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The NAACP and allies rallied at the Capitol in Jefferson City to dissuade the signing of a bill that fails to protect minorities.
New York City’s annual Pride March stayed close to its roots this year with protests against Trump and police brutality.
The department’s annual non-discrimination policy failed to distinguish between sexual harassment and sexual identity.
President Trump has been publicly lashing out at his own Justice Department, an unprecedented move for a president.
A former employee has filed a lawsuit against Robert Mercer, who said the Civil Rights Act of 1964 “infantilized” Blacks by dissuading them from working.
The court-ordered pilot program was intended to precede a rollout of the cameras to all patrol officers by the end of 2019.
The suits are an attempt to enforce requests filed under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) just days after Trump signed the first Muslim ban.
White House press secretary Sean Spicer commented, “I can only hope that if (Coretta Scott King) was still with us,” she would support Sessions.
On the Senate floor, Warren attempted to read Coretta Scott King’s 1986 letter opposing Jeff Sessions.
Civil rights, LGBT, women, disabilities, criminal justice reform, equal pay and climate change have all been removed from the White House website.
Gov. LePage later suggested the NAACP apologize to white people.
Rep. Mo Brooks insists racism is a Democrat-created tool to smear Jeff Sessions. But AG nominee's record speaks for itself.
King wrote in a recently uncovered letter that Sessions “sought to punish older civil rights activists, advisors and colleagues of my husband, who had been key figures in the civil rights movement of the 1960s.”
Bernice King stands by Rep. John Lewis. Tells churchgoers "Don't be afraid of who sits in the White House."
Calls Rep. John Lewis "All talk ... no action" despite Lewis' brutal 1965 beating by police in Selma, Ala., while seeking voting rights.
N.J. Sen. Cory Booker says fellow Sen. Jeff Sessions' record on civil rights represents "a real danger to our country." Congressmen John Lewis and Cedric Richmond also to testify.
"All of us believe it is unacceptable for someone with Senator Sessions' record to lead the Department of Justice."
The billboard raised a lot of questions about the civil rights climate of the 1960s and today and speaks to the national conversation sparked by Trump's election.
News of Trump’s fraud settlement, allegations of corruption and selection of racist administration personnel all take back seat to his Twitter fight with Hamilton cast.
This year, the government has fewer monitors to be sent to even more polling locations than the last general election — potentially spreading monitors thin.
His NJ experience was pivotal in sparking his activism.
Trump supporters have stated they will "monitor" polling sites and intimidate voters — and civil rights groups are fighting back.
Restrictive laws in numerous states make it nearly impossible for felons to have their rights restored even years after completing their prison sentences.