More Civil Rights Articles

  • Va. honors 2 schools for black students

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Two former Rosenwald schools in Virginia are being recognized for their education of young black students. Two historic highway markers have been approved for the schools, one in Southside Virginia, the other in Orange County. St. Paul' s Chapel School in Brunswick...

  • Belafonte keeping King documents in settlement

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Singer and activist Harry Belafonte will get to keep three of Martin Luther King's documents that the King estate had blocked him from selling. Lawyers announced a confidential settlement Friday between Belafonte and the estate letting Belafonte retain possession of the...

  • Watch George W. Bush telling a dirty joke at the Civil Rights Summit

    Former President George W. Bush shared some humor Thursday, cracking a bawdy joke while speaking at a summit honoring the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act.

  • Obama to focus civil rights message on voting

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is using another civil rights forum to issue an election-year warning against erosion of the Voting Rights Act, the landmark 1965 law that helped pave Obama's path in politics. On Friday, Obama will address Al Sharpton's National Action Network...

  • Obama channels Lyndon Johnson in populist defense of government

    President Obama evoked the memory of former President Lyndon Johnson on Thursday, insisting that the government should play a central role in combating inequality and curing broader societal ills. “Today, we remain locked in this same great debate, about equality and opportunity, and the...

  • White House week ahead: Obama talks economy, heads to Lone Star State

    President Obama this week will devote much of his attention to the economy, holding multiple events on jobs before traveling to Texas to raise money for Democrats and attend a memorial service at Fort Hood. The White House spent most of last week trumpeting the more than 7 million Americans...

  • UN raps US civil rights record on secret programs

    GENEVA (AP) — A U.N. panel has found serious shortcomings in the United States' civil rights record, with experts citing Thursday a lack of adequate oversight and transparency in national security programs dealing with everything from electronic surveillance to targeted drone killings and...

  • Navy database tracks civilians' parking tickets, fender-benders, raising fears of domestic spying

    A parking ticket, traffic citation or involvement in a minor fender-bender are enough to get a person's name and other personal information logged into a massive, obscure federal database run by the U.S. military.

  • 'Stingray' device tracks cell phones, allows eavesdropping on calls, prompts civil liberties worries

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- The National Security Agency apparently isn't the only government agency engaged in domestic spying. Some local law enforcement agencies are playing the role of Big Brother, too, but to what extent is still unknown. Recent court documents reveal a troubling cell phone...

  • Obama: Senate's failure to confirm DOJ nominee is a 'travesty'

    President Obama on Wednesday called it a “travesty” that the Senate had failed to confirm Debo Adegbile, his nominee to lead the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division. “The Senate’s failure to confirm Debo Adegbile to lead the Civil Rights Division at the Department of Justice is...



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