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New attacks on voting rights in Alabama

Alabama has developed new ways to prevent African Americans from voting.


Anti-transgender violence crisis: Murders on the rise

Although this year has garnered an increase in transgender visibility, murders and violence against transgender people are on the rise.


Alabama’s new Jim Crow far from subtle

In Alabama, 50 years after Selma, voting rights are once more under assault. 


“SlutWalk” in Los Angeles causes controversy

"I can wear whatever I want, but it still doesn't mean that I want to have sex with you or I'm asking for it."


Today in history: Jesse Jackson is born

Born on this date in 1941 in Greenville, S.C., he is an American civil rights activist, Baptist minister, politician, and columnist.


Protest hypocritical charter school TV ad

"FES has actively opposed educational equity by working against fair funding for schools that serve high need students."


Another delay in justice for Tamir Rice

"Individuals who can help move us toward an equal justice system are too busy to prioritize the death of a 12-year-old boy."


Demanding action on police crimes, Chicagoans push for civilian control

The marchers carried placards with the names and faces of the most recent victims of police brutality as family members marched at the front.


Today in history: Mass arrests in 2004 Republican National Convention crackdown

Protest activity against the convention and Bush's re-nomination included a broad range of marches, rallies, performances, demonstrations, exhibits, and acts of civil disobedience.


Today in civil rights history: James Meredith graduates from Ole Miss

Twice denied admission, he filed suit in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi, alleging that the university had rejected him only because of his race.

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