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Georgia prosecutor wants to bring shooting death of Ahmaud Arbery to grand jury: ‘This is murder’
May 7, 2020
A Georgia prosecutor said Tuesday that he wants a grand jury to decide if criminal charges are warranted in the death of a man shot after a pursuit by armed men who later told police they suspected him of being a burglar.  Ahmaud Arbery, 25, was killed Feb. 23 in a neighborhood outside the coastal port city of Brunswick. No one has been arrested or charged in the case, prompting an outcry from the local NAACP and others. Arbery was black and the men who chased him are white.  ... read more »
Death Toll Rises While Outrage Boils Over Conditions at Mississippi’s Parchman Prison
February 21, 2020
For some time, concerns about Parchman have rankled inmates, family members, and others, including hip-hop superstar Jay-Z who is suing the state demanding better conditions at the prison. Jay-Z, whose real name is Shawn Carter, and others, have lobbied for officials to shut down the controversial prison. The conditions at Parchman, which once was a plantation that contained hundreds of slaves, were highlighted in January when cell phone video made its way to the internet displaying a cache of problems. ... read more »
THERE NEVER WAS A NOBLE SOUTH.
May 24, 2019
Have you ever noticed that when driving through the southern United States you are hard-pressed to find a city or town without a memorial to the Confederate war dead, but you are equally hard-pressed to find a city or town with a monument commemorating fallen Revolutionary War soldiers? ... read more »
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Trump Denies the Rise of White Nationalism Amid New Zealand Massacre 
March 21, 2019
Although Trump does not see an increase in White nationalism around the world, the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) statistics on hate groups proves otherwise.   ... read more »
Facebook Releases Results from Civil Rights Audit
January 24, 2019
Facebook users will now be privy to updated reports on the company’s civil rights audit, started last year in response to criticisms from various civil rights groups about its operations. The new report came about six months after the audit began, and officials said they will continue to provide updates until the audit is complete. So far, the report has shown progress in a variety of areas including voting rights, diversity and inclusion, content moderation and privacy. ... read more »
Whitney Herrington is New Executive Vice President and COO of The Leadership Conference & The Education Fund 
January 10, 2019
The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and The Leadership Conference Education Fund named operations visionary Whitney Herrington as executive vice president and chief operating officer.  ... read more »
Supreme Court Hears Important Civil Forfeiture Case
December 6, 2018
An analysis by the Southern Poverty Law Center found that while federal forfeitures totaled $93.7 million in 1986, this revenue grew by more than 4,600 percent – to $4.5 billion a year – by 2014. ... read more »
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