Justices Take Up Dispute Over Wedding Cake For Gay CoupleThe Supreme Court is taking up the highly anticipated case of the Colorado baker who refused to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple.
Civil Rights Icon Leads March Through California Comic-ConCivil rights leader John Lewis led a march through Comic-Con on Saturday.
Sheila Michaels, Who Popularized 'Ms.' For Women, Dies At 78Sheila Michaels, a feminist and civil-rights activist in the 1960s who has been credited with popularizing the courtesy title "Ms.," has died.
Alabama City Re-Enacts March That Sparked "Bloody Sunday"Throngs of people converged in the city of Selma, Alabama, for the annual re-enactment of a key event in the civil rights movement. Sunday marked the 52nd anniversary of the march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge.
Texas Prisons Trial Ordered After Heat-Related Inmate DeathA federal judge has ordered a civil trial of the Texas prison system and its leadership in a civil rights lawsuit arising from the heat-related death of an inmate.
Trump Blasts Civil Rights Icon John Lewis On TwitterPresident-elect Donald Trump railed against civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis, D-Georgia, in two tweets Saturday morning, following the congressman’s plans to boycott next week’s inauguration.
N. Texas-Based Retailer Denies Allegation It Tolerated Racial SlursNew Jersey has filed a civil rights lawsuit against Rent-A-Center, saying the Texas-based national retailer tolerated racial slurs allegedly made by an assistant manager at two company stores and requesting the company submit to monitoring by a New Jersey civil rights office.
Booked National Mall Means Women's March ChangesThe planned Women’s March on Washington was meant to send a message to the new administration on the day after the inauguration, but officials say they aren't the only group seeking space on the National Mall that day.
78-Year-Old Texas Man Settles Police Stun Gun Traffic Stop CaseThe lawyer for a 78-year-old Texas man shot twice with a stun gun by a police officer during a traffic stop two years ago has reportedly reached an out-of-court settlement with the city.
Judges Tosses Out Austin Suit Over Violent ArrestA federal judge has dismissed — at least for now — a lawsuit filed by a black woman who sued Texas' capital city after being thrown to the ground by a white police officer during a traffic stop last year.
Major Rights Groups: Decriminalize Use Of All Illicit DrugsAs Americans debate the expanding campaign to legalize marijuana, two of the nation's most prominent human rights organizations are urging a far bolder step -- the decriminalization of possession and personal use of all illicit drugs.
1966 Texas Basketball Team Among Harvard W.E.B. DuBois Medal HonoreesA civil rights-era Texas basketball team is among the recipients of Harvard University's 2016 W.E.B. Du Bois medals.