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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....


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


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...


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 ...


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...


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


Rep. Alcee Hastings Escapes Ethics Investigation of Sexual Harassment Claims
The House Ethics Committee won't launch a formal investigation into sexual harassment charges again...


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


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


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...


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...

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