Thomas wrote that the court "looks the other way as yet another federal district judge casts aside state laws" and that "this acquiescence may well be seen as a signal of the court's intended resolution of that question."…
By Justin Scuiletti
Alabama became the 37th state in the U.S. to allow same-sex marriage on Monday after the U.S. Supreme Court refused a stay on the state's 2006 ban.
By Joshua Barajas
Pulitzer Prize-winning author Harper Lee will finally publish a second book, 55 years after Scout lead Boo Radley home in "To Kill a Mockingbird," her publisher announced Tuesday.
Two weeks after the film's limited Dec. 25 release, Paramount Pictures is offering free screenings of "Selma" to its namesake's residents.
By Gwen Ifill
There is a shock of recognition in the scenes that begin and end “Selma,” the elegiac new work by filmmaker Ava DuVernay. Even if you know only a little about your history, the events surrounding the 1965 Selma to Montgomery,…
By Eric Tucker, Associated Press
WASHINGTON — When inmates at a notorious Alabama women's prison came forward to complain of sexual abuse and harassment, state investigators time and again classified the complaints as unfounded or unsubstantiated and often recommended that the matters be closed without…
By PBS NewsHour
Cities across the country are increasingly turning to what are known as private probation companies to collect unpaid fines. But are indigent people ending up in jail because they can't afford to pay? Special correspondent John Carlos Frey takes an…
By Jesse J. Holland, Associated Press
NEW YORK -- At a time when interest in civil rights memorabilia is rekindled, a lifetime's worth of Rosa Parks' belongings - among them her Presidential Medal of Freedom - sits in a New York warehouse, unseen and unsold.
Remembering Civil Rights figures on the 50th anniversary of the Birmingham bombing.
With Romney, Santorum Ahead, Gingrich Eyes Brokered Convention…
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