July 8, 2016 -
With federal officials saying they've found nothing to prove the 2014 hanging death of the 17-year-old North Carolina youth was not self-inflicted, his death joins a list of other hangings of black men that have been ruled suicides despite suspicions of foul play. Another happened just this week in Atlanta.
October 9, 2015 -
Civil rights advocates warn that Alabama's plan to close 31 DMV offices where citizens can get an ID they need to vote disproportionately affects African Americans and therefore violates the U.S. Constitution and Voting Rights Act.
December 5, 2014 -
The August hanging death of a black teen in a small North Carolina town was quickly ruled a suicide, but the conclusion is being challenged by the victim's family and an independent pathologist hired by the N.C. NAACP. The incident is the latest in a disturbing series of hangings of black men that have some wondering whether lynchings have continued into the post-civil rights era.
September 3, 2012 -
In brainstorming sessions held by labor advocates across the state, North Carolinians have come up with a list of recommendations for developing a future Workers' Bill of Rights.
March 14, 2012 -
Last week immigrant rights advocates retraced the route of the historic civil rights march from Selma to Montgomery led by Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. in a powerful show of solidarity between African-Americans and Latinos.
November 2, 2007 -
Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. is urging a congressional hearing and a halt to federal transportation funding for Louisiana "until officials can ensure freedom of movement."
February 1, 1984 -
This article originally appeared in Southern Exposure Vol. 12 No.