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A civil rights hero’s posthumous memoir a guidebook for today’s activists

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Standing on the steps of a courthouse, die skeidsregter. Cordy Tindell "C.T." Vivian pleaded for the right of every person to vote with "verbal jabs" when a sheriff literally jabbed him, beating and knocking him to the groun...

Caster Semenya appeals to European Court of Human Rights over ‘discriminatorytestosterone limit

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Caster Semenya, the South African Olympic champion runner, has appealed to the European Court of Human Rights to end "discriminatory" testosterone limits imposed on female athletes. Semenya is hyperandrogenous -- ek ...

University of Tennessee, Knoxville, renames 2 dorms for Black civil rights leaders

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Two dorms at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, will now bear the names of two Black civil rights leaders in the state "whose fight for equity and social justice transformed the state's higher education system ...

Body camera video shows a violent arrest that is now a civil rights lawsuit

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Body camera video of a violent arrest in Chicago is now key evidence in a new federal civil rights lawsuit filed by the man police are seen slamming to the ground. Leroy Kennedy, 'n swart man, says in his lawsuit tha...

Saudi women’s rights activist Loujain al-Hathloul released from prison

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Loujain al-Hathloul, one of Saudi Arabia's most prominent women's rights campaigners, has been released after more than 1,000 days in prison for what critics have described as politically-motivated charges. Hathloul...

Biden administration will reengage with UN Human Rights Council

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Washington The Biden administration will reengage with the United Nations Human Rights Council, Secretary of State Antony Blinken announced Monday -- its latest bid to reverse the policies of the Trump administration...

A Georgia city is replacing a Confederate monument with a statue of civil rights hero John Lewis

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Vir 112 jare, a 30-foot obelisk stood outside the courthouse grounds in the suburban Atlanta city of Decatur. Erected by the United Daughters of the Confederacy, it suggested the Civil War was about state's rights ...

The NAACP Legal Defense Fund launches a $40 million scholarship program for future civil rights lawyers, with help from an anonymous donor

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As the NAACP's Legal Defense Fund celebrates its 80th anniversary this year, they're also giving back -- to the tune of $ 40 miljoen -- to support the careers of future civil rights lawyers. Thanks to an anonymous ...

Burgerregte-leiers hoop dat Biden die land kan genees deur optrede

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Toe die gekose president Joe Biden Woensdag sy inhuldigingstoespraak hou, burgerregte-leiers hoop op meer as net beloftes, maar 'n plan van aksie vir rasse genesing. Biden sal die presidentskap betree..

These civil rights icons received Covid-19 vaccine, and they’re encouraging Black America to do the same

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Civil rights icons took part in a coronavirus vaccination event at a historically Black medical school in Georgia. The event was held to encourage Black Americans to be immunized, Atlanta's Morehouse School of Medic...

Neither human rights concerns nor US disapproval could stop the EU-China trade deal

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Hong Kong In a year that has seen global perceptions of China plunge, Beijing scored a major diplomatic victory Wednesday with the finalizing of a trade deal with the European Union -- in spite of criticism from the ...

Pakistanse menseregte-aktivis is dood in Kanada gevind

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'N Pakistanse menseregte-aktivis wat in die naweek in Kanada vermis is, is dood gevind, Die polisie in Toronto het Dinsdag gesê, en voeg by dat hulle glo dat haar dood 'n nie-kriminele saak is. Karima Mehrab, a ...

Die Mississippi-huis van die burgerregte-leier Medgar Evers is nou 'n nasionale monument

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Die Mississippi-tuiste van die doodgemaakte burgerregte-leier Medgar Evers is nou 'n nasionale monument. Die Medgar and Myrlie Evers Home National Monument in Jackson is die 423ste eenheid van die National Park System, Binnegeheim ...

Biden told civil rights leaders in private meeting that progressiveshopes for executive actions are ‘way beyond the boundsof his presidential authority

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President-elect Joe Biden expressed skepticism about his powers to implement his agenda by executive action Tuesday in a private virtual meeting with civil rights leaders, according to a recording reported Thursday ...

65 jare gelede vandag, Rosa Parks stood up for civil rights by sitting down

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It was on this day in 1955 when a simple act of defiance elevated a seamstress in Montgomery, Alabama, into a pivotal symbol in America's civil rights movement. Op Desember 1, 1955, Rosa Parks refused to move to th...

Was Chopin gay? The awkward question in one of the EU’s worst countries for LGBTQ rights

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London Each year, millions of visitors to Poland are introduced to the country's favorite son before they even set foot on its soil. Warsaw's Chopin Airport, the nation's largest transport hub, greets more than 1 duisend ...

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