Civil Rights

Jake Johnson, staff writer
Marchers walk through the Homewood neighborhood during their Black Brilliance Collective: March and Gathering August 19, 2017 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
"Especially considering where this administration is when it comes to minority rights, this nomination does not look good." —Sen. Mazie Hirono Civil rights organizations are raising alarm ahead of a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing Wednesday on President Donald Trump's nominee to head the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division, Eric Dreiband...
Julia Conley, staff writer
Nurse Alex Wubbels calmly showed a police officer her hospital's policy of prohibiting blood draws from unconscious patients. Moments later, the officer attacked and arrested her.
"You’re making a huge mistake because you’re threatening a nurse."
Julia Conley, staff writer
A group of Nashville residents released a statement affirming that their city embraces LGBTQ rights, contrary to an evangelical Christian "Nashville Statement," released Tuesday.
Disturbed by the use of their city's name in an anti-LGBTQ document signed by...


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.