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5 Women Changing The World With Their Words
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For centuries, women have been using their words to educate and inspire — from Coretta Scott King’s tales from the frontlines
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Hillary Clinton, Top Democrats Rally For Voting Rights On Anniversary Of Selma March
The former secretary of state called for a “21st-century civil rights movement” to defend the franchise.
What Do Our Schools Fail To Teach About Slavery?
How does our failure to teach about slavery’s brutal legacy affect our ability to solve the issues facing our country today?
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Trump Cheers The Faithful For 'Abolition Of Civil Rights’ And Twitter Shakes Its Head
The president "finally said something honest at the National Prayer Breakfast," quipped one person.
Angela Davis Reoffered Award By Birmingham Civil Rights Institute
The institute sparked outrage after it rescinded an award to the longtime civil rights activist, with speculation it was due to her activism for Palestinian rights.
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Tulsi Gabbard's 'Evolution' On LGBTQ Rights Isn't Convincing
It's part of why her candidacy is dead in the water.
Two Gay Men Challenge Hong Kong's Same-Sex Marriage Ban
By Beh Lih Yi, Reuters
An activist and a student are arguing that the ban violates their right to equality under the Basic Law, the city’s mini-constitution.
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Bad Public Transportation Keeps Americans Poor. These Folks Won’t Tolerate It.
For many, achieving the American Dream depends on access to public transit.
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2 Black Women Could Define American Democracy For The Next Generation
Facing an onslaught of civil rights abuses, NAACP lawyers Sherrilyn Ifill and Janai Nelson are making history in real time.
4 Police Officers Indicted On Federal Civil Rights Charges For Protest Abuses
Ryan J. Reilly
Charges for the St. Louis cops include “deprivation of constitutional rights, conspiracy to obstruct justice, destruction of evidence, and obstruction of justice.”
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John Lewis Reminds Voters Of 'Bloody Sunday' At Stacey Abrams Rally
"I’m not asking any of you to give any blood. I’m just asking you to go and vote like you never voted before," the congressman said while recalling protests in Selma.
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The Civil Rights Movement Is On The Ballot This November
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Republicans all over the country are trying undo the work of the civil rights movement by making it harder for racial minorities to vote.
House Democrats Promise Action On LGBTQ Anti-Discrimination Bill
By JULIET LINDERMAN, AP
Democrats plan to move forward with the bill if they win the House majority.
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Caitlyn Jenner Blasts Trump's Trans Proposal As 'Unacceptable Attack'
Curtis M. Wong
"We will not be erased!" the former Olympic gold medalist proclaimed.
A Reminder That People Have Been Beaten And Killed So You Can Vote
Whatever your excuse for not voting is, odds are high it's a bad one.
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Romania's Top Court Rules LGBTQ Couples Should Have Legal Protections
The ruling comes before a national referendum seeking to ban same-sex marriage.
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The Other Side Of School Safety: Students Are Getting Tasered And Beaten By Police
In the wake of the deadly Parkland shooting, more armed police officers are being stationed in schools. But what happens when they’re the ones perpetrating violence?
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The View From Inside A Freedom Rider’s Jail Cell
"Breach of Peace: Portraits of the 1961 Mississippi Freedom Riders,” a photo-history book, contains a series of extended interviews with riders. Here's three of them.
This Civil Rights Lawyer Has Been At Odds With Westboro Baptist Church For Years
Lawyer and LGBTQ rights advocate, Pedro Irigonegaray has consistently battled Fred Phelps in court throughout his career.
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Effort To Rename Russell Senate Building For McCain Is Running Into GOP Resistance
Former Georgia Sen. Richard Russell was a segregationist and longtime opponent of civil rights.
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John McCain's Victims Are A Part Of His Story
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Don't let them be erased.
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Trump Sparks Backlash For Saying Aretha Franklin ‘Worked For Me’ During Tribute
Highlighting the iconic singer’s few gigs at his casinos seemed to belittle her.
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Aretha Franklin Offered To Post Angela Davis' Bail In 1970
"I’m going to see her free... because she’s a Black woman and she wants freedom for Black people," Franklin said of the civil rights leader.
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Trevor Noah On Aretha Franklin: 'She Was Gangsta'
“She was the original ‘Bitch Better Have My Money.’”
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Costa Rica's Supreme Court Rules Against Same-Sex Marriage Ban
By Anastasia Moloney, Reuters
President Carlos Alvarado welcomed the ruling, and said, “Our commitment to full equality remains intact."
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If You Want To End Racism, Stop Forgiving Racists
America loves to extend unconditional forgiveness to racists, and it's going to be our downfall.
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