HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- The brutal attack on a student at Houston's Sterling High School was caught on camera, and now his family wants answers. It happened on Aug. 24, but Juan Martinez Jr. is still experiencing trauma and physical injury. In fact, his medical bills are now more than...
A few hundred demonstrators were met by a heavy law enforcement presence on Saturday at the "Justice for J6" rally outside the fenced-off U.S. Capitol, AP reports. The latest: Four people were arrested at the rally, including one person with a gun, one with a knife and two with outstanding warrants, per the U.S. Capitol Police.
WORCESTER — On an April night in Main South three years ago, Sylvester Agyeah sat in his SUV, a jumble of unmarked police vehicles in front of him, and switched on his camera. “This is America. I haven’t done anything,” the 29-year-old Ghanian immigrant said to his iPhone, his accented...
An elementary school “Library Teacher” who is also a beautician stepped in to “fix” the hair of an African American girl whose locks had been cut by a fellow student on the school bus several days earlier. That librarian is now a named defendant in a $1 million civil rights lawsuit filed by the girl’s father.
Parent files lawsuit against Cloverleaf Local Schools, claims children's civil rights are violated by mask mandate
The lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court of Northern Ohio on September 7, just days after Cloverleaf Local Schools reinstated a mask mandate.
AUGUSTA (WGME) – Attorney General Aaron Frey has filed a civil rights complaint against two teen girls who allegedly spray-painted racist graffiti on Maine man’s car. The complaint alleges that on the night of August 20 two 15-year-old girls from Bangor spray-painted racial slurs and threats on Tahmoor Khan’s car based on their bias against his race or color.
TAMPA — A coalition of local and civil rights groups is calling on Tampa Mayor Jane Castor to scrap a Tampa Police Department program that encouraged landlords to evict individuals and families based on arrests, including some where charges were later dropped. In a letter sent Thursday to Castor and...
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...
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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, 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...
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.
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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.
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.
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...
Local effort underway to rename streets after civil rights leaders Cesar E. Chavez, Martin Luther King Jr. in Grand Rapids
It's an effort that started in 2000, and it's close to one organizer's heart.
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...