VP Harris demands new voting rights law on Bloody Sunday anniversary

U.S. 03/07/22, 17:32

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 ...

Florida Gov. DeSantis signs anti-riot bill into law

U.S. 04/21/21, 03:34

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 ...

Supreme Court to take up LGBT job discrimination cases

Politics 04/22/19, 09:57

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

2022 Campaign 03/04/19, 01:50

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

2022 Campaign 03/03/19, 08:18

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 ...

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