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.
09/07/2022

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.
08/23/2022

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.
07/27/2022

Federal Prosecutors Seek 25-Year Sentence For Derek Chauvin

The former Minneapolis Cop who murdered George Floyd pleaded guilty to violating his civil rights.
06/24/2022

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.
06/10/2022

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.
05/05/2022

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.
03/24/2022

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.
02/18/2022

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.
02/01/2022

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.
01/16/2022