Civil Rights

Lauren McCauley, staff writer
Affirming that justice should indeed be blind, the Supreme Court on Monday ruled that in cases where a juror has expressed clear racial bias in their decision-making, juror secrecy can be set aside by the trial court to consider the statement. (Photo: Tim Evanson/cc/flickr)
Civil rights advocates are celebrating what they describe as a "victory against racial animus in the courtroom" on Monday after the Supreme Court issued its "startling" ruling that juror secrecy no longer applies in cases of implied bias. "The nation must continue to make strides to overcome race-based discrimination," Justice Anthony Kennedy...
Nika Knight, staff writer
Bernie Sanders speaks to Nissan factory workers during the March on Mississippi
While President Donald Trump was tweeting from his Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm...
Deirdre Fulton, staff writer
Twenty-two-year-old "Dreamer" Daniela Vargas, whose family came to the United...


Change Happens (If Much Too Slowly) Dept: Civil rights icon and Congressman John Lewis (D-GA) tweeted out his long-ago, self-assured mugshot today to commemorate his 1961 release from a Mississippi prison where he served 37 days for "disorderly conduct," aka daring to use a bathroom labelled "white." A leader of the Selma to Montgomery March, the tireless Lewis has been arrested over 40 times fighting for civil rights - he calls it "good or necessary trouble" - for which we thank him.