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VOORHEES TOWNSHIP, NJ – A promotion major from a New Jersey high school was briefly silenced during opening remarks about mental illness and his own experience as a teenager who identified with gay men and survived the high school. Now the Voorhees School District wants a federal agency to look into whether it acted inappropriately …

“It’s hard growing up gay,” said Michael Volpatt, his voice catchy as he choked back tears. “It was clear when I was in high school that I was leaning the other way,” he said. “But back then, like all other children, we did everything to live another existence or to live in the shadows.” Volpatt …

The panel could look at cases like the three Mississippi civil rights activists – James Chaney, Andrew Goodman, and Michael Schwerner – killed by the Ku Klux Klan in June 1964. Fourteen years ago, the Southern Poverty Law Center sent the FBI and the US Department of Justice a list of 74 cold cases involving …

(TNS) – Government agencies should facilitate public participation by sending SMS notifications when meeting agenda items are being discussed, civil rights activist Shane Harris told a press conference announcing the proposal on Wednesday. Harris, president of the People’s Association of Justice Advocates, said his organization called government agencies, including the San Diego City Council, the …

Minority Leader Sen. Chuck Schumer slammed Republicans on Tuesday for blocking a voting rights bill. He compared their views to those of senators opposed to civil rights reforms in the 1960s. The bill was designed to protect voting rights amid a campaign to suppress voters by Republicans. See more stories on the Insider business page. …

We are at a crossroads that will determine how workers across the country can protect their own rights as the defense bar feverishly works to erect barricades at the few remaining legal avenues workers have left to resolve workplace disputes. With the enthusiastic support of the United States Supreme Court, large employers have overwhelmingly demanded …

Civil rights groups are calling on lawmakers and regulators to crack down on Amazon for its worker pace monitoring system. More than 35 civil rights organizations signed a letter on Monday urging action. The letter was published on the day of Amazon’s two-day Prime Day sale, which activists criticized, arguing it increases pressure on workers. …

CNN Editorial Research Here is an overview of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Considered the most important national civil rights legislation since the Reconstruction (1865-1877), it prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin. As a result of this law, US President Lyndon B. Johnson signed landmark …

Naomi Williams and D’Emanuel Grosse Sr taste the sweet potato pie at a Juneteenth celebration in Richmond, California on June 19, 2004. | David Paul Morris/Getty Images Happy Saturday and, more importantly, Happy Juneteenth, y’all! For 156 years, June 19th has been celebrated by millions of Black folks in the U.S. to mark the real …

Bayard Rustin fought two historic battles: the civil rights of black Americans and the gay liberation movement. Rustin worked to end racial segregation using pacifist agitation and was the chief architect of the 1963 March on Washington. He has led nonviolent protests against restaurants, cinemas, barber shops, amusement parks and more. In 1953 he was …