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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 …

Everett Brandon at his home in Marin City on Wednesday, October 27, 2021. The civil rights leader was recently honored by the Marin County Board of Supervisors with a resolution to commemorate his 90th birthday. (Alan Dep / Marin Independent Journal) Everett Brandon holds a signed photo at his home in Marin City on Wednesday, …

The NAACP is asking free agents not to sign with Lone Star State teams to protest the heartbeat bill. If the Biden administration fails to back Texas on its law protecting unborn children, perhaps the NAACP, by teaming up with major sports figures, can. Thusday, the civil rights organization has called on free agents in …

BEVERLY HILLS (CBSLA) – Prominent civil rights lawyer Benjamin Crump has called for an investigation of the Beverly Hills Police Department following a traffic check in August 2020. Crump represents Lakisha Swift and Joseph Nett, who believe they were racially profiled during a traffic stop last year. The couple claim they were pulled over for …

Ka-Santa Sanders, who lives in the King Hill neighborhood of Montgomery, where Ms Colvin grew up, and has led efforts to protect Ms Colvin’s legacy, asked the town earlier this year if anything could be done. made to honor her and the central role she played in the struggle for civil rights. “Immediately we started …

By DENISE LAVOIE, Associated Press RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Violence at the white nationalist “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville has shocked the nation, with people beaten to the ground, lit torches thrown at counter-protesters and a self-proclaimed Hitler admirer pushing down his car into a crowd, killing one woman and injuring dozens more. The …

HONG KONG – The unions have folded. Political parties have closed. Independent media and civil rights groups have disappeared. The Hong Kong government, its authority fully backed by Beijing, is shutting down civil society in the city, once the most dynamic in Asia, one organization at a time. But one group, the Hong Kong Journalists …