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Charles McDew, whose three arrests in two days as a college student for violating South Carolina's forbidding racial codes transformed him into a civil rights pioneer, died on April 3 in West Newton, Mass. He was 79. The cause was a heart attack he had while visiting his longtime partner, Beryl Gilfix, for ...
... President that the Department of Justice's rescission of the Cole memo will not impact Colorado's legal marijuana industry," Gardner said in a statement. "Furthermore, President Trump has assured me that he will support a federalism-based legislative solution to fix this states' rights issue once and for all. GOP

In previous cases, the Supreme Court upheld the tribes' rights to fish salmon, spelled out by various treaties entered in the 1850s. But, having insulated those rights from destruction previously, the court must now decide their meaning for the 21st century and beyond. That decision may say more about ... Indigenous
Plano ISD's policy, for example, notes that the district may prohibit expression if it "materially and substantially interferes" with school activities or the rights of other students or teachers, or if the district can demonstrate reasonable cause that such expression would do so. Students can be kicked out of ... gun
"From an ethical and legal perspective, creating a legal personality for a robot is inappropriate", they argued, explaining that doing so could breach human rights law. The experts said Europe should create rules for robotics and artificial intelligence that foster innovation, but also consider the ...

Chinese internet search giant Baidu has launched a digital image property rights management platform based on Blockchain, the company announced Wednesday, April 11. The service, called Totem, timestamps each submitted original image with a real-time identity and other user data, storing it on a ...
Amazon has picked up U.K. rights to AMC's upcoming “Dietland,” the streaming giant announced Thursday. The show, which is described as darkly comedic, stars Joy Nash and Julianna Margulies and is set to launch in Britain on Prime Video on June 5, following its U.S. premiere the previous day.
When the Illinois Senate voted 43-12 Wednesday to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution (with no debate!), many credited the #MeToo movement. The timing would certainly indicate as much. The deadline to ratify the amendment, after all, expired in 1982. Something inspired the ...
United Nations experts have urged Viet Nam not to crackdown on civil society or stifle dissent, after the authorities jailed several human rights defenders for “conducting activities to overthrow the people's government” – a charge that carries the possibility of the death sentence or life imprisonment.
Ida Sawyer, Human Rights Watch director for Central Africa, said senior security and intelligence officials in Congo told the organization about a scheme being carried out by President Joseph Kabila's powerful supporters in the government and security sector to derail elections scheduled for December and ...
However, South Korea's Ministry of Unification confirmed human rights in North Korea was not on the agenda. "The main agenda will be denuclearisation, establishment of peace on the Korean Peninsula and improving North-South relations. Nothing more, nothing less," Baik Tae-hyun, spokesperson for ...
With Argentina in the global spotlight as it holds the G20 presidency this year, its government must commit to tackle human rights challenges and play a leading role in addressing other key regional and global issues, said Amnesty International during its Secretary General's visit to the country. “Argentina ...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Fifty years after the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., only 1 in 10 African Americans think the United States has achieved all or most of the goals of the civil rights movement he led, according to a new poll by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.
Honorees at the April 5, 2018, Human Rights Awards Ceremony include, back row: Todd Walker, Kenick El, Christina Pullen, Roark Corson, Kathleen Wakefield, and Laura Beth Lawver; front row: Marie Culver, Jennifer Vaughan, Heidi Kulberg, Carolyn Weems, Barbara Unkle, Alison Byrne, and Debi Gray.
On Sunday, the streaming-video giant announced that “Rogen has entered into a lifetime deal to transfer full ownership of his personal autonomy to Netflix.” “As a general rule, I don't really 'read' anything before I sign it,” Rogen is quoted as saying in the April 1 announcement. The release also cites “Netflix ...
The emerging international rights-of-nature movement aims to address the way western legal systems treat nature as property, making the living world invisible to the law. It uses western legal constructs, such as personhood and rights-based approaches, to shift the status of nature from property to a subject ...

Following the death of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in April 1968, the newly formed Black Student Caucus at Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School decided it was time for change on the nearly all-white campus. They demanded more black representation in the faculty and board of trustees and the creation ...
People from around the world are expected to visit Memphis for the 50th anniversary commemorations of the Martin Luther King Jr. assassination. Key commemorations are taking place at the National Civil Rights Museum, which on Friday released details about parking and logistics. Here's what you need ...
The only thing I was told is that I was going to a new school and I should behave,” says civil rights icon Ruby Bridges. On Nov. 14, 1960, Bridges became the first black child to integrate William Franz Public School in New Orleans, an experience captured in Norman Rockwell's iconic 1964 painting, “The ...
Ford, along with State Sen. Ron Grooms, a Republican from Jeffersonville, and State Sen. Mike Bohacek, a Republican from Michiana Shores, want those relationships rebuilt. They came up with the bill of rights idea last summer. Ford said the document is modeled after similar laws in 16 other states and ...
Now in its eighth year, the festival, running April 6–8, will shed light on rights at risk across the globe. Over the years, the festival has built a reputation for providing memorable glimpses into the experiences of people whose rights are under attack. Films are coupled with post-film Q&A sessions so audience ...
In this Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013 file photo, people look at the portrait of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. following a service celebrating King's birthday inside the Georgia State Capitol in Atlanta. Fifty years after King's assassination, only 1 in 10 African Americans think the United States has achieved all or ...
They were people who were arrested, beaten and spat on for their participation in the civil rights movement. Now we want to know: Who were they? We're hoping you might be able to help us identify these people. Your name and comments may be published, but your contact information will not. A reporter ...
Dr. Clayborne Carson, director of the Martin Luther King Jr. Research and Education Institute and the King Papers Project at Stanford University, speaks with Dr. Clarence Jones, King's lawyer, adviser, and speechwriter, as the two talk about their plans to commemorate the civil rights leader on the 50th ...
WASHINGTON – Fifty years after the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., only 1 in 10 African Americans think the United States has achieved all or most of the goals of the civil rights movement he led, according to a new poll by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.
On one side, a coalition of establishment medical associations, pro-choice activists, gay rights organizations, the ACLU, the Democratic party, and mainstream bioethicists promotes a “patient-centered” medical paradigm. Under this view, patients have the right to obtain any legal and effectual medical ...
WASHINGTON – In a Washington Post op-ed, Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, called on Congress to overturn the Trump administration's decision to weaponize the 2020 Census with a citizenship question. “The Census is a sacred trust. The goal ...
The omnibus spending package passed by Congress last week will give a serious boost to the Department of Education's civil rights enforcement arm, even as that office narrows the scope of its investigative work. The legislation provides a total of $117 million for the Office for Civil Rights for fiscal year ...
That was the headline of a New York Times article from December about the newly-opened civil rights museum in Jackson. As the first state-run museum of its kind in the country, the institution is committed to telling the full and true history of civil rights in Mississippi. That mission is what drew recent UNC ...
The program aims to curb human rights violations in fields and educate workers on their rights. "We march to get Wendy's kicked off campus cause we don't want a corporation that exploits farm workers, allows sexual abuse to happen in the fields, and allows their farm workers to be mistreated," said ...
The UN Human Rights Council passed five more anti-Israel resolutions last week. This was not a great surprise, and U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley called the Council “grossly biased against Israel.” She added that “our patience is not unlimited” and again threatened to leave the Council unless its obsession ...
A federal court on Thursday ruled in favor of a prison inmate who claims Connecticut authorities acted illegally when they seized much of a $300,000 civil rights judgment he won against a prison guard and applied the money to the costs of his incarceration. Inmate Rashad Williams, serving a 30-year ...
However, in passing this legislation, Congress voted to enact a law that poses new threats to privacy and human rights for Americans as well as millions of people abroad who use the services of U.S. tech companies. Going forward, the task now falls to Congress to hold the executive branch accountable ...
In New Hampshire, the senate has overwhelmingly approved a constitutional amendment known as Marsy's Law. If it wins final approval from voters this fall, the amendment would enshrine a list of rights for crime victims into the state constitution. They include the right to be notified of when the accused is ...
NORTH PLATTE. Neb -- (KNOP) - LB776 for county inmates' rights nears becoming a law. Key issue in bill addresses affordable phone use for inmates at county and city jails. It has taken some time to get through legislation, as language has been re-written several times. Senator Mike Groene believes it is ...
Victims of human rights abuses and their families often don't know the names of the individual security officers they accuse of violating their rights, but their bosses can be held liable for their actions. However, according to Obiagwu, commanders tend not to stay in the same place for more than six months, ...
If it wins final approval from voters this fall, the amendment would enshrine a list of rights for crime victims into the state constitution. They include the right to be notified of when the accused is released on bail, the right to be heard at sentencing hearings, and the right to reasonable protection from the ...
Two national debates converged in Dover on Wednesday as supporters of equal rights for women and opponents of new gun control measures rallied outside Legislative Hall. Although their goals are different, both groups are seeking Constitutional protections of their rights. A few dozen people – including ...
A once-deregistered University of Iowa student organization that has captured the spotlight nationally will retain its official status through the end of June — at least — to allow the administration more time to consider changes to enforcement of its human rights policy. A federal court judge Jan. 23 ordered ...
“The best PR machine in the world cannot gloss over Saudi Arabia's dismal human rights record. The Crown Prince has been cast as a reformer but the crackdown against dissenting voices in his country has only intensified since his appointment last June,” said Samah Hadid, Director of Campaigns for ...
Amazon's European subscribers will get a double dose of new U.S. drama in April and June. Marvel's upcoming series “Cloak & Dagger” and ABC sci-fi mystery “The Crossing” will play on the Prime Video service in a host of European territories. “Cloak & Dagger” will be on the Freeform cable network in ...
A Thai court's $312,500 libel verdict against a British human rights activist reporting on labour abuses in the country will have a chilling effect on others defending migrant workers, a rights group said. UK citizen Andy Hall was found guilty of defamation in a civil suit brought by Thailand's pineapple tinning ...
After learning of the business through its media coverage, the NYC Human Rights Commission decided to launch an investigation to determine if the business's operations violate the city's Human Rights Law. According to the aforementioned law, “businesses that furnish public accommodations, including ...
Fifty years ago today, an iconic photo of the civil rights movement was snapped on a street in Memphis. But the story behind that inspiring and unforgettable image has many shades of gray. Christopher Blank of WKNO in Memphis has the story. CHRISTOPHER BLANK, BYLINE: Ernest Withers took more ...
(Beirut) – Candidates for Lebanon's May 6, 2018 parliamentary elections should commit to reforms to strengthen human rights protections, Human Rights Watch said today. Human Rights Watch is sending letters to major Lebanese political parties and parliamentary candidates urging them to commit to ...
(Chris Detrick | The Salt Lake Tribune) Participants cheer during the March for Our Lives SLC rally at the state Capitol S... (Chris Detrick | The Salt Lake Tribune) Participants march from West High School to the state Capitol during the March for... (Chris Detrick | The Salt Lake Tribune) Participants march ...
Streets in Washington D.C. to Los Angeles became seas of protest on Saturday, led by hundreds of thousands of emboldened children, students, parents, and teachers in the "March for Our Lives" event pushing to end gun violence. But on the same day of these rallies, counter-protests took place with a ...
SACRAMENTO, CA (CBS13) -National civil rights attorney Ben Crump sent out a tweet and video Friday saying he is now representing the family of Stephon Clark. Clark, 22-years-old, was unarmed when he was shot and killed by Sacramento Police outside his grandparent's home Sunday, sparking days ...
The UN Human Rights Council has adopted a resolution extending the mandate on Iran, the Islamic Republic's official news agency IRNA reported. According to IRNA, “Adopted along with five other resolutions in a meeting in Geneva on Friday, the resolution on Iran extended by a period of one year the ...


 

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