Civil Rights

Advocates: Breaking Up Homeless Encampments Violates Civil RightsMayor De Blasio insists many homeless people who are removed from encampments are now receiving help from the city.
Black History Month: Democracy Shouldn't Be This Hard, Lawyer SaysWe began our Black History Month series looking at the marches in Selma, Ala. Voting rights were won, but the fight never ends.
Black History Month: Author Recalls Growing Up In Hateful SouthAt age 15, Lynda Blackmon Lowery marched with Martin Luther King Jr. in Selma, Alabama, to help change the South.
Black History Month: Activist Speaks On Power Of Youth During Civil Rights MovementLeading up to the march from Selma to Montgomery, there were countless, daily, highly organized small marches by high schools students and even younger kids.
Black History Month: Activist Recalls 'Bloody Sunday' March In 1965Lynda Blackmon Lowery was just 14 years old when she marched for voting rights in her hometown of Selma, Alabama, on March 7, 1965, also known as "Bloody Sunday."
City Commemorates 50th Anniversary Of Assassination Of Civil Rights Leader Malcolm XThe 50th anniversary of the assassination of Civil Rights leader Malcolm X was commemorated by the city of New York and federal officials Saturday.
Paramount, Black Business Leaders Team Up To Give Free 'Selma' Tickets To NYC StudentsSeventh-, eighth- and ninth-grade students who present a student ID or report card at participating theaters will receive free tickets.
Best MLK Weekend Getaways In AmericaCities across the nation will be celebrating the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend but some hold a more historical significance than others.
Princeton Agrees To Review Handling Of Sexual Assault CasesThe settlement comes after an investigation by the Education Department's Office for Civil Rights into how Princeton and 75 other colleges across the country responded to sexual assault accusations.
Commissioner Bratton Expects Lawsuits To Be Filed In Wake Of Eric Garner’s DeathPolice Commissioner Bill Bratton expects that a number of lawsuits will be filed in the wake of the death of a man in police custody.
Attorney: Justice Department Report Could Strengthen Civil Rights Suits Against NewarkAttorney David Kreizer has several lawsuits against the City of Newark, but admitted that civil rights cases can be tough.
Civil Rights 50 Years Later: Law Was A Victory For Women, TooOver two weeks, WCBS 880′s Wayne Cabot is taking a look at the law and its impact on the decades that follow.
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