Civil Rights

NYPD gives the feds an ultimatum on Eric Garner: Charge the officer who choked him to death or we will

Exactly four years ago, Eric Garner, a black man, died in a police chokehold in Staten Island. His final words, “I can’t breathe,” became a rallying cry against police brutality and a slogan for the burgeoning Black Lives Matter movement.<p>Four years later, New York City Police Officer Daniel …

Justice

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

Putin Asked Face-To-Face Why His Political Rivals ‘End Up Dead’, Here Is His Response

Fox News host Chris Wallace grilled Russian President Vladimir Putin in a face-to-face interview on Monday.<p>According to <i>The Hill</i>, Wallace scored an …

Russia

Why White Women Keep Calling the Cops on Black People

In April, when a white woman called the police on two black men in a Philadelphia Starbucks, the video of the event went viral. The men were accused …

U.S. Politics

Donald Trump is a danger to us all. Congress, do something

<b>(CNN) —</b> Donald Trump is a danger to us all. If there were any doubt, his disturbing press conference with Vladimir Putin confirmed it. It's time for leaders of both parties to respond, not just with words but with action.<p>To that end, we have a suggestion. Why don't those who are tweeting statements …

Donald Trump

This Is Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Stance On Roe V. Wade & It's Not What You'd Expect

Ad failed to load<p>President Donald Trump on July 9 announced his nomination to fill the vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court following the retirement …

Women's News

Donald Trump, King of the White People, bends the knee to a foreign tyrant

<b>(Getty/HBO/Salon)</b><p>Donald Trump’s ugly racist fantasies, embraced by millions of Americans, brought us to this national disgrace<p>Chauncey DeVega<p>July 17, 2018 5:10pm (UTC)<p>Making excuses for racism never ends well. It hurts people on both sides of the color line. In the case of Donald Trump, racism …

News (U.S.)

The Deep History Behind Barack Obama’s Speech for the Centennial of Nelson Mandela’s Birth

When Barack Obama delivers the 16th Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture in Johannesburg on Tuesday, to mark this week’s centennial of the late …

South Africa

Man found guilty of hate crime in burning of Texas mosque

<b>(CNN) —</b> A 26-year-old man was convicted of a hate crime on Monday for burning down a mosque in Victoria, Texas, in January 2017.<p>A federal jury also found Marq Vincent Perez guilty of the use of a fire to commit a felony and possession of an unregistered destructive device in an earlier incident, in …

Justice

A Judge Ruled the Trump Administration Must Give Reunited Migrant Families a Chance to Make Asylum Claims

“HHS either does not understand the court’s orders or is acting in defiance of them.”<p>The federal judge overseeing the reunification of migrant families separated at the U.S.-Mexico border under the Trump administration has now ordered the U.S. government to halt deportations of the reunited …

Immigration

Brooklyn Girl Who Says Another Middle Schooler Raped Her Sues After School Counselor Tells Her ‘Move On’

6:49 PM 07/17/2018<p>A prominent New York sexual privacy lawyer is representing a Brooklyn girl who claims she was raped by a middle school classmate …

Conservative View

Obama Decries Rise of ‘Politics of Fear and Resentment’

Former U.S. President Barack Obama decried mounting global inequality and the emergence of a political order based on fear and resentment, calling …

South Africa

‘Mic Dispatch’: Inside the FBI’s crackdown on “black identity extremists” (Full transcript)

White supremacists aren’t the only ones who feel their First Amendment rights are being infringed upon. Civil rights activist Rakem Balogun exercised …

Rights & Freedoms

In West Bank, 99.7% of Public Land Grants by Israel Go to Settlers

JERUSALEM — Over five decades in control of the West Bank, Israel has marked out hundreds of thousands of acres as public land, and it has allocated almost half of them for use.<p>But only 400 of those acres — 0.24 percent of the total allocated so far — have been earmarked for the use of …

Israel

These White Evangelical Leaders Praised Donald Trump After the #SurrenderSummit

If this is what good Christian judgment looks like, there's no reason to trust these men about anything.

Donald Trump

Russian bots are using #WalkAway to try to wound Dems in midterms

<b>(CNN) —</b> The recent announcement that 12 Russian nationals have been indicted by Robert Mueller for hacking the Democratic National Committee during the 2016 election is another reminder of how vulnerable our democracy is to such breaches.<p>The indictments charge that via hacking, phishing attacks, …

Opinion

Obama acknowledges "strange and uncertain times" in Mandela lecture

Former President Barack Obama, in a speech honoring the late South African leader Nelson Mandela, said he'd try to "get some perspective" as news …

South Africa

How one California county is criminalizing bad grades

Riverside County says its Youth Accountability Team provides mentorship. A lawsuit says it funnels kids to the criminal justice system.<p>A new lawsuit claims that a program meant to provide mentorship and guidance for students in Riverside County, California, is actually funneling them into the …

Identity

Survivors describe sexual abuse under ICE custody: 'He told me that I was going to be deported'

“I was at a jail and he was a migration officer,” 19-year-old “E.D,” an asylum-seeker and mom of a toddler, said about being sexually assaulted while …

Immigration

Why black culture thrives alongside rampant racism

American race relations are taking two very different paths at the same time. On the one hand, we’re seeing growing mainstream acknowledgment of black pride projected through art: Beyoncé’s widely praised performance at the Coachella arts festival, Kendrick Lamar’s Pulitzer-winning album, and even …

Kendrick Lamar

New "Boy Erased" Trailer Exposes the Dangers of Gay Conversion Therapy

The movie stars Lucas Hedges and Nicole Kidman.<p>Just a week after <i>The Miseducation of Cameron Post</i> debuted a trailer telling the story of teens sent to gay conversion therapy, another movie covering similar subject matter has released its first trailer: <i>Boy Erased</i>.<p>Like <i>The Miseducation of Cameron Post</i>,</i> …

LGBTQI

Barack Obama To Deliver 16th Annual Nelson Mandela Lecture

Barack Obama is set to make a rare speech in South Africa marking the legacy of anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela.<p>The speech is timed to celebrate …

South Africa

Undocumented People Can't Live or Work Here, Says the City Council

A Nebraska town is considering blocking undocumented immigrants from obtaining jobs or renting houses ahead of a new Costco plant opening in the area.<p>…

City Politics

‘Stop complaining.’ Immigrant child’s head was cracked open by bully at shelter, lawsuit says

Not even a bloody skull was enough to keep a frightened 11-year-old immigrant boy separated from an older bully inside a shelter for minors, a …

News (U.S.)

Seniors file complaint against CHA for not installing grab bars in bathrooms

Thomas DeFries has lived with Parkinson’s disease for nearly a decade.<p>Many routine tasks — like taking a shower — have become burdensome since his …

Chicago

The Man Who Threatened Maxine Waters Has Been Sentenced, But He Won't Get Prison Time

In recent months, one California Democrat has become a folk hero in the resistance effort against Donald Trump's presidency — but not without intense …

Donald Trump

Morning Report: Council Wipes Out Vacation Rentals

In a dramatic shift, the San Diego City Council voted 6-3 Monday to allow only residents who live in homes in San Diego to rent them out to visitors …

San Diego

Alleged Russian Agent Maria Butina was Under FBI Watch Since 2016

Maria Butina, the NRA-linked Russian national who was recently indicted for acting as a Russian agent in the U.S., was reportedly subject to FBI …

News (U.S.)

Donor reporting requirement eliminated for these tax-exempt groups

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) will no longer collect the personally identifiable information of donors to certain tax-exempt organizations, as it seeks to both reduce burdensome requirements for those groups and protect taxpayer privacy.<p>The organizations that will no longer need to file …

Taxes

Class-action suits claim OSU ignored doctor's alleged sex abuse

<b>(CNN) —</b> Two class-action lawsuits filed this week by former wrestlers claim Ohio State University turned a blind eye to a doctor's alleged sexual abuse of student athletes.<p>In recent weeks, several former OSU athletes have publicly claimed Dr. Richard Strauss, who died by suicide in 2005, sexually …

Justice