#Civil Rights

Boston Herald

Hundreds protest in front of the State House over vaccine, mask mandates

Hundreds of protestors gathered in front of the State House Friday afternoon, armed with signs, American and “Thin Blue Line” flags and petitions, to protest causes including COVID-19 vaccine and masking mandates. “I am a health care worker, and I’m losing my job in physical therapy, even though I worked...
West Valley View

Voting rights activists demand White House action

The League of Women Voters-Northwest Maricopa County, along with a contingency of league members from across Arizona, traveled to Washington, D.C., to make their voices heard on Aug. 24. “It was an honor to be advocating for all Arizonans and the people of our country so they can take part...

Selma courthouse annex named for civil rights pioneers

SELMA, Ala. (AP) — The courthouse annex in Alabama's Dallas County now bears the name of two prominent African-American attorneys and civil rights figures from the community — J.L. Chestnut and Bruce Boynton. News outlets report that a dedication ceremony was held Tuesday for the renamed Dallas Courthouse Annex. Chestnut...

Cookeville Rally Supporting Voting Rights, For The People Act

A rally in support of voter rights and restoring the 1965 Voting Rights Act on the Putnam County Courthouse lawn Friday. Cookeville-Putnam County NAACP President Thomas Savage said the Finish The Job Rally is a chance to educate the community. Savage said some states are working to make voting more difficult for the working class.
US News and World Report

Emory Law Gets $5M Grant for Civil Rights Center

ATLANTA (AP) — Emory University has received a $5 million grant to establish a new center at the law school focused on advancing civil rights and social justice. The money is coming from a charitable foundation funded by Southern Company Gas, the university said Thursday. The foundation is giving an...

San Antonio civil rights activists weigh in on city’s $3.1 billion budget approval with increase in police funding

SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio police will get a 3% increase in funds in the upcoming fiscal year as approved by San Antonio City Council on Thursday in the $3.1 billion budget. Josey Garcia and Pharaoh Clark, with Reliable Revolutionaries, a group of like-minded civil rights advocates, say they’re trying to find the silver lining in how the community has managed to help shift funding for city programs.

Attorney General files civil rights complaint in response to Bangor vandalism

AUGUSTA - Attorney General Aaron M. Frey announced today that he has filed a complaint under the Maine Civil Rights Act in the Penobscot County Superior Court against Amira Ventucci and Kendra Henderson, both age 15, of Bangor, Maine. The Complaint alleges that on the night of August 20, 2021, Ventucci and Henderson spray-painted racial epithets and threats on the personal vehicle of Tahmoor Khan of Bangor, based on their bias against his race or color. The Complaint requests an order prohibiting Ventucci and Henderson from having any contact with Tahmoor Khan and from violating the Maine Civil Rights Act in the future.

Civil rights complaint filed against Bangor teens

AUGUSTA — Maine Attorney General Aaron Frey has filed a civil rights complaint in response to an incident of vandalism in Bangor. The complaint was filed in Penobscot County Superior Court. It alleges that two Bangor teenagers spraypainted racial slurs and threats on a vehicle belonging to Tahmoor Khan of...

UNHCR chief says 'space for discussion' with Taliban over human rights

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Filippo Grandi said on Friday he found that the Taliban have space for discussion and engagement on human rights issues, including women and minorities rights. “There is space for discussion and engagement about these matters,” Grandi told reporters in a...