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Who Is Frankie Muse Freeman? Civil Rights Activist Dies At The Age Of 101

Frankie Muse Freeman, a civil rights activist and the first woman to be appointed to the United States Commission on Civil Rights, has died......»»

Category: topSource: newsweekJan 13th, 2018

Frankie Freeman dies at 101

Prominent St. Louis lawyer and civil rights leader Frankie Muse Freeman has died. She was 101. Freeman died Friday. She served as the lead counsel and won the landmark case against the St. Louis Housing Authority, which put an end to legal racial d.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJan 13th, 2018

Best Martin Luther King Jr Quotes 2018

Martin Luther King was an activist and played a very important role in the advancement of the civil rights movement based on.....»»

Category: blogSource: valuewalkJan 15th, 2018

Don Hogan Charles, Lauded Photographer of Civil Rights Era, Dies at 79

Mr. Charles, the first black photographer to be hired by The New York Times, took pictures of Malcolm X, Coretta Scott King and Muhammad Ali......»»

Category: mediaSource: nytDec 25th, 2017

Roy Reed, Times Reporter Who Covered the Civil Rights Era, Dies at 87

Mr. Reed was with Martin Luther King when he was released from jail in Selma, Ala., and with protesters on Bloody Sunday at the Pettus Bridge......»»

Category: mediaSource: nytDec 11th, 2017

Who Is Doug Jones? Meet the Civil Rights Activist Trying to Beat Roy Moore and Trump in Alabama

Doug Jones hopes to become the first Democrat to win an Alabama Senate seat in 25 years, but he faces an uphill battle......»»

Category: topSource: newsweekDec 10th, 2017

The New York Post: Rev. Jesse Jackson says he has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease

Civil rights activist Rev. Jesse Jackson announced Friday that he has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchNov 17th, 2017

Rev. Jesse Jackson Accused Of Sexual Harassment

Noted civil rights activist and political hack Rev. Jesse Jackson has been accused of sexual harassment by a journalist who says the Chicago community organizer once grabbed her thigh and made a crude comment. In a post for “The Root,” writer.....»»

Category: blogSource: zerohedgeNov 7th, 2017

What You Should Know About Dolores Huerta, The Civil Rights Icon

The workers' rights activist and icon worked with Cesar Chavez, but doesn't always get credit. National Hispanic Heritage Month is here. Friday, Sept. 15 marked the beginning of the annual celebration of H.....»»

Category: europeSource: fortuneSep 15th, 2017

Dick Gregory: Here"s All You Need to Know About the Pioneering Comedian and Civil Rights Activist who Died, Aged 84

Dick Gregory mocked racism in his groundbreaking stand-up act and was on the front-line of the struggle for civil rights in the 1960s......»»

Category: topSource: newsweekAug 20th, 2017

Rights activist Irom Sharmila marries long-time partner

Manipur civil rights activist Irom Sharmila married her long-time partner Desmond Coutinho, a British national, under the Special Marriage Act at the Sub-Registrar’s office here this morning.The wedd........»»

Category: topSource: thehindubusinesslineAug 17th, 2017

Patricia Bell announces run for Birmingham mayor seat

Another candidate has joined the race for the Birmingham mayor seat. Patricia Bell, a lifelong educator and community activist, announced today at the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute that she is running for election. While qualifying doesn’t be.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsApr 14th, 2017

Bill Minor, Journalist Who Was Called Conscience of Mississippi, Dies at 94

Mr. Minor was already known for exposing corrupt Mississippi politicians when he became one of the South’s leading news voices on the civil rights movement......»»

Category: mediaSource: nytMar 28th, 2017

John Herbers, Who Vividly Covered the Civil Rights Era for The Times, Dies at 93

Mr. Herbers reported on national affairs including racial violence in the Deep South, protests against the Vietnam War, the assassination of Senator Robert F. Kennedy and the Watergate scandal......»»

Category: mediaSource: nytMar 18th, 2017

Snapchat draws ire again over use of filters

It appears Snapchat's efforts to honor artist Frida Kahlo, civil rights activist Rosa Parks and scientist Marie Curie is drawing more controversy over the use of its filters......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralMar 8th, 2017

Stanley Dearman, Editor Who Sought Justice in 1964 Murders, Dies at 84

Mr. Dearman’s editorials helped set the stage for the belated conviction of a former Klansman for organizing the murders of three civil rights workers in Mississippi......»»

Category: mediaSource: nytFeb 26th, 2017

Watch Elizabeth Warren Read the Letter from Civil Rights Activist Coretta Scott King

The letter criticized Jeff Sessions over his treatment of black vote.....»»

Category: europeSource: fortuneFeb 8th, 2017

Watch Elizabeth Warren Read the Full Letter from Civil Rights Activist Coretta Scott King

The letter criticized Jeff Sessions over his treatment of black voters .....»»

Category: europeSource: fortuneFeb 8th, 2017

Developer, arts leader David Herriman dies

David Herriman, a longtime Covington developer, arts leader, philanthropist and gay rights activist, died Sunday at University of Cincinnati Medical Center of complications resulting from a fall nine days earlier. He was 85. The Covington riverfront.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsFeb 8th, 2017

PBS To Air First Documentary Biography Of Iconic Civil Rights Activist John Lewis

John Lewis - Get in the Way, the first documentary biography of the the civil rights icon, whose unwavering fight for justice spans the past 50 years, will premiere February 10 as part of Black History Mon.....»»

Category: topSource: forbesJan 31st, 2017

Taslima Nasreen bats for Uniform Civil Code

Bangladeshi writer and human rights activist Taslima Nasreen today batted for Uniform Civil Code, saying that the measure was “urgently” needed to empower people with their rights. In an impromptu ........»»

Category: topSource: thehindubusinesslineJan 23rd, 2017