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HBCU Honors Past and Present Civil Rights Activists

On July 24, Jackson State University (JSU) in Mississippi unveiled a new mural honoring local civil rights icons at the Council of Federated Organizations...

NAACP Legal Defense Fund Names Inaugural Marshall-Motley Scholars

On the anniversary of the landmark Brown v. Board of Education decision in May, the NAACP Legal Defense Fund (LDF) announced the names of...

Kristen Clarke is the First Black Woman to Head Justice Department’s...

In a 51-48 vote on Tuesday, the U.S. Senate confirmed Kristen Clarke as assistant attorney general of civil rights at the Department of Justice...

Civil Rights Groups File Lawsuit Against Trump’s Federal Workforce Diversity Training...

The NAACP Legal Defense Fund, the National Urban League, and the National Fair Housing Alliance filed a lawsuit on Thursday to block President Trump’s...

Women’s Suffrage Centennial: Black Women Played Pivotal Role in Securing the...

On August 26, 1920, the 19th Amendment of the United States Constitution officially granted women the right to vote. One hundred years later, many...

Brett Kavanaugh’s Track Record Indicates a Threat to Affirmative Action

As President Donald Trump’s nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court begins confirmation hearings this week, several civil rights advocacy groups are expressing concern that...

Civil and Human Rights Groups Express Concern Over Trump’s Pick for...

Reacting to President-elect Donald Trump’s nomination of GOP donor and school choice activist Betsy DeVos as the U.S. secretary of education, 33 civil and...

NCAA Announces Relocation of Events from North Carolina Due to Concern...

Citing the actions taken this year by North Carolina concerning the rights of LGBTQ individuals, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) announced Tuesday that...

Gov. McCrory, Justice Department Sue Each Other Over North Carolina Bathroom...

On Monday, North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory responded to a letter issued by the U.S. Department of Justice, which urged the state to drop...

Georgia Governor Vetoes Anti-LGBTQ Bill After Intense Criticism

Under pressure from both LGBTQ organizations and local corporations, on Monday, Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal announced his decision to veto a bill that many...

Adjunct and Part-Time Faculty Move to Unionize at Brandeis

In a move that is becoming more and more common across the U.S., last Friday, adjuncts and part-time faculty at Brandeis University in Waltham,...

EEOC Mourns Loss of Former Chair Jacqueline A. Berrien

Jacqueline A. Berrien, former chair of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and civil rights activist, passed away Monday, Nov. 9. Berrien, a native of...

Executive Order 11246 Celebrates 50 Years

On June 4, 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson gave the commencement address, titled “To Fulfill These Rights,” at Howard University, a historically black college...

Lawmakers Propose Measures to Unify Colleges’ Responses to Sexual Assault

Due to inconsistent policies regarding sexual assault on college campuses across the state of California, lawmakers are considering a set of proposals that would...