Over the weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia, white supremacists held a rally that escalated into violence. An activist, a paralegal named Heather Heyer, was killed after a man drove his car into a crowd of protesters. I usually write about video games on this site, but today I need to talk about my dad, who marched…
Last week, President Donald Trump put forth his nominee to head the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division, giving many social justice and LGBTQ activists major pause.
On Tuesday, a federal appeals court in Chicago ruled that LGBT employees are protected from workplace discrimination under the Civil Rights Act for the first time since its creation in 1964.
A 38-year-old Long Island man named Patrick O’Meara has been charged with a hate crime after assaulting two transgender women who were trying to enter a McDonald’s in Queens, New York on Friday.
The Trump administration—not a big fan of injunctions lately or being told what to do, period—is also obviously fine with legal restrains so long as they help pave the way for intolerance and inequity.
Today, President-elect Donald Trump met Martin Luther King III—one of Martin Luther King Jr.’s sons—at Trump Tower. And according to King, the meeting was “constructive.”
Citing Russian interference in the election, civil rights hero and Congressional Black Caucus member Rep. John Lewis told NBC News’ Chuck Todd that he doesn’t see Donald Trump as a “legitimate president,” and will not be attending the inauguration.
And now for some good news: on Thursday, President Obama named five new national monuments, establishing his legacy as the president who has used his executive authority more than any other to establish historical, cultural and natural sites of significance.
Today’s confirmation hearing for Sen. Jeff Sessions’s Attorney General appointment was unusual in that three sitting Congressmen—Rep. John Lewis, Sen. Cory Booker, and Rep. Cedric Richmond on behalf of the Congressional Black Caucus—spoke against his nomination.
Mavis Staples, the gospel and R&B legend who was a prominent voice of the civil rights movement, was one of the artists recognized at Tuesday night’s Kennedy Center Honors in a flawless performance by Bonnie Raitt and Andra Day.
In a video released on Monday, Republican North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory ended almost a full month of political maneuvering and protest filings and conceded the gubernatorial election to Democrat Roy Cooper, who won with a slim but decisive margin that’s grown to about 10,000 votes.
An East Tennessee State University student has been criminally charged after he showed up at a Black Lives Matter protest in a gorilla mask and attempted to hand out bananas to the demonstrators. Tristan Rettke, an ETSU freshman, is being charged with one count of civil rights intimidation.
Itemid Al-Matar filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against the city of Chicago and six of its police officers who misidentified her as a potential terrorist on July 4, 2015 as she left a subway station dressed in hijab and niqab while carrying a backpack.
Noted Black Lives Matter activist and the former mayoral candidate for the city of Baltimore DeRay Mckesson has been named interim chief human capital officer for the city’s school districts.
Today’s Google Doodle honors the birthday and legacy of Yuri Kochiyama, one of the most overlooked and dogged civil rights activists of our time.
The movie Loving is getting early awards show buzz out of Cannes for its portrayal of an interracial couple whose historic court case in 1967 struck down Virginia’s anti-miscegenation law.
Last week, the Justice Department told North Carolina they would have until Monday, May 9 to make a decision about HB2, a bill that overturned “every local LGBT anti-discrimination measure in the state” when passed in March: either dump the law and comply with the the Civil Rights Act, or implement the law and risk…
In March, North Carolina passed House Bill 2, better known as the “Bathroom Bill.” In addition to requiring everyone in the state to identify as the biological sex on their birth certificate when using a public restroom, the bill effectively overturned “every local LGBT anti-discrimination measure in the state.”…
The family of Tamir Rice, a 12-year-old boy who was fatally shot by a white Cleveland, OH police officer in 2014, will receive $6 million from the city of Cleveland in a settlement, the New York Times reports. Under the terms of the settlement, which is still pending approval from a probate court, the city does not…
The American Civil Liberties Union announced Monday that they are suing North Carolina officials over a new law that prevents trans people from using bathrooms that don’t match their biological sex. The law also bans cities and counties from creating anti-discrimination laws. The ACLU is pretty sure the law violates…