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In the early 1980s, McDew became an academic adviser at Metro State and "found a place in the classroom," Smith said. When colleagues discovered his background, he began teaching classes on civil rights, human relations and black history. A skilled storyteller, his lectures captivated students.
Velvalea Rodgers "Vel" Phillips, one of Milwaukee's pioneering civil rights icons, has passed away. She was 94. Born in Milwaukee on February 18, 1924, Phillips spent her life fighting for social justice and civil rights in Wisconsin. In a 1955 speech, Phillips argued, "America is not the land of opportunity it ...
Over the course of several years, the disability rights activist has filed thousands of federal civil rights complaints against school districts and universities across the country -- all part of a personal crusade to make websites accessible for people with disabilities. Lipsitt said state education ...
With the May 8 primaries commencing in three weeks, and early voting beginning today through May 5, veterans of the 1960s and '70s Civil Rights Movement came to North Carolina recently to encourage black voters to study the issues, register to vote, and cast their ballots in both the primaries and Nov.
After its inaugural year in 2010, Hangout Music Festival, or simply "Hangout," as it's called, grew in popularity at a phenomenal rate. Now it's one of the more highly anticipated events of the festival season nationwide. Part of the appeal is its Gulf Shores location with stages set up on the beach and the ... musical

The partisan battle over the future of the Colorado Civil Rights Commission continued at the state Capitol on Wednesday, with Republicans introducing a series of new proposed changes to the panel and Democrats and advocacy groups pushing back. House Bill 1256, the legislation to renew ...
(WXYZ) - The Michigan chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations Michigan filed two civil rights complaints against the Michigan Department of Corrections against a pregnant Muslim woman in their custody. CAIR says a Muslim woman housed at the Women's Huron Valley Correctional ...
"We have a long and effective history in the Colorado Civil Rights Division," Herod said. "It's been around since 1951, and has effectively advocated for those who have been discriminated against. For people of color, for LGBT people, for low-income people, the (division) and the commission ... is ...
Cell phone video shows Portland officers shooting 48-year-old, John Elifritz several times before he died inside Cityteam Ministries on April 7. Investigators are reviewing several of those videos to determine if the shooting was absolutely necessary. Federal civil rights attorney, Andrew Stroth, wants to get to the bottom of it; ...
He first was inspired to get involved in the fight for civil rights when he was 15 and heard on the radio both Rosa Parks and King speaking about the Montgomery bus boycott. When he was 17, before he was about to head to college, he wrote King a letter and was invited to take a bus to Montgomery to meet ...
The family of the man killed by police at a Southeast Portland shelter on April 7 has hired a national civil rights law firm. The family of 48-year-old John Elifritz has hired the Chicago-based firm Action Injury Law Group, which specializes in cases dealing with police shootings, police brutality and excessive ...
This update on the Every Student Succeeds Act and the education plans now being refined by state legislatures is produced in partnership with ESSA Essentials, a new series from the Collaborative for Student Success. It's an offshoot of their ESSA Advance newsletter, which you can sign up for here!
Stolper is also accusing Carey of violating the U.S. Civil Rights Act, as well as the Fair Employment and Housing Act. Sources tell TMZ that Stolper is suing for way more than chump change; however, the suit isn't just about the money that Carey allegedly didn't pay her. Mariah hired Stolper in 2013, and the ...
Some of Korbel's current employees have written letters of support for Korbel, who has been director of civil rights for eight years. Former Council Member Don Samuels told the committee Monday that when Korbel took over the Civil Rights Department, it was troubled, but she helped transform it.
SNCC workers who played important roles in the civil rights movement included Diane Nash, future U.S. Rep. John Lewis, longtime NAACP leader Julian Bond and Stokely Carmichael, who left SNCC to become a leader for the Black Panthers. At the conference, Guy Carawan sang a new version of “We ...

"The movement and struggle to win rights for corporations," says UCLA Law School Professor Adam Winkler, is "one of the least well-known yet most successful civil rights movements in American history." An important chapter in that history came in 2010, when the Supreme Court ruled it unconstitutional to ...
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - LINC UP is proposing a new ordinance in the city of Grand Rapids. The Rapidian is reporting the ordinance calls for a Department of Civil Rights, a Disability Rights Commission, civil rights investigators, strengthened prohibitions in employment, housing and public accommodation, ...
Lawyers representing the city sought to dismiss the federal lawsuit, arguing the Phillips failed to "exhaust their state court remedies" and prematurely filed their civil rights claims. They also argued the Phillips waited too long to file the civil rights lawsuit. U.S. District Judge Ronald A. White rejected both ...
Historian Taylor Branch speaks about the connection between Martin Luther King Jr. and civil rights activist and author James Weldon Johnson./Keerthana Sivaramakrishnan, Staff. Award-winning author and historian Taylor Branch spoke about the connection between Martin Luther King Jr. and civil rights ...
WATCH: National Civil Rights Attorney Ben Crump to Announce Lawsuit in Police Shooting of Danny Ray Thomas ... HOUSTON— National civil rights and personal injury attorney Ben Crump and Texas trial lawyer Bob Hilliard and the family of police shooting victim Danny Ray Thomas announced a ...
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) - Dozens of civil rights activists and government officials were at Thursday's event in Springfield to work toward having accessible housing regardless of race and economic status. The conference is a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Fair Housing Act. The symposium ...
Milley told a Senate committee that soldiers voluntarily give up some civil rights when they enlist and that instead the transgender debate should be focused on standards that make the Army more effective. “It is important that this 1 percent who wear this uniform and the clothe of our country, we're giving up ...
Wendy Vitter, one of President Donald Trump's judicial nominees, refused on Wednesday to say whether a landmark civil rights opinion was correctly decided, triggering outrage and renewed criticism of the president's efforts to reshape the judiciary. At issue was Brown v. the Board of Education -- a ...
For John Herbers, the Civil Rights Movement was not just a pivotal, historic moment for the country but a deeply personal one, as well. Herbers describes his experiences as a reporter covering the Civil Rights Movement in the newly published memoir Deep South Dispatch: Memoir of a Civil Rights ...
Muslim civil rights group suspects Islamophobia in attack on Troy business. By Alyssa Thurlow |. Posted: Thu 4:37 PM, Apr 12, 2018 |. Updated: Thu 4:40 PM, Apr 12, 2018. TROY, Maine (WABI) - Police in Waldo County are investigating a possible motive for an apparent shotgun attack on a newly-installed sign for a Muslim ...
"They just want to right a wrong that they see as a wrong," Roberts told THR. "That many people see as a wrong." Robin Roberts has sat behind ABC's Good Morning America anchor desk since 2005, and the goal of her job has always been the same: to keep viewers informed. “All I want do, in all sincerity, ...
The Tennessee General Assembly unanimously passed a joint resolution honoring the memory of Vanderbilt alumnus Perry Wallace on April 11. Wallace, who grew up in North Nashville, integrated Vanderbilt varsity basketball in 1966 and made history on Dec. 2, 1967, as the first African American ...
Earlier today we filed an administrative complaint with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development calling for an investigation into the City of Albuquerque's discriminatory zoning of the historic and culturally-rich neighborhood of Martineztown. Under Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act—also known ...
A brief drunken spin in a friend's Lamborghini around in downtown Milwaukee ended poorly for Jeffrey R. Strasser. Now he hopes a federal court jury will write a new finale to the case. Police who thought he had been fleeing and resisting arrest pulled Strasser from the exotic sports car as Water Street ...
JACKSON, Mich (WLNS) - Jackson mayor Derek Dobies is requesting that The Michigan Department of Civil Rights consider an investigation into the alleged discriminatory conduct of Jackson County Sheriff Steven Rand. According to our media partners at MLive, Dobies sent a two-page letter and 189 ...
Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) will settle a civil-rights lawsuit, arguing that it had a passive role in race-targeted ads that enabled discriminatory housing practices, Bloomberg reports. The National Fair Housing Alliance and other groups charged Facebook with allowing advertisers to exclude protected groups on ...
“In no uncertain terms, we condemn Secretary Ross's decision to incorporate an 11th hour citizenship question into the 2020 Census,” said Kristen Clarke, President and Executive Director of the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law. “This is a clear attempt to politicize the process by discouraging ...
“Children in Michigan prisons have protections under the civil rights act. We all win,” Deborah LaBelle, the lead attorney representing the prisoners, wrote in an email Tuesday to Bridge. The lawsuit was filed in 2013 with seven unnamed prisoners and former prisoners, and has grown into a class action with ...
Linda Brown dies: Who was the civil rights icon and how did she help bring an end to segregation in US schools? Kansas student ... Brown's name is forever closely intertwined with the struggle of African-Americans against prejudice and inequality, her case a crucial stepping stone on the path to civil rights.
Knoxville civil rights trailblazer uses story to inspire students. Integrating West High School wasn't pleasant for Dr. William Weaver in 1964, but he didn't let the adversity stop him from being successful. Author: Sean Franklin. Published: 10:17 PM EDT March 26, 2018. Updated: 10:56 PM EDT March 26, 2018. RELATED ...
The Color of Change and the Center for Constitutional Rights sue the Department of Homeland Security to force the release of the “Race Paper,” a secret government document that details the targeted surveillance of Black civil rights groups, like the Movement for Black Lives.
... hurting Commonwealth's professional reputation and drawing time and resources from the effort to provide much-needed affordable housing in the city. Commonwealth seeks an unspecified amount of monetary damages as compensation and for the Civil Rights Division to find the BBNA's actions illegal.
Staff from the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights (OCR) will be in Palo Alto this week to visit schools and hold office hours as part of its ongoing monitoring of the district's Title IX violations. Federal representatives will be at Palo Alto High School, Gunn High School and the district office on ...
The Michigan Department of Civil Rights is considering an investigation into the alleged discriminatory conduct of Jackson County Sheriff Steven Rand based on a request from Jackson Mayor Derek Dobies. Dobies sent a two-page letter and 189 pages of media coverage to Agustin Arbulu, Michigan ...
Local leader remembers civil rights icon Linda Brown Copyright 2018 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) - - Linda Brown, the little girl at the center of the Brown vs. Board of Education court decision ...
The officers, fearing for their lives, fired 20 rounds, police said. Investigators said no firearm was located near Clark, only a cellphone was found. Crump, a civil rights attorney who represented the family of Trayvon Martin, stood with Thompson during the news conference. Get the full story in the video above ...
A generation before the Civil Rights movement gained national attention, the struggle against Jim Crow was being fought…in Alaska. And women were at the forefront of the struggle. Modern Alaskans, writes historian Terrence M. Cole, are “surprised and shocked to learn that racial segregation and Jim ...
March 26, 1920: Civil rights pioneer Gladys Noel Bates was born in McComb, Mississippi. An African-American teacher, she earned only half of what her white counterparts earned in Mississippi. In 1948, she sued for equal pay and was represented by NAACP's Thurgood Marshall. The district fired both her ...
Law professor Adam Winkler says that in the past 200 years, businesses have gone to court claiming constitutional rights that were originally intended for people. His new book is We the Corporations. We the Corporations. How American Businesses Won Their Civil Rights. by Adam Winkler. Hardcover ...
The little-known story was unearthed by Emory professor Hank Klibanoff and students taking part in his Georgia Civil Rights Cold Cases Project. It is also the subject of the first season of WABE-FM's new six-episode podcast “Buried Truths,” out March 26. Fresh episodes will come out every Monday.
In what most believe is a long-overdue decision, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ruled (in Zarda vs. Altitude Express, Inc. 1) that the Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act does protect LGBTQ workers in the same manner that has historically protected from discrimination based on race ...
It was Christmas 1967 when the Carr family gathered with tinsel, lights and ornaments to decorate, not a tree, but a tall, potted ficus. That was the year the Milwaukee NAACP Youth Council announced an economic boycott, "Black Christmas," where African-American families were encouraged to abstain ...
The Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity at the Department of Housing and Urban Development was designed to confront discrimination, segregation, and poverty. Instead, under the Trump administration, the agency is gearing up to confront a much stranger boogeyman: The emotional support ...


 

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