As part of a massive deal to compensate survivors of police abuse, Chicago Public Schools will teach eighth and tenth graders about the horrific legacy of Jon Burge.
On Tuesday, Supreme Court justices will finally hear oral arguments in the landmark civil rights case that could decide the gay marriage issue once and for all.
Video of the incident shows the officer approach the woman as she tells him she feels unsafe before ripping the phone from her hands.
What began as protests for higher wages and unions has turned into a social justice movement that aims to rally low-wage workers against systemic inequality.
Following a bizarre internal investigation, the South Florida cops are under fire from all sides.
Fifty years after the march that spurred the Voting Rights Act, civil rights leaders in towns like Macon, Georgia face an uphill battle to stop discrimination at the polls.
You'd think that by now Alabama would be tired of being the state where marginalized Americans have to demand their dignity the loudest.
Thousands of people are gathered in Selma, Alabama today to watch President Obama speak at the 50th anniversary of the landmark civil rights march that sparked the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
The government apparently doesn't consider Martin's death a civil rights issue, even as it continues weighing whether to press charges for more recent killings of unarmed black men.
"The idea of a magazine where sex workers could actually speak instead of being spoken about was really revolutionary."
A state legislator is determined to make it next to impossible for transgender people to use public restrooms.
After a rough stretch defined by the murder of two cops in Brooklyn, can the police reform crowd actually bring changes to the criminal justice system?
After ducking the issue last fall, the court announced Friday that it definitively answer whether the Constitution allows gays to get married.
The Reverend attracted a huge crowd at his Justice for All March, but there are signs that "Hands Up, Don't Shoot!" may have moved beyond Sharpton's control.
Every December, hundreds of fuccbois and basics longing for a shameless seasonal kegger descend onto the streets of New York City dressed like Kris Kringle. This year, the event unfortunately landed on the same morning as the Millions March.
Civil rights activists in Ferguson and New York have pinned their hopes for justice to federal investigations into police misconduct. But these probes aren't a silver bullet.
People flooded the streets in response to the Staten Island grand jury's decision not to indict the cop who placed Garner in the choke hold the led to his death last July.
Nov 11, 2014
Past mistakes shouldn't make it impossible to pursue an education.
Nov 7, 2014
The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld gay marriage bans in four states this week, which basically guarantees that the Supreme Court will be forced to rule on an issue it has desperately tried to avoid.
In Texas, it doesn't take much to make certain Christian conservatives think they're being persecuted for their faith. But when the city of Houston started issuing subpoenas for church sermons, everyone got a little nervous.
We weren't sure what happened in the music video for iRAWniQ's "ALIENPU$," so we asked Oscar winner and former child star Tatum O'Neal to explain what the heck was going on.
At a time when voting rights are threatened, schools are segregated, and police seem to be doing whatever they feel like to people of color, the appointment of a star reformer to head up the Justice Department's civil rights division offers some hope.
Obama's Attorney General announced on Thursday that he was leaving his post, ending a controversial, but influential, reign as the country's top cop.
We hung out with the kids of Ferguson to find out what they think about what's happening in their town.