Advancing Rights Restoration: Where Should Civil Rights Stop?

By Sawari Amani, Sawari Mi. -

This week was called by Jailhouse Lawyers Speak (JLS) to be Unchain the Vote Week focused on bringing attention to the unconstitutional, dehumanizing act of felony disenfranchisement that plagues [...]

From Protest To Power

August 1964, fifty-five years ago, the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party presented itself to the national Democratic Party Convention seeking to be seated as the official party from that [...]

Civil Rights Groups To Hold Social Justice Rally In Atlanta Before The Super Bowl

By Kimberley Richards, -

Organizers will stage a rally to call for the removal of Confederate monuments and symbols on the eve of the big game. A group of civil rights organizations is planning to hold a rally in Atlanta [...]

Protests And Civil Rights Movement In The ’60s

By RJ Reinhart, -

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- In current times, reflection on Martin Luther King Jr.'s life often involves celebrating the nonviolent tactics he advocated as key to much of the civil rights movement's [...]

The Forgotten, Radical Martin Luther King Jr.

By Matt Berman, -

By Matt Berman for National Journal. Martin Luther King Jr. was not just the safe-for-all-political-stripes civil-rights activist he is often portrayed as today. He was never just the "I Have a [...]

Being Trans In America Was Already Scary. Now It’s Terrifying.

By Robin Carver, -

A new federal order wouldn't just deny civil rights protections to trans people. It would deny we exist altogether. I’m a trans woman, and I’m terrified. Already, on any given afternoon, I’m [...]

Supreme Court: Difficult Nominations Have Lead To Historical Injustices

By Calvin Schermerhorn, The Conversation. -

Far from being unusual, the hurried and partisan Supreme Court confirmation process for Brett Kavanaugh mirrors several notable examples of similarly politicized confirmations in U.S. [...]

What You Don’t Know About Rosa Parks

By Urana McCauley as told to Liz Dwyer, Shondaland. -

Rosa Parks — my Auntie Rosa — was not just a tired old lady who sat down on a bus one day. With February 4 being (what would have been) my great aunt’s 105th birthday, I’m going to Woodlawn [...]

From Georgia To NYC: Civil Rights Roots Of Community Land Trusts

By Abigail Savitch-Lew, -

When New Yorkers discuss the community land trust, they often describe it as a complicated land ownership structure, one that’s already proven its success in Bernie Sanders’ Burlington and in [...]

What Failed Civil Rights Campaign Can Teach Climate Activists

By Cam Fenton, -

In early December, Canada’s National Energy Board gave Texas pipeline company Kinder Morgan permission to ignore local laws and permits while starting construction on its Trans-Mountain pipeline. [...]

Justice, Clean Air And Water In The Age Of Trump

By Oliver Milman, -

By Oliver Milman for The Guardian - The Trump administration is peeling away rules designed to protect clean air and water, fueling a growing urgency around the struggle for environmental [...]

Dick Gregory: A Life Agitating & Seeking Justice

By Rachel Mack, -

By Rachel Mack for Americans Who Tell The Truth. The great civil rights activist Dick Gregory died this week. His book, Nigger, was published when I was nine years old and had a long-lasting [...]

Trump Rolls Back Civil Rights Efforts Across The Government

By Jessica Huseman and Annie Waldman, -

By Jessica Huseman and Annie Waldman for Pro Publica - Previously unannounced directives will limit the Department of Justice’s use of a storied civil rights enforcement tool, and loosen the [...]

Police Without Warrants Searched Low Income Housing

By Llowell Williams, -

By Llowell Williams for Care2. Longmont, CO - Though the United States strives to realize justice and equality for all Americans, it is an unfortunate truth that when it comes to people of lower [...]

Enviro Groups Stage Massive People’s Climate March On Washington

By John Zangas, -

By John Zangas of DC Media Group. Washington, DC - Hundreds of grassroots environmental groups from around the country rallied Saturday at the U.S. Capitol in a mass march against administration [...]