Civil Rights

Jake Johnson, staff writer
"Today's charging decision is the manifestation of what the millions of people who have taken to the streets to protest police violence already know: Modern policing and our criminal legal system are rotten to the core."
Lisa Newcomb, staff writer
"This legislation passing means I won't have to have those whispered...
Kenny Stancil, staff writer
People at the first annual Disability Pride Parade on July 12, 2015 in New York City, which called attention to the rights of people with disabilities and coincided with the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. (Photo: Stephanie Keith/Getty Images)
"Paying workers with disabilities a subminimum wage is discrimination—plain and...


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.