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The 46-year-old immigration activist spent three days at Stroger Hospital recovering from the hunger strike, of which he's done seven over the last five years to fight ... It's a tough challenge, activists say: How do you balance your personal needs with a movement that aims to secure the civil rights of millions of undocumented ...
North Florida Democratic Congressman Al Lawson wants Jacksonville to be nationally recognized as the birthplace of Civil Rights activist and songwriter James ... Since his passing in 1938, he has remained an icon and inspiration not only to the city of Jacksonville, but throughout the United States.”.

(AP) — Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has been a best-selling author, civil-rights activist, actor, historian and one of the greatest basketball players who ever lived. One thing Abdul-Jabbar has never been — at least not in public — is chatty. "I'm not known for being a blabbermouth, you know?" the soft-spoken ...
WASHINGTON - Over protests from disability-rights activists, the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday adopted a measure that would alter how ... a message to people with disabilities that we are not equal, or worthy of the same civil rights protections as others," said a statement Langevin released ...
Shaun King, a prominent black rights activist and writer, announced Thursday that he is co-founding a political action committee to help elect ... District attorney races remain an untapped opportunity for progressive activists to leverage relatively modest resources for major policy wins, according to King.
Given that ICE and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents across Florida seem to be itching to detain black and brown people, a coalition of 21 Florida activist groups and civil rights organizations have issued a "travel warning" for immigrants and people of color throughout the state. The groups ...

“Nkrumah was the person [who] convinced me that nonviolent action might be possible” in the U.S., Forman recalled. The SNCC was arguably the most transformative student movement in the history of the United States. It was under the leadership of young activists like Forman and Lewis that the SNCC ...
Rick Snyder's appointment of Bishop Ira Combs Jr. to the Michigan Civil Rights Commission. Combs, who leads Greater ... "It's an economic disadvantage, too, for us to make a statement to the world that says 'Michigan isn't a place where gay people are welcome,'" Landrum said. Chances of getting Combs ...
“There's a lot to be furious about,” said Shaun King, the political commentator and civil rights activist. “But I'm also hopeful.” It was Friday afternoon at Northeastern's Blackman Auditorium, and King was reflecting on the current state of affairs in the U.S. The nation's political climate, he explained, had ...
Speakers include David Goodman, the brother of Andrew Goodman, who was 20 years old when he and two other civil rights activists were ambushed and killed by Ku Klux Klansmen during Freedom Summer. Andrew Goodman, Michael Schwerner and James Chaney had been investigating the burning ...
... out rules for the United States in limiting naturalization to only free white ... that that's a great thing,” Spencer said of women voting in U.S. elections. ... and a civil rights activist who says she was targeted for harassment by ...
They're more comfortable with women in activist roles and more ... changed the topic of political discussion in the U.S. from balancing the federal budget ... Comparing youth organizers today to civil rights activists, she said the ...
... he denied Native American activist Leonard Peltier's application for clemency ... is “rooted in race,” the civil-rights activist Harry Belafonte told Billboard. ... “I did exchange fire with the authorities who were shooting at us,” ...
Now it's up to the police department to show us the proof". ... attacked Harris was spearheaded by Shaun King, a writer and civil rights activist. ... are still at large," CVille Solidarity, a group of Charlottesville activists, said in a statement. ... United States · Far Right · Racism · Black Lives Matter · US & Canada.
Along with parallel efforts by other Black Lives Matter activists, ... The FBI actively targeted black activists under COINTELPRO during the civil rights movement — a ... “We do have a real threat in the United States and it's the rise of ... a New York federal court over the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's ...
A statue of civil-rights activist and educator Mary McLeod Bethune ... of a Confederate general in representing Florida in the U.S. Capitol.
A looming statue of Fannie Lou Hamer is displayed prominently in the Fannie Lou Hamer Memorial Garden in Ruleville, Miss., Thursday, Oct. 5, ...

As many NFL players across the United States make the decision to kneel or face away from the flag as the National Anthem plays before their ...
His civil rights advocacy was chronicled in a 2009 documentary, "Hugh Hefner: ... "I'm a human rights activist," Hefner said in a 1994 Advocate ...
John Lewis, an American icon of the Civil Rights Movement, reflects ... who would go on to be chairman of the SNCC, and presently a U.S. ... Lewis said he particularly remembers his time there with a young activist named Charles Koen ... he helped train a generation of young activists who would spend the ...
Civil rights activists and some Maryland lawmakers had long protested against the statue of Taney, whose decision has been described by ...
“I will be introducing a bill to remove Confederate statues from the US Capitol ... of the Confederacy in the hallowed halls of the United States Capitol or in ... for instance with the 2013 addition of a statue of Civil Rights activist ...
... “shame”; “No Trump, no KKK, no fascist USA” and “New York hates you”. ... terrorist attack, in which civil rights activists Heather Heyer died. ... Refuse Fascism, an activist organization whose name pretty much sums up its aim, is holding conferences in five cities across the US on Saturday as part of its bid ...
U.S. President Donald Trump's response to that event, including his ... from a public park and civil rights activists in Dallas planning a rally against white ... Speakers include Kyle Chapman, a California activist who was ... A collection of moments subtle and grand of the 44th president of the United States.
She wanted to get things done," Garcia said. Retired U.S. Rep. Ed Pastor called her the "matriarch of the Hispanic community in Phoenix.".
Divisions rooted in US history of slavery: Activist ... To discuss the issue, Press TV has interviewed Life Malcolm, a US civil rights activist from Miami, ... The sources of division in the United States are the facts that “the history of ...
The winner of three book awards in 2007, this book takes us back to the ... The book tracks white opposition to civil rights and links southern ... lies in how many whites dismissed civil rights activists as troublemakers ... of white supremacy in the United States, the terrible tangle of hatred, ... USA · europe · UK.
Echoes of the Confederacy are scattered across the U.S. in the form of ... clashed with civil rights activists during the Civil Rights Movement.
Flowers at the scene of the incident in Charlottesville, Virginia, US, that left Heather Heyer dead and 19 others injured. Photograph: Tasos ...
Known as "the woman behind the new $20 bill," Rosa "Rosie" Rios, the 43rd treasurer of the United States, will speak at the University of Notre Dame on Monday (March 27).
With a family name that is inextricably linked with the NAACP and the civil rights movement both here in Maryland and nationally, Lillie Mae Carroll Jackson ...
Community organizations that often supply ground troops for progressive causes, such as New York Communities for Change and the immigration rights-focused Make the Road New York, sent buses of activists from New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania ...
American labor leader and civil rights activist Dolores Huerta gives a talk at Palo Alto College in celebration of Women's Heritage Month.
The Trump administration has appointed to protect trans health at HHS a former staffer with the anti-LGBT Heritage Foundation.
"We just knew that one of us was going to die that summer," she said. "Mississippi was considered the darkest of the deep South.
From Lowndes County, A Connection Between Environmental Activism and Civil Rights. FHI Practitioner in ... that it was just in Lowndes County.
Civil rights activist Vernon Jordan, who worked for the NAACP during the 1960s civil rights movement, will deliver the SU commencement speech in May.
But some civil rights activists and Indiana attorneys question the logic behind such legislation, noting that often, obstructing traffic is an offense already punishable under the law.
Youth activists, parents, legal experts, cop watchers and other social justice activists gathered in the Red Hook Initiative community center for a forum entitled: "Raids and Conspiracy in NYCHA.
Seaside >> Celebrating 85 years of the NAACP in Monterey County, the local branch of the national organization will be hosting its 45th annual Freedom Fund Gala on April 1 to honor individuals who have contributed to civil rights in the community ...
It was mostly young people, first African-Americans and then joined by whites, who led the Southern civil rights movement - the "borning" movement that gave rise to the subsequent social justice movements of an era often abbreviated as simply "the ...
In response to the Cuban Revolution in 1959 and the subsequent victory of the Sandinista National Liberation Front (FSLN) against the U.S.-backed Somoza dictatorship in Nicaragua in 1979, the United States scaled up its support for anti-communist ...
SVA is pleased to announce that writer, activist and feminist icon Gloria Steinem will be the keynote speaker at the College's 41st annual commencement exercises, to be held at 1:00pm on Tuesday, May 9, 2017, at the landmark Radio City Music Hall ...
Delores Dupree, left, President of Rankin/Mon Valley NCNW, and Penny Graves, Postmaster of Braddock, help unveil the Dorothy Height Forever stamp in the ...
Brigitte Gabriel, who leads an organization dedicated to persecuting people because of their faith, boasted about her access to the Trump administration.
Though 28 of her photographs are the focus of a new exhibition at Chicago's National Museum of Mexican Art, Maria Varela doesn't consider herself an artist.
"We were in Mississippi and we were walking and they gassed us, sicked dogs on us, put water hoses on us. Why?
BOSTON (WWLP) - Some of President Donald Trump's executive orders have caused concern among some Massachusetts residents for their civil liberties.
He remembered all too well what it was like when his father, a union printer, was out of work for a year. U.S. Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.
After a few hours of watching livestreamers E-Poemz or Johnny Dangers on February 22, 2017, you might have felt like you knew them.


 

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