Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division

Almost 70 years since the landmark Brown v. Board of Education and an Alabama school district is still being challenged on persisting segregation and discrimination.

According to the Department of Justice, the woman used her SUV as her weapon of choice in two separate incidents where she tried to run over a Black boy and another girl, claiming they "didn't belong."

This afternoon, President Barack Obama issued a statement on the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown, who was fatally shot on Saturday by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri: The death of Michael Brown is heartbreaking, and Michelle and I send our deepest condolences to his family and his community at this very difficult time.  As […]