civil rights

Baltimore, now and then

Apr 30, 2015
What's changed — and what's stayed the same — since the 1968 riots in Baltimore.
Posted In: Baltimore, riots, protests, civil rights

Police don't ask: Why are we getting sued?

Mar 16, 2015
Experts say police departments don't keep data that could prevent abuse lawsuits.
Posted In: cities, police, civil rights, Ferguson, police misconduct, Crime

In Chicago, police misconduct has a hefty price tag

Mar 13, 2015
Chicago paid more than half a billion dollars over 10 years, and it's not alone.
Posted In: police, Ferguson, Chicago, civil rights
Civil rights leader Martin Luther King waves to supporters during the March on Washington on Aug. 28, 1963.

Why 'Selma' can't show video from Martin Luther King Jr.'s speeches

Jan 7, 2015
Estate's stewardship of Martin Luther King Jr.'s papers can produce odd results.
Posted In: MLK, intellectual property, civil rights

Giving to public society benefit

Dec 8, 2013
Public society benefit includes organizations who work with voter education, civil rights and civil liberties.
Posted In: voter education, civil rights

A new civil rights march in Alabama this week

Mar 5, 2012
African-Americans and Latino activists march this week from Selma to Montgomery to protest voter ID laws and Alabama’s new immigration measures.
Posted In: civil rights, protests, Alabama, Immigration law