civil rights

Despite efforts to change the negative interactions between African Americans and police, social media is replete with video footage that suggests the problem will persist for a long time.  Still, the Black Lives matter movement forges ahead with efforts to have this nation respect the lives and dignity of African Americans.  Local and national law […]

Candice Jackson, the newly named acting head of the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights, once claimed to be a victim of reverse discrimination because she is white. During the 90s, as an undergraduate student at Stanford University in the mid-1990s, she discovered that the university provided minority students with tutoring for calculus. She later […]

Civil rights leaders met with Attorney General Jeff Sessions to discuss their concerns about the DOJ's direction.

Cartoonist Glenn McCoy who caught heat Tuesday for depicting U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos as Ruby Bridges -- the African-American girl in Norman Rockwell's southern school desegregation painting "The Problem We All Live With" -- explained his controversial decision Wednesday.

A civil rights committee and two law firms filed a lawsuit Monday seeking more voting rights for Black residents, who attorneys said are "prevented from electing candidates who represent their needs" in rural areas.

Civil rights activists fear the outcome of a DOJ probe into Freddie Gray’s case under the Trump administration.

President Barack Obama formally established the Birmingham Civil Rights National Monument, Freedom Riders National Monument and the Reconstruction Era National Monument Thursday.

WBTV reporter Steve Crump is truly a local hero. Using his journalism talents, he has documented everything from black jockeys Kentucky to the fight for Civil Rights here in Charlotte and throughout the deep South. Last week, First Baptist-West honored Crump for his commitment to keeping our stories alive. It’s a much deserved honor for […]

Civil rights leaders including Andrew Young, C.T. Vivian and Xernona Clayton talked with several University of Alabama and University of Washington football players about continuing the fight for progress and overcoming racial divides during a discussion at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia on Tuesday night.

The new legislation will allow civil rights cold cases that happened prior to 1970 to be reopened.

A coalition of civil rights groups urge the Census Bureau to change its policy of how counting prisoners. In a letter they say dislocating the prisoners is discriminatory and distorts democracy.

A poll conducted by Monmouth University showed that more Blacks are concerned with access to economic opportunity than civil rights.