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The Next Attorney General Must Enforce Civil Rights Laws. William Barr Won’t.
January 30, 2019
As the nation’s top law enforcement officer and leader of the U.S. Department of Justice, the Attorney General is responsible for safeguarding our civil and constitutional rights. In light of this Administration’s relentless attacks on the enforcement of our civil rights laws, our nation desperately needs and deserves an Attorney General who is committed to that mission and to our country’s ongoing progress toward equal justice and racial equality.   ... read more »
Jim Crow 2018: Black Voting Rights under Attack in America
September 13, 2018
“This is a discriminatory state law that is antiquated and almost equates to the laws that discriminated against racial minorities decades ago when they were required to pay a poll tax in order to vote…” — Sheila Jackson Lee ... read more »
Two from Southland Arrested in MS-13 Gang Sweep
September 6, 2018
Most of the defendants were arrested in the Central Valley town of Mendota, east of Fresno, where at least two MS-13 ``cliques'' affiliated with the Los Angeles branch of the gang ... read more »
How Perry Wallace Integrated the SEC
February 15, 2018
Players like Vanderbilt standout Perry Wallace had to triumph over arduous racism while being the first African American to play in the Southeastern Conference. ... read more »
Advancing Diversity in Law Enforcement
October 13, 2016
The presence of minority officers is likely to introduce different perspectives into an agency ... read more »
CBC Members Push Justice Department to Investigate Police Shooting Unarmed Blacks
September 28, 2016
the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) held a news conference calling for Attorney General Loretta Lynch to investigate, indict and even prosecute law enforcement officers, who intentionally kill innocent and unarmed Blacks. ... read more »
Black Girls and Sex Trafficking in Los Angeles!
September 8, 2016
Why should this matter to you? Sex trafficking is sexual slavery and disproportionately affects young Black girls in America. Family members, acquaintances, pimps, employers, smugglers, and strangers traffic children. ... read more »
Backers of black teen shot by white cop march through NYC
June 8, 2016
The mother of an unarmed black teenager fatally shot by a white policeman joined supporters Thursday for a 17-mile march to demand that the officers involved in the 2012 slaying be fired. ... read more »
Civil Rights, Consumer Advocates Call for End to Discriminatory Auto Loans
March 10, 2016
In recent months, this column has reported on a series of settlements reached between banks and finance companies with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the Department of Justice. ... read more »
San Francisco police face US Justice Department review
February 3, 2016
The U.S. Department of Justice said Monday it will examine use of force and ethnic disparities in arrests as part of a review of the San Francisco Police Department amid heightened racial tensions. Unlike investigations by the DOJ's civil rights division, the review will be voluntary and won't end with a court-monitored legal settlement. ... read more »
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