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COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) – The Center for Civil Rights History and Research at the University of South Carolina is partnering with the National Park Service (NPS) to expand the history of civil rights in South Carolina. With the new five-year agreement, the center will receive $3.4 million to expand the center’s existing work in civil …

Border Network for Human Rights Opens Community Advocacy Centers in Presidio, Del Rio EL PASO, Texas (border report) – A migrant-focused civil rights group is expanding its footprint in Texas. The El Paso-based Border Network for Human Rights is opening its new center in Presidio Friday night and another in Del Rio next Tuesday. The …

SHREVEPORT, La.–There is an effort to open a civil rights museum in Shreveport on the site of a historic church with a past tied to the civil rights movement. The struggle for freedom in the South is tied to several events in Shreveport. This story prompted some groups to push for a project that would …

CANTON − Civil servants with the Ohio Civil Rights Commission told residents at a town hall meeting what kind of discrimination complaints they investigate and how they respond to them. State Representative Thomas West, D-Canton, invited commission staff to stop in Canton Thursday evening to speak with the public as part of the commission’s campaign …

METUCHEN — A revered member of the community, the late Martin Spritzer, a former Metuchen borough attorney, was committed to the cause of civil rights early in his legal career. His advocacy now rightly continues through a contribution to the Metuchen Public Library from the Martin Spritzer Fund, which is building a collection of more …

This March 26, 1972 file photo shows the Reverend Jesse Jackson speaking to reporters at the Operation PUSH Soul Picnic in New York City as PUSH Vice President Tom Todd, second from left, Aretha Franklin and Louis Stokes. Jim Wells/AP hide caption toggle caption Jim Wells/AP This March 26, 1972 file photo shows the Reverend …

A simmering, difficult and timely question returns to the United States Supreme Court this fall: what happens when free speech and civil rights collide? The court addressed similar issues four years ago in the famous “gay wedding cake case, Masterpiece Cakeshop, Ltd. against the Colorado Civil Rights Commission, about a baker who refused to provide …

With a plethora of actors rumored to be cast in the new era of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, there’s already an active surge of interest among fans. Fans are responsible for determining which roles they will fit in. While the list featured some of the most speculated casting of recent times like Henry Cavill, names …

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta – The Indonesian civil society coalition on Wednesday presented its findings regarding the human rights situation at the United Nations (UN) Palace of Nations in Geneva, in which they concluded that the rights of civilians in Indonesia have remained shackled for the past 4.5 years. The coalition includes National Commission for Missing Persons …

NIAGARA FALLS, NY (WKBW) — It’s not often that history is written. At Niagara Falls on Tuesday, it was just that. Story. It has been 50 years since the Niagara Falls City School District last renamed another school within the district. From now on, Niagara Street Elementary School will henceforth be known as Bloneva Bond …

TROY, Ala. (AP) — There is now a historic marker in the one-story brick home in Alabama where late Georgian civil rights leader and congressman John Lewis grew up as one of 11 children. Lewis’ birthplace marker was unveiled in Troy on Saturday, WSFA-TV reported. Lewis’ family said at the ceremony that they believe it …

Shawn McIntyre, director of North American Properties with the Reverend CK Steele and city officials unveiling the Civil Rights Monument earlier today. Photo courtesy: Kyla Hill North American Properties (NAP), the original developer of Cascades Park, unveiled two landmarks this morning at the historic new Cascades Plaza. Since 2017, city officials and historians have been …

The Department of Justice has opened a federal civil rights investigation into violent arrest of a 27-year-old man in Arkansas Sunday, a department spokesperson confirmed to CBS News on Monday. The investigation will be separate from the state’s investigation into the arrest, which was videotaped. The video shows the three officers repeatedly punching Randal Worcester, …

TAMPA, Fla. — A renowned civil rights activist and former executive assistant to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is celebrating her birthday by giving back to communities across the country. What do you want to know Dr. Xernona Clayton is a civil rights activist and former executive assistant to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. She …

An Oklahoma civil rights icon will be honored this weekend for her work to end segregation. The celebration marks 64 years since Clara Luper and her 13 students sat down at the Katz Diner. The party honoring Clara Luper’s legacy kicks off Thursday night at the Yale Theater. A jazz concert kicked off the weekend …

LEMONT FURNACE, Pa. — The Eberly Foundation has committed funds to commission a sculpture of the Reverend James Lawson Jr., a renowned nonviolence tactician in the civil rights movement, to be installed at Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus. University and campus sources have matched the Eberly Foundation’s contribution to commissioning a figurative sculpture of …

Seattle – Today, Mayor Bruce Harrell signed into law four bills to support access to abortion and reproductive health care in Seattle following the Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. Mayor Harrell was joined by Council Member Lisa Herbold and Council Member Tammy J. Morales, who sponsored two of the measures, …

Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser is joined by members of the Robert “Bob” Hicks family for the dedication of the Louisiana Civil Rights Trail Marker at the Hicks House in Bogalusa on August 11, 2022. From left, the Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser; Barbara Hicks Collins, daughter; Valeira Hicks, wife of the late Robert Hicks; and, Charles …

Sesame Place controversy: Civil rights leader Reverend Jesse Jackson meets SeaWorld CEO Civil rights leader Reverend Jesse Jackson has met with the CEO of SeaWorld, the parent company of Sesame Place, after the Bucks County theme park was accused of racial discrimination. LANGHORNE, Pa. – Civil rights leader Reverend Jesse Jackson joined attorneys representing the …

In a recent HIPAA Journal publication, it was stated that the Health and Human Services (HHS) – Office for Civil Rights (OCR), issued a warning to healthcare providers, emphasizing the importance compliance with “HIPAA Right of Access,” which is also part of the 21st Century Cures Act. They announced that the total number of financial …

Some of the sharpest critiques of Claremont’s recent prominence have come from scholars with similar backgrounds. “I think there’s a story here about the insularity of the conservative world,” says Laura Field, a political philosopher and scholar-in-residence at American University, who has published several scathing reviews of Claremont over the past year. in The Bulwark, …

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Rachel Hooper, [email protected] WASHINGTON – Lena Zwarensteyn, Senior Director of the Fair Courts Program at the Leaders’ Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement after the Senate confirmed Roopali Desai to the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit : “Roopali Desai has dedicated her impressive …

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: Rachel Hooper, [email protected] WASHINGTON – Lena Zwarensteyn, senior director of the Fair Courts Program at the Leaders’ Conference on Civil and Human Rights, released the following statement after the Senate confirmed Judge Elizabeth Hanes to the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. “Judge Hanes’ experience, including her work as …

Click to enlarge Instagram / governorabbott Governor Greg Abbott puts on a scowl and a fake military shirt for a photo op along the US-Mexico border. San Antonio Congressman Joaquin Castro has called on the Justice Department to intervene after civil rights groups accused at least 30 people of being killed in …

The fight over the state’s controversial congressional redistricting maps continues — and still has a long way to go. Extensive efforts are underway to correct what critics say is voter intimidation and discrimination in Texas as we head into the 2022 midterm elections. The latest update comes in a trial filed by the League of …

Suffolk District Attorney Kevin Hayden announced Monday the addition of civil rights prosecutors at the district and superior court levels due to recent hate-motivated incidents in Massachusetts and concerns about increased business activity in the months and years to come. Among the factors behind Hayden’s decision were the four white supremacist actions held in Boston …

The Alabama Humanities Alliance and the National Endowment for the Humanities brought educators to Selma on Monday. The NEH and AHA toured Selma with national educators for her “Stony the Road We Trod” series. . .” a summer institute for teachers nationwide to learn about the civil rights era. The group of teachers visited the …

Rachel Robinson, widow of baseball pioneer Jackie Robinson, celebrates her 100th birthday on Tuesday. Former teacher, nurse, civil rights leader and founder of the Jackie Robinson Foundation was born Rachel Isum in Pasadena, California in 1922. The Robinsons met in 1940 on the UCLA campus where Rachel graduated from nursing in 1945. The two married …

A longtime civil rights landmark, the Freedom Center, is getting a long overdue revamp as part of efforts to remember and keep alive the vision of those who fought for equality and an end to discrimination in Oklahoma City. The building, at 2609 N Martin Luther King Ave., was originally a Mobil gas station before …

After the Dobbs decision ended federal abortion protections, some answers suggested the ruling marked the first time the Supreme Court canceled an established fundamental right. But this is not true for black Americans. They won, then lost, fundamental rights at the hands of the Supreme Court. It would take decades to reclaim even some of …

Washington DC – Wednesday, July 13, 2022: A statue of Florida educator and civil rights activist Mary Jane McLeod Bethune was unveiled in the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday. Dr. Bethune is the first African American to represent a state in the National Statuary Hall inside the United States Capitol building. Statuary Hall includes two statues …

NEWYou can now listen to Fox News articles! Latino students should be a federal funding priority after falling behind during the coronavirus pandemic despite notable educational gains in recent decades, leaders of America’s largest Hispanic advocacy and civil rights group said Monday. . “There is funding there,” said Amalia Chamorro, who oversees education policy at …

A famous civil rights lawyer wants more sports stars — especially NBA players — to speak up to save one of their own. Ben Crump called on more athletes to use their platforms to pressure the US government to find a way to bring Brittney Griner back to the United States. “I think NBA players …

Imagine being accused of a crime. You are transported to a police station. Your repeated requests for a lawyer remain a dead letter. You spend hours at the police station because the police won’t let you out. At no time during the meeting are you told about your constitutional rights, commonly known as Miranda rights. …

Former ANS Grand President Paulette Moreno greets spectators at the inauguration of the Elizabeth Peratrovich Bench, located directly opposite the site where a statue of Alexander Baranov once stood. (KCAW/Woolsey) Monday was Independence Day, but it was also the 111th birthday of Elizabeth Peratrovich, a pioneer of the civil rights movement in Alaska and the …

An Alabama law banning transgender K-12 students from using the bathroom that matches their gender identity, while also banning discussing gender identity and sexual orientation , is now in effect, further limiting the rights of LGBT children in the state. The law requires students in Alabama K-12 schools to use the bathroom of their “biological …

Placeholder while loading article actions The legal wrangling over abortions in Texas took a further turn Friday night after the state Supreme Court blocked a lower court order that had temporarily allowed proceedings to resume. The Texas Supreme Court in Austin has granted an “emergency motion for temporary relief” sought by State Attorney General, Republican …

Today is the anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, a catalyst for the LGBTQ rights movement (photo by … [+] Cindy Ord/Getty Images,) Getty Images, Today is the anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, a catalyst for the LGBTQ rights movement, and Pride parades take place across the country to celebrate. On June 28, 1969, police raided …

Fredrika Newton stands next to the bust of her late husband, Black Panther co-founder Huey P. Newton. NPS is considering a Black Panther Party National Historic Park. Marisa Penaloza/NPR hide caption toggle caption Marisa Penaloza/NPR Fredrika Newton stands next to the bust of her late husband, Black Panther co-founder Huey P. Newton. NPS is considering …

Abortion rights protesters protest outside the United States Supreme Court as the court rules in the abortion case Dobbs v Women’s Health Organization, overturning the landmark Roe v Wade abortion decision in Washington, USA United, June 24, 2022. REUTERS / Evelyn Hockstein Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register (Reuters) – The U.S. …

“Filmmakers have the supreme responsibility to be sensitive, empathetic and rational when trying to make films on the said theme. It is important to create the right opportunities rather than just having token representation in the films,” says Celina Jaitly As an LGBT ally, you bring a different perspective to the conversation. Your insistence on …

Roselle Borough Council on Wednesday censured an outspoken councilwoman who announced earlier this year that she intended to sue local officials for alleged civil rights violations. Third Ward Councilwoman Cynthia Johnson, 63, said in a March 7 Notice of Complaint that Union County Borough officials retaliated against and harassed her after she allegedly expressed concerns …

About a year ago, local filmmaker Joshua Parks wanted to interview activists affiliated with the Black Lives Matter movement in Charleston. He approached two staff members of the Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture at the College of Charleston – Erica Veal and Daron Calhoun. Veal, archivist, and Calhoun, coordinator of public …

Matthew McConaughey was born and raised in Uvalde, Texas. And, like so many parents of young children (including me) who lost many hours of sleep over the unspeakable act that took place at Robb Elementary School on May 24, McConaughey is fed up with the same points of Tired discussion recycled after every school shooting …

In 2019, the Justice Department announced it would not pursue federal criminal civil rights charges against the two US Park Police officers involved in the fatal shooting of Bijan Ghaisar during a traffic stop. on November 17, 2017. Following a thorough independent investigation, the Department determined in 2019 that there was insufficient evidence to establish …

The Mississippi Gulf Coast is in deep mourning following the passing of Dr. Gilbert Mason Jr. on Wednesday, May 18, 2022. I will never forget the legacy he and his father, Dr. Gilbert Mason Sr., left behind . Both men were instrumental in my family’s life and in shaping Mississippi’s civil rights history. Dr. Gilbert …

After a US State Department report on religious freedom criticized the treatment of women, girls and religious minorities in Afghanistan, the Taliban says “the religious and civil rights of all minorities in Afghanistan are protected “. Taking to Twitter, Taliban leadership spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid claimed that the US State Department’s findings regarding religious freedoms in …

GREENWOOD, Miss. (AP) – William “Bud” McGee, a Mississippi civil rights activist who worked to register black voters in the 1960s, has died. He was 81 years old. McGee died of heart failure on May 24 at his home in the Delta town of Greenwood, the Greenwood Commonwealth reported. A funeral was scheduled for Saturday. …

Jim Obergefell, the plaintiff named in Obergefell v. Hodges of the Supreme Court, stands on the step of the Texas Capitol during a rally Monday, June 29, 2015. Eric Gay/AP hide caption toggle caption Eric Gay/AP Jim Obergefell, the plaintiff named in Obergefell v. Hodges of the Supreme Court, stands on the step of the …

Only Quincy is under a microscope now. But local officials across the state — many of whom are too used to churning out spurious environmental or traffic excuses to thwart projects that would serve marginalized populations — should start sweating. Rollins’ investigation seeks to determine whether Quincy’s ongoing efforts to prevent the reconstruction of the …

Below are some helpful resources for people with a history of substance abuse issues: Medical treatment Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) is the use of FDA-approved medications, in combination with counseling and behavioral therapies, to treat opioid or alcohol use disorders. To learn more about this type of treatment, visit the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services …

ATLANTA, Ga. (CBS46) — Two young adults are filing a civil lawsuit after two police officers tasered them on live television during a protest in Atlanta in 2020. Taniyah Pilgrim and Messiah Young spoke out a day after charges against investigators Mark Gardner and Ivory Streeter were dropped. “In the same way that I was …

As tensions mount over the rights of religious business owners who oppose same-sex marriage, research shows Americans are divided on the role faith should play in career choices. Fifty-one percent of American adults think a person’s “religious beliefs and values” shouldn’t influence their business decisions, while 48% think they should, according to recently published data …

Nadler and Maloney, in happier times. Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images The chaos that has rocked this year’s congressional races in New York entered a new phase on Friday night, when a court-appointed special master – a postdoctoral fellow at Carnegie Mellon named Jonathan Cervas – released new court-approved district lineselectronically filed in the middle of …

I had the honor of traveling to Washington, DC for the induction of my great-uncle, Jose Tomas Canales (JT Canales) into the LULAC Hall of Fame. JT Canales and Alonso Perales (from Alice, Texas) are the first and only inductees. JT Canales and Alonso Perales are two of the founders and former presidents of the …

Katherine “Kat” Massey fought for her community. She was a strong advocate for civil rights and education and did everything she could to uplift Buffalo’s black community, said former Erie County legislator Betty Jean Grant, who is friends with Massey. For more than 20 years. “We lost a voice yesterday. We lost a mighty, mighty …

Surveillance continued to escalate this week around the Liberated Ethnic Studies Model Curriculum Consortium after a group of Jewish parents and teachers in Los Angeles filed a federal lawsuit alleging violations of the Civil Rights Act and the American Constitution. The lawsuit, filed Thursday in federal court, targets the controversial counseling group — which has …

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].doi.gov 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 …