Civil Rights

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

Civil Rights Icon Ruby Bridges to Release Children’s Book in September

‘I Am Ruby Bridges’ Is a Picture-Book to Reintroduce Her Story to Children
01/15/2022

MLK Holiday: Dr. Bernice King Explains Why Her Father’s Message of Love and Nonviolence Is Now More Important Than Ever

Observing what would have been her father’s 93rd birthday, the daughter of the late civil rights icon looks at the current social landscape and talks about why his work remains so relevant.
01/14/2022

Alabama City Faces $25,000 Fine For Renaming Street That Honored Confederate President Jefferson Davis

Montgomery’s first Black mayor wants the street named for a local civil rights leader.
12/01/2021

This Day in Black History: Aug. 6, 1965

The Voting Rights Act of 1965 was signed into law.
08/06/2021

This Day In Black History: July 2, 1964

Civil Rights Act of 1964 signed into law.
07/02/2021