Black, Brown and poor communities across the United States deserve your commitment to "ensure fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans," this includes ensuring equity in education because the constitution does not end at the school house door and you do know Plessy v. Ferguson was overturned, right!
Clarence Henderson recently wrote a guest commentary in the Charlotte Observer suggesting it was offensive to compare the Civil Rights Movement to LGBT movement today.
Protecting consumer privacy online is challenging under any circumstances -- the FCC should stand down from this dangerous attempt to make it even more confusing and complex.
Today, after much work on the ground and through the state legislature, California stands as a shining beacon for LGBT equality -- but the religious right has not given up its crusade.
Today, after 18 months of ferocious uphill organizing the Labor/Community Strategy Center reached an agreement with the Los Angeles Unified School District and the Los Angeles School Police Department. They agreed to the following things.
This month marks the 55th anniversary of the Freedom Rides on interstate buses that shocked the conscience of the nation and helped bring about an end to legal segregation. These days, the trials facing many Greyhound riders who fill the 55 seats on any given bus, while different, should also shock the conscience of the nation.
He spoke truth to power and challenged the normalization of a prejudicial-based system that thrived off of white supremacy.
Hardworking women are being forced out of their jobs or onto unpaid leave after they reveal they are pregnant. Many are denied even minor accommodations, such as bathroom breaks, forcing them to work under conditions that cause them pain or discomfort. And it must stop.
What we observe today with Donald Trump as a nominee, and Mitch McConnell obstructing our Constitution by blocking Obama's candidate for the Supreme Court, is an echo of past times in which our country has seen the ugly side of ideological extremism.
As a former Member of the Colorado House of Representatives from Aurora, it was my distinct honor to accompany Colorado's Speaker of the House, Dickey...
The rampant Johnsonization of the Civil Rights Act, a law that was in fact achieved through the efforts of many people and in a more interesting and impressive way, has been taking place on Broadway, in Robert Schenkkan's popular play, All the Way, now being released as a film on HBO.
I would like to share with those who are sympathetic about racial justice the three most painful conversations I have had about the subject. I am gene...
I wonder if Asian Americans will become "white." Every year as we observe Asian American Heritage Month, I meditate on the question. As with almost all such inquiries, I doubt the easy answers, both as predictions and as prescriptions.
Legendary human rights lawyer Michael Ratner died Wednesday. His pathbreaking legal and political work on behalf of the poor and oppressed around the world is unmatched. His death is an incalculable loss for the cause of freedom, peace and justice.
I have become friends with Sherry Chen. I have watched her become famous. The New York Times has written about her plight, facing trumped up charges o...
Since the lawsuits and countersuits between the state of North Carolina and federal government, an interesting question arose in a New York Times article: "Can a law written in the heat of the civil rights movement generations ago, apply to people its drafters never intended to cover?"