Civil Rights

Deirdre Fulton, staff writer
As North Carolina's General Assembly began its new session on Monday, it was greeted by tens of thousands of people calling for the repeal of the state's much maligned anti-LGBTQ House Bill 2 (HB 2), passed during a one-day special session on March 23. Tweets about #repealHB2 OR #wearenotthis The legislation, which opponents say is...
Nadia Prupis, staff writer
The family of Tamir Rice, the 12-year-old boy who was shot to death by police...
Nika Knight, staff writer
Mississippi joins in a race to the bottom for the most extreme anti-LGBTQ...

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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.