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Pelosi pushes forward with voting rights, Jan. 6 investigations citing ‘Republican assault on our Democracy’

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Pelosi said there's an "urgent" need to pass the election legislation, known as H.R. 1 in the House and S. 1 in the Senate, because of voter suppression efforts by the GOP at the state level.  "We are at [an] urgent ...

Domenech: We are free people because we understand where our rights come from

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BEN DOMENECH: The ruling class doesn’t need to do everything itself. They can pick at the peripherals and nod in agreement while the mobs, and the students,  the corrupt corporate press, and the tech oligarchs get TH...

NC civil rights leaders request DOJ investigation into Andrew Brown Jr.’s death

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Members of the North Carolina chapter of the NAACP met with Justice Department officials Thursday to request that they investigate the April shooting death of Andrew Brown Jr. Brown, a 42-year-old Black man, was fat...

Georgia governor suspends county sheriff indicted on federal civil rights charges

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A Georgia county sheriff has been suspended following a review of his indictment on federal civil rights charges, Georgia Governor Brian Kemp's office announced Wednesday. Kemp suspended Clayton County Sheriff Vic...

Supreme Court ruling in Arizona case will be another front in the voting rights wars

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The battle lines have been drawn in the voting rights wars as several Republican-led states consider ever restrictive laws and Democrats fight a frantic battle in courts to combat what President Joe Biden has called...

Obamacare, LGBTQ rights, voting laws in play during Supreme Court’s final month

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The Supreme Court is staring at its self-imposed end of June deadline, but the justices have not yet released some of the most significant opinions of the term, including a challenge to the Affordable Care Act, the ...

Senate poised to confirm Kristen Clarke as first Black woman to lead DOJ civil rights division

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Democrats are poised to confirm Kristen Clarke Tuesday as the first Black woman to lead the Justice Department's Civil Rights division, a historic step that would come on the anniversary of George Floyd's killing --...

Feds violating Tennessee’s rights under 10th Amendment by moving migrant kids: Blackburn

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TENNESSEE LAWMAKERS ALARMED BY REPORTS WHITE HOUSE SECRETLY FLYING MIGRANT CHILDREN INTO STATE MARSHA BLACKBURN: They should be flying these children back to their families in their home countries because these are c...

Masterpiece Cakeshop owner Jack Phillips: How I became the face of ‘rights of conscience’ litigation in US

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 I was disappointed. That request was not the first custom cake I’ve had to decline. My creativity (like everything else in my life) is understandably influenced by my deep Christian faith. As a result, I don’t creat...

Jim Trusty: Biden’s aggressive Justice Dept – Civil Rights Division putting local police on notice. Here’s how

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Generally, the subject matter emphasis pops up and recedes, while the rank and file of DOJ continue prosecuting the cases that matter most in their districts. But it is wise to keep an eye on civil rights right now, ...

Sen. Joe Manchin won’t support For the People Act, says path forward is John Lewis Voting Rights Act

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Washington, DC Sen. Joe Manchin will not back the For the People Act, the sweeping elections and campaign finance overhaul sought by Democrats to blunt Republican state-level efforts to restrict voting access, a spok...

What the mothers of 3 Civil Rights leaders have to teach Black moms today

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Anna Malaika Tubbs learned she was pregnant with her first child in November 2019 while researching her first book. Already, her relationship with the stories she was uncovering about Alberta King, Louise Little an...

Louisiana unveils civil rights markers honoring the courage of activists and the places they organized and boycotted for change

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"Courage over oppression" is the message the Louisiana Office of Tourism is pressing into with the installation of historical markers memorializing significant locations that were crucial to the Civil Rights Movemen...

US report: Taliban will likely curtail Afghan women’s rights

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An unclassified report released Tuesday by the Director of National Intelligence says the Taliban remain "broadly consistent in its restrictive approach to women’s rights and would roll back much of the past two deca...

US intelligence report warns Afghan women’s rights at risk after troop withdrawal

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Washington Progress on women's rights in Afghanistan could be at risk with the withdrawal of US and international troops, even if the Taliban doesn't fully take power, according to a newly declassified US intelligenc...

Merrick Garland to be grilled on civil rights and gun control in first hearing as attorney general

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Merrick Garland will step into his first congressional hot seat as attorney general Tuesday morning, when he testifies before the House Appropriations Committee to propose a multibillion-dollar budget increase for t...

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