Civil RIghts

Though the grand jury declined to indict officer Darren Wilson, several federal investigations will proceed. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

‘Baltimore to Ferguson’ Local Church Hosts Panel of Activists

Activists from the riots in both Ferguson and Baltimore will help lead discussions at the Christ Church Episcopal Cathedral downtown.

08/06/2015

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Voter ID Laws Focus of Kansas Civil Rights Committee

The Kansas division of a federal civil rights commission will investigate whether voter identification laws have affected turnout around the state.

07/29/2015

Michael Brown Sr. and Lesley McSpadden will file a wrongful death lawsuit against the City of Ferguson and former police officer Darren Wilson. (Photo by FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images)

Federal Judge Narrows Brown Family Lawsuit Against Ferguson

A federal judge has narrowed a wrongful-death lawsuit filed by the family of Michael Brown Jr. against Ferguson.

07/14/2015

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Ex Illini Women’s Basketball Players Sue School, Coach

Seven claim civil rights were violated

07/01/2015

Illinois Department of Corrections is being sued for supposedly put too many inmates in solitary confinement for too long. (Courtesy of IRN)

Lawsuit: Ill. Prison Inmates Kept in Solitary Confinement for Years for Minor Infractions

The federal civil rights lawsuit claims some Illinois inmates have been kept in near-total isolation for decades.

06/25/2015

FERGUSON, MO - MARCH 12: Police officers secure the crime scene outside the police station after two officers were shot and wounded during last night's protest on March 12, 2015 in Ferguson, Missouri. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Police And Activists Try To Tamp Down Tensions In Ferguson

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — With measured remarks and a conciliatory tone, police, political leaders and civil-rights activists on Thursday sought to tamp down tensions after two police officers were shot in front of the Ferguson […]

03/12/2015

SELMA, AL - MARCH 06:  Police cars clear lanes of traffic on the Edmund Pettus Bridge on March 6, 2015 in Selma, Alabama. Selma is preparing to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the famed civil rights march from Selma to Montgomery that resulted in a violent confrontation with Selma police and State Troopers on the Edmund Pettus Bridge on March 7, 1965.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

St. Louis Family Revisits Selma in Honor of Patriarch

A St. Louis family plans to drive to Selma, Alabama, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of a historic civil rights march.

03/06/2015

A protester displays signs and T-shirt during a rally in support of Officer Darren Wilson on August 23, 2014,  in St. Louis, Missouri. (Michael B. Thomas/AFP/Getty Images)

Darren Wilson ‘Relieved’ at No Charges From Feds

“It also really does say that the narrative that came out from people like Dorian Johnson and the ‘hands up, don’t shoot,’ that that narrative was simply false,” Wilson’s attorney Neil Bruntrager says.

03/04/2015

Behold Monument Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site (Credit, Randy Yagi)

Best MLK Weekend Getaways In America

Cities across the nation will be celebrating the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend but some hold a more historical significance than others.

01/07/2015

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ACLU Asks Court to Halt Punishment of Student Who Participated in Silent Protest

The American Civil Liberties Union of Missouri filed a civil rights lawsuit against the Kansas City School District today because the district violated a student’s First Amendment rights, according to a news release from the ACLU.

12/22/2014

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