VP Harris demands new voting rights law on Bloody Sunday anniversary
Joe Biden's second-in-command used a historical civil rights anniversary in Alabama to push for voting reforms on March 6. Kamala Harris urged U.S. Congress to approve the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act and Freedom to Vote Act before marching across Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma–50 miles west of Montgomery. "If we ...
Texas Democrats sue Gov. Greg Abbott for forcing them to return to work, violating their right to flee state
Twenty-two Democrats who fled Texas launched a lawsuit against GOP state officials for trying to make them return to the Lone Star State. Gov. Greg Abbott (R) and fellow Republican state lawmakers recently issued civil warrants to compel more than 50 state Democrats to stop avoiding their obligations to Texan taxpayers. ...
Florida Gov. DeSantis signs anti-riot bill into law
Gov. Ron DeSantis held a press conference in Winter Haven on Monday morning, April 19, where he signed an anti-riot bill into law, the Conservative Opinion reported. The “Combatting Violence, Disorder, and Looting and Law Enforcement Protection Act,” also known as HB1, changed the definition of riots and protests. “It is the ...
Democratic presidential candidate Biden caught lying about attending black Delaware church
A Democrat who wants to become the next president appears to have exaggerated about attending Mass at an African American church in Delaware. Joe Biden allegedly spread false and misleading statements about regularly attending the Union Baptist Church in Wilmington, 29 miles southwest of Philadelphia. The Democratic presidential nominee claimed he joined ...
President Trump expected to raise the subject of Hong Kong protests in meeting with Xi Jinping
President Donald Trump has offered only sparse comments in response to this month’s protests in Hong Kong, during which as many as 2 million people filled the streets to fight against a China-extradition bill that would increase Beijing’s legal authority over the Hong Kong region. After the first wave of protests, ...
Supreme Court to take up LGBT job discrimination cases
The Supreme Court will decide whether the main federal civil rights law that prohibits employment discrimination applies to LGBT people. The justices say Monday they will hear cases involving people who claim they were fired because of their sexual orientation. Another case involves a funeral home employee who was fired after ...
Update: Sanders says much work to do for civil rights
The Latest on Democratic presidential hopefuls at events commemorating the 54th anniversary of the civil rights march on Selma, Alabama, known as "Bloody Sunday" (all times local): 8:35 p.m. Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is recalling his start in the civil rights movement at the University of Chicago in the early 1960s, ...
Democratic presidential candidates marking Selma anniversary
Several Democratic White House hopefuls are visiting one of America's seminal civil rights sites to pay homage to that legacy and highlight their own connections to the movement. Sens. Cory Booker of New Jersey and Bernie Sanders of Vermont, who already are in the 2020 race, and Sen. Sherrod Brown of ...
Native Hawaiians divided on federal recognition
Many Native Hawaiians say federal recognition isn't enough
Ugandan Bobi Wine’s nonviolent resistance echoes America’s civil rights struggle
Entertainer wants to bring about peaceful reform, drawing inspiration from US civil rights movement
Who was Martin Luther King Jr?
King, born in Georgia, grew up to embody the U.S. civil rights movement
How Martin Luther King Jr. ’s birthday became a holiday
It took more than 15 years for King’s birthday to be recognized as a holiday
Timeline of Martin Luther King assassination, investigation into his killing
A timeline of the events just before and after his assassination in Memphis, Tennessee
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