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Civil Rights 50 Years Later: 2 ‘Freedom Riders’ Discuss Movement

Over the next few weeks, WCBS 880’s Wayne Cabot will take a look at the law and its impact on the decades that follow.

07/14/2014

Lewis Zuchman

New Yorker Looks Back On Work As Freedom Rider On 50th Anniversary Of Civil Rights Act

Wednesday marked 50 years since President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act of 1964 into law. New York City Freedom Rider Lewis Zuchman is looking back.

07/02/2014

New York City Councilman James Vacca speaks at a hearing on civil rights on March 17, 2014. He has proposed a measure that would allow unpaid interns to sue for sexual harassment, discrimination like paid employees. (credit: Alex Silverman/WCBS 880)

City Council Proposal Would Give Unpaid Interns Right To Sue For Sexual Harassment, Discrimination

Under the city’s current civil rights law, unpaid interns cannot sue for sexual harassment or discrimination in the workplace.

03/17/2014

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Election Day Hotline Will Be Open For Voters On Tuesday

Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says his Election Day hotline with help people facing language issues, polling place barriers and other potential civil rights problems.

11/03/2013

Al Sharpton

Lhota, De Blasio Both Make Appearances With Rev. Sharpton

Mayoral candidates Bill de Blasio and Joe Lhota both made appearances Saturday with the Rev. Al Sharpton, who recently celebrated his birthday.

10/05/2013

New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly. (file/credit: Allison Joyce/Getty Images)

Kelly: People In ‘Minority Communities’ Are ‘Losers’ If Stop-And-Frisk Ruling Holds

New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly made the rounds on the Sunday talk shows to again defend the controversial stop-and-frisk policy.

08/18/2013

Demonstrators angry at the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the death of Trayvon Martin protest in Los Angeles, California July 14, 2013. (credit: ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

‘Justice For Trayvon’ Rally Shuts Down Major Newark Intersection

Hundreds of people gathered at Broad and Market streets on Monday afternoon, with many carrying signs reading, “Justice for Trayvon Martin.”

07/15/2013

Gay Rights Rally in Greenwich Village March 24, 2013 (credit: Jim Smith/WCBS 880)

Hundreds Rally For Gay Rights At Washington Square Park

The demonstration comes as the U.S. Supreme Court will rule on two cases this week.

03/24/2013

The Rev. Al Sharpton was remembering late Mayor Ed Koch this week. (Credit: Andrew H. Walker/J.P. Yim/Getty Images)

Rev. Al Sharpton: Koch Was ‘Authentic’

The Rev. Al Sharpton was one of Mayor Ed Koch’s loudest critics, but was remembering the mayor fondly upon his death Friday.

02/02/2013

Fort Lee Police

Fort Lee Student Files Suit Claiming Police Department Violated Civil Rights

Adam Kim’s lawsuit alleges that Fort Lee’s police department violated his civil rights by falsely arresting and illegally detaining him and four others.

01/03/2013

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Opinion: Republicans Finally Admitting To Voter Suppression Efforts

It is not news when Republicans try to block access to the ballot box for poor, minority and elderly voters. What is unusual is that Republicans are admitting it.

11/27/2012

Jeremiah Wright (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Opinion: Obama’s Biggest Failure Has Been On Race Relations

Unfortunately, political poll after political poll reveals that the presidential election of 2012 has much to do – in fact, more to do – with the race of the presidential candidate than most anything else.

11/05/2012

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Opinion: Obama’s Talk Of A War on Women Contradicted By The Elevation Of Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton is a glowing example of the heights women are reaching in the United States in recent times. She contradicts the notion thrust forth by President Obama and his political party that there is an alleged-“War on Women”.

10/24/2012

Mitt Romney (Credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Opinion: Binders Full Of Women Is Only Tip Of Romney Anti-Women Iceberg

Romney is lucky that people grabbed on to the “binders full of women” comment because his comment about giving his female Chief of Staff flex time so she could go home and cook dinner was mostly over looked.

10/22/2012

People wait in line to vote at the Board of Elections early voting site on October 18, 2012 in Wilson, NC. (Photo by Sara D. Davis/Getty Images)

Opinion: Democrats Turn Out Supporters For Early Vote As Republicans Try To Suppress Vote

Early vote was once an idea that both parties promoted. But as Democrats grow in their ability to use it to their strategic advantage, Republicans have sought to reduce or eliminate it.

10/19/2012

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