Civil Rights

Andrea Germanos, staff writer
The former Indiana governor "has supported policies that have targeted the weakest and most vulnerable among us," said one student
Nika Knight, staff writer
Larry Krasner, the most progressive candidate in Philadelphia's seven-way...
Lauren McCauley, staff writer
As the peaceful protest snaked through the streets of New Orleans, brass bands and second-line parade marchers walked behind a banner that read: "Bury white supremacy." (Photo: Brett Duke, The Times-Picayune)
Hundreds of people marching through the streets of New Orleans on Sunday to...


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.