With the recent Republican rollbacks on L.G.B.T.Q. rights, Jerri Ann Henry wonders whether she has a future in the party.
The numbers of executions and death sentences are falling.
Conservatives are launching a broad attack on gay rights and gay culture.
Private Jonathan Warnock was a walking sermon.
Other countries changed course after massacres. But American political protection for guns is unique, and has become inseparable from conservative credentials.
A debate on what it means to voice dissent, and how to tell whether it’s made a difference.
Roe v. Wade was never expected to be the case that made history.
Georgia will still have a Black senator next year, but the likely Republican nominee, Herschel Walker, and the incumbent Democrat, Raphael Warnock, offer far different visions on race.
America’s network of Black colleges were founded to provide essential opportunity. For many, they’ve come to offer something else: a link to a treasured legacy.
In just a few short weeks, the fundamental right enshrined in Roe nearly 50 years ago could disappear overnight. What’s next? Is anything safe?
Una gran parte de los salvadoreños está dispuesta a tolerar a un líder de tendencias autoritarias a cambio de la solución a su preocupación más acuciante: la violencia de las pandillas.
Much of the country’s population is willing to tolerate an autocratic leader, if it means that someone will finally solve their most pressing problem: gang violence.
How and why we confuse shame and stigma.
The suit claims Walden University not only misrepresented the costs and credits required for an advanced degree but also engaged in “reverse redlining” by targeting minority communities.
Prosecutors said the defendants had used their bodies, furniture, chains and ropes to block the doors to an abortion clinic in Washington in 2020 and had livestreamed their actions on Facebook.
Jurors in the civil case found that the Denver Police used excessive force against the 12 plaintiffs.
The comments by Connie Uhre, 76, led to a protest, widespread condemnation by city leaders and a federal civil rights lawsuit.
First of a two-part series: Readers discuss “cancel culture,” civility and the First Amendment, in response to an editorial. Next: Speech and self-censorship on campus.
A retired chemistry professor, he staged weekly protests in front of a Manhattan courthouse, angering prosecutors, who tried to send him to prison.
The strongman’s ties to Putin might finally hurt him.
The giant insurer is facing lawsuits from customers, agents and former employees accusing it of racial discrimination.
In a court hearing, a supervisor testified that the state agency responsible for child welfare was told to investigate parents of transgender children without exception.
The charges in Federal District Court came after the Justice Department found Title IX violations at the university.
A 90-year-old former schoolteacher’s collection includes Muhammad Ali’s boxing shoes and Tuskegee Airmen headgear — but it also features Ku Klux Klan toys.
Her career there lasted only three days; attacked by mobs, she was suspended and then expelled. Today, a campus building is named in her honor.
With so much evidence of racism, said Marcus Ransom, the only Black man on the jury, it was not difficult to find Ahmaud Arbery’s murderers guilty of hate crimes.
Not every killing connects with the culture and activates a mass movement. This one did.
All of them were charged with willfully violating Mr. Floyd’s constitutional rights by not providing medical care. Two were accused of not intervening to stop a fellow officer.
Young people who marched and organized during the civil rights movement are now in their 70s and 80s. With fewer and fewer remaining, historians rush to record their stories.
The Afro-Brazilian activist Abdias do Nascimento envisioned a museum of Black art. More than 70 years later, it has taken up residence at the Inhotim Institute.
A video of the fight at a New Jersey mall circulated widely online. Gov. Philip D. Murphy said the appearance of “racially disparate treatment” was “deeply, deeply disturbing.”
A former head coach of the Miami Dolphins is suing the league. At the case’s heart is a two-decade-old diversity policy.
In states where laws now limit classroom discussions about race and discrimination, many teachers are watching what they say, and are more anxious about their jobs.
A.J. Baime’s “White Lies” explores the life and times of the civil rights figure Walter F. White.
Derek Chauvin was sentenced to 22 and a half years for the murder, but what about the other officers who were at the scene?
Gregory and Travis McMichael had previously agreed to plead guilty, but a federal judge rejected the deal, which offered 30-year sentences. Jury selection is set to begin on Monday.
He was jailed multiple times in the South during the 1960s and made human rights his lifelong cause, following the Jewish doctrine of “tikkun olam” — to repair the world.
Tomiko Brown-Nagin’s book is the first major biography of Constance Baker Motley, the first Black woman to serve as a federal judge, among other achievements.
He documented the civil rights movement and subjects as diverse as narcotics users, migrant workers and movie stars, seeking to capture their emotional heart.
Under a settlement agreement, the railroad will also overhaul 135 train stations to make them accessible to all.
President Bill Clinton pulled her nomination as assistant attorney general in 1993 after she came under criticism for her views on voting rights.
The first Black performer to win the Academy Award for best actor, for “Lilies of the Field,” he once said he felt “as if I were representing 15, 18 million people with every move I made.”
She became a folk hero representing asylum seekers fleeing violence in Central America, setting up shop in the Rio Grande Valley and building a refuge camp.
After cutting 306 people from its rolls, the Nooksack tribe is moving to evict those who remain in tribal housing. The dispute has raised questions about individual rights and tribal sovereignty.
Contemporary activists can benefit from Tutu’s ideas about restorative justice and strengthen their quest for fundamental fairness.
A federal civil rights suit had accused Joseph Centanni of demanding sexual acts from tenants in Elizabeth, N.J. He denied wrongdoing, but agreed to pay.
Prominent backers of stalled voting rights legislation plan a blitz emphasizing the urgent need to counter new state restrictions.
Beijing argues that its system represents a distinctive form of democracy, one that has dealt better than the West with challenges like the pandemic.
The Justice Department opened an inquiry into reports of sexual harassment and retaliation in the former governor’s administration.
The inquiry will focus on whether the Mount Vernon department engaged in a “pattern or practice of unlawful policing,” officials said.