Published: Jun 21, 2021
WASHINGTON - The long march toward equal rights for gay, lesbian and transgender Americans - whose advocates have eyed major advances with complete Democratic control in Washington - has run into a wall of opposition in the U.S. Senate.
Published: Jul 31, 2020
Former president Barack Obama delivered a call to action in his eulogy Thursday of late congressman John Lewis, urging Congress to pass new voting rights laws and likening tactics by President Donald Trump and his administration to those used by racist Southern leaders who fought the civil rights movement in the 1960s.
Published: Jul 18, 2020
John R. Lewis, a civil rights leader who preached nonviolence while enduring beatings and jailings during seminal front-line confrontations of the 1960s and later spent more than three decades in Congress defending the crucial gains he had helped achieve for people of color, has died. He was 80.
Published: Jul 09, 2020
The civil rights auditors Facebook hired to scrutinize its civil rights record on Wednesday delivered a long-awaited and scathing indictment of the social media giant's decisions to prioritize free speech above other values, which they called a "tremendous setback" that opened the door for abuse by politicians.
Published: Jul 05, 2020
For years, Facebook Inc. brushed off complaints from civil rights groups that it didn't do enough to combat racism, discrimination and voter suppression flourishing on its site. Now, pressure from a boycott by major advertisers is forcing the social media giant to address their concerns.
Published: May 15, 2016
THAILAND got many recommendations in Geneva last week from the United Nations’ universal periodic review of its current human rights situation, but the government is reluctant to make any commitment on civil and political rights, the Justice Ministry said