civil rights

In this Dec. 7, 2018, file photo, U.S. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington.
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June 13, 2019 - 9:30 am
By Errin Haines Whack, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The topic of reparations for slavery is headed to Capitol Hill for its first hearing in more than a decade with writer Ta-Nehisi Coates and actor Danny Glover set to testify before a House panel. The House Judiciary Subcommittee on the...
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In this Tuesday, April 2, 2019, file photo, a man browses through the Twitter account of Alt News, a fact-checking website.
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June 05, 2019 - 10:54 am
By Tali Arbel, AP Business Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Half of U.S. adults consider fake news a major problem, and they mostly blame politicians and activists for it, according to a new survey. A majority also believe journalists have the responsibility for fixing it. Differences in political...
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In this May 16, 2019, photo, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., speaks at the Capitol in Washington.
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May 17, 2019 - 1:29 pm
By Matthew Daly, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats in the House approved sweeping anti-discrimination legislation Friday that would extend civil rights protections to LGBT people by prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. The protections would extend to...
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Rep. John Lewis
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May 08, 2019 - 2:45 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — CNN Films is developing a documentary on civil rights icon and Georgia congressman John Robert Lewis. The network announced Wednesday that "Gideon's Army" director Dawn Porter is helming the project. She began shooting the 79-year-old Lewis last year ahead of the midterm elections...
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U.S. Supreme Court
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April 22, 2019 - 10:05 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court will decide whether the main federal civil rights law that prohibits employment discrimination applies to LGBT people. The justices say Monday they will hear cases involving people who claim they were fired because of their sexual orientation. Another case...
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Sheila McCauley Keys
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Mike Dougherty
February 28, 2019 - 4:07 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A kitchen in Willingboro, New Jersey, is where Rosa Parks told stories to her niece, Sheila McCauley Keys. Since then, McCauley Keys has written a book about her aunt and civil rights icon. "My aunt was a community activist from an early age," she said. "She didn't...
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Kimberly Adams
February 24, 2019 - 4:50 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- He was local educator, athlete and best remembered as a civil rights activist who died fighting for change. Octavius V. Catto was remembered Sunday outside of City Hall. A gun salute then words of praise as more than 50 people stood in front of the 12 foot tall...
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President Barack Obama presents Harris Wofford, former U.S. senator from Pennsylvania and former CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service, with a 2012 Presidential Citizens Medal, Feb. 15, 2013.
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Pat Loeb
January 22, 2019 - 2:46 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Pennsylvania is mourning former U.S. Sen. Harris Wofford, who died Monday at the age of 92. He filled many roles in public service throughout his lifetime: co-founder of the Peace Corps; adviser to Martin Luther King, Jr.; Bryn Mawr College president; and state labor...
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Kevin Durant
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January 21, 2019 - 6:57 am
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Kevin Durant cherishes the opportunity to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by playing basketball on the holiday that celebrates the civil rights leader. "What MLK meant to the nation and just his message around the world. Still to this day his message has touched so many...
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Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Rachel Kurland
January 11, 2019 - 2:23 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — For Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on Jan. 21, Eastern State Penitentiary is hosting a weekend of activities honoring the late civil rights leader. The museum will hold readings and discussions of King's 1963 "Letter from Birmingham Jail." King was arrested in Birmingham...
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