Rallies on Friday and Saturday in Charlottesville, Virginia that were reminiscent of Ku Klux Klan gatherings shook people who have for generations fought for civil rights in Virginia and across the country. Activist, writer and educator Leontyne Peck with the…
By PBS NewsHour
The NAACP issued a travel advisory about the state of Missouri for women, minorities and LGBT people, asking those travelers to use “extreme caution.” The NAACP’s first statewide alert comes after Missouri passed a law that the organization says permits…
By PBS NewsHour
The Trump administration plans to investigate and sue colleges and universities over admissions practices.
By Scott Jaschik, Inside Higher Ed
Previously unannounced directives will limit the Department of Justice’s use of a storied civil rights enforcement tool, and loosen the Department of Education’s requirements on investigations.
By Jessica Huseman and Annie Waldman, ProPublica
By Associated Press
The action by the justices Monday sends the matter back to the lower court, which could order new districts in time for the regular cycle of elections in 2018.
By Mark Sherman, Associated Press
The justices ruled that Republicans who controlled the state legislature and governor's office in 2011 placed too many African-Americans in the two districts. The result was to weaken African-American voting strength elsewhere in North Carolina.
By Jesse J. Holland, Associated Press
NAACP President Cornell William Brooks will not be returning as the leader of the nation's oldest civil rights organization after his contract expires.
By Morgan Till
A Louisianan by birth, the WWII veteran came home from the Pacific to fight new battles throughout his native South, trading the guns of a Navy destroyer for the printing presses of the Times-Picayune of New Orleans, heading its Jackson…
By Gene Johnson, Associated Press
Airport officials and civil rights lawyers around the country are getting ready for President Donald Trump's new travel ban.
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