civil rights

The United States of America is celebrating the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment. which granted women the right to vote. In celebration of that achievement, the USA Today Network asked all 50 states and the District of Columbia to each choose 10 women who have made significant contributions to their respective states and country. […]

Currently there is a modern day civil rights movement taking place in this country as people are coming together from all races around the globe in an attempt to push for change when it comes to social injustice, police reform and the state of black and brown people. This movement has brought more attention to […]

You’ve seen the viral video, now watch the police body cam footage. A video went viral from an incident involving a Baltimore police officer and a civilian women where the women was asked to get out of her car after it seems she makes a u turn towards the officers who were giving here directions […]

Cartoonist Glenn McCoy who caught heat Tuesday for depicting U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos as Ruby Bridges -- the African-American girl in Norman Rockwell's southern school desegregation painting "The Problem We All Live With" -- explained his controversial decision Wednesday.

Dr. King was a dissident. Never forget that the man mainstream America now heralds as a proponent of peace was once considered an outlaw and a threat by the same society that now praises him. We carefully pick and choose King quotes that make us comfortable. DR. KING WAS A PEACEFUL MAN BUT HE WAS […]

Autherine Lucy became the first Black student to desegregate the University of Alabama on this day in 1956 despite violent threats from rioting white mobs. Lucy, who was ultimately expelled from the school on a weak technicality, re-entered the school in the ’80’s and completed her master’s degree. Autherine Juanita Lucy was born October 5, […]

Civil rights activists fear the outcome of a DOJ probe into Freddie Gray’s case under the Trump administration.

He says Rep. Lewis should “spend more time on fixing and helping his district.”

Federal officials conclude that closing and reducing services in driver license's centers in Alabama violates civil rights, reaching an agreement Wednesday with the state law enforcement agency to ensure "that all Alabama residents have access to driver licensing programs, regardless of race, color or national origin."

The new legislation will allow civil rights cold cases that happened prior to 1970 to be reopened.