Civil Rights

Rev. Joseph Lowery, a co-founder of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) and a social justice icon often hailed as the “dean” of the American civil rights movement, died over the weekend of natural causes. He was 98 years old. Rev. Lowery worked alongside leaders like Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Rev. Jesse Jackson, […]

Alicia Garza, Al Sharpton and more are speaking out against Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook.

Civil rights activists fear the outcome of a DOJ probe into Freddie Gray’s case under the Trump administration.

He says Rep. Lewis should “spend more time on fixing and helping his district.”

President Barack Obama formally established the Birmingham Civil Rights National Monument, Freedom Riders National Monument and the Reconstruction Era National Monument Thursday.

Federal officials conclude that closing and reducing services in driver license's centers in Alabama violates civil rights, reaching an agreement Wednesday with the state law enforcement agency to ensure "that all Alabama residents have access to driver licensing programs, regardless of race, color or national origin."

The new legislation will allow civil rights cold cases that happened prior to 1970 to be reopened.

The Education Department accesses civil rights gains under President Obama. Activists are preparing for rollbacks under Trump's administration.

New York firefighter Jason Stokes pleaded not guilty to arson charges earlier this week after being charged with setting fire to his own home back in August.

On Tuesday, former congressman and civil rights legend Walter Fauntroy was expected to go before a judge.