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First He Marched, Now He’ll Run

“But the civil rights movement didn’t stop in Selma.” In a follow-up to March, his award-winning graphic novel trilogy, Congressman John Lewis will have a new series published later this year by Abrams ComicArt, according to Time. Run,...Show More Summary

He watched police kill his mother. A jury just awarded his family $37 million.

Jurors found the killing of Korryn Gaines by police violated the civil rights of her and her young son.

In HBO's 'Traffic Stop,' one incident magnifies the civil rights issue of our time

"Traffic Stop," an upsetting yet faintly hopeful documentary directed by Kate Davis and produced by David Heilbroner (airing Monday on HBO), is only 32 minutes long, zooming in with intense focus on the sort of encounter that is so common you can probably fill in the details yourself: A white Austin,...

Before the Massacre at the School Named In Her Honor, Marjory Stoneman Douglas Was There When the Brady Bill Was Signed

2 days agoNews : The Daily Beast

DOUG MILLS The Florida school where an expelled student murdered 17 people with an assault rifle on Valentine’s Day was named after a champion of environmentalism, women’s suffrage and civil rights who received the Presidential Medal of Freedom when she was 103, thereby proving what you can accomplish if your life is not cut short by a bullet. Show More Summary

Pacifism or self-defense? The backstory of a famous debate between two towering civil rights figures.

3 days agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

The question of how African Americans can most effectively attain justice and freedom is just as debated today.

Desegregating Blood: A Civil Rights Struggle To Remember

African-Americans did – in the end – force the Red Cross to include them as donors.

No, there have not been 18 school shootings already this year

3 days agoNews : USAToday: News

Amping up fears only undermines efforts to reconcile parents and civil rights advocates who want to protect the Bill of Rights.        

In HBO’s ‘Traffic Stop,’ one incident magnifies the civil rights issue of our time

Oscar-nominated short examines a young woman’s violent encounter with a police officer.

Coretta Scott King: Full partner in the fight for civil rights

3 days agoNews : USAToday: News

In Barbara Reynolds' 2017 book, we learn about Mrs. King’s youth in the Jim Crow South, and her contributions to the civil rights movement.        

House Republicans Attempt to Foist Burdens on People with Disabilities

The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights warned that the bill could impose a "burdensome process” on people with disabilities to pursue legal action. The post House Republicans Attempt to Foist Burdens on People with Disabilities appeared first on Rewire.

Doctor Who Could Be Visiting A Major Moment In The American Civil Rights Movement

Solo. A Star Wars Story casts a surprising addition. Tessa Thompson still has hopes for an all-female Marvel team up movie. The LEGO Movie spinoff has lost its director. Plus, a familiar face is returning to Legends of Tomorrow, The Flash takes on a golden age comics villain, and a new look at The X-Files' return. Spoilers now! More »      

Florida School Shooter Nikolas Cruz Linked to White Supremacist Group

The Republic of Florida describes itself as a “white civil rights organization.”

Americans deserve to lose their 2nd Amendment right to bear arms

To the editor: Enough. That’s it. Time to say clearly that a civilized society does not need to have its citizens massacred by a 227-year-old edict. (“Another week, another school shooting,” Feb. 14) Get the guns out of private hands and to the well-ordered militia called the police force. That’s...

Where was he radicalized?

In Florida. Jordan Jereb, a leader of the white supremacist group Republic of Florida, confirmed to the Associated Press that Cruz was a member. The group describes itself as a “white civil rights organization fighting for white identitarian politics” and seeking to create a “white ethnostate.” Jereb also said that Cruz participated in paramilitary drills […]

A white nationalist militia leader says the Florida high-school shooting suspect was a member

The suspected Florida high-school shooter, Nikolas Cruz, was a member of a white nationalist militia, the group's leader said Thursday. The Republic of Florida describes itself as a "white civil rights organization fighting for white...Show More Summary

Florida Gunman Who Killed 17 Previously Trained with White Nationalist Group: Report

The militia has described itself as a "white civil rights organization." The man charged in this week’s Florida school shooting allegedly trained with a white supremacist group. A spokesman for the right-wing Republic of Florida group...Show More Summary

Bruce Johnson depicts mugshots of Civil Rights leaders of the past at Gallery 72

Photographer and multimedia artist Bruce Johnson was familiar with the history of the Civil Rights Movement, but when a fellow artist told him that the mugshots of protesters were available online, his relationship with history changed. Johnson, who was born in Venezuela but calls Atlanta home, was moved by the images and questioned what each...

Reinstated: Black Mississippi cop back on the job after confronting racists at Civil Rights Museum

4 days agoNews : The Raw Story

Capitol Police have reinstated Officer Wardell Jackson, less than a day after being fired for confronting a man waving Confederate Flag in front of the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum, the Clarion Ledger reported Saturday. Video of the officer confronting members of the “Delta Flaggers”...

Court Blocks Segregationist School Plan in Alabama

As a young civil rights lawyer, U.W. Clemon lost an important desegregation battle against the Jefferson County school district in Alabama. A federal appeals court later reversed in his favor, however, with orders that set in motion desegregation in schools there and across the country. A lifetime of litigation......

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