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Historic Civil Rights Trail Markers Approved in Enfield | Reporting

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 […]

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Ebrahim Harvey | Why South Africa urgently needs a new United Democratic Front by 2022

United Democratic Front leaders speaking to media in 1990 in Cape Town. Pictured are Archie Gumede, Murphy Morobe, Terror Lekota, Moses Mayekiso and Popo Molefe among others. Image: gallo images We urgently need a new movement to rebuild the type of highly effective United Democratic Front that we had in the 1980s in the fight […]

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New documentary aims to show civil rights struggle in Grand Rapids

GRAND RAPIDS, Michigan – A new documentary produced by a group of creators from Grand Rapids aims to highlight the city’s civil rights struggles and foster change. ” There is so much [to learn]”Said Victor Williams, filmmaker. “There is so much when you document a community that has not been documented. ” In 2018, Williams, […]

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When will civil rights lawsuits no longer be necessary?

When someone’s civil rights are violated, everyone’s civil rights are threatened. Like a warm quilt, our constitutional rights protect us from government actions that directly or indirectly interfere with our exercise of freedom of expression, peaceful assembly, and other fundamental freedoms. Continuing the analogy, any time the fabric is torn there is a risk that […]

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National Civil Rights Museum statement on the death of Archbishop Desmond Tutu | News

Memphis, TN, December 27, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – The National Civil Rights Museum mourns the loss of world leader and 1992 Freedom Prize winner Archbishop Desmond Tutu. Tutu became Johannesburg’s first black Anglican dean in 1975, Bishop of Johannesburg in 1985, and Archbishop of Cape Town in 1986. Under his vigorous leadership, the Church of […]

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New documentary explores defining moment of civil rights era at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City

A new documentary, The stand: how a gesture shook the world, which explores how a defiant gesture by two athletes, Tommie Smith and John Carlos, at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City created a watershed moment in the civil rights movement, will air on select public television channels in the nationwide from January 1, […]

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2 Civil Rights Groups Sue South Carolina Over Newly Drawn State House Districts | National and Global News

COLUMBIA – Two civil rights groups are suing South Carolina, claiming new State House cards discriminate against blacks by watering down their voting power and again claiming lawmakers are taking too long to approve the United States House cards. The groups amended an October lawsuit that found the General Assembly taking too long to adopt […]

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Documentary on Mississippi civil rights icon Fannie Lou Hamer to air in February

JACKSON, Mississippi – A documentary about Mississippi Delta sharecropper and civil rights icon Fannie Lou Hamer will open the 10th season of Emmy-winning PBS series America ReFramed. Produced by Hamer’s great-niece, Monica Land and Selena Lauterer, and directed by Joy Davenport, “Fannie Lou Hamer’s America” ​​follows Hamer’s life story and the injustices against black people […]

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Marva Phillips (1935-2021): civil rights hero and teacher – The Royal Gazette

Activist and teacher: Marva Phillips (File photo) A civil rights champion and teacher are remembered yesterday for carrying on a family legacy of fighting for social justice as a leading member of the Progressive Group. Marva Phillips taught in primary schools and what is now Sandys Secondary Middle School before being principal of Somerset Primary […]

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Redistribution Cards Violate Federal Law

A new analysis comes after months of charting and arguing and marathon hearings about what Michigan’s electoral landscape will look like. Analysis indicates that the cards would violate federal law and if passed could affect just about every voter in the state. That’s the opinion of the state’s Department of Civil Rights, which sent a […]

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Civil rights complaints filed against school districts in Colorado and Illinois for racial segregation of students

The nonprofit Parents Defending Education has filed federal civil rights complaints against two public schools in Colorado and Illinois for organizing racially-motivated student activities. The organization alleged that Centennial Elementary School in Denver, Colo., Engaged in racial discrimination, violating Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Equal Protection Clause of the […]

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judge clears civil rights pioneer 1955 criminal record | News from USA®

By JAY REEVES, Associated Press BIRMINGHAM, Alabama (AP) – A judge has approved a request to erase the criminal record of a black woman who was arrested for refusing to ride in the back of a separate Alabama bus in 1955, months before Rosa Parks rose to international fame for doing the same. A judge […]

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Civil rights icon Dolores Huerta honored with Coachella fresco

COACHELLA, CA —Coachella City unveiled a mural on Wednesday morning celebrating longtime labor activist and civil rights leader Dolores Huerta. The mural was created by David Damian Figueroa and can be found on the corner of Vine Avenue and Sixth Street in downtown Coachella. Huerta, 91, who spoke at the ceremony, was the co-founder – […]

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The use of civil rights arguments exudes white privilege

Protesters rally outside Supreme Court as abortion rights are challenged Protesters on both sides of the abortion debate rallied outside the Supreme Court as judges hear arguments over Mississippi’s abortion ban. USA TODAY WASHINGTON – As I walked through the crowd of protesters outside the United States Supreme Court this month, chants on women, dignity […]

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Reverend C. Herbert Oliver, Civil Rights Activist, Dies at 96 | Alabama News

NEW YORK (AP) – Reverend C. Herbert Oliver, a civil rights activist who documented police brutality against African Americans in Alabama in the early 1960s and then fought for public school reform in New YORK York, has passed away. He was 96 years old. Oliver died Nov. 30 in New York City after battling several […]

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Latin American Civil Rights Organization Withdraws “Latinx” From Official Communication

Domingo García, president of the League of United Latin American Citizens, Latin America’s oldest civil rights organization, called on staff and board members to remove the word “Latinx” from official communications from the group. García sent the directive in an email Wednesday evening, addressed to Sindy Benavides, CEO of the league; David Cruz, its communications […]

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NTIA Privacy and Civil Rights Listening Sessions: What Does It Mean? – Private life

United States: NTIA Privacy and Civil Rights Listening Sessions: What Does It Mean? December 09, 2021 Kelley Drye & Warren LLP To print this article, simply register or connect to Mondaq.com. In case you missed it, last week (November 30), the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) announced that it would convene a series of […]

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NTIA Privacy and Civil Rights Listening Sessions: How Important? | Kelley Drye & Warren LLP

In case you missed it, last week (November 30), the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) announced that it would convene a series of virtual listening sessions on privacy, fairness and civil rights. According to the NTIA, the sessions (scheduled for December 14, 15, and 16) will provide data for a report on “how personal […]

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Civil Rights Day in SC, ST settlements monthly

Tirupati: State SC Commission member Challam Anand Prakash called on officials to hold a civil rights day every month in SC and ST settlements and explain their rights. The minutes of the program should be sent to the SC Commission office. As these programs are supposed to bring about a change, there is a need […]

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Malaysian civil movement group backs Hamas: calls UK “immoral” and “unforgivable”

Subscribe to our Telegram channel for the latest stories and updates. The Malaysian Informed Society Movement (Wadah) criticized the United Kingdom (UK) for naming Hamas as a terrorist group. In a statement, Wadah described it as a shameful attempt to criminalize Palestinian resistance and deny popular Palestinian political representation. Wadah Secretary General Mohd Halimi Abdul […]

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A public memorial to Chicago civil rights leader Timuel Black will take place on Sunday

Civil rights icon Timuel Black buried on Friday Timuel Black was buried on Friday. A private funeral has been held for the civil rights icon, who died last week at the age of 102. CHICAGO – A public memorial will be held on Sunday, December 5 for Chicago civil rights activist Timuel Black. Black passed […]

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DOJ: Civil rights investigation targets police forces in New York City suburbs | New policies

Federal prosecutors on Friday announced a civil rights probe into a suburban New York City police department accused of using excessive force and conducting illegal strip searches. The US Department of Justice will review whether the Mount Vernon Police Department has engaged in “a discriminatory policing model or practice,” authorities said. The review will include […]

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§ 230 and the Law on the Modernization of Civil Rights

You can see the PDF of my testimony (as well as that of the other witnesses), but I figured I would blog the text as well; I commented on five different propositions separately, so I thought I would break them down accordingly. As I noted, my plan was primarily to offer an unbiased analysis of […]