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Freedom House Sees Disturbing Global Decline in Democracy
Global freedom has suffered a disturbing decline with 60 percent of the world's population, or 2.6 ...


Zimbabwe's White Farmers Face Threats of New Evictions
There are reportedly fewer than 300 white farmers out of the original total of 4,500....


Rights Group Urges UN to Stop Nigerian Executions
The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project is seeking help from U.N. rapporteurs to stop ...


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


Are Human Rights Violations Behind the AIDS Epidemic in the South?
Denying people access can increase their risk for HIV....


Activists Call on UN to Aid Detroit's Water Crisis
The Detroit Water and Sewerage Department is shutting off water to more than 150,000 people....


MLK III Reflects on Voting Rights as Congress Honors His Parents
Martin Luther King III came to Washington to receive a posthumous gold medal for his parents, but s...


Civil Rights Leaders Want Action on Voting Rights Amendment Act
Civil and voting rights groups urge Congress to move forward on the Voting Rights Amendment Act....


Sen. Rand Paul Flips on His Voting Rights Flop
Sen. Rand Paul sends mixed messages on voting rights....


Civil Rights Leaders Recall the Lasting Inspiration of Nelson Mandela
Wade Henderson and Marc Morial on the parallels between the civil rights movement and apartheid....


Rights Group: Extremists Abduct Females in Nigeria
Human Rights Watch says Islamic extremists in northeast Nigeria are abducting and apparently raping...


Civil Rights Includes Gays 50 Years After March
Gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people will be participating in events for this year's 50th ...


Jay-Z and Beyoncé Blasted for Cuban Vacation
Human rights activist calls out couple for recent getaway....


Jermaine Dupri Defends Mariah Carey's Angola Performance
Manager responds to criticism, says singer "did nothing wrong."...


U.S. to Promote Gay Rights Abroad
At a time when some nations are maintaining or beefing up laws that deny the rights of lesbian, gay...


Obama Taps Debo Adegbile to Lead DOJ Civil Rights Division
President Obama has nominated former NAACP Legal Defense Fund attorney Debo Adegbile to head the ci...


What's Next for the Voting Rights Act?
Black leaders discuss the future of the Voting Rights Act....


Commentary: Haiti’s Duvalier Should Face Human Rights Charges
Violators of human rights should be prosecuted to the full extent of the law, and Haiti’s former di...


Breaking Barriers: Frank Mugisha
Gay rights activist Frank Mugisha works for LGBTI and human rights in Uganda....


NAACP Takes Voting Rights Fight to United Nations
NAACP president Benjamin Jealous hopes the U.N. will take a stand on restrictive voting laws and wa...

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