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"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.
Following a spike in deadly attacks on police, more than a dozen states have responded this year with "Blue Lives Matter" laws that come down even harder on crimes against law enforcement officers, raising concern among some civil rights activists of a ...
Mary L. Booker, a longtime associate of Bayview Opera House and civil rights advocate, passed away at Coming Home Hospice in San Francisco on May 11 of leukemia.
When one local activist named Sam Block speculated that the fire was a bungled act of arson aimed at the SNCC offices next door, he was arrested by Greenwood police for "statements calculated to breach the peace.
civil rights activist Ja'Mal Green and attorney Michael Oppenheimer didn't mince words when they spoke of the encounter today in a press conference in front of the Gretna police Department headquarters, a day after the department released surveillance ...
"The Appeals Court's decision finding them innocent is an important victory in the just struggle of the Iranian workers and a step forward in the fight against accusing trade union activists and civil rights workers of national security crimes," said ...
In response to Texas's "show your papers" law and Trump's immigration orders, activists are skipping Memorial Day barbecues for a power strategy session in ...
King in the 1960s during the civil rights movement, had been turned away from the hotel because he and his wife are African-American, they lobbied the current hotel owners to correct the mistake.
A graduate of Allen University, Wilson has worked as an educator and civil rights activist never missing a local or presidential poll to make a difference.
Dr. Robert Hamblin, Southeast Missouri State University professor emeritus of English, recently penned a new biography about English professor, author and civil rights activist Evans Harrington. "Living in Mississippi: The Life and Times of Evans ...
The US commerce secretary Wilbur Ross's praise for the lack of protests during Donald Trump's visit to Saudi Arabia has been criticized by civil rights activists who pointed out that protesting in Saudi Arabia is illegal. Ross travelled with the US ...
In a Friday interview, Elliott Walker supported the Walker family's request for changing the name of Trail Creek Park by noting that a couple of his mother's contemporaries in civil rights and community service issues - Evelyn Neely and Miriam Moore ...
"This is the guy that was the Bernie Sanders of the '90s," said activist David Braun, referring to Brown's run for president against Bill Clinton, when he vowed not to take contributions of more than $100.
Dyan French Cole, known to most as "Mama D" was a familiar figure at city council meetings or other places where elected leaders were gathered.
Fred Gray, the civil rights lawyer who defended Rosa Parks, desegregated Alabama public schools and forced the state to let civil rights activists march from Selma to Montgomery, filed a class action lawsuit in 1973 on behalf of the men who were the ...
While the world will always remember Rosa Parks for refusing to give up her bus seat on Dec. 1, 1955, the activist's fight for civil rights began as a young girl. Speaking strongly and methodically, Parks, as portrayed by Alex Ford of the American ...
San Diegans celebrated influential civil rights icon Harvey milk and two honorees at the nineth annual Harvey Milk Diversity Breakfast Friday at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront.
Officials at the civil rights group said its cutting of ties with Cornell William Brooks after only three years was part of a "systemwide refresh.
UPDATE MAY 19: Several civil rights activists are flying into Las Vegas to meet with the LVMPD to speak about the death of Tashii farmer at the hands of a police officer.
The Rev. Robert W. Tabscott - a longtime civil-rights activist, minister and columnist in the St. Louis area - died May 12 at Delmar gardens West after a long illness.
Malcolm X was a controversial figure in history, known for his advocacy work in human rights but condemned for his preaching on black supremacy and encouraging violent upheaval in the black and Muslim community.
... endangerment, torture, conspiracy against rights, kidnapping, murder, breach of contract and intentional infliction of emotional distress.
But the school said suspending the program was the best option after a complaint from a parent prompted the Michigan Association of civil rights activists to send a letter to the district. MACRA posted on its facebook page: "The "Bible Release Time ...
The namesake being a civil rights activist and writer from Georgia. The center was once Smith's home, located on Screamer Mountain in the middle of the Chattahoochee National Forest.
This year, black civil rights activists and many political leaders backed the left-wing white guy. Krasner's decisive win - a local anchor noted that he "obliterated the field," winning by a margin of eighteen points ahead of his nearest rival - is ...
Eighteen political and civil rights activists held in Evin prison's women's Ward signed a letter on May 16 calling on Tehran prosecutor Abbas Jafari Dowlatabadi to urgently attend to Daemi's needs.
Robert W. Tabscott - a longtime civil-rights activist, minister and columnist in the St. Louis area - died May 12 at Delmar gardens West after a long illness.
It's not every day that you get to talk to one of America's strongest defenders of the Constitution and frequent CNN contributor (fangirl screams!
The Rev. Robert W. Tabscott - a longtime civil-rights activist, minister and columnist in the St. Louis area - died May 12 at Delmar gardens West after a long illness.
"Empire" star Henson will portray Ann Atwater, a civil rights activist in Durham, N.C., who battled KKK leader C.P. Ellis for a decade until 1971, when the two agreed to co-chair a two-week community meeting to deal with a court-ordered school ...
The accusations - which Mariana Contreras described as absurd, saying her husband is a nonviolent social activist - could bring a sentence of several years in prison.
As part of the Sojourn Project, she brings youth to civil rights monuments and introduces them to the people who participated in the movement.
Krasner is an avowed progressive and a longtime, very vocal civil rights activist who managed to draw the entire race farther to the left.
... in March, more than 500 workers across the tech sector came to Palo Alto for a rally organized by Tech Stands Up. We supported the action in order to push tech companies to resist the Trump administration's hateful actions on immigration and civil ...
A member of the women's Citizenship Center, a non-governmental organization in Tehran, told the Center for human rights in Iran (CHRI) that women's rights activists are increasingly using their leverage as an important voting block to put forth their ...
civil rights activist Deepa Iyer said Islamophobia has taken root in the United States over the past 15 years. Iyer is the author of "We Too Sing America" and a professor at Maryland University.
Gwendolyn Patton, a lifelong activist and a figure in the civil rights community, has died. Patton, 73, was the first female student government Association president at Tuskegee Institute and was retired from Trenholm State Community College, where she ...
A diverse coalition of young Georgia college students and veteran activists met in 2016 to draft a "New Appeal for human rights," modeled on the 1960 "Appeal for Human rights" black civil rights activists published in Atlanta newspapers to combat ...
SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- civil rights activist Vernon Jordan sent off Syracuse University's class of 2017 with a charge to seek justice in the era of President Donald Trump.
FRED ZWICKY/JOURNAL STAR civil rights activist Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. speaks to Peoria high school students Friday, motivating them to focus on being exceptional, requiring them to be attentive and commit the time necessary to master their studies.
*In "Bayard & Me," award-winning filmmaker Matt Wolf shares the little-known story of civil rights activist Bayard Rustin and the lengths he went to legalize his relationship with his partner Walter Naegle.
animal rights activists, civil rights groups and media organizations sued, saying the law criminalized a long tradition of undercover journalism and would require people who expose wrongdoing to pay restitution to the businesses they target.
Esmail Abdi, the imprisoned former leader of Iran's largest teachers' union, is suffering from a severe drop in blood pressure and vertigo after nearly two weeks on hunger strike in Evin Prison.
A delegation of American LGBTQ advocates are in Havana to meet Saturday with "leaders of Cuban civil society" who are demanding the government there ...
A noted civil rights attorney, Salky represented members of black militant group The Invaders and the family of Larry Payne, a teenager who was killed by Memphis police in the aftermath of 1968 sanitation workers' march.
Before same sex marriage There Was Adoption: Matt Wolf's 'Bayard & Me' Documentary Tells How Bayard Rustin Legalized His Relationship.
The homes of two prominent advocates for Palestinian civil rights - a Jewish woman and a Muslim man - were targeted by an Islamophobic smear campaign Thursday.
Alexei is is perhaps the last surviving participant of the pioneering civil rights demonstration that took place outside the Black Cat Tavern.


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