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Arkansas panel rejects removing Lee from King holiday

11 minutes agoNews : The Newsroom

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A bid to end Arkansas' practice of commemorating Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee and civil rights icon Martin Luther King Jr. on the same day has failed before a state House panel.

SC civil rights protesters have convictions erased

50 minutes agoNews / Crime : Crimesider

Fifty-four-years ago, the eight college students and one civil rights organizer were convicted of trespassing and protesting at McCrory variety store in Rock Hill, S.C.

Amal Clooney Gets Back to Business in Court

56 minutes agoPop Culture / Celebrity : PopSugar

Following her picture-perfect airport arrival earlier this week, Amal Clooney made her way to the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg, France, on Wednesday. The civil rights lawyer is representing Armenia in a genocide trial, switching gears after attending the Golden Globes with her husband, George Clooney. Show More Summary

‘Friendship 9’ civil rights activists cleared in sit-in

A South Carolina judge cleared the criminal records Wednesday of the Friendship 9, who staged civil rights protest at lunch counter.

When Trench Coats were the Uniform of Protest: SELMA Talk

Ruth E. Carter, the costume designer for SELMA explains the Trench Coat help transport viewers back to a watershed moment in the Civil Rights Movement. -- New York Times Video

South Carolina court clears 'Friendship Nine' of civil rights crimes

(Reuters) - A judge on Wednesday vacated the convictions of a group of black civil rights protesters who helped reinvigorate the 1960s U.S. sit-in movement against segregated lunch counters by going to jail rather than paying a fine after their arrests. Show More Summary

ITALY: Rome Approves Civil Unions

4 hours agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

"At last Rome has adopted a register of civil unions. It is a long-awaited result which puts our city more and more in the forefront of the rights of individuals and the recognition of emotional ties, stable and durable. Today the capital of Italy gives the signal that, in this city, love is the same for everyone. Show More Summary

South Carolina court to clear 'Friendship Nine' of civil rights crimes

Black civil rights protesters who helped reinvigorate the 1960s U.S. sit-in movement against segregated lunch counters will appear in a South Carolina court on Wednesday to be celebrated instead of criminalized for standing up to racial injustice. Show More Summary

A prior journey across the bridge in 'Selma, Lord, Selma'

6 hours agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

Long before the Oscar-nominated "Selma" was championed as the first major motion picture about the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., another film chronicled the civil rights leader's march from Selma, Ala., to Montgomery.

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If civilization is going to end with the approaching blizzard at least let the past help you prepare to go out the right way.

Ava DuVernay & David Oyelowo Reteam on Hurricane Katrina Drama

After teaming for the acclaimed Civil Rights drama Selma, director Ava DuVernay and star David Oyelowo aren't going to let their Oscar snubs keep them down. THR reports they will reunite for a new project being developed at Participant Media that is set against the backdrop of Hurricane Katrina. Show More Summary

Ava DuVernay, David Oyelowo to reunite on Hurricane Katrina drama

After delving into the civil rights movement in "Selma," filmmaker Ava DuVernay and star David Oyelowo are looking to reunite for a drama set against the backdrop of Hurricane Katrina.

Saying the Quiet Parts Loud

Well, they’re being honest, you have to give them that: Senate Republicans revealed this week that they have eliminated the phrase “civil rights and human rights” from the title of a Senate Judiciary subcommittee charged with overseeing those issues. Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) became chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee this month and announced the […]

Blax News The "We Are Tired Of Getting Our Asses Kicked In John Lewis' District" Coalition - Southwest Atlanta Joins The Northwest Atlanta Chapter In Boycotting Representative John Lewis' New Book About "Civil Rights Marches" Until "Civil Rights Pharisees


Newswire: Idiots using American Sniper as an excuse to hate Muslims, civil rights group claims

Confirming suspicions that stoners going to laugh at the fake baby account for only a small part of American Sniper’s box-office success, the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee now claims that the film has led to a threefold increase in people talking about killing Muslims on social media. Show More Summary

Amal Clooney Turns Heads Without George, Thank You Very Much

Amal Clooney isn't the kind of person you'd find running through the airport in sweatpants. On Monday, the civil rights lawyer looked picture-perfect while making her way through LAX. Wearing a belted trench coat, Amal carried her own luggage on the way to her flight. Show More Summary

United Methodist Church Leader Mocks Pro-Lifers at March for Life

(LiveActionNews) — Bill Mefford, director of civil and human rights at the UMC’s Washington office, used the March for Life last week to mock the event with a sign and picture he posted on Twitter, saying, “I march for sandwiches.” Many are upset that a church leader used a solemn event to liken an unborn […]

Saks Reverses Controversial Filing on Trans Discrimination Case 

In a federal court filing Monday morning, Saks Fifth Avenue withdrew a December filing that claimed transgender employees are not covered under the the sex discrimination ban in Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. Read more...

Senate Republicans nix civil rights and human rights

Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) Until last week, the Senate Judiciary Committee had a subcommittee on "the Constitution, Civil Rights and Human Rights." Now, it just has a Subcommittee on the Constitution. Because screw civil rights and human rights. Show More Summary

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