Jackie Robinson’s appearance in a major-league uniform finally put to rest a terrible era, and showed America that if blacks are equal on the playing field, they sure as heck are equal everywhere else in American life.
WASHINGTON — Three years ago, the Supreme Court warned there could be constitutional problems with a landmark civil rights law that has opened voting booths to millions of African-Americans. Now, opponents of a key part of the Voting Rights Act are asking the high court to finish off that provision.
RAPID CITY (AP) — Officials at a Rapid City hospital say they are pleased but not surprised that state officials have found no evidence that the hospital mistreated a man who claims the letters "KKK" were carved into his chest during heart surgery.
Assistant U.S. Attorney General Tom Perez said he wishes he spent his days sitting around waiting for calls, but he said “the phone is ringing off the hook” with reports of hate crimes, human trafficking, lending biases, discrimination against people with disabilities and bullying.
Speakers for the event include assistant attorney general Tom Perez of the U.S. Justice Department's civil rights division and Judy Shepard, the president and co-founder of the Matthew Shepard Foundation.
SIOUX FALLS — When civil rights activist Ray Robinson arrived at Wounded Knee in April 1973 to stand alongside Native Americans in their fight against social injustice, he excitedly called his wife back home and told her, “This could be the spark that lights the prairie fire.”
The American Civil Liberties Union accused South Dakota on Monday of failing to comply with an agreement concerning voting rights for certain felons, but a state official responded the oversight wasn’t intentional.
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