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U.S. Commission on Civil Rights to Investigate "Stand Your Ground" Law
The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights voted Friday to launch an investigation into "Stand Your Ground...


Supreme Court Ruling on Voting Rights Expected Soon
The Supreme Court may rule as early as Monday on a key provision of the Voting Rights Act of 1965....


Florida Democrats Seek Civil Rights Hearing on Voter Suppression
House Democrats from Florida seek probe on law they say targeted Democratic voters....


Redistricting and Voting Rights Roundup
An update on developments in redistricting and new voting rules around the country....


Longtime civil rights lawyer William Taylor dies
Longtime civil rights lawyer William Taylor dies...


Longtime Civil Rights Leader Benjamin Hooks Dies at 85
Longtime Civil Rights Leader and Former NAACP Executive Director Benjamin Hooks Dies...


U.S. Could Bring Hate Charge in Fla. Teen Shooting
Legal experts and former prosecutors say George Zimmerman could be charged with a hate crime....


Southern Baptists: Gay Rights Not Civil Rights
A day after electing their first African-American president in a historic move that strives to eras...


This Day in Black History: Aug. 29, 1957
Congress passes the Civil Rights Act of 1957 on Aug. 29, 1957....


NAACP’s New Leader Says He Is 'Humbled' by Selection
Cornell William Brooks says he looks forward to leading the nation’s oldest civil rights organizati...


This Day in Black History: March 24, 1912
Civil rights activist Dorothy Height was born in Richmond, Virginia, on March 24, 1912....


Civil Rights Leaders Seek to Stop Credit Report Usage in Hiring
More than 25 organizations issued a letter to TransUnion claiming that their sales have a discrimin...


Could an Ancient Criminal Record Be Keeping You From a Job?
The EEOC discusses the impact of criminal record screenings on minority workers....


Mississippi To Make Civil Rights History Part of K-12 Curriculum
See what school district is rolling out a civil rights curriculum....


Black Lawmakers Not Supporting Black Alabama Candidate
Black lawmakers not supporting Black Alabama candidate....


With Images of Civil Rights, Blacks Urged to Vote
ATLANTA – On the Sunday before Election Day, preachers told black churchgoers across the coun...


Coming Home to Liberia: Charles Dorme Cooper and Chara Itoka Cooper
Talented Chara Itoka Cooper and Charles Dorme Cooper move back to Liberia, meet and marry, and cont...


U.K. Court Rules Kenyan Torture Victims Can Sue
Britain's High Court ruled Friday that three elderly Kenyans tortured during a rebellion against Br...


First Black Judge on Louisiana's High Court Dies
Posted June 23, 2008 – Justice Revius O. Ortique, a seminal civil rights figure and the first Afric...


Dominican Govt: 24K Affected by Citizenship Ruling
Government officials announced Thursday that more than 24,000 people born in the Dominican Republic...

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