The state has become the epicenter of election-year voting rights fights, a civil liberties attorney says.
Black History Month In The White House: Cross-Generational African-American Leaders Meet With Obama In His Final Year
The president and first lady planned Thursday to host a "first of its kind" multigenerational gathering of civil rights leaders.
Minnesota Anti-Muslim Billboard Taken Down After St Cloud Catholic Charities Accused Of Resettling 'Islamist' Syrian Refugees
A local branch of the Catholic Charities in Minnesota said an ad firm agreed to take the billboard down because of its inaccuracy.
Students and, increasingly, their professors are finding their voices are silenced by campus codes that violate the First Amendment, experts say.
Oscars 2016 Protest: When And Where Al Sharpton’s US Demonstrations Over Lack Of Diversity Will Take Place
The veteran civil rights activist is set to headline a rally at Hollywood High School in California hours before the Academy Awards broadcast.
South Dakota State Legislature's Anti-Transgender Bathroom Bill Blasted By LGBT, Civil Liberties Groups
Despite objections from the transgender community, Christian groups have praised the bill as "the right thing to do to protect all of our students."
Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders And The Black Vote: Democrats Shouldn’t Rest On Their Laurels With African-Americans, Experts Say
In recent weeks, Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton have sought support from civil rights leaders in New York and South Carolina.
Beyoncé Protest Rally Draws Black Activists To NFL Headquarters In NYC; Singer's Haters Missing At Early Gathering
Supporters of Beyoncé found that they outnumbered protesters of the singer's Super Bowl halftime show Tuesday morning in New York City.
The Presidents Day holiday has been observed in the U.S. for more than 137 years.
Justice Scalia's Replacement: With Voting Rights And Affirmative Action At Stake, Black Activists Urge Swift Confirmation
The president of the NAACP and other leaders criticized those trying to deny President Obama a final Supreme Court appointment.
The U.N. envoy to Syria says the hope is Thursday’s ceasefire agreement will allow aid to get through to all besieged areas.
Election Polls 2016: Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump Hold Commanding Leads In South Carolina Presidential Primary Polls
The Democratic hopeful has strong backing among African-Americans, while the Republican candidate has strong support among conservatives.
CBS Republican Debate Highlights 2016: Best Video Clips, Questions, Insults And Gaffes From Trump And Cruz
After a moment of silence to remember Justice Antonin Scalia, the six Republican presidential candidates came out swinging.
The billionaire business mogul led in the South Carolina primary polling, ahead of Saturday's debate.
DeRay Mckesson Baltimore Mayor Campaign Videos: Black Lives Matter Activist Releases First Online Ads
The Black Lives Matter activist seeking the Baltimore mayoralty has been widely sought out for his views on criminal justice reform.
Akai Gurley Shooting Jurors Convict NYPD Policeman: Does Asian Officer’s Swift Verdict Show Racial Disparity For Police Prosecution?
The Asian-American officer was convicted in the death of Akai Gurley, an unarmed black man, but several white officers in a string of recent cases have avoided indictments.
Amid Trump’s Anti-Immigrant Stance, Latino Civil Rights Activists, Celebrities Look To Rally Hispanic Voters In 2016
Actress America Ferrera and others have denounced the Republicans’ use of stereotypes and distorted information in wooing voters.
Immigrant ID Cards: New York Senator Calls On Governor To Adopt NYC Program For State's Undocumented Immigrants And The Homeless
New York City has issued more than 730,000 ID cards since its program launched in January 2015, and there's a proposal to expand it statewide.
Attorney General Loretta Lynch announced Wednesday the legal action stemming from unconstitutional police conduct.
Career planning before college can help students avoid crippling debt and underemployment down the road, the new study's author said.
The annual Ash Wednesday mass said from the Vatican is live streamed to believers around the world.
Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of a 40-day fasting period, during which Christians give up a vice to honor Jesus Christ.
Welfare In America: Most Low-Wage, Full-Time Workers Use Food Stamps, Housing Assistance, Analysis Shows
Tens of millions of Americans with full-time jobs are working for low hourly wages and cannot afford to cover the monthly basics, a new report confirms.
The Michigan city's mayor proposed a $55 million plan to replace tainted water pipes, while Obama asked Congress for an extra $157 million to help cities with such problems.
Black Lives Matter Minnesota Protest: Extreme Sporting Event Targeted Amid Calls To Fire Officer For Facebook Post
The planned protests stem from a St. Paul police officer’s social media post encouraging drivers to run over demonstrators.
Austin police said a young black man found wandering naked in a local neighborhood charged at an officer, who then fatally shot him, early Monday.
"She wants us to know — more than ever — that she’s still grounded," one writer says of the pop superstar.
Israel’s Attorney General Launches Probe Of Arab Knesset Members Who Met With Terrorists’ Families, Report Says
The law is unclear about whether three Balad Knesset members broke the law by meeting with the families of Palestinians who attacked police.
Brands that didn’t get their spots in front of Super Bowl watchers ahead of the game may have missed a valuable opportunity.
How To Celebrate The Lunar New Year 2016: Best NYC Events, Celebrations, Food To Ring In Year Of The Monkey
Lunar New Year festivities in the Big Apple will begin with a bang at a firecracker ceremony in Manhattan’s Sara D. Roosevelt Park Monday.