PHOENIX (AP) — As defiant as ever, get-tough Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio faces a federal court showdown over charges that deputies on his trademark immigration patrols racially profiled Latinos in violation of civil rights law.
Jacques Billeaud, Associated Press
, May 10, 2012
It was disappointed to learn that Senate bills 2051 and 2052 were voted down. There are certain behaviors and indicators of character that have nothing to do with an affiliation to a political party or specific religion — practices that are about doing the right thing — personal traits transcending all political and religious beliefs, as well as an understanding that some things are just plain wrong and not reflective of the values of the citizens of North Dakota.
ATLANTA — The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy as a preacher of peace and tolerance was lauded Monday as Americans marked his memorial day just over a week after the shootings in Arizona that killed six people and seriously wounded a congresswoman.
By Errin Haines, The Associated Press
, January 18, 2011
Lena Horne died this week at the age of 92. More than just a brilliant singer and actress, she was a pioneering civil-rights activist, breaking racial barriers for generations of African-Americans who have followed her. She fought segregation and McCarthyism, was blacklisted, yet persisted to gain worldwide fame and success. Her grandmother signed her up as the youngest member of the NAACP as a 14-month-old.
Hers is the story of the 20th century, of the slow march to racial equality, and of remarkable perseverance.
NEW YORK (AP) — Thousands of mourners filled Riverside Church on Wednesday for the funeral of Percy Sutton, the pioneering civil rights attorney who represented Malcolm X before becoming a power broker and media mogul.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A congressman trying to becoming Alabama's first black governor is facing opposition from some unlikely critics — black leaders who were on the front lines of the civil rights movement.
I was disappointed and discouraged when the North Dakota House of Representatives failed to pass the bill providing human rights protection to gay, lesbian and transgendered people. What should have been an obvious “yes” vote based on basic civil rights was defeated by a group of legislators who held their personal religious beliefs above the fundamental principle of separation of church and state.
The Ku Klux Klan was rising again. Segregation was the law and Martin Luther King Jr. was not even born yet.
Amid the terror and oppression, civil rights pioneer W.E.B. DuBois published a groundbreaking book in 1924 that challenged the pervasive stereotypes of African Americans and documented their rarely recognized achievements.
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