Civil Rights

Nadia Prupis, staff writer
In the wake of the fatal police shooting of Rumain Brisbon in Phoenix, Arizona earlier this week, residents marched on Thursday to demand that the police department release the name of the most recent officer to kill an unarmed black man in the U.S. At least 200 people marched to the Phoenix police headquarters after the department refused to...
Jon Queally, staff writer
Though a coroner classified his death a "homicide" and a video captured police...
Democracy Now!
On Monday St. Louis County Prosecutor Bob McCulloch announced the grand jury...

Further

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.