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Alaska Legislature Votes Against Transgender Commissioner

The Alaska Legislature has voted not to confirm Drew Phoenix, a woman who identifies as a man, to the state Human Rights Commission. Phoenix, who has worked for the American Civil Liberties Union, created a conundrum for many lawmakers who worried the appointment would lead to a conflict of interest. Show More Summary

NAACP Ousts President As Organization Heads Vigorously In New Direction

The NAACP, one of the country’s longstanding racial justice and civil rights organizations, pledged to execute a vigorous “transformational, system-wide refresh” to help better position them to confront today’s urgent fight against injustice. The...Show More Summary

ABC To Broadcast NYC Pride March 2017

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

Via press release: NYC Pride announced that WABC-TV will be its official television partner and broadcast the 48th NYC LGBT Pride March on Sunday, June 25, 2017. The NYC Pride March started in 1970 as a civil rights demonstration on the 1-year anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising. Show More Summary

Does The Literary Community Support Gun Rights?

What do a transgender rights activist, a liberal arts professor, a civil engineer, and a second-wave feminist have in common? They are all authors who decided to join the Everytown Authors Council in the liberal fight against gun rights, or, in their own words, “gun violence.”

HRC Equidad MX Lanza Innovadora Encuesta Sobre Inclusión LGBTQ en Centros de Trabajo

Hoy, la Fundación Human Rights Campaign, el brazo educativo de la organización de derechos civiles de personas lesbianas, gais, bisexuales, transgénero y queer (LGBTQ) más grande de Estados Unidos, anunció que HRC Equidad MX: Programa...Show More Summary

Black Lives Matter gets the global recognition it deserves

It's a modern-day civil rights movement that has firm roots in the African-American community, but Black Lives Matter has deservedly received international recognition. Namely in Australia, where the Black Lives Matter Global Network...Show More Summary

The Best Apps For Hearing The News Before Anyone Else

You might have noticed we're in a crazy news cycle right now, and in these times of political and civil uncertainty, staying on top of breaking news is more important than ever. If you want the most relevant stories delivered to your phone in the shortest possible time, we've got the apps for you. More »      

NOM Launches Petition Demanding That AG Jeff Sessions Legalizes Anti-LGBT Discrimination [VIDEO]

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Immediately upon the signing of Trump’s recent “religious liberty” executive order, civil rights groups picked up on a sentence which appears to grant Attorney General Jeff Sessions broad latitude in creating new anti-LGBT rules. NOM noticed that too. Show More Summary

Ida B. Wells' Old Advice For The NAACP's 'New Direction'

“One had better die fighting against injustice than die like a dog or a rat in a trap.” ? Ida B. Wells On May 19, 2017, the iconic civil rights organization, NAACP, announced a “new direction, focus and accountability.” The New York Times characterized this forthcoming transformation as a response to “the outcome of the presidential election, Mr. Show More Summary

“Despite high court’s decision on N.C. voting law, activists worry about chief justice”

Bob Barnes for WaPo: The big win for voting rights activists at the Supreme Court last week came with an equally big asterisk, and provided new reason for jittery liberals and civil rights groups to continue to fret about Chief … Continue reading ?

NAACP civil rights group dismisses chief in mission recast

2 days agoNews : Trending Now

The NAACP is dismissing its president as the biggest U.S. civil rights organization tries to recast itself to strengthen its advocacy role and better support local activism, officials said on Friday. Cornell Brooks, who also had been...Show More Summary

NAACP president to leave office as group undertakes changes

NAACP President Cornell William Brooks will not be returning as the leader of the nation's oldest civil rights organization after his contract expires this summer, officials said Friday. Brooks has … Click to Continue »

Jailed for a Facebook Post: How U.S. Police Target Critics With Arrest and Prosecution

Felony case is part of what civil rights campaigners say is a disturbing trend of arresting users over innocuous political messages that constitute free speech. Robert Peralta’s life was derailed by a single Facebook comment. When the...Show More Summary

NAACP president will step down in June

NAACP President Cornell William Brooks will not be returning as the leader of the nation's oldest civil rights organization after his contract expires. Continue reading ? The post NAACP president will step down in June appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Vegas NAACP joins call to ban police neck holds after death

The president of the southern Nevada chapter of the nation's oldest civil rights organization joined a call Friday for Las Vegas police to stop using a neck restraint that can … Click to Continue »

NAACP civil rights group chief says he’s being fired

4 days agoNews : The Raw Story

The president of the NAACP said on Friday he was being dismissed after three years of leading the biggest U.S. civil rights organization as the group said it is seeking a more confrontational strategy against President Donald Trump. Cornell Brooks, who also is the chief executive of the National...

NAACP Is Looking For New President, 'Retooling' Entire Organization

4 days agoNews : The Two-Way

Cornell William Brooks has led the civil rights group since 2014. The NAACP says it won't be renewing his contract, as part of a "transformational retooling" of the entire organization.

Sheriff David Clarke’s Possible Appointment to DHS Should Alarm Everyone

One of America’s most controversial and anti-LGBTQ law enforcement officials could soon be tapped by President Trump to fill a prominent role at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) -- raising alarms with civil rights groups across the country. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported that Milwaukee County Sheriff David A. Show More Summary

The Twin Brother Of "CONFEDERATE STATUE MEMORIAL REMOVAL: In Vine City Atlanta - 40 Years Of Failed Political Promises For Development Is Whitewashed By A Park Featuring 'Civil Rights Hero Statues"

CBS46 News SourceNOTICE - THESE ARE NOT THE VIDEOS THAT I JUST SAW ON THE 4PM CBS NEWS CBS46 News ABOUT 15 YEARS AGO REV JOSEPH LOWERY STOOD AT THE OLD INTERSECTION OF "(Confederate General) Ashby Street And (White Segregation Era Atlanta...Show More Summary

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