Minority farmers who for decades have faced systemic discrimination will begin to receive debt relief beginning in early June under what Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack calls one of the most significant pieces of civil rights legislation in decades.
By Roxana Hegeman, Associated Press
Today marks the 53rd anniversary of the assassination of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. In a year marred by continuing struggles for racial equality and justice, many of the issues that drove Dr. King are still prevalent today. Rev. Lawrence…
By PBS NewsHour
Lawmakers around the country are introducing legislation, known as the CROWN Act, aiming to establish legal protections for hair textures and styles tied to racial identity.
By Candice Norwood
Jordan died March 1 at the age of 85. He was a leading advocate for Black Americans and a mentor to those who came after him.
By News Desk and Associated Press
American civil rights activist, presidential confidant and corporate pioneer Vernon Jordan has died at the age of 85. A family statement said he passed Monday in Atlanta. Jordan was a leading advocate for Black Americans and a mentor to those…
By Associated Press
Archer, a professor at New York University School of Law with expertise in civil rights and racial justice, has become the ACLU's first Black president in the organization's 101-year history.
By Ivette Feliciano
The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund recently launched a civil rights lawyer scholarship program as a pipeline to “address racial injustice and inequality in the South." NewsHour Weekend's Ivette Feliciano spoke with Associate Director-Counsel, Janai Nelson about the program…
By Charlayne Hunter-Gault, Anne Azzi Davenport
In the 1960s, Ruby Bridges became the first African-American student to integrate into an entirely white public school system in New Orleans. She joins Charlayne Hunter-Gault, who followed in Bridges' footsteps 60 years ago and desegregated the University of Georgia…
By Judy Woodruff, Jessica Yarvin
The United States bid a final farewell to John Lewis in Atlanta Thursday, after more than a week of observations in his honor. A congressman and lifelong activist, Lewis endured threats, repeated imprisonment and physical violence to fight for civil…
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