Civil Rights

Sandy Williams, Prominent Washington State Civil Rights Activist, Dies In Plane Crash

Williams, who published a Black newspaper in Spokane, was on a plane with eight other adults and one child, all of whom perished.

DOJ Launches Federal Civil Rights Investigation Into Shocking Arkansas Arrest Caught On Camera

Randal Worcester’s head filmed having his head being bashed into the concrete.

Two Remaining Ex-Officers In George Floyd Case Sentenced To 3 Years And 3.5 Years In Federal Prison

All four disgraced Minneapolis cops have now received federal prison sentences.

Federal Prosecutors Seek 25-Year Sentence For Derek Chauvin

The former Minneapolis Cop who murdered George Floyd pleaded guilty to violating his civil rights.

Justice Department Opens Civil Rights Probe Into Louisiana State Police

Reports indicate a pattern of state police officials covering up troopers brutalizing Black motorists, the federal prosecutor says.

OPINION: The SCOTUS Roe v. Wade Draft – Never Forget Women’s Rights, Civil Rights, And Human Rights Are Intertwined

The possibility of overturning the landmark 1973 decision reveals a more insidious intent to attack the rights Americans of diverse backgrounds have long enjoyed.

Women’s History Month: 5 Things You May Not Know About Coretta Scott King

The wife of Martin Luther King Jr. was a crusader and champion of human rights worldwide.

Trial: Cop Told Ahmaud Arbery's Killers There Was No Evidence He Was A Burglar

The federal hate crimes jury has seen evidence that Travis McMichael is racist.

10 Black History Facts Often Hidden From Schools

Each February some of the same things are rolled out to teach kids about the history of Black people. Here are a few that are not widely taught.

Kristen Clarke, DOJ Civil Rights Assistant Attorney General Talks Where We Are Today On Civil Rights, Voting Rights, And More

CBS News talks to Clarke less than a year after assuming her role, leading the Biden Administration’s legal battle for civil rights.