Civil Rights

Nika Knight, staff writer
Rowan Feldhaus, a transgender man, this week appealed a trial court judge's refusal to allow him to legally change his name. The judge's reasoning? "I do not approve of changing names from male to female...and vice versa," Judge J. David Roper told the court back in March. There is nothing in Georgia law that supports Roper's decision, critics...
Nika Knight, staff writer
A new petition released Tuesday calls on Democratic Party leadership to make...
Deirdre Fulton, staff writer
The Obama administration will tell U.S. public schools on Friday that...

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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.