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.
Some Civil Rights Sites At Risk Of Being Lost To HistoryFrom a Civil War battlefield where Hispanic Union soldiers fought to birthplaces of civil rights leaders, sites linked to the nation's struggle for racial equality are overlooked, neglected and absent from travel guides.
Judge: Martin Luther King's Bible, Nobel To Go To His EstateA judge signed off on an agreement settling an ownership dispute that had essentially pitted the slain civil rights leader's two sons against their sister.
Court Finds Texas Voter ID Law 'Discriminatory' What Now?An appeals court has dealt the strongest blow yet to Texas' strict voter ID law, ruling that it violates federal protections against discrimination at the ballot box and must be reshaped before November.
Jesse Jackson Condemns Killing Of Dallas OfficersThe civil rights advocate said at a Friday news conference in Chicago that the shootings do not reflect "our struggle for justice whatsoever."