The initial response from the Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas has been to downplay the incident as business as usual, raising more significant issues concerning border patrol efforts. A government that prides itself on freedom and equity defending the violent actions of horseback patrols speaks volumes.
The students at Spring Valley High School are on the road to getting criminal records in what Rashad Robinson, executive director of online civil rights group ColorOfChange.org, calls the "perfect example of the school-to-prison pipeline."
During the past general election, civil rights organizations across the nation fought valiantly to make certain the right to vote was not obstructed. Advancement Project, one of the leading groups in that effort, announced Thursday that it supports a proposed amendment to the U.S. Constitution regarding the fundamental right to vote. SEE ALSO: Only Black Woman […]
On Wednesday, a legal team comprised of attorneys from the Advancement Project and the American Civil Liberties Union held a media call to discuss the recent filing of a joint motion for an en banc rehearing of the ongoing voter ID battle in the state of Wisconsin. Both civil rights groups have been working in […]
Last Friday, a judge denied a preliminary injunction, which would have staved off the state’s voter suppression law, H.B. 589, from this November’s general elections. The ruling was a blow to the attorneys and supporters fighting against the law, but they have promised to regroup in response to the court’s ruling. RELATED: N.C. Voter Suppression […]
On Monday, a preliminary injunction hearing was held in North Carolina, regarding the state’s voter laws and what opponents state are blatant discriminatory practices. Appearing before the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina, a team of attorneys joined forces to help the plaintiffs in the case highlight why the law should […]
As the nation celebrates the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 this week, a new fight for voting rights has been emerging nationwide – and most prominently in North Carolina. Leadership from the state’s NAACP chapter, legal advocates, and several partner organizations have been engaged in a battle for […]
Your vote always matters, but in a year without federal elections, such as this one, your vote carries special weight. That’s because voter turnout is likely to be relatively low. According to FairVote, mayors of major cities often are elected with single-digit turnout. So, ensuring that your vote is cast and properly counted on Election […]
(Special to NewsOne) — This week, the U.S. Supreme Court is hearing oral arguments in the case of Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action (PDF). The question in this case is whether a state may pass laws that single out race as a factor to be excluded from policy-making, including college admissions and public […]
If you opened a restaurant and were greeted to positive reviews and growing crowds of customers, what would you do as a good businessman? Expand, right? Things aren’t much different in the protest business for organizers of the North Carolina “Moral Monday” protests against the Republican-backed legislative agenda that would hurt the poor, middle class, […]
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