Civil Rights & Social Justice

Jackson-Akiwumi is the first ex-public defender and the only Black person to currently serve on the Seventh Circuit. She's the second Black woman in her position following Judge Ann Claire Williams, who retired in 2018.

The case exemplifies a microcosm of the reparations argument and how those in opposition often claim false equivalences, contributing to the systemic racism that Black people routinely face.

Samaria Rice, Tamir Rice's mother, used no uncertain terms when addressing Shaun King in a recent social media post that called him out for sharing the details of a recent conversation they had on his podcast.

Despite the Senate's inaction, Black Voters Matter and allied organizations continue to caravan through the south to Washington, D.C., raising awareness around voting rights, election reform, and D.C. statehood.

Democrats were sent back to square one after Senate Republicans used a filibuster to block the For The People Act -- legislation that would have overhauled U.S. elections and greatly benefitted Black voters, in particular.

Committing to advancing racial equity is essential to Walmart's core mission, and in 2020 it made its societal impact an even greater priority by expanding its commitment to racial equity.

Democratic Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse has doubled down on his defense of being a member of an "all-white" beach club in Rhode Island, prompting Black Lives Matter leaders to say they're "ashamed" of him.

Black and brown politicians from Massachusetts are demanding an independent investigation into the death of Mikayla Miller, a 16-year-old Black queer girl whose controversial hanging in a Boston suburb was ruled a suicide despite lynching claims.

Five officers were fired on Monday in the wake of William Harvey's death after he was found unconscious with injuries to his neck caused by a pair of Harvey’s shoelaces on April 2.

The family of Johnny Bolton, a Georgia man killed during a no-knock raid in December, is seeking answers while likening his death to the state-sanctioned death of Breonna Taylor.

In the video, members of Nellie's Sports Bar security team can be seen aggressively dragging a Black woman by her long blond braids on Saturday inside of Nellie's, an LGBTQ+ establishment in the U-Street area of D.C.

Civil rights groups and critics of excessive force question the tactics taken during the arrests as video evidence proves that unlawful white citizens are routinely taken into custody without physical harm, even when armed.