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Brenda Travis stands in the foyer of Higgins Middle school as students leave for the day on Friday, Sept. 30, 2016, in McComb, Miss. Travis was a student at the school when it was Burglund high school when she was expelled in 1961 following her arrest for participating in a sit-in. 01-14-civil rights 2.jpg.
A march and ceremony Saturday celebrated Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy, in addition to ongoing efforts for equality and civil rights. The Rev. Edmond Rollins, pastor of Wannamaker Baptist Church in Dover and president of the Enid chapter of the NAACP, provided the keynote address on the history and ...

The new civil rights protections fall under the state's Law Against Discrimination. There would be violations and penalties for employers who do not comply with the new law, which requires employers to provide reasonable break time each day and an appropriate location, other than a bathroom stall, for a ...
... opened in 2016, and the recently inaugurated Mississippi civil right Museum (mcrm.mdah.ms.gov/) in Jackson. These institutions join the National civil rights Museum (civilrightsmuseum.org) in Memphis, founded in 1991, in conveying the African-American experience through our history as a nation.
The fallout continues over President Trump`s reported controversial remarks deriding certain nations with vulgar language. Saturday prominent civil rights leaders in Chicago called on Congress to censure the president and for Trump himself to apologize. Republican leaders in Congress have shown no ...
PARTICIPANTS GATHER for a prayer at Winebrenner Theological Seminary during a past program on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. This year's annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Unity Walk and Tribute Program will take place Monday starting at the Church of the Living God in Findlay. The event is being held by ...

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) -- Southern states that once fought to maintain racial segregation are now banding together to promote civil rights tourism at sites including the building where the Confederacy was born and the motel where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. died. Fourteen states stretching from Kansas to ...
civil rights attorney Frankie Muse Freeman is interviewed before a dinner honoring her 100th birthday hosted by the St. Louis City NAACP at the St. Louis Marriott Grand Hotel in downtown St. Louis Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016. Freeman, the first woman appointed to the US Commission on civil rights, was the ...
Houck's three-hour civil rights tour kicks off on Auburn Avenue and passes by Atlanta's historical black colleges, its city hall and the Georgia State Capitol. He details key moments and institutions in the civil rights movement, including the headquarters of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and ...
As hate crimes against South Asians continue to rise, we need to dispel stereotypes and wear our voices. By Rachna Shah. On Sept. 4, 1907, a mob of around 400 white men attacked the homes of South Asian Indians in Bellingham, Washington. They threw them into the streets, beat them, and drove them ...
Leaders in Nevada's civil rights community say comprehensive immigration reform should take priority over efforts to prevent sanctuary cities. ... civil rights groups are celebrating a decision on Friday by a Carson City judge to toss out a petition for a ballot initiative to stop sanctuary cities in Nevada.
Terri Johnson, Assistant Dean For Student Multicultural Affairs at Southwestern says, "I wanted the students to have the opportunity to meet a living civil rights Legend. So much of the work of the Coalition for Diversity and social justice centers on Social Justice, Environmental Justice and human rights which embodies ...
Recy Taylor, an early civil rights hero who died last month, got a shout-out from Oprah Winfrey at Sunday's Golden Globes as Winfrey became the first black woman to accept the Cecil B. DeMille award. "Recy Taylor: a name I know and I think you should know too," Winfrey said. "In 1944, Recy Taylor was a ...
WWE tweeted a video and photos of Sasha banks, Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins, Apollo Crews and Titus O'Neil at the museum in Memphis which chronicles the American civil rights movement. On a related note, Titus spoke out on social media yesterday about a recent H&M advertisement which features a ...
26 letter to UConn President Susan Herbst, the U.S. Department of education's Office of civil rights wrote that it, "has determined that administratively closing this complaint on this basis is appropriate at this time." The federal watchdog agency did not conclude the complaint was without merit, but rather ...
GREENSBORO -- The International civil rights Center & Museum is in the running for the top Best Readers' Choice travel attraction in North Carolina. National ... The civil right museum is a former Woolworth store at 134 S. Elm St. where four N.C. A&T students started nonviolent sit-ins on Feb. 1, 1960.

civil rights Corps and the Southern Center for human rights announced Thursday they have sent a letter to Bottoms reiterating their call for an end to wealth-based pretrial detention in the Atlanta Municipal Court. The letter asks Atlanta officials to take immediate steps to eliminate the city's preset money ...
Updated | The New Jersey prison system has barred inmates from reading an award-winning book about racism and mass incarceration, a ban that civil rights lawyers and a former prisoner call unconstitutional and morally wrong. The book, The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander, was not allowed in at ...
Family, friends and those wanting to pay respects gathered at Mary Magdalene Baptist Church Friday morning to say their final goodbyes. Mrs. Taylor peacefully passed away just days before her 98th birthday at the Henry County Rehabilitation Center in Abbeville. "Well I tell you I am very happy to see a lot ...
New Brunswick - A federal civil rights lawsuit filed by the father of a 16-year-old African American Carteret boy alleges that the teen was "needlessly and savagely beaten" by Carteret police, including Officer Joseph Reiman, last year. The suit, filed last year against Reiman, the brother of Carteret Mayor ...
"Second Chance was one of the best things that happened during that time," said Beauregard, whose mother, Grice's sister, also fought for civil rights. "My aunt had a lot of ways of giving people meaningful jobs, the ability to buy homes and take care of their families." In 1973, the California Supreme Court ...
The act would establish a National Park Service program to educate the public and provide technical assistance for documenting, preserving and interpreting the history of the civil rights Movement. Part of that network would include a national set of historic sites, stories, research facilities and educational ...
MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) - The Madison Area Transportation Planning Board sent a civil rights Complaint to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation in relation to the decision to close, combine, and relocate two DMV's in Madison. The basis of the complaint sent by the Madison Area Transportation ...
Exercising the right to vote is our most sacred democratic right and an essential step to attaining meaningful change. Yet as we approach the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination, we are still fighting for the right to vote. Attempts to disenfranchise African-Americans and other racial ...
WASHINGTON - President Trump on Wednesday issued an Executive Order dissolving the ill-conceived Presidential Advisory Commission on election Integrity. The President's action was the result of the transparency forced on the Commission by litigation brought by the Lawyers' Committee for Civil ...
The Cincinnati NAACP and other local civil rights groups are calling on the city of Cincinnati and Cincinnati police Department to "discipline" the department's union president in a detailed resolution obtained by The Enquirer late Thursday. Sgt. Dan Hils, leader of Cincinnati Fraternal Order of Police union ...
Two civil rights group on Thursday asked Atlanta's new mayor to stop the practice of demanding cash bail from all low-level offenders appearing in Municipal Court, regardless of their ability to pay, or face the risk of a lawsuit. The Southern Center for human rights and the civil rights Corps sent Mayor ...
... changes to the HIPAA Privacy Rule. These amendments gave Americans a civil right to obtain copies of their own genetic test results stored at HIPAA-regulated laboratories. Researchers describe how civil rights and safety concerns collided after these changes and offers strategies to reconcile the two.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s iconic life, passion for justice and his remarkable civil rights journey will be chronicled and memorialized by four of King's loyal followers. The tributes take place during the 2018 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Worship Celebration on Sunday, January 14 beginning at 4 p.m. at the ...
FILE- In this Nov. 7, 2016, file photo, Anthony Carelli, left, arrives to court in White Plains, N.Y. The civil rights probe into the death of a mentally ill black man who accidentally set off his emergency medical alert device and was fatally shot by Carelli, a suburban New York police officer who responded, has ...
Her rape was a catalyst for the civil rights movement and even Rosa Parks joined the fight for justice for Recy Taylor. Robert turns pages of an old photo album, telling the story behind every picture. "She always called me baby. Even when I was 80 years old she still called me baby," said Robert. "She was ...
Revolution or civil rights movement? That's the question I've been asked repeatedly as the latest round of protests in Iran commenced. But it's not the first time I've tried to explain what even many inside Iran had trouble explaining. In 2009, I served in the Office of Iranian Affairs at the State Department and ...
They lived at Highlander together for a year, then moved to Atlanta for a year to be near the epicenter of the civil rights movement (both Martin Luther King Jr.'s Southern Christian Leadership Conference and the student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee had offices there). In 1963, they moved to Johns ...
After meeting in closed session with the Coldwater City Council Wednesday night, attorney Michael S. Bogren of the Plunkett Cooney law firm accepted service of the civil rights lawsuit by Tiffany McNeil against the city and Coldwater police Department officers other than Lewis Eastmead on Thursday ...
FILE - In this Oct. 7, 2010 file photo, Recy Taylor poses for a photo in her home in Winter Haven, Fla. Taylor, a black Alabama woman whose rape by six white men in 1944 drew national attention, died Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017, according to her brother Robert Corbitt. She was 97. (AP Photo/Phelan M.
Erica Garner, a prominent activist against police brutality, whose father's death at the hands of US officers spurred mass protests, has died after suffering a heart attack. The 27-year-old passed away on Saturday morning after being hospitalised last week, a member of her team posted on her official twitter ...
Chris Sununu to lead the state's new advisory council on civil rights, part of the formation of a civil rights bureau within the attorney general's office. New Hampshire has seen an uptick in domestic migration, with the Census Bureau estimating the population grew by 7,800 between July 2016 and July 2017, ...
The marble pieces will eventually be placed at the southern end of Ribera Street in St. Augustine, in a park named for the late civil rights activist Dr. Robert Hayling. The park will house two separate installations. Half is The Chimes Project, a semicircle of 14 pentatonic aluminum chimes, being installed by ...
Charles, who died earlier this month at the age of 79, would go on to shoot many other arresting scenes from the civil rights movement--many of them taken while on assignment for the New York Times. Notably, in 1964, he became the first black staff photographer to be hired by the publication, and he is ...
MADISON, Wis. - Madison's Department of civil rights has filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Transportation over concerns about a new Department of Motor Vehicles location. The state Department of Transportation announced Tuesday that the DMV would be consolidating its two current ...
In Mississippi, civil rights leaders gathered on Saturday to celebrate the opening of two new civil rights museums in Jackson. The historic openings, however, were marred by controversy, after President Donald Trump refused to heed the calls of civil rights leaders and insisted on attending the inauguration.
NORTH PLAINFIELD - The North Plainfield public school district has paid a former longtime employee $35,000 to resolve allegations it engaged in disability-based discrimination by firing her for "job abandonment" after she missed the last three weeks of a school year due to gallbladder surgery.
Protesters greeted President Donald Trump in the Mississippi capital Saturday as he came to speak at the opening of a civil rights museum. After the White House announced this week that Trump would visit the Mississippi civil rights Museum and give a speech at its dedication, many people in Jackson ...
Jack Phillips, the owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop near Denver, went to court seeking an exemption from a Colorado civil rights law that requires public businesses to serve all customers. The federal civil rights Act forbids discrimination based on race, gender, religion and nationality but not sexual ...
In Mississippi, many black community leaders boycotted the opening of two new civil rights museums on Saturday in protest of President Donald Trump's presence. Those who boycotted the events included African-American Democratic Congressmembers John Lewis of Georgia and Bennie Thompson of ...
Roy Reed, who covered key events during the civil rights movement for The New York Times before returning to his native Arkansas to write and teach, has ... After stints at the Joplin Globe in Missouri and the Arkansas Gazette, Reed reported on the civil rights movement during the 1960s for The Times.
In Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado civil rights Commission, which was argued Tuesday, the religious conservatives who pushed for Amendment 2 sought to undermine civil rights protections in another way - by claiming that the Constitution gives them the right to discriminate against gay people.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) -- President Donald Trump paid tribute Saturday to the leaders and foot soldiers of the civil rights movement whose sacrifices help make the United States a fairer and more just country, though protests surrounding his visit to Mississippi laid bare the stark divisions among Americans ...
Members of the South Carolina Highway Patrol honor guard carry the casket of Ernest Finney, Jr. out of the South Carolina Supreme Court in Columbia, S.C., Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017. Finney Jr. was the first African-American Supreme Court Justice appointed to the South Carolina Supreme Court since the ...


 

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