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Racism's at Root of Adegbile Denial

Racism’s at Root of Adegbile Denial

by Brentin Mock on March 10 2014, 11:41AM

Racism in the Senate continues to weaken civil rights law enforcement.

Topics: Politics

Indian-American Man Charged with Firebombing Synagogues

Indian-American Man Charged with Firebombing Synagogues

by Carla Murphy on March 4 2014, 9:42AM

Some community members say Aakash Dalal is being treated like a terrorist

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

A Racial Murder the FBI Can't Seem to Solve

A Racial Murder the FBI Can’t Seem to Solve

by Benjamin Greenberg on February 28 2014, 7:00AM

It’s the 50th anniversary of the 1964 racial murder of Clifton Walker. For his family, closure remains elusive.

Topics: Criminal Justice, History

Debo Adegbile Faces Senate For Justice Department Civil Rights Post

Debo Adegbile Faces Senate For Justice Department Civil Rights Post

by Brentin Mock on January 8 2014, 9:38AM

Civil rights attorney Debo Adegbile goes up against Senate conservatives today who may grill him about representing Mumia Abu Jamal

Topics: Voting Rights, /NOW, Politics

FBI Arrests LA County Jails Officers

FBI Arrests LA County Jails Officers

by Carla Murphy on December 9 2013, 4:54PM

The arrests follow a two-year investigation into inmate abuse and corruption

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Federal Appeals Court Blocks Stop-and-Frisk Ruling

Federal Appeals Court Blocks Stop-and-Frisk Ruling

by Aura Bogado on October 31 2013, 4:24PM

The landmark New York City verdict is now in question.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Building a New Racial Justice Movement

Building a New Racial Justice Movement

by Rinku Sen on August 20 2013, 8:22AM

Creating a multiracial movement for justice requires more than slapping the word “new” in front of “civil rights movement.”

Topics: March on Washington, Politics, Movement

Rep. John Lewis Debuts His New Graphic Novel at Comic-Con

Rep. John Lewis Debuts His New Graphic Novel at Comic-Con

by Brentin Mock on July 22 2013, 1:01PM

Rep. John Lewis was himself inspired by a comic book based on civil rights in the 1960s. Now he’s produced his own.

Topics: /NOW

NAACP LDF President Gives Blueprint for Voting Rights in Post-Shelby Nation

NAACP LDF President Gives Blueprint for Voting Rights in Post-Shelby Nation

by Brentin Mock on July 9 2013, 8:59AM

Sherrilyn Ifill of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund talks about the future of the Voting Rights Act.

Topics: /NOW, Politics, Voting Rights Act

Justice Filled the 48 Hours Surrounding Medgar Evers' Assassination

Justice Filled the 48 Hours Surrounding Medgar Evers’ Assassination

by Brentin Mock on June 12 2013, 2:19PM

A chain of events concerning civil rights justice happened within 48 hours of Medgar Evers’ murder.

Topics: History, /NOW

Attorney General Holder Memorializes Civil Rights Patriot Medgar Evers

Attorney General Holder Memorializes Civil Rights Patriot Medgar Evers

by Brentin Mock on June 5 2013, 1:20PM

Attorney General Eric Holder credits Evers along with Marcus Garvey and Malcolm X for civil rights gains in America.

Topics: History, /NOW, Politics

North Carolina Republican Lawmaker Likens Civil Rights Protesters to 'Crazies'

North Carolina Republican Lawmaker Likens Civil Rights Protesters to ‘Crazies’

by Brentin Mock on June 4 2013, 11:02AM

Over 300 arrested in five weeks of civil rights protests in North Carolina.

Topics: /NOW, Politics

Who Was the Real Jackie Robinson?

Who Was the Real Jackie Robinson?

by Jamilah King on April 12 2013, 6:00AM

“42,” the Hollywood film about Jackie Robinson’s first year in the racially segregated major leagues, comes out today. Inside the racial politics and legacy of the baseball trailblazer.

Topics: Arts & Culture, History, Jackie Robinson

Report: Government Abandoned Integration of Housing For Decades

Report: Government Abandoned Integration of Housing For Decades

by Seth Freed Wessler on October 29 2012, 11:22AM

The Fair Housing Act has been largely ignored for 40 years, according to a new investigation.

Topics: /NOW

East Haven Police Reach Agreement With Feds On Racial Discrimination

East Haven Police Reach Agreement With Feds On Racial Discrimination

by Seth Freed Wessler on October 23 2012, 5:18PM

The agreement comes more than three years after the federal government began an investigation of practices of systemic discrimination and brutality against Latinos by East Haven police.

Topics: /NOW

Feds: Bias Against Transgender Employees Is Sex Discrimination

by Shani O. Hilton on April 24 2012, 5:04PM

The Equal Opportunity Employment Commission says Mia Macy, a transgender federal employee, can in fact file a bias claim under Title VII after being denied a job her gender identity.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, /NOW

Do We Need Government to Fight Discrimination?

Do We Need Government to Fight Discrimination?

by Rinku Sen on March 26 2012, 9:16AM

Rinku Sen answers the question in an essay for The Nation magazine. There is nothing inherently corrupt about government, Sen writes, and the best way to shape it for collective good is to treat it as the critical site of struggle and change that it is.

Topics: Movement

FBI File of NAACP's Benjamin Hooks Reveals Death Threats

FBI File of NAACP’s Benjamin Hooks Reveals Death Threats

by Jamilah King on January 25 2011, 11:50AM

Hooks was both spied on and protected by the FBI.

Topics: Politics

Civil Rights Complaints Against Schools Spike to Record High

Civil Rights Complaints Against Schools Spike to Record High

by Julianne Hing on October 14 2010, 10:17AM

Education Department says more people are speaking up because they believe feds will help now.

Topics: Schools & Youth

Tea Partiers Hijack Malcolm X Speech

Tea Partiers Hijack Malcolm X Speech

by Jamilah King on September 13 2010, 2:27PM

It would be funny if it weren’t so sad.

Topics: Politics

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