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.
After 40 years in hiding, Tupac's godmother finds herself on the Most Wanted list.
Larry Lessig, a longtime advocate for net neutrality and friend of the late hactivist Aaron Swartz, is trying to raise $12 million in order to win some elections and prove that radical campaign finance reform is both possible and necessary.
Last year, the Reykjavík City Council granted a plot for Iceland's first mosque, and the Muslim Association of Iceland said they're about to break ground next week. As you'd expect, everyone is pissed.
International Whores' Day, the most necessary holiday you've never heard of, is on Monday. In honor of Maya Angelou, let's take this opportunity to finally deal with the fact that she had sex for money. She seemed to have dealt with it just fine.
As Peshawar has come under increasing sway of an extremist view of Islam, its community of transgender hijras has been increasingly marginalized.
For the first 13 years of his career as a journalist, Jose Antonio Vargas did his best to avoid two topics: immigration and himself. That trajectory flipped in 2011.
How the reverend transformed himself from underworld hustler into a presidential power broker and mainstream-media hack.
In 2006, the Bureau of Prisons created two "Communication Management Units" to isolate and segregate specific prisoners, the majority of them convicted of crimes related to terrorism. Prisoners call them "Little Guantánamos" because, by September 2009, ab…