A massive public demonstration in the streets of New York City on Saturday capped off a week of protests against grand jury verdicts in two high-profile cases, in which unarmed black men were killed by police. The “Millions March” event, which drew an estimated 30,000 participants, according to organizers and the NYPD, stretched back for over a mile, as people decried the acquittals of police officers in Ferguson, Mo., and Staten Island.
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In response to the lack of indictments against two police officers accused of killing their unarmed Black suspects, in separate grand jury proceedings in Missouri and New York City, a massive protest march is being organized in the Big Apple. Under the viral hashtag #BlackLivesMatter, several community groups are set to hold a “Millions March” mass demonstration this Saturday, starting at 2 PM in New York’s Washington Square Park.
Barack Obama is calling for a $263m spending package to reform police departments across the country and ensure 50,000 more officers wear body cameras in the wake of the police shooting of an unarmed black man in Ferguson, which led to months of protests across the country.
NEW YORK — The executive order on immigration that President Barack Obama announced Thursday was a significant milestone for attorney Camille Mackler of the New York Immigration Coalition. She watched his televised speech with about 200 activists, immigrants and family members.
The governor of the U.S. state of Missouri has declared a state of emergency before a grand jury decision about whether a white police officer will be charged in the fatal shooting of a black teenager.
Nurses across the United States are planning a national day of action Wednesday to demand better protection and training against Ebola. Up to 18,000 nurses went on strike Tuesday in the western state of California, protesting what they said was a lack of optimal safeguards against the disease. The two-day walkout targets hospitals and clinics […]
Washington DC – Election Day voting was beset with problems impacting voters in minority communities across the country reported the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law and Election Protection (Coalition) from Washington, DC. “These are the most unfair and confusing election procedures in the last 50 years … and come as no surprise in the first election since the U.S. Supreme Court case in Shelby County v Holder,” said Wade Henderson, President and CEO of the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, the nation’s premier human rights commission.
The head of the U.S. Federal Reserve voiced alarm Friday over rising economic inequality in the United States, questioning whether the growing disparity between rich and poor is compatible with the American ideal of opportunity for all. Janet Yellen, in an address on economic opportunity, said trends in recent decades show the U.S. income and […]
The U.S. Supreme Court has blocked a new law requiring voters to provide photo identification. The ruling Thursday coincided with a ruling on the same day by a federal judge in Texas striking down a Texas law that voters must provide photo identification at the polls. Both rulings mean that voters in Wisconsin and Texas […]
Eric Holder, the nation’s first African American Attorney General tendered his resignation to President Barack Obama on Friday, September 26, 2014.Holder was a fierce fighter for the civil rights of women and minorities, and led the Justice Department (DOJ) in an unprecedented expansion of the civil rights of LGBT people.