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Rally supports 7 Memphis Starbucks workers laid off after joining growing movement to unionize – FOX13 News Memphis

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Another rally was held in support of seven Memphis Starbucks workers who were laid off last month after joining the growing union organizing movement. Dozens of people gathered for the group known as “The Memphis Seven”. The group is now gaining national attention. RELATED: Starbucks lays off Memphis workers who plan to […]

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Shadow messengers threatening Hong Kong’s civil society

Hong Kong (AFP) – Secret meetings, whispered threats and mysterious phone calls – warnings of retaliation by authorities from dark messengers plague Hong Kong civil society as China crushes a pro-democracy movement. Unlike the Chinese mainland, Hong Kong has long hosted a vibrant landscape of citizen groups that cultivated advocacy, labor mobilization and civil disobedience […]

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Rampant communalism in Indian society is turning into a real pandemic: Wani

Renowned rights activist and Chairman of the Kashmir Institute of International Relations (KIIR), Altaf Hussain Wani, appreciated the statement by the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in which the Muslim body expressed serious concerns in the face of rising Islamophobia and continued attacks on Muslims in India. The KIIR leader, while commending the OIC’s position […]

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Happy to celebrate Charles Roach – Lawyer and civil rights activist in Toronto and one of the founders of the city’s famous Caribana Festival

House News happy to celebrateCharles Roach – Civil rights lawyer and activist in Toronto and one of the founders of the city’s famous Caribana Festival happy to celebrateCharles Roach – Civil rights lawyer and activist in Toronto and one of the founders of the city’s famous Caribana Festival News February 18, 2022 Charles Roach was […]

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Civil society appeals to government for funding

Ms. Daisy Amdany spoke at the International Women’s Day event titled ‘Women Must Lead’ at the Signature Auditorium in Nairobi. [Wilberforce Okwiri, Standard] Civil society, through governance expert and civil rights activist, Daisy Amdany, called for government funding. Speaking at a breakfast hosted by the Kenya Editors Guild (KEG), Amdany also stressed the need for […]

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Women Of The Movement season 2 release date: renewed or cancelled?

ABC’s landmark show “Women of the Movement” is based on a true story about the kidnapping and murder of Emmett Till, a 14-year-old African-American child. The series begins with the circumstances that led to Emmett’s death and continues through the trial of the two men charged with his murder, Roy Bryant and JW Milam. Additionally, […]

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Trump calls immigrants ‘snakes’ again – using words of black civil rights activist

Former President Donald Trump again called immigrants wicked “snakes” at his rally in Texas on Saturday, using his oft-repeated narrative that ironically hijacks lyrics penned by a black civil rights activist. Trump asked the receptive crowd at the rally in Conroe on Saturday night if they wanted to hear “The Snake” again, adding: “It really […]

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The Civil Rights Movement will hold a Bloody Sunday commemoration in the Reflection Garden

A special memorial to those who lost their lives on Bloody Sunday will take place at the Garden of Reflection on Sunday. The garden, located at the entrance to Glenfada Park (under the civil rights mural) near where a number of victims were shot, is dedicated to the late Bishop of Derry, the Reverend Dr […]

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Lowcountry leaders remember civil rights activist Abe Jenkins

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) — Tributes have poured in for a Lowcountry civil rights leader and a former South Carolina Democratic Party political director. Abe Jenkins, 66, is believed to have died on Monday afternoon. Jenkins participated in an expert panel last June on climate challenges for the Gullah Geechee Heritage, which was sponsored by the […]

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Northeast Georgia’s connection to MLK and the civil rights movement

Georgia holds a central place in the story of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., a man who fought for social justice and civil rights for black American citizens and continues to inspire change today. While his impact can be seen most obviously in Atlanta, from his birthplace to his legacy at the Ebenezer Baptist […]

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Comedian and civil rights activist Dick Gregory started performing in the military

Dick Gregory was a comedy icon and civil rights activist whose stand-up work poked fun at bigotry and racism during one of the most turbulent times in American history. He has released numerous comedy albums and books, appeared on television, and spoke about civil rights in places like Alabama and Mississippi. His anti-Vietnam War activism […]

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Civil Rights Lawyer Professor Lani Guinier Dies at 71 | New policies

[ad_1] By JESSICA GRESKO and GARY FIELDS, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) – Lani Guinier, a lawyer and civil rights scholar whose appointment by President Bill Clinton as head of the Department of Justice’s civil rights division has been withdrawn after Tories criticized her views on correcting racial discrimination, has passed away. She was 71 years […]

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

[ad_1] 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 […]

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

[ad_1] 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 […]

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

[ad_1] 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 […]

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Nyack Village Square rededicated to honor civil rights activist WWII veteran Hezekiah Easter

[ad_1] News 12 Staff November 11, 2021, 10:35 p.m. Updated: November 11, 2021, 10:35 p.m. The village square of Nyack was rededicated Thursday to honor a one-of-a-kind veterinarian. The community turned out en masse for the square’s name change in honor of civil rights activist, WWII veterinarian and Nyack native Hezekiah Easter Jr. Hezekiah Easter […]

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?? Fannie ?? Takes Goodman Audience To Musical Celebration Of Civil Rights Activist

[ad_1] (Above) E. Faye Butler is performing in Fannie, The Music and Life of Fannie Lou Hamer, at the Goodman Theater until November 21. Photos by Liz Lauren. (Click on the images to view larger versions.) In her portrayal of civil rights activist and activist Fannie Lou Hamer, E. Faye Butler speaks directly to the […]

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Black political rights cannot be separated from economic justice. Why Fannie Lou Hamer’s message and fight endure today

[ad_1] Fannie Lou Hamer entered the Democratic National Convention in 1964 Fannie Lou Hamer, member of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party, enters the 1964 Democratic National Convention in Atlantic City, NJ Credit – Bettmann Archive / Getty Images Contact a crowd in Madison, Wisc., in 1971, civil rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer said she knew […]

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Orbitz Maps Queer Civil Rights Trail Road Trip for LGBTQ History Month

[ad_1] Orbitz offers LGBTQIA Civil Rights Trail for LGBTQ History Month Orbitz released an LGBTQ civil rights card to honor October as LGBTQ History Month. The interactive map lists 15 sites across the country that have played an important role in our long quest for equal rights. “From historic protest sites to modern murals and […]

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On the trail of civil rights | Chroniclers

[ad_1] When lawyer and social activist Bryan Stevenson moved to Montgomery, Alabama in the 1980s, he found a city with dozens of Confederation landmarks and memorials without any reference to the brutality of slavery. Stevenson, whose career has focused on seeking justice for wrongly sentenced death row inmates and unfairly prosecuted children as adults, is […]

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California Secretary of State Joins Civil Rights Leader in Fresno on Voting Rights – GV Wire

[ad_1] California Secretary of State Shirley Weber and civil rights activist Dolores Huerta hosted an event in Fresno state on Tuesday to discuss the importance of protecting and expanding voting rights, with a panel of students political leaders and professors. “The biggest challenge we face now is getting our young people to vote,” Weber said. […]

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National Civil Rights Museum Virtually Presents New Book Until I’m Free | New

[ad_1] Memphis, TN, September 28, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – The National Civil Rights Museum introduces its book and author to New York Times bestselling author Dr. Keisha N. Blain, Until I Am Free: Enduring Message to America Series on Wednesday October 6. Scheduled for release on October 5, the book is a highly anticipated mix […]

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Mississippi Civil Rights Pioneer Birdie Walker Turns 103 | Mississippi News

[ad_1] By ERNEST HERNDON, Enterprise-Journal MCCOMB, Miss. (AP) – At 102 years old and facing a birthday this month, Birdie Lee Walker doesn’t remember much of the day 60 years ago when she became one of the first black citizens to register to vote in Amite County. Except this: “I voted in Freedom. And this: […]

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New Civilian Movement Established in Kazakhstan Says It Will Create ‘Real’ Change

[ad_1] ALMATY, Kazakhstan – A group of activists from Kazakhstan’s largest city, Almaty, say they are creating a new civil movement – People’s Trust, which will eventually turn into a political party. The group, led by former diplomat Qazbek Beisebaev and civil rights activist Ghabiden Zhakei, told reporters on June 23 that any Kazakh citizen […]

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Oyo women will not compromise political rights – Women leader | The Guardian Nigeria News

[ad_1] Chief Adeyinka Adegbite, a women’s rights activist and political activist in Ibadan, said women in Oyo State will no longer compromise their political rights in the next political regime. Adegbite, the chairwoman of the National Council of Women’s Societies (NCWS) in Oyo State, made this known in an interview with the Nigeria News Agency […]