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U.S. schools still biased in disciplining black students

According to the 2011-2012 Civil Rights Data Collection, released Friday by the Department of Education, black students in the U.S. are getting more punishments and less educational opportunities than their white peers.
In the Media by Karen Graham

Op-Ed: California ban on American flag T-shirts upheld on Cinco de Mayo

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled in favor of a California high school's right to tell students they must refrain from wearing T-shirts with the American flag displayed on them, saying the students' civil rights were not violated.
In the Media by Karen Graham - 3 comments

Photo Essay: MLK Parade in Savannah, Georgia Special

Savannah - Thousands of onlookers and participants enjoyed Savannah's 2014 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Annual Observance Day Parade. Churches, activists, children, schools and universities, local officials and news anchors participated in the event.
Digital Journal Report by Kay Mathews - 7 comments

Boy Scouts to admit gay members starting January 1

The Boy Scouts of America have relaxed their strict admittance policy to allow homosexual boys to become Scouts, but the decision has not been accepted openly by everyone.
In the Media by Sean Fraser - 5 comments

Stop Being Famous: A chat with Ferrari Sheppard Special

Chicago - Today I had a conversation with Ferrari Sheppard, a journalist, artist, and editor-in-chief. Ferrari created, developed, and runs the website
Digital Journal Report by Layne Weiss - 3 comments

Op-Ed: Martin Luther King’s ‘I have a dream’ speech, 50 years later

Washington - Fifty year ago Martin Luther King, Jr. stood on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., in front of about 250,000 people, and delivered a fervent address regarded as one of the finest speeches in the history of American oratory.
In the Media by Igor I. Solar - 26 comments

L.A. protest on Trayvon:'Our boys and girls have a right to live' Special

Los Angeles - Following a unanimous L. A. City Council resolution calling for a civil rights investigation into George Zimmerman’s shooting of Trayvon Martin, Angelinos again rallied, demanding Zimmerman be jailed for what many Angelinos see as a cold-blooded murder
Digital Journal Report by Ruth Hull - 19 comments

Op-Ed: I cannot walk away from my own moral compass

Phoenix - I can't walk away from my moral compass and supporting the Defense of Marriage Act or any Constitutional Amendment to ban gay marriage would have me do just that. When you use laws to deny Americans their civil rights, you have some soul searching to do.
In the Media by Duane Buell - 6 comments

IGA English Language Protest Special

Saint-lambert - An IGA in Saint-Lambert, Quebec requires its English employees to speak French to one another, even during their own breaks. A protest was organized outside the store after a 17-year-old employee blew the whistle.
Digital Journal Report by Charlie Profit - 2 comments

The picture of a tragic event that changed South Africa’s history

Johannesburg - Thirty-seven years ago today, a photojournalist captured the image of a boy killed by police during the high school student’s protests known as the “Soweto Uprising”; the image became a symbol of the struggle for equal rights of black South Africans
In the Media by Igor I. Solar - 1 comment
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U.S. Supreme Court Rejects Illinois Government's Criminalization of Police-Tapings

Yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a ruling refusing to hear the Illinois state government’s appeal of a court...
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