Civil rights

Rosa Parks' Birthday

The Rosa Parks Museum in Montgomery, Alabama celebrates what would have been the civil rights icon's 106th birthday. The museum is at the site of Parks' historic arrest in downtown Montgomery, on the campus of Troy University. Today's events include…

Advisers to Starbucks: Do More to End Racial Bias

(CNN) - A new report says Starbucks isn't doing enough to combat racial bias. The data was put together by two Civil Rights experts and it comes about a month after the coffee chain shut down its stores nationwide…

Native American Activists Dennis Banks Dies at 80

(CNN) - Civil rights leader Dennis Banks has died. Banks' family announced the death on his Facebook page; saying he passed away on Sunday night, surrounded by family. His daughter told the New York Times he had pneumonia complications following…

Muslim Group Launches App to Track Hate Crimes

(CNN) - If you're the victim of a hate crime; now there's an app for that. The Council on American-Islamic Relations or CAIR has launched a new civil rights app. It's called "Making Democracy Work for Everyone." The app allows…

Group File Voting Rights Suit GA Election Law

(CNN) - Several civil rights and voting organizations have joined in a lawsuit challenging a Georgia voting law. The lawsuit claims Georgia law cuts off voter registration for federal run-off elections two months earlier than guaranteed under federal law. At…