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.
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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.
NEW YORK— An international day of action on climate change brought tens of thousands onto the streets of New York City on Sunday, with organizers predicting the biggest protest on the issue in five years. About 100,000 people, including United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, former U.S. vice president Al Gore, actor Leonardo DiCaprio and elected […]
President Barack Obama will delay action on immigration until after the November congressional elections, news reports said Saturday, a decision aimed at helping some embattled Democrats avoid the highly-politicized issue in their re-election campaigns.
It is difficult for Goth Ali to believe the man he sees in shaky and grainy social media videos is the same one he has known for almost a decade – Abdirahmaan Muhumed.
Theodore Wafer was convicted of the second-degree murder of Renisha McBride, 19, an unarmed Detroit woman who banged on his door at night. He has been sentenced to 17 years in prison. Before sentencing, he apologised to her family and said: “I will carry that guilt and sorrow forever.” The case raised the issue of […]