Civil Rights & Social Justice

Discover the most up-to-date news, commentary, and archives on civil rights, human rights, and social justice issues that impact the Black community.

Civil rights groups and leaders who have been advocating for fair elections were given a glimmer of hope on Thursday when President Joe Biden seemingly signaled his support for finally ending the filibuster.

Race Matters

Racist harassment of Black students and students of color routinely went ignored, unchallenged and was even encouraged by those in positions of authority at a Utah school district, the Department of Justice has found.

Opinion

Lawyers on both sides of the Ahmaud Arbery case aren’t the only ones grappling with the problem of finding unbiased jurors in the age of social media.

Politics

A Republican-endorsed video that Rep. Jerry Nadler successfully prevented from being played during a House Judiciary Committee hearing disproportionately features Black parents pushing anti-critical race theory propaganda.

Civil Rights & Social Justice

A viral video showing white math teacher Candice Reed in her Riverside, California high school's classroom mocking Native Americans and performing a dance in front of students was widely criticized as being culturally disrespectful.

David Duke said on a recent episode of his podcast that ex-President Donald Trump and Fox News host Tucker Carlson created their platforms out of his white nationalist ideas.

In January 2020, Honolulu Police arrested a 10-year-old black girl in front of her classmates after a parent called the school to complain about a drawing made by the young girl.

Civil Rights & Social Justice

A right-wing parents group has sued a school district in suburban Boston alleging white students there are having their civil rights violated because "a policy of segregating students by race" that favors minorities has been adopted.

Civil Rights & Social Justice

Scarlett Johnson, a right-wing school board candidate in suburban Milwaukee, was shamed into deleting her Twitter account after racist and homophobic tweets -- including one that downplayed and mocked "the threat of white supremacy" -- were revealed.

Police Brutality

Shantel Arnold said she was attacked by three local boys in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, but that her most serious injuries weren't caused until a sheriff's deputy arrived, grabbed her by her hair and repeatedly slammed her head into the pavement.

News

Ross Wilburn, the first Black chair of the Iowa Democratic Party, received such violent and threatening hate from Trump cultists after penning an op-ed he had to beef up security for himself and his staff.

Those eight selected thus far allegedly were among the few who hadn’t had hardened opinions on the case, but two of the eight selected said they knew the defendants