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ACLU Sues South Dakota
Over Vanity Plate Restrictions
Nov 8, 2023 10:15 AM CST
ACLU Sues South Dakota Over Vanity Plate Restrictions
Civil rights group has beef with state's initial rejection of man's application for 'REZWEED' plate
- The American Civil Liberties Union of South Dakota announced Monday that it's suing South Dakota over a state law that restricts content on vanity plates. The ACLU said in a press release that it filed the lawsuit on behalf of Lyndon Hart, whose application for a plate that said...
Commits to King's Dream
Aug 26, 2023 5:20 PM CDT
New Generation Commits to King's Dream
Thousands mark 60th anniversary of March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom
- Thousands of people on Saturday retraced the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, declaring his dream unrealized 60 years later and calling out new threats it faces. Speakers detailed the national changes since as many as 250,000 gathered at the Lincoln...
DOE Looking Into How
Harvard Admits Students
Jul 26, 2023 8:25 AM CDT
DOE Looking Into How Harvard Admits Students
Harvard's legacy, donor admissions in the spotlight after SCOTUS ruling on affirmative action
- A landmark ruling last month by the US Supreme Court struck a blow against using affirmative action in college admissions, and soon after that decision, murmurs began intensifying on an adjacent controversy—legacy and donor admissions. Now, one of the Ivy Leagues is under the microscope over the practice: The...
DOJ: This 'Made
What Happened to
George Floyd Possible'
Jun 16, 2023 11:13 AM CDT
DOJ: This 'Made What Happened to George Floyd Possible'
After 2-year investigation, agency finds Minneapolis cops engaged in pattern of discrimination
- The Justice Department accused Minneapolis police Friday of engaging in a pattern of violating constitutional rights and discriminating against Black and Native American people following an investigation prompted by the killing of George Floyd. The sweeping two-year civil rights investigation concluded that systemic problems in the Minneapolis Police Department "...
Bagels Caused Drug Tests
to Be Positive, Women Say
Mar 20, 2023 4:23 PM CDT
Bagels Caused Drug Tests to Be Positive, Women Say
Civil rights complaint says hospitals launched investigations based on bad results
- It was the poppy seeds on their breakfast bagels, say two New Jersey women who tested positive for opiate use. But the issue isn't so much the false positives as it is the drug tests. The women say they didn't consent to the tests during their hospital stays,...
America's 'Last Direct Link
to Slavery' Has Died at 90
Oct 21, 2022 6:59 AM CDT
America's 'Last Direct Link to Slavery' Has Died at 90
Civil rights activist Daniel Smith's father told family about the horrors of slavery
- Daniel Smith, who may have been the last surviving child of an American born into slavery, has died at age 90 after a life so remarkable that a friend joked that he was the "Black Forrest Gump." Smith's father was born on a plantation in Virginia in...
James Meredith Tells Ole Miss
There's More to Be Done
Oct 1, 2022 5:20 PM CDT
James Meredith Tells Ole Miss There's More to Be Done
The university he integrated in 1962, under guard, honors pioneer
- The University of Mississippi is paying tribute to 89-year-old James Meredith 60 years after white protesters erupted into violence as he became the first Black student to enroll in what was then a bastion of Deep South segregation. On Saturday, Meredith was honored during the Ole Miss-Kentucky football game, receiving...
Racism at LA Hospital
Killed Black Mom: Suit
May 5, 2022 8:42 AM CDT
Racism at LA Hospital Killed Black Mom: Suit
Charles Johnson files civil rights suit over death of wife Kira, who died hours after c-section
- A Black couple walked into Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles on April 12, 2016 for what they thought would be "the happiest day of our lives." Instead, just 12 hours after giving birth to the couple's second son during a remarkably fast Cesarean section, Kira Dixon...
She Rejected the
Pledge in Class.
Now, a $90K
Mar 30, 2022 1:40 PM CDT
She Rejected the Pledge in Class. Now, a $90K Settlement
Mari Oliver says Texas high school teachers pressured her to say, write pledge of allegiance
- It's not uncommon for kids to raise complaints of bullying in school—but one former Texas high school student claimed the bullying came from teachers as well as fellow students. Now, Mari Oliver has settled a federal lawsuit brought against her one-time sociology teacher for $90,000 after alleging...
She Was a Domestic Abuse
Victim. Her Ex Got the Kids
Mar 6, 2022 6:00 PM CST
She Was a Domestic Abuse Victim. Her Ex Got the Kids
ProPublica takes a look at Julie Valadez's custody battle
- In her mind, Wisconsin mother and domestic abuse victim Julie Valadez was being persistent in standing up for her four children. To a Waukesha County Circuit Court judge, she was uncooperative and unreasonable. According to many advocates at the intersection of domestic abuse and child custody, this is not an...
A Historical Wrong
Is Righted in Louisiana
Jan 5, 2022 1:50 PM CST
A Historical Wrong Is Righted in Louisiana
Homer Plessy, who wouldn't leave whites-only train car in 1892, is pardoned
: Homer Plessy has been pardoned almost 130 years after he was arrested for violating a racist law in Louisiana. Gov. John Bel Edwards issued the formal pardon near the site where the Black man bought a ticket for a whites-only train car in 1892, the New Orleans
She Wouldn't Give Up Her Seat.
65 Years Later, a Clean Record
Dec 16, 2021 9:50 AM CST
She Wouldn't Give Up Her Seat. 65 Years Later, a Clean Record
Claudette Colvin, 82, has arrest wiped for making move as a teen that Rosa Parks did months later
A judge in Montgomery, Ala., has finally granted an elderly great-grandmother her wish to have an arrest from her teen years scrubbed from her record. "I'm no longer a juvenile delinquent at 82," Claudette Colvin said Thursday on
. "My record was expunged."...
Chauvin to Judge:
'Guilty, Your Honor'
Dec 15, 2021 9:55 AM CST
Chauvin to Judge: 'Guilty, Your Honor'
Former Minnesota cop pleads guilty to violating George Floyd's civil rights
Derek Chauvin pleaded guilty Wednesday to federal charges of violating George Floyd’s civil rights, averting a trial but likely extending the time he's already spending behind bars on a state conviction. Chauvin appeared in person Wednesday for the change of plea hearing in an orange short-sleeved prison...
Cop Faced With 'Humiliating'
KKK Note Files Complaint
Nov 12, 2021 7:40 AM CST
Cop Faced With 'Humiliating' KKK Note Files Complaint
Black officer Keith Pool takes action after ex-Ohio police chief's 'offensive' actions in June
The first Black cop in a small Ohio town has filed a discrimination complaint against its police force. The charge with the state's Civil Rights Commission was filed by Keith Pool, who says officials in Sheffield Lake did nothing to keep ex-Chief Anthony Campo's racist behavior in...
He Says He Was
Fired for Being
a White Guy.
Oct 29, 2021 12:05 AM CDT
He Says He Was Fired for Being a White Guy. Now, $10M
Ex-hospital exec David Duvall wins wrongful termination suit against NC health care system
- For nearly five years, David Duvall served as a top marketing executive for a North Carolina health care system—until he says he was abruptly fired in the summer of 2018, over what he claims was a move to diversify top staff. Duvall sued, and on Tuesday, a federal jury...
Deaf Man Jailed for 4 Months
After Traffic Stop Sues Cops
Sep 27, 2021 6:11 PM CDT
Deaf Man Jailed for 4 Months After Traffic Stop Sues Cops
One of the officers named in the suit was fired after using a Taser on a 75-year-old
- A deaf man spent four months in jail after a traffic stop. He’s suing the officers who arrested him. Brady Mistic was arrested in September 2019 in Idaho Springs, Colorado, the
reports. The officers who pulled him over say he rolled through a stop sign. Mistic says...
5 States Bring
Aug 30, 2021 3:25 PM CDT
School Mask Policies in 5 States Bring Investigations
Biden administration had said it would use civil rights protections to fight bans on school mandates
- As promised, education officials in five states have been informed that a federal investigation has begun into whether their prohibitions on school mask mandates violate civil rights protections. The specific issue is whether students with disabilities or health issues are being discriminated against by not being able to safely return...
Indictment: After Teen's
Arrest, Sheriff Texted 'Chair'
Apr 28, 2021 12:03 PM CDT
Indictment: After Teen's Arrest, Sheriff Texted 'Chair'
Clayton County Sheriff Victor Hill is accused of illegally using a restraint chair
- Under US law, restraint chairs can't be used on inmates as a kind of punishment. But that's what a Georgia sheriff is accused of doing over the course of several months last year in the case of four people who allegedly suffered pain and injury as a result,...
Racist's Bullet Didn't
Scare This Civil Rights Icon
Mar 2, 2021 10:04 AM CST
Racist's Bullet Didn't Scare This Civil Rights Icon
Vernon Jordan, former adviser to Bill Clinton, dies at 85
- Vernon Jordan, who rose from humble beginnings in the segregated South to become a champion of civil rights before reinventing himself as a Washington insider and corporate influencer, has died at 85. In a Tuesday statement to CBS News, Jordan's daughter, Vickee Jordan Adams, said he died Monday night...
Feb 25, 2021 5:32 PM CST
House Approves LGBTQ Protections
Republicans call the bill, which has opposition in the Senate, an attack on religious freedom
- The Democratic-led US House passed a bill Thursday that would enshrine LGBTQ protections in the nation's labor and civil rights laws, a top priority of President Biden's, though the legislation faces an uphill battle in the Senate. The bill passed 224-206 with three Republicans joining Democrats in voting...
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