In 1981, Sandra Bundy won her court case Bundy v. Jackson, which established that sexual harassment in the workplace is a violation of the Civil Rights Act. Because of her determination and persistence, sexual harassment is now considered employment discrimination. Bundy is finally getting a big screen telling of her…
For Women’s History Month, Jezebel and The Root are partnering for JezeRoot, a series that focuses on women of color, domestic workers and sex workers.
On Monday, a Manhattan US Appeals court ruled that the Civil Rights Act of 1964 protects people from discrimination based on their sexual identity as well as their gender. Real kick in the pants day for the Trump administration.
It’s been nearly one year since Donald Trump’s inauguration as president. It’s also been nearly 50 years since the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr.
For transgender Americans seeking to enlist in the military, the coming new year will mark a major victory in a long, senseless battle started by President Donald Trump.
The government already has lost one case for trying to block an undocumented teenager in federal custody from having an abortion. Now, officials are under fire again for the same rights violations, including forcing immigrants in custody who want an abortion to attend right–wing, religious, anti–abortion “counseling.”
In all truth, I was originally never going to tell this story. Because for the longest time, I didn’t even know if there was a story. I didn’t take what had happened to me seriously.
Say her name: Recy Taylor. In 1944, 24-year-old Recy Taylor and two friends were walking back from a late-night church service in Abbeville, Ala., when seven young white men in a car stopped them and threatened them with a gun. Taylor was forced to enter the car, and the men drove off with her into the woods.
Civil rights activist and comedian Dick Gregory, who passed away on Saturday at age 84, will be missed.
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.