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A free concert by American folk singer Chris Vallillo will take place on Monday, July 19 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in Room 206 of the Madison County Courthouse Administration Building. The concert, Oh Freedom! Songs of the Civil Rights Movement celebrates incredible music from the early struggle for equal rights. The concert is …

TORRANCE (CBSLA) – The family of Nicholas Burgos, 38, who was gunned down last year by a Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Deputy at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, have filed a federal civil rights complaint. Burgos was a patient in the hospital’s mental health department last October. A family lawyer said he was wearing a hospital gown …

The White House described Biden’s Roosevelt Room meeting as a private session with a range of civil rights groups to talk about their efforts to protect voting rights. Vice President Kamala Harris, who Biden has assigned to lead the administration’s efforts on voting rights, will also attend an event in Washington with the Democratic National …

File photo A federal civil rights complaint has been amended to include Bellaire Police Chief Dick Flanagan as a defendant. The complaint alleges that a woman told Flanagan that Constable Gene Grimm was forcing her to commit a sexual act on him by threatening to take children away from him and that Flanagan did nothing …

When asked which city in the United States has the highest percentage of LGBTQ + citizens, most will likely guess San Francisco, the headquarters of the Castro District, or perhaps West Hollywood in Los Angeles. But the nation’s capital actually wins the title – about 10 percent of Washington, DC’s 700,000 residents are part of …

Efforts by a handful of states to hold police accountable for brutality and civil rights violations escalate Thursday as New Mexico opens the door to lawsuits against government agencies in state courts. New Mexico’s civil rights law removes immunity provisions that protect government agencies from financial liability related to misconduct, believing that individual officials will …

The right-wing majority in the Supreme Court has just once again undermined the voting rights law. After clearing the section that required prior approval of state election laws to protect minority voting rights in Shelby v. Holder, the Republican-appointed judges have now castrated the Safeguard Clause – Section 2 – which prohibits racial discrimination in …

President Joe bidenJoe BidenBiden on Richardson suspension: “Rules are rules” There is no “third way” for Iranian diplomacy Republicans eyeing White House take tough line on immigration proclaimed, “America is an idea – unique in the world,” in his first address to a joint session of Congress on April 28. About a month later, on …

She praised Biden for deciding to strengthen transgender rights, including lifting a Trump administration ban that barred trans people from joining the military. And she praised the groundbreaking appointments of LGBTQ people to important administrative positions – including Pete Buttigieg, who is gay, as secretary of transportation, and Dr Rachel Levine, who is transgender, as …

One of the most controversial bills in this year’s legislative session became law on Thursday. And many lawyers hail it as a breakthrough in protecting residents’ civil rights. New Mexico’s civil rights law allows New Mexicans to sue government entities in state court if they believe their civil rights have been violated, and it eliminates …