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First African American graduate of West Point - Jun 15, 1877

Henry Ossian Flipper, born a slave in Thomasville, Georgia, in 1856, is the first African American cadet to graduate from the United States Military …

Supreme Court rules for baker who refused to create same-sex couple's wedding cake

A divided Supreme Court on Monday absolved a Colorado baker of discrimination for refusing to create a custom wedding cake for a same-sex couple.<p>The …

On limited basis, justices side with Colorado baker in same-sex wedding cake case

to gay coupleWASHINGTON — The Supreme Court ruled Monday for a Colorado baker who wouldn’t make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple, in a limited …

Bisexuals hopeful as one of their own becomes governor

NEW YORK — “LGBT” has become a household term amid sweeping advances for gay rights, and yet the “B” sometimes seems like an awkward fit. The sudden …

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Public outcry slams vicious tweets about young singer

Angered by gay policy change, some Christians leave the Boy Scouts

Federal government sues North Carolina over new voting law

Fan Influx Hasn't Bridged Soccer's Alleged Gender Wage Gap

Top female soccer players filed a federal complaint Thursday that they are paid less than their male counterparts. This is despite attendance for women's national soccer team games rising to striking range with the men's game levels in the past year, an NBC News review of league records shows.<p>In …

What it's like to be the target of racist incidents on campus

<b>(CNN) —</b> Taylor Dumpson was elated. On May 1, she became student government president at American University -- the first African-American woman ever to hold the job.<p>But less then 24 hours after she officially took office, her joy turned to pain. Dumpson got a message from a friend as she was on her …

White House pays women 20% less than men - CNN Video

Women who work in the White House earn an average salary of 80 cents for every dollar paid to their male colleagues, a CNN analysis found.

Former Airbnb host fined $5,000 for refusing Asian American guest

<b>(CNN) —</b> A former Airbnb host who canceled a guest's reservation citing her race, will have to do more than pay a $5,000 fine.<p>The host, who has been banned by Airbnb after the February incident, agreed to take a college-level Asian American studies course, volunteer at a civil rights organization …

A black Yale graduate student took a nap in her dorm's common room. So a white student called police

<b>(CNN) —</b> A white person voices suspicions about an innocuous person of color. Police are summoned. And the encounter is posted on social media, sparking outrage about racial profiling.<p>In what is becoming an all-too familiar episode, a black Yale University graduate student was interrogated by campus …

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A mom on a college tour called the cops on two Native American teens because they made her 'nervous'

<b>(CNN) —</b> For the two Native American brothers, Colorado State University was their dream school.<p>But when they showed up for a campus tour, a parent of another prospective student called the police on them because they apparently made her "nervous," the school said.<p>Friday, the university's police …

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2 black men arrested at Starbucks get an apology from police

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Rashon Nelson initially brushed it off when the Starbucks manager told him he couldn't use the restroom because he wasn't a paying customer.<p>He thought nothing of it when he and his childhood friend and business partner, Donte Robinson, were approached at their table and were …

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The DOJ is investigating Arizona for civil rights violations after voting 'fiasco'

On March 22, Phoenix residents headed to the polls to vote in the presidential primaries. They were greeted with pandemonium: Lines hundreds of …

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Detroit Public Schools Sues State Officials for Civil Rights Violations

Another week, another lawsuit naming Michigan Governor Rick Snyder as the defendant.<p>The Detroit Free Press reports that on April 7, the Detroit …

U.S. Education Department opens civil rights investigation into Pinellas schools

The U.S. Department of Education on Monday opened a civil rights investigation into whether the Pinellas County School District systematically …

Rhode Island Muslim School Vandalized In Hate Crime

A non-profit Muslim school in Rhode Island was vandalized with Islamophobic graffiti on Saturday, one day after holding a vigil for the three Muslim …

Religion

Malaga Island: Maine's Embarrassing Legacy

Freedom Rides challenge segregation in Deep South

The Freedom Ride movement began in 1961 with interstate buses driving into the Deep South to challenge segregation that persisted despite recent Supreme Court rulings.

Mississippi school sued for canceling prom over lesbian student - CNN.com

"All I wanted was the same chance to enjoy my prom night like any other student," said Constance McMillen, 18.<p><b>(CNN)</b> -- A Mississippi high school faces a lawsuit over its decision to cancel its prom rather than allow a lesbian high school student to attend with her girlfriend.<p>The lawsuit, filed by …

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Force and Motion

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Children's Rights

Many vulnerable children across the Deep South are being denied access to a quality public education and the mental health services they need. At the …

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Have Your Civil Rights Been Violated? - FindLaw

From race discrimination to sexual harassment and fair housing rights violations, if you believe you have been the victim of a civil rights …

8 arraigned in string of anti-gay hate crimes in New York City - CNN.com

Eighth arrest made in alleged hate crime<p><b>New York (CNN)</b> -- Eight suspects arrested in connection with a series of brutal, anti-gay hate crimes in New York City were arraigned Sunday.<p>Charges against them include harassment, criminal possession of a weapon, unlawful imprisonment, assault, robbery and …

Female veteran: ‘I wanted to do something that counted’

SCARBOROUGH — Carol Reynolds flipped slowly through a stack of her old service photos, smiling as she recounted the years she spent serving the …

Small South Carolina town rallies for fired gay police chief

<b>LATTA, S.C.</b> - When openly gay police chief Crystal Moore was fired by a mayor who condemned her lifestyle as "questionable," she feared her two …