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Civil rights attorney Lisa Bloom speaks out amid accusations
Civil rights attorney Lisa Bloom speaks out amid accusationsA new report accuses prominent lawyer Lisa Bloom of allegedly seeking donations to pay women accusing President Donald Trump of sexual misconduct.read more
Source: ABC News
Published on Sat, 16 Dec 2017 11:53:00 GMT
Report: Civil rights lawyer solicited donations for Trump accusers
Report: Civil rights lawyer solicited donations for Trump accusersA civil rights lawyer named Lisa Bloom solicited donations to pay women who have made or were considering making sexual harassment allegations against President Trump, The Hill reported Friday. Documents reviewed by The Hill date these efforts to the final ...read more
Source: The Week Magazine
Published on Sat, 16 Dec 2017 19:28:00 GMT
Trump Job Cuts at Education Department Worry Civil-Rights Advocates
Trump Job Cuts at Education Department Worry Civil-Rights AdvocatesWASHINGTON—The Education Department is cutting staff at its Office for Civil Rights as part of a push to reduce Washington’s footprint in education. But critics say the move will blunt the office’s response to issues like sexual assault on college ...read more
Source: Wall Street Journal
Published on Fri, 15 Dec 2017 06:30:00 GMT
A white mother went to Alabama to fight for civil rights. The Klan killed her for it.
A white mother went to Alabama to fight for civil rights. The Klan killed her for it.It was her face that got me. The woman who gazed from the photo in the Gary Post Tribune in April 1965 was blond and girlishly glamorous, wearing dark — I assumed red — lipstick. To my young eyes, nothing about her face belonged in an article about ...read more
Source: Washington Post
Published on Thu, 14 Dec 2017 20:00:00 GMT
Trump will not speak publicly at Mississippi Civil Rights Museum opening
Trump will not speak publicly at Mississippi Civil Rights Museum openingPresident Donald Trump will not speak publicly when he visits the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum as part of the grand opening celebration. Gov. Phil Bryant’s office announced late Thursday night that the president would take a tour of the museum that ...read more
Source: The Clarion Ledger
Published on Sat, 16 Dec 2017 11:45:00 GMT
Trump oblivious to Black history: An appeal for civil conversation about the civil rights legacy in Mississippi
Trump oblivious to Black history: An appeal for civil conversation about the civil rights legacy in MississippiDec. 15, 2017 – The backlash against President Donald Trump’s recent visit to the new Museum of Mississippi History and Mississippi Civil Rights Museum underscores an issue far more significant than a polarizing president. It was further proof that the ...read more
Source: San Francisco Bay View
Published on Sat, 16 Dec 2017 20:59:00 GMT
New civil rights enforcement unit, diversity advisory council to focus on all forms of discrimination
New civil rights enforcement unit, diversity advisory council to focus on all forms of discriminationWEBVTT TWO-PRONGED EFFORT TO STRENGTHENTHE FIGHT FOR CIVIL AND HUMANRIGHTS.CALLING IT AN IMPORTANT DAY FORNEW HAMPSHIRE, GOVERNOR SUNUNUANNOUNCED THE CREATION OF ANADVISORY COUNCIL ON DIVERSITYAND INCLUSION.INSISTING IT WILL ENSURE THATLIVE FREE OR DIE IS ...read more
Source: WMUR Manchester
Published on Sat, 16 Dec 2017 00:34:00 GMT
Civil rights reporter Simeon Booker dies at 99 in Solomons
Civil rights reporter Simeon Booker dies at 99 in SolomonsLegendary civil rights reporter Simeon Booker lived out his last days in a place he loved: Cove Point Beach. Booker died Dec. 10 at the age of 99 from complications from pneumonia at The Hermitage at Solomons, his wife Carol Booker said. Booker told ...read more
Source: SoMd News
Published on Fri, 15 Dec 2017 00:00:00 GMT
Seattle civil-rights boss to step down as changes sweep City Hall
Seattle civil-rights boss to step down as changes sweep City HallSeattle’s head civil-rights official has joined a number of top brass leaving City Hall, with Mayor Jenny Durkan announcing Friday that Patty Lally is stepping down. Durkan will consult with advocates and Lally’s former staff members before appointing ...read more
Source: The Seattle Times
Published on Fri, 15 Dec 2017 18:23:00 GMT
Clarence Moses-EL files civil rights lawsuit against Denver for malicious prosecution
Clarence Moses-EL files civil rights lawsuit against Denver for malicious prosecutionA Denver man who spent 28 years in prison for a rape and assault he did not commit is filing a federal civil rights lawsuit against the city, a former district attorney and police investigators. Clarence Moses-EL, acquitted by a jury in November 2016, is ...read more
Source: Denver Post
Published on Fri, 15 Dec 2017 15:21:00 GMT