Romney had an opportunity to open a dialogue with the NAACP. Instead he talked about denying civil rights to a civil rights organization and spoke in condescending and paternalistic terms about being a better president for African Americans than Barack Obama. It was a clear and cynical play for white votes.
Republican Pennsylvania State Representative Mike Turzai gives away true intent of Republicans’ new voter ID laws.
Felony disenfranchisement is nothing more than Republican continuation of Jim Crow voter suppression laws.
In right wing politics, ALEC serves as the nexus between corporations and aspiring Republicans always eager to find access to additional campaign cash.
Republicans by creating onerous barriers to voting, including strict ID requirements and shortening of early vote periods have created what amounts to a new version of Jim Crow era poll taxes.
In Texas Republicans have taken efforts to restrict access to voting a step farther. Texas Republicans are calling for the repeal of the Voting Rights Act.
She was a pioneer in the labor movement, the civil rights movement and the women’s equality movement. On Thursday, Chicagoans were mourning the death of the Rev. Addie Wyatt.
For the first time in public, Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy promised his department will never conduct blanket surveillance of Muslims like the New York Police Department did in Newark, N.J., when he was chief there.
An African-American steel worker says Chicago Police officers beat him up before arresting him for videotaping them last summer, and he has footage to prove it.
A man says a CTA bus driver kicked him and his boyfriend off a bus for kissing, and they are considering filing a lawsuit.
The U.S. Justice Department has entered into a consent decree with the Berkeley School District 87 that settles a lawsuit centered on religious accommodations.
State officials have found “substantial evidence” that the civil rights of a gay couple downstate were violated by two facilities that refused to host their civil union ceremony.
A published report says yet more fallout has erupted from the scandal at historic Burr Oak Cemetery.
A former employee of the Rev. Jesse Jackson’s Rainbow/PUSH Coalition makes shocking claims in a complaint.
Some gay rights advocates are taking issue with clergy members who denounced any comparison between the gay rights movement and the work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Several dozen clergy members from around the Chicago area are denouncing a new law that grants civil unions to same-sex couples in Illinois.
A man who worked closely with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. has come to Chicago, to encourage people to remember more than just the dream.
The newest efforts to advance civil rights has provided a case study in the complexity and flexibility of the American governing system.