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‘A poll tax’: Leading Democrats and civil rights activists slam California and Texas for making some voters wait for hours to vote

Civil rights advocates are furious over the long voting lines in California and Texas on Super Tuesday
A view of inside CBP detention facility shows detainees inside fenced areas at Rio Grande Valley Centralized Processing Center in Texas.

ICE says it plans to destroy a trove of detention records, including numbers on detainee deaths and sexual assaults

The ACLU races to retrieve years of ICE detention records that they say are critical to holding ICE accountable for abuses and misconduct.
Mississippi State Penitentiary in Parchman is one of four prisons in the state being investigated by the Justice Department's civil rights division.

Mississippi prisons have been plagued by rampant violence. The Justice Department is finally investigating the ‘death trap’ conditions....

After more than a dozen deaths and prison riots, the Justice Department announced it would investigate four notorious correctional facilities.

‘Took me right out of my seat’ — Warren Buffett was inspired by a Martin Luther King Jr. speech to push for civil rights

The famed investor's support of King marked "the first time there had been space in Warren's life for anything outside of moneymaking."

Rosa Parks refused to give up her bus seat 64 years ago — here are 15 surprising facts about her

On December 1, 1955, Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat to a white passenger. She came to be known as the "mother of the civil rights movement."

15 iconic moments in the LGBTQ rights movement from the last decade

The 2010s marked a decade of legal triumph for LGBTQ people — but when it comes to several issues, their fate still hangs in the balance.
Rev. Al Sharpton was in attendance at the dinner.

Civil-rights leaders are lobbying Mark Zuckerberg to change his mind about allowing lies in Facebook’s political ads — and he may compromi...

Mark Zuckerberg reportedly held a dinner for civil-rights leaders at his house Monday night. Political advertising was said to be a key topic.
Laverne Cox attends the 2019 Emmys on Sunday.

Laverne Cox’s rainbow clutch at the Emmys was turned into a protest sign outside the Supreme Court

Cox made a political statement at the Emmys with a custom clutch that had the words "Oct 8, Title VII, Supreme Court" emblazoned on the front.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

7 of Martin Luther King Jr.’s family members who have continued his legacy

A number of MLK's relatives — sons, daughters, and grandchild — have worked to continue his legacy since his death in 1968.
Pete Buttigieg

Pete Buttigieg says South Bend is a ‘mess’ after police shooting of a black man and that the police force isn’t more racially divers...

South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg took responsibility for the killing of Eric Logan, a black man, by a white police officer when questioned during the Democratic debate.