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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 …

On Friday, Biden announced that Ketanji Brown Jackson — currently on the federal appeals court in DC — was his nominee to replace retired judge Stephen Breyer, kicking off a confirmation process that could install a black woman on the high court for the first time in US history. . “For too long our government, …

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 …

Where was Africa Street? Why was the Albany Enterprise Academy important to the owners of Southern Plantation? Who did General Armstrong Custer’s wife, Libby, come to see in Athens? Where did President Franklin D. Roosevelt stop to rest and dine during HIS visit to Athens? Why did many slaves heading to Canada along the Ohio …

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 …

While several federal courts across the country have consistently recognized the rights of transgender students in recent years, this week’s arguments before a full federal appeals court suggest a potential victory for those seeking to limit those rights. A ruling by the United States Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit in Atlanta to uphold …

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 …

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 …

Yuri Kochiyama speaks at an anti-war demonstration in New York circa 1968. Courtesy Kochiyama family/UCLA Asian American Studies Center The renaming of Washington Elementary, Berkeley’s last public school named after a slave owner, was delayed until the end of the school year by controversy surrounding one of the luminaries who had been shortlisted to be …

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 …

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 …

Sign up for The Brief, our daily newsletter that keeps readers informed about Texas’ most essential news. Texas cannot ban an engineering company from boycotting Israel under its contract with Houston City Hall, a federal judge has ruled. On Friday, U.S. District Judge Andrew S. Hanen failed to completely block a state law that bars …

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 …

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 …

In his latest 3-Minute Civics column, Chris Pappavaselio highlighted the lasting impact certain presidents have had on the makeup of the United States Supreme Court. Both political parties accused the other of attempting to manipulate the court to counter this effect. Democrats cite Senate Republicans’ refusal to vote on President Barack Obama’s nominee Merrick Garland …

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. …

WASHINGTON (AP) – Days before the anniversary of the Jan.6 attack on the Capitol, Majority Leader Chuck Schumer announced that the Senate would soon vote on relaxing the filibuster rules with the goal to advance blocked vote legislation that Democrats believe is necessary to protect American democracy. In a letter to colleagues on Monday, Schumer, …

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 …

This is the second in a series of articles on race and the financial system. When American civil rights activists of the last century took to the streets, they dreamed of a day when black Americans had the same educational opportunities as everyone else in the country. Sabrina Cannon lived that dream – and it …

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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As Mississippi plans on Wednesday for the first time since 2012 to execute an inmate, death penalty opponents criticized “atrocious” conditions in the federally investigated prison where David Neal Cox is expected to die by lethal injection. Cox, 50, was sentenced to death for the fatal 2010 shooting of his ex-wife, Kim Kirk Cox. He …

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 …

Landmark racial justice trial of white killers of 25-year-old black Georgian Ahmaud Arbery is currently underway in Brunswick, in the southeast of the state. Earlier today, the jury saw video of Arbery walking around a vacant property during an earlier visit to the predominantly white neighborhood of southern Georgia, where he was later fatally shot …

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, …

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 …

Indigenous Peoples Day is gradually replacing Columbus Day, and we as a culture are here for it. In fact, we have been for a while. It is a day of remembrance, a day to honor the ancestors and uplift the original people who traveled this land. It is entirely appropriate – in this time of …

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 …

CHICAGO (WLS) – Friends and family gathered for the funeral of civil rights activist Timuel Black on Friday, just ahead of his 103rd birthday. Chicago historian and educator passed away last week at the age of 102. His wife, Zenobia, and other family members surrounded his casket as they remembered a life that touched so …

The family of Elie mcclain settled a federal civil rights lawsuit two years after McClain was killed during an encounter with police. The city of Aurora, Colorado, and McClain’s family settled the lawsuit for an undisclosed amount on Monday, KUSA-TV reports. It happened more than a year after the family filed a lawsuit in U.S. …

The most recent, publicly announced investigation was launched in Texas, where five juvenile detention centers are being screened for systemic physical or sexual abuse of children. Kristen Clarke, civil rights chief for Biden, highlighted racial disparities in juvenile detention systems. “Nationally, black children are more than four times more likely to be incarcerated than white …

Former Coastal Carolina women’s lacrosse coach Kristen Selvage greeted her team members following a press conference to announce her hiring in August 2015. Jason lee [email protected] CONWAY Two former staff of Coastal Carolina University’s women’s lacrosse program under the direction of recently-fired coach Kristen Selvage have defended the head coach’s treatment of his players in …

Despite an increase in data on the Latinx community over the past five decades, Michael Rodríguez-Muñiz said researchers had only recently begun to study the accumulation of Latinx demographics and their circulation in the media. “These data help inform – some might say distort – how this population is viewed and apparently understood,” Rodríguez-Muñiz, assistant …

Four of the eight members of the United States Civil Rights Commission wrote a letter to U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland, berating him for his recent memo regarding parents protesting school boards. “We are writing to express our concerns about a recent memorandum issued by your office,” the four members wrote in the letter, questioning …

A Georgetown County school received national recognition for its efforts to get people on the voter rolls and increase literacy during the civil rights movement. The Sandy Island school was added to the African American Civil Rights Network in September. Before the school was built, children were educated in homes and churches, according to the …

As Tennessee lawmakers prepare to redesign districts, civil rights organizations are working to prevent further gerrymandering ahead of statewide elections. The Tennessee legislature and city officials are currently redrawing maps of Congress and state districts based on data from the 2020 U.S. Census, which was released in August 2021, and are expected to complete their …

He was not a perfect man. And in his review, he could have bruises. But boy, was he awesome. And man, I’m sad I didn’t meet him. His name was Guillermo “Guillo” Beytagh Maldonado and for decades his voice was one of the loudest and most prolific in the Latin American community and New Jersey …

Through The Associated Press The world knows the names of John Lewis and a few other voting protesters who crossed the Edmund Pettus Bridge from Selma in 1965 to be attacked by Alabama state soldiers on a day that was called “Bloody.” Sunday ”. A new project aims to further identify the hundreds of people …

Concord, NH – Attorney General John M. Formella announces the opening of a Civil Rights Unit lawsuit against Kristina Graper, 51, of Dover, New Hampshire, for violating the New Hampshire Civil Rights Act Hampshire. The lawsuit, filed in Strafford County Superior Court, alleges that on May 10, 2021, Graper threatened a nine-year-old black child who …

CHICAGO (CBS) – Civil rights icon and historian, Dr. Timuel Black entered palliative care, according to a GoFundMe set up by his family. Few people know more about Chicago black history than Dr. Black. At 102, he saw his share. READ MORE: As many Chicago schools remove cops from hallways, data shows some schools are …

JACKSON, Miss. Admission to two Mississippi history museums is free Wednesday to mark the birthday of the late civil rights icon Fannie Lou Hamer, known for saying she was “sick and tired of being sick and tired.” She was born on October 6, 1917 in Montgomery County and worked most of her life as a …

By Orville Williams [email protected] In a gesture reminiscent of the widespread contempt for Confederate monuments in the United States, Antigua and Barbuda’s Ambassador to the Organization of American States (OAS), Sir Ronald Sanders, called on the Spanish government for its role in promoting the discovery of Christopher Columbus. of the new world ”. The “Meeting …