civil rights

The Hope and Burden of The Civil Rights Movement

Young leaders and protestors are laboring against a myth of perfection.

Facing Race Spotlight: Palestinian-American Activist Linda Sarsour

Ahead of Facing Race, the civil rights activist discusses multi-racial solidarity and the overlap between the criminalization of black, Arab and Muslim communities.

Remembering Freedom Summer 1964

On the 50th anniversary of Freedom Summer, the first in a series of as-told-tos by volunteers and students.

Racism's at Root of Adegbile Denial

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

Debo Adegbile Faces Senate For Justice Department Civil Rights Post

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

Building a New Racial Justice Movement

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

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

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

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

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

Justice Filled the 48 Hours Surrounding Medgar Evers' Assassination

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

Attorney General Holder Memorializes Civil Rights Patriot Medgar Evers

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

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

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

Child Sex Abuse Reported at Shelter for Undocumented Youth

A former case manager at a shelter for undocumented youth caught crossing the border by themselves is being accused of sexually abusing six teenagers while he was supervising calls they made to relatives in Central America.

FBI File of NAACP's Benjamin Hooks Reveals Death Threats

Hooks was both spied on and protected by the FBI.

Civil Rights Complaints Against Schools Spike to Record High

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

Tea Partiers Hijack Malcolm X Speech

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

Hate-Crime Sentence and Ruling on Marriage Cross a Spectrum of Justice

A hate-crime killing and Judge Walker’s ruling speak to a spectrum of inequality from the county courthouse to a Brooklyn street.

Weed Arrests A 'Civil Rights Issue,' Says NAACP

In what drug policy reform advocates are calling a “landmark moment”, the California NAACP announced its support yesterday for Proposition 19, a controversial ballot initiative that would legalize marijuana in the state.

Civil Rights Groups Not as Hot for Kagan as She Is for Marshall

Endorsements come with qualifications, if at all.