Civil Rights

Nadia Prupis, staff writer
In the wake of Governor Jay Nixon's Monday afternoon declaration of a state of emergency in Missouri, activists and civil rights groups are speaking out against a move they say threatens the civil rights of protesters on the ground in Ferguson. Nixon's announcement, which came ahead of the grand jury's decision in the police shooting death of 18-...
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...
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...

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.