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NAACP Intervenes In Florida Minority Voting Rights Case
September 07, 2011
The NAACP Legal Defense Fund (LDF) has filed a motion seeking to intervene in a lawsuit on behalf of the Florida State Conference of the NAACP and Black voters to prevent the State of Florida from implementing discriminatory voting laws. In the lawsuit, Florida v. United States, Florida asks a federal court to approve, under Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act, voting measures that would significantly alter Florida's voting process. ...
Civil Rights Groups Express 9/11 Solidarity
September 01, 2011
National civil rights, human rights, civil liberties, Muslim, Jewish, and South Asian groups introduced their statement of shared principles and previewed their activities related to the 10th anniversary of 9/11. More than 70 diverse organizations have signed on to the statement of shared principles in advance of the anniversary ...
EPA Settles Civil Rights Complaint Over Pesticide Spraying
August 26, 2011
The Enviromental Protection Agency (EPA) has settled a case against a California pesticide regulator that the agency found discriminated against Latino schoolchildren when they annually approved a powerful pesticide used near their schools. The complaint alleged that the California Department of Pesticide Regulation's ...
VOTING RIGHTS HEATING UP
August 25, 2011
Citing evidence that the State of Michigan is failing to provide low-income residents with a legally-mandated opportunity to register to vote, attorneys from Demos, Project Vote, the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law (LCCRUL), and the NAACP sent a pre-litigation notice letter to Secretary of State Ruth Johnson ...
Poll: Civil Rights Advancements Is MLK's Most Important Legacy
August 23, 2011
-Most Americans believe the "most monumental" facet of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s, legacy is the advancement of civil rights in the U.S, according to the Northwestern Mutual Foundation's "Monumental Legacy" survey, The survey was presented prior to the dedication of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., monument on the National Mall in Washington this weekend. When asked "which aspect of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s legacy is most monumental," half of respondents (47%) chose "his advancements in civil rights ...
Civil Rights Training Conference Brings Together American Indians
August 12, 2011
About 500 people attended the University of Northern Colorado’s second annual Pathways to Respecting American Indian Civil Rights training conference Wednesday and Thursday. The focus of the conference was to educate on the issues affecting American Indians. Topics included violence against women, the Indian Health Care Improvement Act and environmental justice. ...
Civil Rights Museum Presents 20th Anniversary Freedom Awards
August 11, 2011
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the National Civil Rights Museum, the 2011 Freedom Awards will be given to select individuals for their contributions to civil and human rights, education, the arts, sports community, justice and for their dedication to creating opportunity for the disenfranchised. Honorees this year include Danny Glover, Cicely Tyson, Bill Russell, Alonzo Mourning, the Reverend Jesse Jackson, among others. The Freedom Awards is a global civil rights event, part of the mission ...
A New Era Of Civil Rights For The USDA
August 10, 2011
Tomorrow and Friday, the members of USDA's Minority Farmer Advisory Committee will meet for the first time to discuss efforts to increase minority participation in department programs and services. ...
Civil Rights Icon Eleanor Josaitis Dies at 79
August 09, 2011
Eleanor Josaitis was a stay-at-home mom, raising five kids in Taylor, Michigan in the 1960s, when she decided she wanted to help build racial harmony in Detroit's segregated communities. So she packed up her family and moved them to Detroit's Sherwood Forest neighborhood after the 1967 riots. ...
Civil Rights Groups Back Obama's Choice Of Consumer Bureau Head
July 19, 2011
The appointment of former Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray by President Obama to be the first director of the newly formed Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is being applauded by civil rights leaders and groups alike. Nancy Zirkin, executive vice president of The Leadership Conference on Civil ...
Obama Meets Civil Rights Icon Ruby Bridges
July 18, 2011
When Ruby Bridges visited the Oval Office President Obama told her, "I think it's fair to say that if it wasn't for you guys, I wouldn't be here today." November 14, 2010 marked the 50th anniversary of six-year-old Ruby's history-changing walk to the William Franz Public School in New Orleans as part of court-ordered ...
Federal School Funding Measure Labelled Anti-Civil Rights
July 14, 2011
The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund is speaking out against the "State and Local Funding Flexibility Act" (H.R. 2445), which was approved yesterday ...
Obama Borrows Iconic Civil Rights-era Painting
July 12, 2011
Decades after Ruby Bridges made history walking into a desegregated New Orleans elementary school, the nation's first black president has chosen to honor her courage and that moment in time by hanging the painting outside of the Oval Office. The Norman Rockwell Museum announced the loan of Norman Rockwell’s iconic painting ...
African American Civil War Museum Ready For Grand Opening
July 11, 2011
The African American Civil War Museum is reopening in a new location in D.C. to give it more space for exhibits and programs. The ribbon cutting is scheduled for Monday, July 18, but museum organizers have put together an entire weekend of events to mark the opening of the new location. ...
Civil Rights Activists Angry About NC Redistricting
July 06, 2011
North Carolina Republicans and Democrats are at odds over the redrawing of Congressional districts. On Thursday, the state legislature with hold another public hearing on the matter. Lawmakers have already released preliminary maps of Congressional districts, and state house and senate districts. ...
Latino Rights Group Reports On 'State Of Latino Nation"
June 30, 2011
As part of a press conference held today at its 82nd Annual National Convention, the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), highlighted its commitment to improving health among the U.S. Hispanic population. One initiative, Latinos Living Healthy, is aimed at reducing childhood obesity among ...
Civil Rights Coalition Unveils Plan To Transform High Schools
June 07, 2011
“We can no longer afford to wait to transform our public high schools. All students must attain the knowledge and skills they need to compete in the 21st century marketplace ." ...
UN Criticizes US On Women's Rights
June 06, 2011
Inadequate implementation of current policies have “resulted in the continued prevalence of violence against women. ...
Civil Rights Groups Urge Reversal Of Prison Censorship Decision
May 27, 2011
“TDCJ’s censorship of these books is a transparent attempt to suppress speech that is critical of the government." ...
Broad Civil Rights Coalition Lays Out Plan For 2012 Budget
May 25, 2011
Civil Rights Groups Urge Retroactive Application Of Sentencing Reforms
May 25, 2011
Signatories included the NAACP, the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund, the American Civil Liberties Union, and the Rev. Al Sharpton. ...
Haley Barbour Changes Tone On Civil Rights Movement
May 24, 2011
"We apologize to you for your mistreatment in 1961, and we appreciate this chance for atonement and reconciliation." ...
Civil Rights On Agenda At Leadership 500 Summit
May 24, 2011
The NAACP is issuing a new “front line” call for all young people to come and discuss the future of the civil rights movement. ...
Civil Rights Group Help Victims Of Predatory Lenders
May 20, 2011
The NAACP initially accused Wells Fargo of unfair lending practices, but dropped a planned lawsuit after the bank agreed to help African Americans get high quality loans. ...
Rights Groups Speak Out Against GA Immigration Bill
May 18, 2011
State Governor Nathan Deal signed the Arizona-style bill into law last Friday. A number of local employers say the bill will have a negative impact on their businesses. ...
Students Retrace Civil Rights Journey With Freedom Rider
May 18, 2011
Rip Patton will retrace that journey, this time joined by Stetson University undergraduate and law students and several nationally respected civil rights scholars. ...
Civil Rights Leaders Call For Reward Fund In Rap Artist Killing
May 19, 2011
“The rap industry is a lucrative industry and many of its top performers have spoken out and lent their talents and financial support to social causes in the past." ...
Civil Rights Leaders Urge Rap World To Speak Out After Artist's Murder
May 16, 2011
According to police, it appears that it was a random act of violence and M-Bone was just in the wrong place at the wrong time. ...
Georgia Civil Rights Movement To Celebrate 50th Anniversary
May 13, 2011
The mass demonstrations and arrests in Albany in 1961 and 1962 helped change the course of American history. They were the first such campaigns in the country. ...
Atlanta Seen As Ideal Civil Rights Game Host
May 13, 2011
"I think it's good to have it here in Atlanta, where you had a Hank Aaron, who made history with a home run and dealt with the things he had to deal with along the way." ...
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