Civil Rights

Nadia Prupis, staff writer
Protesters gather at the Ferguson police station on Saturday, October 12. (Photo: sarah-ji/flickr/cc)
A coalition of approximately 50 local organizations in Ferguson, Missouri on Thursday asked city officials to give them two days' advance notice of the grand jury's announcement of their decision in the Michael Brown case, allowing organizers time to prepare for a public reaction. The jury has been considering whether Ferguson police officer...
Lauren McCauley, staff writer
Fifty-nine-year old Susan Bowles is joining the call of other educators who refuse to sacrifice critical learning for hours of high-stakes testing. (Photo: Sarah-ji/cc/flickr)
The national turn towards a high-stakes testing-based system of education "is...
Nadia Prupis, staff writer
Vanita Gupta has been described as "an outstanding attorney with a significant depth and breadth of civil rights experience." (Photo: AP)
Human rights champion and deputy legal director of the American Civil Liberties...


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.