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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....


Los Angeles County Settles Civil Rights Case With Feds
The nation's largest sheriff's department has agreed to pay $700,000 and a $25,000 penalty to minor...


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....


Civil rights Leader Lawrence Guyot Dies at 73
Lawrence Guyot, a civil rights leader who survived jailhouse beatings in the Deep South in the 1960...


Russian Envoy: Ferguson Shows US Racial Problems
Leaders abroad condemn race relations in the United States following the Darren Wilson verdict....


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


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....


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....


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


Obama Wants More Police Wearing Body Cameras
President Barack Obama is calling for $75 million in federal spending to get 50,000 more police to ...


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...

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