Civil Rights

Deirdre Fulton, staff writer
A white University of Cincinnati police officer was indicted Wednesday on a murder charge for fatally shooting Samuel DuBose, who is black, during a traffic stop on July 19. "This is without question a murder," Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters said at a news conference announcing the charges against Officer Ray Tensing. "He purposefully...
Sarah Lazare, staff writer
The Black organizers making history with their sustained resistance to racism...
Deirdre Fulton, staff writer
A memorial for Eric Garner. (Photo: Getty)
Friday marks one year since 43-year-old Eric Garner , a black, unarmed father...


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.