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To be Free...and Safenew

The LGBT's Rainbow Riverfest highlights progress made and work still to be done.
Valley Advocate  |  Maureen Turner  |  09-25-2012  |  LGBT

For Jesse Owens, What Happened After the Olympics Is Its Own Storynew

The son of Alabama sharecroppers and grandson of a slave, Jesse Owens won a record four gold medals at the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin. Five months later, he was racing a gelding for money on a dirt track in Cuba.
INDY Week  |  Neil Morris  |  04-13-2012  |  Reviews

Hammer: King's legacy needs tendingnew

For all of our progress, Indianapolis is still a deeply segregated city. And King's spirit is alive among us, imploring us to stay on task.
NUVO  |  Steve Hammer  |  04-05-2012  |  Commentary

Search for eugenics victims continuesnew

As many as 1,500 victims may still be alive, although some may no longer reside in North Carolina.
INDY Week  |  Lisa Sorg  |  03-27-2012  |  Civil Liberties

Separate, Not Equalnew

Orlando's same-sex couples celebrate passage of new domestic partner registry, but a fumble by Orange County's mayor dampens the mood.
Orlando Weekly  |  Billy Manes  |  01-12-2012  |  LGBT

Troy Davis, and Twitter, on the Steps of the Supreme Courtnew

As a native Southerner, it felt awfully foreign to be in Washington, D.C. on the night Troy Davis was executed by the state of Georgia.
Washington City Paper  |  Brooke Hatfield  |  09-22-2011  |  Crime & Justice

Engage the Enemynew

A new Cleveland court helps veteran offenders shake their demons
Cleveland Scene  |  Anastasia Pantsios  |  08-03-2011  |  Civil Liberties

The New Battle Cry: Don't Touch My Junk!

Will "Don't touch my junk!" be the battle cry of the next American Revolution? You can walk through one of the new "backscatter" body-image X-ray scanners, suck up 2.4 microrems of radiation, or you can choose the pat-down. But think twice. By all accounts, the pat-down procedure is thorough. Extremely thorough.
Maui Time  |  Ted Rall  |  11-22-2010  |  Transportation

Under Suspicionnew

Local civil rights champion Rev. Claude Black lived under FBI surveillance for decades.
San Antonio Current  |  Greg Harman  |  10-06-2010  |  Race & Class

Iraq War Protesters Get Their Day in Courtnew

Seven years after one of the biggest clashes between civilians and police in Albuquerque's history, 11 protesters are taking city officials to court over First Amendment issues.
Weekly Alibi  |  Marisa Demarco  |  02-26-2010  |  Civil Liberties

In Philly, the Cops Will Arrest You for Taking Pictures of Them Arresting Peoplenew

The photographer's only crime, as best can be ferreted from police reports, is that he was taking pictures of South Street cops arresting revelers outside of the Theater of the Living Arts the night of Nov. 19, 2009, and the cops didn't like it.
Philadelphia City Paper  |  Andrew Thompson  |  02-23-2010  |  Civil Liberties

UCSB Scholar Advocates Humane Treatment of Detained Immigrantsnew

Professor Manuel Casas traveled from UCSB to Washington in early November to speak on behalf of illegal immigrants. At a Congressional hearing, he supported two bills in the House of Representatives that promoted what Casas refers to as “common sense.”
Santa Barbara Independent  |  Rebecca Bachman  |  12-22-2009  |  Civil Liberties

Scholar Leads Effort to Catalog Civil-Rights Abuses at Guantanamo Baynew

As director of UC Davis' Center for the Study of Human Rights in the Americas, Almerindo Ojeda is heading up a project to collect testimonies on civil rights abuses at the detention center.
Sacramento News & Review  |  Kel Munger  |  11-24-2009  |  War

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