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Emmett Till Murder Investigation Reopened 62 Years After Slaying
The 14-year-old Till was brutally beaten and shot for allegedly making sexual advances against a white woman who has since recanted her story.
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Hong Kong's Top Court Grants Expat Lesbian Right To Spousal Visa
By Venus Wu, Reuters
The ruling is being deemed a LGBTQ rights landmark in Hong Kong.
Rallying Against SCOTUS Travel Ban
Demonstrators from religious and civil rights organizations have gathered to decry the supreme court’s decision to uphold President Trump’s travel ban.
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24 Years Ago She Lost Her Voting Rights For Pushing A Cop. She Just Got Them Back.
Felons who have done their time are still forced to wait and wait under Florida’s sluggish rights restoration process.
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A Tipsy Randall Park Tells Story Of Japanese-American Hero Frank Emi On 'Drunk History'
Frank Emi led a resistance movement at Heart Mountain, a camp where Japanese-Americans were incarcerated during World War II.
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Czech Republic Moves A Step Closer To Legalizing Same-Sex Marriage
If a new bill passes, the country would become the first in formerly communist Europe to embrace marriage equality.
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We Can Already See The Damage From The Masterpiece Cakeshop Ruling
The Supreme Court showed it still views LGBTQ people differently than other minorities.
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How Edith Windsor Helped Pave The Way For Marriage Equality
Edith Windsor's landmark civil rights case helped eventually lead to marriage equality.
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Dorothy Cotton, Civil Rights Icon, Dead At 88
Cotton dedicated her life to helping disenfranchised black communities.
The Gay ‘Ghetto Boy’ Who Bonded With Mister Rogers And Changed The Neighborhood
When François Clemmons joined the show's cast, he was surprised to learn he'd be playing a black cop. "The idea that he wanted me to become one of them, one of the enemy, was a tremendous shock to me."
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Wedding Invitation Business Can't Shun Same-Sex Couples, Arizona Court Rules
If Brush & Nib Studio wants to sell to the public, the court said it can't discriminate based on sexual orientation.
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Masterpiece Cakeshop Ruling Is Not As Limited As Some Might Think
Rachel B. Tiven
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Monday’s ruling was a step backward for LGBTQ rights and America at large.
Former Inmates Say They Were Abused By Their Guards. Now They Want Justice.
Eric Smith and Alleadhin “Ali” Qandah have filed a federal civil rights lawsuit to take on the St. Charles County Jail for alleged abuse.
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Too Many People Still Oppose Marriage Equality. That Could Spell Doom.
Although a minority of Americans oppose marriage equality, they are very passionate in their opposition.
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Northern Ireland's Gay Cake Row Is Reportedly Taking An Emotional Toll On Activist
By Lin Taylor, Reuters
Ashers Baking Company rejected Gareth Lee's "Support Gay Marriage" cake order in 2014.
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Federal Court Says Florida Can Hold Off On New System For Restoring Voting Rights
Florida is just one of four states that permanently disenfranchises people who commit a felony.
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New Federal Data Shows How Black Students Are Getting Pushed Out Of School
At the same time, the Department of Education is considering scrapping the guidance that's designed to help protect these students.
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Judge: Transgender People A Protected Class, And The Military Can't Enact Trump Ban
Ryan J. Reilly
"Transgender people have long been forced to live in silence, or to come out and face the threat of overwhelming discrimination,” the judge wrote.
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In 1968, Nearly A Third Of Americans Said MLK Brought His Assassination On Himself
While he was alive, most white Americans didn't think Martin Luther King Jr. was helping the cause of civil rights.
California Bill Aims To Reduce Use Of Lethal Force
A California bill is aiming to reduce the use of lethal force by law enforcement in an effort to protect civilian lives, specifically people of color.
11 Children's Books That Honor Martin Luther King Jr.'s Legacy
And his impact on the civil rights movement.
Capturing MLK’s Killer
On the 50th anniversary of the civil rights icon’s assassination, the man who arrested MLK’s killer reflects on the tensions between law enforcement and the black community today.
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Bernice King Believes It's 'Critical' To Heed Martin Luther King's Lessons Today
The civil rights leader's youngest daughter believes King's teachings are vital "now more than ever before."
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MLK's Funeral: Rare Photos
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Andrew Young was the executive director of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC); marched in (and was arrested
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Martin Luther King Jr.'s Most Powerful Insight About Politics
The civil rights icon was both a prophet and a brilliant political strategist.
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Youth-Led Movements Are Keeping Dr. King’s Dream Alive
Rev. Jared Sawyer Jr.
, Guest Writer
We can learn a lot from these young freedom fighters and help them on their way.
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