She fought for civil rights while proving to be one of the world’s greatest athletes, and on Wednesday the late Althea Gibson was honored in Newark.
Assemblyman Reed Gusciora criticized Gov. Chris Christie for his ballot question idea on the topic of gay marriage. Christie, who didn’t wasn’t pleased with comparisons to two segregationist governors, responded Monday.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s position on gay marriage hasn’t changed. If a gay marriage bill lands on his desk, Christie say’s he’ll veto it. His alternative is not receiving high marks from state and local leaders.
A federal grand jury cleared a Pleasantville, N.Y., police officer of wrongdoing.
While investigators searched for terrorists, a civil rights lawyer and her colleagues have been very busy over the past decade defending immigrants swept up in post-9/11 raids.
To mark the 25th anniversary of King’s birthday becoming a federal holiday, services, ceremonies and parades were held Monday.
The slain civil rights leader’s summer working in a tobacco field in the Hartford suburb of Simsbury influenced his decision to become a minister and heightened his resentment of segregation.
Serdar Tatar, 27, said federal prison officials failed to stop an attack on him by his cell mate, Dritan Duka, who was also a coconspirator in the plot.