(WASHINGTON) -- The Education Department on Monday launched civil rights investigations into five states that have barred indoor masking mandates, alleging that the governors are creating an unsafe learning environment for students with disabilities at heightened risk of severe illness from COVID-19. It's an aggressive new... Read More.
(ETHIOPIA) -- As chaos envelops Kabul after Afghanistan's government collapsed and the Taliban seized control, horrific stories and heartbreaking images also pour out of Ethiopia. Some in the U.S. with a connection to the African country are feeling a call to action. In Washington, D.C.,... Read More.
(NEW YORK) — Misinformation – false information spread regardless of intent – is rampant across popular social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook. Most speech, whether true or false, is protected under the U.S. legal system. But questions about inaccurate information, spread maliciously or not, and... Read More.
(ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia) -- Voting was underway in Ethiopia Monday as Tigray, the northernmost regional state of the country, is torn apart by civil war and famine. Eritrean troops from across the border and Ethiopian national forces are being accused of war crimes, rape and... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- The Justice Department on Wednesday dropped its civil lawsuit targeting former national security adviser John Bolton over the publication of his 2020 memoir "The Room Where It Happened," halting an effort brought during the Trump administration that had sought to seize all... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., on Tuesday sat down for an hour-long virtual meeting with Black civil rights leaders about voting rights and Senate rules, just days after he reiterated his opposition to a sweeping Democratic proposal to federalize voting rights. While he called... Read More.
(MINNEAPOLIS) -- Derek Chauvin and three other former Minneapolis police officers involved in George Floyd's death were indicted Friday on federal civil rights charges. The three-count indictment alleges Chauvin, Tou Thao, J. Alexander Kueng and Thomas Lane deprived Floyd's rights when they saw him lying... Read More.
(MINNEAPOLIS) -- Derek Chauvin and three other former Minneapolis police officers involved in George Floyd's death were indicted Friday on federal civil rights charges. The indictment alleges Chauvin, Tou Thao, J. Alexander Kueng and Thomas Lane deprived Floyd's rights when they saw him lying on... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) — If Derek Chauvin, a former Minneapolis police officer, is found guilty in the killing of George Floyd, it could set a new precedent for policing, said Benjamin Crump, a civil rights attorney representing the families of Floyd and Daunte Wright. "The outcome that... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- President Joe Biden's nominee to lead the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division, Kristen Clarke, faced a barrage of questions from Republican senators during her confirmation hearing Wednesday looking to resurface past controversial comments they argued showed her hostility towards police -- as... Read More.
(RICHMOND, Va.) -- Ben Jealous, a prominent civil rights leader who helmed the NAACP for five years, is endorsing Democrat Jennifer Carroll Foy in the race to be Virginia's next governor -- handing the former state delegate a significant boost one day after her... Read More.
By MICHELLE STODDART, ABC News(ATLANTA) -- Civil rights groups on Tuesday said they have sued the state of Georgia over changes to voting laws enacted last week that they said make it harder for all Georgia residents to vote, particularly... Read More.