doctors are …

Activists call on Texas Governor Greg Abbott to stop spending taxpayers’ money to keep migrants out and instead invest in water, health and education EL PASO, TX (Border report) – After driving four days along the Texas-Mexico border, members of a coalition of nine civil rights organizations say they find communities with many unmet needs. …

JACKSONVILLE, Florida. – Civil rights groups have filed a lawsuit asking the Jacksonville City Council to “start over” on the recently approved boundary lines. The redistricting process, which takes place every 10 years, has been criticized by the NAACP, the American Civil Liberties Union and the Northside Coalition of Jacksonville. What is controversial for these …

Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas claimed on Sunday that his agency’s Orwellian “Disinformation Governance Council” would not monitor American citizens. But Mayorkas admitted the administration could have done a better job communicating about the council’s operation, noting that it will look into misinformation from Russia, China and the cartels that smuggle people and drugs to …

A proposal from Apple shareholders last month asking the tech giant to undertake a civil rights audit passed with 54% of the vote at the annual general meeting held in March. Pushed by the SOC Investment Group, the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) and Trillium Asset Management, the non-binding proposal was initially opposed by Apple …

article PINE VALLEY – OCTOBER 1996: General view taken during a Pine Valley Golf Club photo shoot held in October 1996 at Pine Valley Golf Club, New Jersey. (David Canon/Getty Images) PINE VALLEY, NJ – Acting Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin announced the filing of a civil rights lawsuit against the Pine Valley Golf Club. …

RALEIGH, North Carolina (WTVD) — Leaders and representatives of civil rights organizations gathered on the steps of the Wake County Courthouse to announce voter mobilization campaigns aimed at giving voters ways to demand fairness, justice, and change in Wake County’s criminal justice system, focusing on the core democratic system for the Wake County District Attorney. …

By Rahim Kurwa / Chicago Grandstand Everywhere you look people seem to be losing their rights. Texas Senate Bill 8, which its lawmakers passed last year, was perhaps the most shocking example of this anti-rights wave. It’s one of the toughest restrictions on abortion rights in the United States, banning abortions after six weeks, before …

LOS ANGELES (KABC) — As the 30th anniversary of the Los Angeles Uprising approaches, many in the community are reflecting on the lessons learned from this historic period. Asian Americans Advancing Justice Los Angeles brought together many civil rights leaders working to build unity before, during and after the 1992 uprising to discuss the role …

A recent announcement touting Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City (OSU-OKC) scholarship opportunities for LGBTQ+ and transgender students has prompted a civil rights complaint alleging Title IX violations. The March 31 announcement, sent by Coral Rewasiewicz, Director of Student Engagement at OSU-OKC, publicized scholarship opportunities” from Study.com via the OSU-OKC Financial Aid Office. OKAY”. The scholarships available …

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WSMV) – A civil rights plaque destroyed in 2020 is expected to be restored on Tuesday. The Nashville Bar Association and the Nashville Bar Foundation, in partnership with the Napier Looby Association and Foundation, the Mayor’s Office, the Metro Council Black Caucus and sponsor K&L Gates, will host a dedication event on Tuesday, …

University of Michigan junior Xalma Palomino has been selected as a 2022 Truman Scholar — one of 58 new recipients nationwide to win the prestigious award of $30,000 for graduate studies. Established by Congress in 1975 as a living memorial to President Harry S. Truman, the Truman Scholarship carries the legacy of the 33rd president …

Today in History Today is Tuesday, April 12, the 102nd day of 2022. There are 263 days left in the… Today in History Today is Tuesday, April 12, the 102nd day of 2022. There are 263 days left in the year. Today’s highlight in the story: On April 12, 1861, the Civil War began when …

To help end the proliferation of anti-Asian hatred and harassment, Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Los Angeles (Advancing Justice-LA) is offering free virtual bystander intervention trainings in the Filipino language. Since last fall, Advancing Justice-LA has started offering training in Tagalog as well as other Asian languages. Jeanette Sayno, Community Advocate for Advancing Justice-LA, said these workshops …

A portrait of actor, singer and civil rights activist Paul Robeson painted in 1930 by British artist Glyn Philpot has been rediscovered through painstaking research, having been sold nearly 80 years ago as Head of to Negro. The painting, one of Philpot’s many depictions of people of color, will go on public display in Chichester, …

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: Raphael Medina, [email protected]202.869.0390 WASHINGTON — The Leaders’ Conference on Civil and Human Rights, joined by 55 organizations, has raised serious concerns about baseless and harmful attacks by some senators on Judge Jackson’s record. the letter addresses this insidious behavior, thwarts reckless attacks on public defenders and criminal defense attorneys, and fixes the …

60 years after she made history by leading a charge to desegregate Broward County beaches, Eula Johnson continues to inspire generations. “It’s just amazing,” said Janay Joseph, a student at Nova Southeastern University. “To see how it works, it’s kind of stood the test of time.” According to a Florida Heritage Site designation at Dr. …

A US judge presiding in Johnstown has recommended that two former Bedford County jail employees be tried as defendants in a civil rights lawsuit brought by a former prisoner, who was seriously injured in the attack by his cellmate six years ago. Wounded inmate Jeffrey Scott Miller, now 58, claims in his trial …

The sheriff appealed to the state Supreme Court in early February to have his suspension overturned after a higher court in Fulton County denied the same request in December. The Supreme Court transferred Hill’s claim to the Court of Appeals in mid-February, citing jurisdictional issues. In the new superseding document, filed March 16, the grand …

After much discussion, the Greensboro City Council voted 7 to 1 to allocate $2 million to the International Civil Rights Center and Museum with a few contingencies on Wednesday, March 23 during its annual retreat. The motion introduced by Councilman Goldie Wells added the condition that the Civil Rights Museum provide the requested information and …

TOPEKA – Senator Cindy Holscher has opposed legislation enshrining in state law a bill of educational rights that guarantees public school parents the opportunity to pre-screen all curriculum materials, to potentially censor or ban library books and begin to lay the groundwork for civil rights challenges. The Overland Park Democrat’s disrespect for the contents of …

Kentucky clerk Kim Davis violated the civil rights of same-sex couples when she refused to issue them marriage licenses, a judge has ruled. >> Read more trending news The ruling was released Friday in two lawsuits filed against the former Rowan County Clerk, The Associated Press reported. Two same-sex couples sued Davis when she denied …

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) – A former Louisville Metro Police officer is facing a federal criminal charge for firing a pepper ball at a woman shortly before the shooting death of business owner David McAtee at protests in West Louisville in 2020. Katie Crews, 29, was indicted in US District Court in Louisville by a federal …

GREENWICH – The Greenwich High student who won a Black History Month essay contest found her inspiration in a teenage civil rights activist who she refused to give up her seat on a bus – nine months before Rosa Parks does the same. The GHS competition asked participating students to write a letter arguing for …

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 …

Her desire to get a second undergraduate degree was cut short after just three days when a mob of racists assaulted her with food, rocks and other objects when she tried to enter college. University of Alabama. Autherine Lucy Foster, who earned a bachelor’s degree in English from historic Black Miles College in 1952, and …

What there is to know The family filed a civil rights lawsuit, alleging officers violated their First Amendment rights for arresting them as they recorded video of the incident on their cellphones. Lawyers say that despite being arrested and cited that night, Gadison and the Herefords have not been charged with a crime. NBCLA has …

The Birmingham Civil Rights Institute. (Bham now) The Birmingham Civil Rights Institute (BCRI) and Alabama Public Television (APT) commemorate the birthday of civil rights activist and pastor, the Reverend Fred Shuttlesworth at the BCRI on Friday, March 18.and at 9:30 a.m. Keep reading for all the details. About Reverend Fred Shuttlesworth The icon. (Birmingham National …

Four individuals from Los Angeles County and one from Orange County are among nine educators who have been honored by the California Teachers Association for their commitment to social justice and the promotion of human and civil rights, both in the classroom and in their wider school communities. CTA’s annual human rights awards were presented …

NASHVILLE, Tennessee (AP) — A Tennessee State University history professor is working with Apple Inc. and a national technology center at the university to create an app that shines a light on some of the lesser-known participants of the civil rights movement in North Nashville. Learotha Williams has worked to bring attention to these people …

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (WABC) — Civil rights leaders rallied behind a New Jersey teenager on Wednesday who they say was the victim of racial bias and excessive police force during a fight at a mall that went viral. Lawyer Ben Crump has been joined by members of the National Action Network as they seek justice for …

Culture & Leisure SC Arts Commission to Award Female Sumter for Unique Quilting Skills A female Sumter was among three to win the South Carolina Arts Commission’s 2022 Folk Heritage Awards in February. Ann Philips will receive the Jean Laney Harris Folk Heritage Award for her quiltmaking skills at the General Assembly… Sumter Gallery of …

ELAINE — Prominently at the corner of Main Street and Quarles Road is what may be the oldest commercial building in this small farming town in southern Phillips County. And after years of sitting empty, it’s taking on new life as the Elaine Museum and Richard Wright Civil Rights Center. “The museum is going to …

10:00 p.m. weather reportTimes will hit the teens on Friday on the subway and hit the mid-30s on Saturday. 4 hours ago Minnesota Freedom Fund’s new leadership discusses accountabilityA non-profit organization Twin Cities has taken in tens of millions of dollars since the murder of George Floyd. The group pays bail and immigration bonds for …

The nation’s largest Hispanic civil rights organization is partnering with the largest food delivery company to provide training and subsidies to the industry’s predominantly Latino workforce. UnidosUS and DoorDash will invest $1.1 million to train workers in 10 markets, including Chicago, Houston, Miami and the New York neighborhoods of Queens and Brooklyn. “Everyone deserves an …

Simone Slater teaches in Dallas, Texas and has over 369,000 followers on TikTok. Simone Slater teaches in Dallas, Texas and has over 369,000 followers on TikTok. This Black History Month, the teacher was determined to teach her young students about segregation and figures in black culture like activist Rosa Parks. This Black History Month, the …

New Jersey Police Department calls for investigation after viral video The tactics used by the police to break up a fight between two teenagers lead to calls for an internal investigation. Staff Video, Story BRIDGEWATER – Civil rights activists held a press conference outside the Bridgewater Police Department on Saturday to call for action after …

U.S. Representative Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., left, speaks to reporters along with Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland, right, and the chair of the White House Environmental Quality Council, Brenda Mallory, center, following a visit to the Medgar and Myrlie Evers Home National Monument in Jackson, Mississippi, Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2022. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis) Rogelio …

Date: Tuesday, February 15, 2022Contact: [email protected] JACKSON, miss. – Interior Secretary Deb Haaland visited several Mississippi communities and sites today to honor people and events that have advanced the civil rights movement. Secretary Haaland, White House Environmental Quality Council Chair Brenda Mallory, and Congressman Bennie Thompson met with local officials and community leaders in the …

ENSEMBLE THEATRE: “The Lawsons: A Civil Rights Love Story” runs from February 11, 2022 to February 27, 2022 Photo: Mason Rankin Celebrating its 45th anniversary season, Ensemble Theater has chosen the perfect play for February, honoring both Black History Month and the sentiments of Valentine’s Day. Written by Melda Beaty and directed by Artistic Director …

SHARE THIS STORY Civil rights attorney ShawnTe Raines-Welch announced her candidacy with Nicholas Kantas for two vacancies as a judge in the Cook County 4th Sub-Circuit election on June 28, 2022. Here is a profile of Raines-Welch. By Ray Hanania Civil rights attorney ShawnTe Raines-Welch …

Nancy Randolph Davis helped change the face of education here in Oklahoma when she was admitted to Oklahoma State University. After graduation, she continued to be a driving force in Oklahoma public education and her legacy lives on today. After graduating from Langston University, Nancy Randolph Davis wanted to continue her education. She was twice …

The Voter Suppression Bill Senate Bill 1 prompted another lawsuit, this one over an ignored request by the Texas Secretary of State regarding voter purges. Last week, a group of civil rights organizations, including the ACLU and MALDEF (the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund), filed a lawsuit in a US district court alleging …

MIAMI (CBSMiami) — Doctors have told Michael Ortiz he will never walk again after he was shot during a confrontation with Hollywood police last July. “Just to the policeman, I mean why did you shoot? There were six adults and you couldn’t let me go? he asked on Monday. READ MORE: Florida woman dies on …

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The 65-year-old barber’s chair that Franklin County, Ohio, Common Pleas Judge Carl Aveni recently placed in his courthouse is more than a mid-20th-century curiosity for the judge. It’s a piece of Columbus history that speaks of a centuries-long struggle. Judge bought the chair on a lark after seeing it advertised on Facebook …

BATON ROUGE, La (BRPROUD) – Black Voters Matter, along with a coalition of local and national civil rights and voting organizations will stage a redistricting takeover in the state of Louisiana beginning Feb. 8. The takeover will take place during the first extraordinary session of the 2022 legislature for redistricting. This two-day statewide event will …

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – More than a year after his death, the family of a Chatham County inmate found unresponsive in his cell is filing a multimillion-dollar civil rights lawsuit for his death. Lee Michael Creely, 34, was arrested days before his death for failing to change addresses with his probation officer. Authorities say Creely …

By Sarafina Wright | The Washington Informer | word in black This Publish was originally published on The Washington Informant The cover of I AM RUBY BRIDGES (TWI/WIB) – Civil rights legend Ruby Bridges will release a children’s picture book later this year titled “I am Ruby Bridges.” For the first time, Bridges will share …

A vigil is scheduled this week for one Fred Prejean, a civil rights leader from Lafayette, who died last week. Move the Mindset will hold a candlelight vigil in honor of Prejean who was also president of Move The Mindset Préjean died on Thursday January 27, 2022. He was 76 years old. The public is …

Historic sites along Alabama’s Civil Rights Trail are the focus of two episodes of the new season of “Travels with Darley,” a destination show that explores the food, art, history and culture of the whole world. Host Darley Newman recorded the episodes in Montgomery, Birmingham and Selma in a journey to follow in the footsteps …

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

Breadcrumb Links Comment NP During the pandemic, politicians have repeatedly waived the very rights of citizenship Publication date : January 23, 2022 • 6 hours ago • 4 minute read • 307 comments Travelers check in at Terminal 1 at Toronto Pearson International Airport during the Covid 19 pandemic in Toronto, Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2021. …

“This outrageous misrepresentation of my record following the inadvertent omission of a word the other day, which I just provided to you, is deeply offensive,” the Kentucky Republican said Friday in Louisville. At his weekly policy press briefing on the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, McConnell was asked if voters of color would be hurt if …

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: Kiren Marshall, [email protected] WASHINGTON — Wade Henderson, interim president and CEO of the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, bear witness today before the House Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties on pervasive racial discrimination at the ballot box. “We are now on the …

The party faces a moment of stark symbolism just a day after the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, which Democrats had set as a deadline to pass new laws to counter Republican restrictions on voting in several states. . The votes expected to be called by Majority Leader Chuck Schumer will entrench ideological divisions in …

COLUMBUS, Ga. (WTVM) – Ahead of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s National Day, a new exhibit illustrating the civil rights movement has opened in Fountain City. The Columbus Museum held a grand opening for the exhibit on Saturday morning. The artifacts hanging on the wall tell the story of a fight for justice. The culminating stories …

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — At a young age, Ben Crump realized the disparities he had as a black person and the struggles people of color faced. He was inspired by civil rights lawyer Thurgood Marshall, who dismantled segregation and became the first justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. “I made a decision …

Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser and the Louisiana Office of Tourism will soon unveil the new marker on the Louisiana Civil Rights Trail in Bogalusa, home of Robert “Bob” Hicks. While the ceremony was originally scheduled to take place on Friday, the Nungesser announced on Wednesday that the event had been postponed with a new date …

The United States Mint began circulating coins featuring the late poet Maya Angelou, the first African-American woman to appear on the US quarter dollar coin. Key points: Several American Women To Be Featured On U.S. Currency In Series Honoring Their Contributions To American History The US Mint said poet and civil rights activist Maya Angelou …

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 …

In April 1993, then-President Bill Clinton, a former classmate of Ms. Guinier at Yale Law School, appointed her assistant attorney general for civil rights. Republican U.S. senators and conservative media figures, however, quickly objected to her nomination, and Clinton withdrew her nomination. “On April 30, a Wall Street Journal columnist coined the murderous epithet: Clinton’s …

Today Governor John Bel Edwards took the historic action of signing Louisiana’s first posthumous pardon of Mr. Homer A. Plessy, who was convicted of violating the Louisiana Separate Car Act of 1890, whose purpose was to ensure racial segregation as a means of promoting white supremacy. Governor Edwards was joined by descendants of Homer A. …

Before Trayvon Martin, before Breonna Taylor, before Ahmaud Arbery and before George Floyd, there was Emmett Till. In recent years, the murders of these black Americans and many others have been fiery sparks propelling the Black Lives Matter movement, culminating in the racial calculations of 2020. But such incidents were preceded decades earlier by another …

Educator and true pioneer of the civil rights movement, Harry T. Moore has been described as “a man before his time”. Although Moore and his wife, Harriette V. Moore, were murdered when a bomb exploded under their home on Christmas Eve 1951, their legacy lives on and is taught at the Harry T. and Harriette …

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 …

The Black Press and the African American community have lost a legendary leader, fighter and advocate for human rights, civil rights and justice. Indeed, one of its most successful endeavors has made global headlines. Mary Alice Jervay Thatch, third generation editor and publisher of The Wilmington Journal, died on December 28 at the age of …

Source: Mario Geo / Getty VSOretta Scott King Wasn’t just the wife of an American hero, she was an icon in her own right and her accomplishments deserve to be celebrated alongside those of her husband. The author, activist, civil rights leader and singer was born in her parents’ home in Heiberger, Alabama, April 27, …

HARLEM, Manhattan – Hundreds of families around Harlem received a hot Christmas meal thanks to the efforts of one of the nation’s leading civil rights organizations. The National Action Network’s annual meal distribution event brought together hundreds, including Lynora Ashford, who braved the wet weather and a long line to cheer for the holidays. “I …

IE 11 is not supported. For the best experience, visit our site on a different browser. Representative Bass against Kim Potter guilty verdict: Communities fear slap on the wrist 04:28 Now Playing “Surprising is an understatement”: Civil rights lawyer on Kim Potter verdict 05:31 FOLLOWING “Every emotion”: grieving mother reacts to manslaughter verdict of officer …

DETROIT –A civil rights investigation is underway into a serious race allegation made by one Detroit firefighter against another. The manner in which the firefighter brought his accusation is also the subject of an internal investigation. The allegation was made over the radio. The incident began after firefighters responded to an apartment fire on December …

California’s civil rights regulator is investigating Google’s treatment of black workers following alleged incidents of harassment and discrimination, according to two people familiar with the matter and the agency’s emails seen by Reuters. Lawyers and analysts from the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) have repeatedly interviewed several black women who have worked …

In collaboration with the Eichelberger Center for Community Voices of 91.3-FM WYSO, the News publishes excerpts from transcriptions of WYSO’s series “Loud As the Rolling Sea”, which highlights the voices of a generation of Afro- Americans in Yellow Springs who were the civil rights activists of their day. The series is hosted by Antioch College …

Seventy years after Robert W. Hainsworth sued the Harris County Commissioner’s court to desegregate the county law library, a group of elected officials and prominent black lawyers dedicated the library Thursday in honor of the late lawyer and civil rights leader. Hainsworth, a native of Houston, returned to the city in 1949 after graduating from …

On Friday December 10, the Cleveland Restoration Company hosted its annual community lunch at Cory United Methodist Church—An important historical and cultural landmark in the Glenville neighborhood of Cleveland. Earlier this year, the CBC received a grant of $ 500,000 from the National Park Service African-American Civil Rights Historical Preservation Fund for the exterior restoration …

Leonard C Boyle, Acting United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that the government has reached a settlement agreement with the City of Waterbury to ensure that people with disabilities can physically access polling stations. The settlement agreement resolves a complaint filed with the US Department of Justice that the City of …

He studied at the Missionary Training Institute (now Nyack College in New York) in the early 1940s and graduated with a BA in history from Wheaton, Ill. In 1947. He returned to Birmingham after the gunshot death. the police of a black minister. who had registered black voters. “I went to the funeral home where …

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Reddit E-mail To print Courtesy of Google Street View A recent report by KSTP News helped shed light on a blatant racially motivated attack on a black US Bank customer that took place last year – following the murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis police. Joe Morrow, a young black working-class man, …

The Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice today announced that it has concluded an investigation into whether the state of Iowa is submitting residents of the Glenwood and Woodward Resource Centers, two institutions operated by the The state for people with intellectual / developmental disabilities (IDD) in Glenwood and Woodward, Iowa, respectively, …

By Christina Carrega, CNN Georgia’s struggling prison system agreed to pay $ 2.2 million to the family of a transgender woman, whose suicide threats were ignored and who was left hanged in her cell for several minutes before being sentenced to death. medical care, according to surveillance video and affidavits filed in a civil lawsuit. …

By Pui-Yan Lam, Lance Kissler, Kurtis Robinson and Katy Sheehan As Spokane grows and diversifies, our institutions must grow and change to respond to the present moment. That’s why a coalition of community organizations have worked together for years to imagine and create a proposal for a multi-faceted Office of Civil Rights, Equity and Inclusion …

A New York City police department has been the subject of a federal civil rights investigation over concerns its officers may be involved in discriminatory police activity. The Justice Department has launched a federal investigation, the fourth this year, into the Mount Vernon Police Department over concerns of unconstitutional conduct. The habit or practice investigation …

Sara Beth Myers, a former civil rights attorney and community advocate with a long history of public policy achievements and major court victories, announced her campaign for Davidson County District Attorney on Wednesday, December 1 2021. A new progressive challenger tossed his hat in the ring for the Nashville District Attorney’s race next year. Longtime …

Organizers of the Frederick Douglass Civil Rights Festival Wexford were disappointed to find that a small group of protesters chose to stake the two-day event as organizers followed strict guidelines requiring attendees to present a vaccine certificate. The festival, named after the legendary African-American abolitionist who visited Wexford in 1845, saw all manner of important …

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. The committee of Monday 22 November discussed Senate Bill 460 and Bill 5097, affirming a position against “any legislation which encourages censorship and …

In the 1950s and 1960s, the civil rights movement forever changed the course of history in America. Many of the places that created the environment for such a monumental change can be found here, in our own backyard. Alabama’s role in the civil rights movement is undeniable. Across the state, our towns and villages have …

Meet the Composers of Freedom Riders: The Musical for Civil Rights Richard Allen and Taran Gray If you’ve been on the New York Theater Festival circuit for the past five years, or if you’ve seen the viral social media rehearsal footage of High Notes and Harmonic Excellence on TikTok, there’s a good chance that you …

Shabazz was found at her home in Brooklyn on Monday, a New York City Police spokesperson said, adding that her death appeared to be from natural causes. PTI | | Posted by Sharangee Dutta, Hindustan Times, New Delhi Malikah Shabazz, one of six daughters of murdered civil rights leader Malcolm X, was found dead at …

JERSEY CITY, New Jersey (WABC) – Jersey City now has its first bronze statue in honor of a female civil rights leader. A 9-foot monument depicting Mary McLeod Bethune was unveiled on Saturday afternoon in the newly constructed Bethune Park. Bethune founded a national council for black women and served as president of several organizations …

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Prominent Russian and international rights activists have urged Moscow to end a legal campaign to shut down Memorial, the country’s main civil society group, which is the latest target of a major Kremlin crackdown on activists and government critics. Memorial branches emerged around the Soviet Union during a period of liberal reform in the late …

Four people arrested during a 2019 protest at the Westminster Woods Camp and Conference Center, near Occidental, filed a lawsuit against Sonoma County, the camp and four individual parties on Monday under federal Human Rights law. rights, claiming that their treatment in the Sonoma County Jail amounted to torture. “They have been deprived of food, …

A black Ohio police officer whose leader left a sheet of paper with the words “Ku Klux Klan” on his raincoat this summer, a shocking discovery captured in surveillance video obtained by the officer’s attorneys, filed Thursday a complaint of discrimination to the state. Civil Rights Commission. The officer, Keith Pool, said during a video …

COLUMBUS, Ohio — High-profile legislation that would significantly toughen Ohio’s riot laws is set to move forward Wednesday amid fierce criticism from civil liberties advocates that it would impose disturbing limits on freedom of movement. expression. House Bill 109, set to be defeated by the House Criminal Justice Committee on Wednesday morning by majority Republicans, …

The United States Supreme Court has heard arguments in a case involving three Muslim men from California who accused the FBI of illegally monitoring them in the aftermath of the September 11, 2001 attacks. The country’s highest court has been called on to decide whether to allow the men’s trial to proceed despite opposition from …

Holly Yasui and her father, Minoru Yasui. Holly Yasui of San Miguel de Allende, Mexico died of COVID-19 on October 31, according to Seattle-based Densho. She was 67 years old. The youngest daughter of Minoru Yasui (1916-1986), a civil rights hero who challenged the World War II curfew order targeting Japanese Americans on the West …

Nov. 4 (Reuters) – Civil rights groups filed a lawsuit Thursday to challenge a Tennessee law that restricts the participation of transgender students in school sports, arguing it is unconstitutional and discriminatory. “Today Lambda Legal, the American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU of Tennessee filed a lawsuit against a Tennessee law prohibiting transgender youth …

FOR PLANNING PURPOSESTeresa Candori (National Urban League), [email protected], 212-558-5362Marc Banks (NAACP), [email protected], 404-849-3189Kiren Marshall (The Leadership Conference), [email protected], 202-780-9835Rachel 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], 917-499-2688Juan Martinez, [NAACP Legal Defense …

COLUMBIA, SC – After Michael Curry caught the world’s attention for delivering the sermon at Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s wedding, he often heard the same refrain. People said they didn’t know Christianity was about love. He was shocked. Curry brought a similar message of love for overcoming social ills to Columbia on Saturday at …