Civil Liberties

Revenge Porn Took My Career. The Law Couldn't Get It Back

I didn’t know the term “revenge porn” until 2014, the year my ex-boyfriend gave stolen photographs of me having sex in my bedroom to both my boss and …

Sexual Harassment

Rudyard Kipling's 'If' poem scrubbed off wall by students who claim he was a 'racist'

He is regarded as one of England’s greatest writers, whose poems were praised as the nation’s favourites and whose books were lauded as classics of children's literature.<p>But it appears that Rudyard Kipling has fallen out of favour with today’s generation of students, after it emerged that his “If” …

Literature

The 1981 Lynching that Bankrupted Alabama's KKK

Article Details:<p>Author<p>Erin Blakemore<p>Website Name<p>history.com<p>Year Published<p>2018<p>Title<p>The 1981 Lynching that Bankrupted Alabama's …

Black History

Mike Pence's Nightmare: The All-LGBT Palm Springs City Council

Last November, Palm Springs, Calif., made history with the elections of Lisa Middleton and Christy Holstege to the City Council, becoming the first …

LGBTQI

Indicted Russian national Maria Butina once reportedly tried to quiz a left-leaning civil rights group about its cyber vulnerabilities

<i>Sign up for the latest Russia investigation updates here»</i><p>Maria Butina, the 29-year-old Russian gun rights activist whom the US has accused of being a spy for the Russian government, apparently did not limit her outreach in US political circles to right-wing groups.<p>The Washington Post reported …

U.S. Politics

Texas Executes Christopher Young for 2004 Slaying of Store Owner

(HUNTSVILLE, Texas) — A Texas prisoner was executed Tuesday evening for the fatal shooting of a San Antonio convenience store owner after courts …

Crime

The Word Of A White Woman Can Still Get Black People Killed

“In my opinion, the guilt begins with Mrs. Bryant.” With those words Mrs. Mamie Till-Mobley lay the blame for her 14-year-old son’s lynching in Mississippi on Carolyn Bryant, the white woman who testified in 1955 that Emmett Till made an advance on her.<p>Till’s lynching was a spark that helped ignite …

African-American News

U.S. intelligence documents on Nelson Mandela made public

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Thousands of pages of U.S. intelligence documents on Nelson Mandela were made public on Wednesday, revealing that Washington continued to monitor the South African anti-apartheid hero as a potential Communist menace even after he was released from prison, a group that sued …

South Africa

BBC to pay damages to Cliff Richard over police raid, says press freedom at risk

LONDON (Reuters) - Singer Cliff Richard won substantial damages on Wednesday after London’s High Court ruled the BBC had breached his privacy by televising a police raid on his house which he said had left him feeling violated.<p>Singer Cliff Richard leaves the High Court after the court found in his …

Freedom of the Press

A Minnesota chemist shares the seldom told stories of trailblazing scientists: BTN LiveBIG Book Club

Beebe Steven Lynk was one of the first African American women to earn a doctorate in pharmaceutical chemistry and teach in a medical school in the …

African-American News

Trump-loving wrestler loses scholarship for attacking protesters: ‘People were calling us Nazis’

A California student claims he’s a victim after losing his athletic scholarship for shouting homophobic slurs at civil rights protesters. Bronson …

Liberal View

Charlie Gasparino Slams $3.9B Sinclair Plan as 'Funky Divestiture'

Fox Business reporter Charlie Gasparino on Wednesday ripped as "funky divestiture" a plan that Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. said it would revise to …

ACLU

Trump didn't apologize for treason, he's not going to apologize for treason, and the GOP knows it

Donald Trump has only one basic tactic when dealing with a disaster: Create another one that’s even worse. Sure, he applies his usual gloss of “fake …

Donald Trump

Sexual abuse lawsuit: Edelman supports Ohio State University

COLUMBUS, OH: Ohio State University is consulting longtime PR partner Edelman for advice on weathering a sexual abuse scandal and at least two …

Ohio State University

The Cliff Richard ruling is a blow to press freedom and must not stand | Roy Greenslade

At the risk of a tasteless pun, it is reasonable to argue that the BBC’s use of a helicopter to report the police raid on Sir Cliff Richard’s house was over the top. Strangely, however, that was not the view of Mr Justice Mann, in his landmark ruling that the corporation’s journalists had seriously …

Opinion (UK)

Sorry to Bother You and the New Black Surrealism

Like Get Out and Atlanta, Boots Riley’s gonzo satire realizes the best way to depict black people’s reality is to depart from it.<p>In Boots Riley’s …

Donald Glover

Northern Ohio police officer indicted on excessive force, obstruction charges

A northern Ohio police officer is accused of assaulting a suspect and then filing a false police report to cover it up, according to federal …

Corruption

What Is Treason?

Treason, the act of betraying one’s country, is a serious charge. Under US law, it’s defined so narrowly and enforced so rarely that only a few dozen …

Lifehacks

The gymnasts who testified against Larry Nassar will receive the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the ESPYs tonight

In January 2018, disgraced U.S. Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar was sentenced to up to 175 years in prison for sexual assault, thanks to the testimony …

Gymnastics

HHS Civil Rights Office Probes Ohio Hospital Closure (1) (1)

The HHS Office for Civil Rights is investigating whether an Ohio hospital’s planned closure violates federal civil rights laws.

Civil Rights

ACLU attack on Kobach roils Kansas GOP governor primary

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union has taken the unusual step of plunging into a nasty Republican primary for Kansas governor with an explosive flyer attacking conservative Kris Kobach, but his main rival in the race doesn't want the support of the group either.<p>The ACLU has …

Government

City of Birmingham hires Denise Gilmore as director of cultural preservation - Birmingham Business Journal

By Tyler Patchen <br>– Health and Technology Reporter, Birmingham Business Journal<p>Jul 17, 2018, 9:11am CDT<b><br>Updated</b> Jul 17, 2018, 12:01pm CDT<p>Mayor Randall …

Birmingham, AL

Police say video contradicts California mother, daughter’s claim of sexual assault during traffic stop

A Pasadena police dashcam video and audio recording released Tuesday appears to contradict allegations made in a federal lawsuit that two officers …

Dashcam

How Corporations Won Their Civil Rights

The seat on the Supreme Court that Brett Kavanaugh will inherit if the Senate confirms his nomination once belonged to Lewis F. Powell Jr., who carved out new First Amendment rights for corporations in the 1970s. Powell’s successor and Kavanaugh’s former boss, Anthony Kennedy, authored the 2010 …

Civil Rights

Socialists working from within to push Democratic Party further left

Democratic candidates around the country now seek their blessing. Americans are joining their ranks by the thousands, rapidly expanding the group's membership rolls in just a few years.<p>And a sharply leftist political agenda that once produced eye rolls – on everything from their opposition to …

Middle-class

Malicious Summoning: A deterrent to racist cop-callers (Guest opinion)

<b>By Erious Johnson, Jr., and Nkenge Harmon Johnson</b><p>Stories are flooding the news cycle of callous people calling police on African Americans having a …

Civil Rights

Watch Ars Live #23: The History and Future of Tech Law | Ars Technica Video | CNE

Ars Live #23: The History and Future of Tech Law<p>Tech history is an endless tug-of-war between new innovations and old laws. But behind this legal …

Civil Rights

Supreme Court Reaches Highest Approval Since 2009

Fifty-three percent of Americans now view the Supreme Court favorably, thus giving the tribunal its highest approval rating in nine years, according …

Civil Rights

Alabama cases involving water permits, minimum wage to be heard by appeals court

The Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals will hear oral arguments next week on two Alabama cases - one involving minimum wages and the other water …

Birmingham, AL

100 Nelson Mandela facts for his 100th birthday

Nelson Mandela, whose successful struggle against South Africa’s apartheid system of racial segregation and discrimination made him a global symbol …

South Africa