Civil Rights Leaders

Rev. Dr. Calvin Butts III's death prompted condolences from Black leaders mourning Abyssinian Baptist Church's longtime pastor in Harlem.

Civil rights leaders met with Biden to address efforts to undermine democracy as the midterm elections approach.

Civil rights and community leaders rejoiced as Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson was sworn in as the 116th Supreme Court justice. 

Civil rights groups said Biden's executive order is important but will require a broader legislative effort to have true police accountability.

While the hate crime convictions for Gregory and Travis McMichael and William "Roddie" Bryan may help Ahmaud Arbery's loved ones inch closer to closure, civil rights leaders are cautioning against confusing the verdicts for true justice.

Amid a racial discrimination lawsuit against the NFL, civil rights leaders met with commissioner Roger Goodell to demand change to the league's pro-diversity policy that has failed.

Civil rights leaders expressed disappointment at the U.S. Senate's failure to advance key voting rights legislation and change the filibuster rule, but they were also resolute in their will to keep fighting for equal and fair elections in a crucial election year.

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.

Here are 15 facts about Malcolm X, who championed Black human rights in the United States.

Civil rights leaders rejoiced that Derek Chauvin was convicted for killing George Floyd. But their collective sigh of relief was tempered as they reminded people that the fight for equality and justice is far from over.

Civil rights and social justice leaders were cautiously optimistic after the House passed the George Floyd Justice In Policing Act to hold law enforcement accountable for deadly and excessive force that far too often involve Black lives.

Civil rights leaders were left to shake their heads while bracing for the consequences of Amy Coney Barrett's Supreme Curt confirmation one week before the presidential election.