Civil Rights & Social Justice

Catch up on the latest photos, commentary, archives, and more news on civil rights and social justice affecting the Black community.

The NAACP, the nation's oldest civil rights organization, filed a lawsuit citing the nation's oldest hate group - the KKK - alleging that Trump, his lawyer and far-right extremist groups violated the Ku Klux Klan Act of 1871.

The family of George Floyd has responded to reports that LAPD officers cruelly mocked the unarmed Black man's infamous police killing by making a crude joke about his death ahead of Valentine's Day.

Mark Clark’s sister remembers her brother and Fred Hampton were killed.

Amid calls to reimagine policing in America, a new study suggested that having fewer white cops would reduce the rampant police brutality.

Amid the ongoing scourge of gentrification in America, three allies have sued a Detroit landlord and are alleging housing discrimination against prospective renters who are Black.

The mother of Casey Goodman Jr., a young Black man shot and killed by a police officer in Columbus, Ohio, says his autopsy results show he was struck six times in the back with a "high-powered rifle." 

Derek Chauvin reportedly agreed to plead guilty to third-degree murder which warranted at least 10-years in prison.

Black and brown corrections officers in Minnesota were forbidden from guarding the former police officer accused of killing George Floyd, according to a new racial discrimination lawsuit.

On Tuesday Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr denied a former request from Fulton County DA to recuse herself from the case.

Former basketball coach Travis L. Williams claims his idea for an HBCU All-Star game was stolen by a company affiliated with the NCAA as well as CBS Sports. Now he wants an equitable resolution, his lawyers say.

Three young Black men were killed on the campus of South Carolina State University on Feb. 8, 1968, during an anti-segregation protest after local police opened fire on a group of demonstrators.

Adam Coy, the fired Columbus, Ohio police officer who shot and killed a Black man within seconds of seeing him last month had his bond set at a staggering $3 million.