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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...


Police Disband Sit-in at Baltimore City Hall, Arrests Made
Activists opposed to the permanent appointment of Baltimore's interim police commissioner occupied ...


The Legend of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Grows in New HBO Doc Minority of One
Film chronicles Hall of Famer's hoops career and social consciousness....


James Blake Wants Officer Who Arrested Him Fired
Adds that other victims of police brutality also deserve an apology....


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....


UN: C. African Republic Hatred at Terrifying Level
The U.N.'s top human rights official warned Thursday that the hatred between Christian and Muslim c...


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 ...


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....


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....


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


Eric Holder Hails Success of Fewer Nonviolent Drug Prosecutions
Attorney general Eric Holder delivers speech at National Press Club....


Senate Opens Hearings for Obama Attorney General Nominee
Loretta Lynch, who is seeking to become the first Black female in the esteemed position, promised a...


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...


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....


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


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...

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