Rep. Cyrus Western said Monday he does not plan to resign. "I'm going to let the voters have the final say on this one," said the Sheridan Republican, who is up for reelection next year.
The Justice Department announced federal hate crime charges Wednesday in the death of a a Georgia man who was killed while out for a run last year.
The city of Minneapolis on Friday agreed to pay $27 million to settle a civil lawsuit from George Floyd’s family over the Black man’s death in police custody.
Each state has a unique story to tell about the struggles for civil rights. Here's a tiny sliver of history about their collective efforts.
Dennis and Judy Shepard expressed concerns that Barrett’s record on LGBTQ rights could potentially undo the work they and their foundation have accomplished in the two decades since Matthew was murdered.
A class-action discrimination lawsuit filed in federal court by four people who were arrested for breaking Kenosha's curfew alleges that their rights were inappropriately infringed upon while pro-police demonstrators were allowed to "roam."
The father of a Black man shot and severely injured by police in Kenosha told a crowd at Friday's March on Washington that every Black person in America needs to stand up to oppose systemic racism.
Civil rights organizations will hold an emergency press conference at 2:30 p.m. at Civic Center Park following the shooting of Jacob Blake by a Kenosha Police officer.
Wyoming is one of only five states without a hate crime law.
John Lewis, a lion of the civil rights movement who went on to a long and celebrated career in Congress, has died. He was 80.
The Supreme Court has ruled that a landmark civil rights law protects LGBT people from discrimination in employment, a resounding victory for LGBT rights from a conservative court.
I am watching the various classes of America’s “elites” — politicians, commentators, academics, activists, Hollywood big mouths and corporate …
The Office of Civil Rights is a part of the federal Department of Education, and it handles investigations of educational entities accused of violating federal disability, race and sexual violence or discrimination laws.
The case dates to 2018, when the officer held the teen at gunpoint after seeing him running. She erroneously assumed he had committed a crime.
Congressman John Lewis of Georgia announced Sunday that he has stage IV pancreatic cancer, vowing he will stay in office and fight the disease.
A second woman this week sued the city of Rock Springs, alleging it denied her a chance at promotion inside the police department because she was pregnant.
The unveiling of a memorial statue in downtown Montgomery, Ala., Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019, took place 64 years after Parks' arrest to not giving u…
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The museum complex includes the Lorraine Motel where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated as well as the building where James Earl Ray fired the shot. The museum seeks to open a dialogue about a history that spans the dark era of slavery through the modern Civil Rights Movement. A family guide is offered to assist adults in discussing the sensitive topics and events that are addressed within the museum.
Fifty years ago this week, 14 black members of the University of Wyoming football team met with head coach Lloyd Eaton to ask if they could we…
Title 7 of the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of sex, among other categories. The question for the justices in two cases is whether that provision protects people from discrimination in the workplace because they are gay or transgender. The sexual orientation case involves a fired skydiver in New York, who has since died, and a fired county government worker in Georgia. Aimee Stephens, a fired funeral home director in suburban Detroit, is at the center of the case about gender identity. The Trump administration has reversed the Obama administration's support for the workers.