Amazon is all but gifting the use of its powerful facial recognition program to help power law enforcement agencies’ surveillance programs across the country, according to documents obtained by civil rights groups and reported by the Washington Post on Tuesday.
This piece is part of Splinter’s series The New Guard, where we interview progressive candidates who are running in 2018 midterm races across the country to shake up the Democratic Party establishment.
During the 2016 presidential election, Virginia Senator Tim Kaine touted his experience as a former civil rights attorney and, in particular, his experience representing people of color who faced housing discrimination. Now, Kaine—along with 11 of his Democratic colleagues in the Senate—is supporting a financial…
A scandal is brewing in the immigrant rights movement after the president of the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), the oldest Latino civil rights group in America, sent a letter to Donald Trump thanking him for his far-right immigration proposal, which calls for huge increases in border security and…
It’s been nearly one year since Donald Trump’s inauguration as president. It’s also been nearly 50 years since the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Donald Trump can’t disappear American citizens.
For transgender Americans seeking to enlist in the military, the coming new year will mark a major victory in a long, senseless battle started by President Donald Trump.
Erica Garner, who became an outspoken activist against police abuse after a New York policeman killed her father with a chokehold, has died after being hospitalized following a heart attack. She was 27.
The government already has lost one case for trying to block an undocumented teenager in federal custody from having an abortion. Now, officials are under fire again for the same rights violations, including forcing immigrants in custody who want an abortion to attend right–wing, religious, anti–abortion “counseling.”
There’s been an attack on American soil, people are looking for a strong leader to assuage their fears and promise to kill the bad guys, and the president is responding by threatening to curtail civil liberties and sign on to xenophobic policies. Sound familiar?
The two-story brick plantation house in Georgia is an unlikely “monument to the culture” of the Cherokee tribe, but that’s what they call it.
Bree Newsome, the civil rights activist who daringly scaled a 30-foot flagpole in Columbia, SC, to remove a Confederate flag from the statehouse grounds, was reportedly invited—then barred—from speaking to a group of North Carolina middle schoolers this week. The reason for her ignominious rejection? Her arrest for…
More than two years after a Muslim-American woman claimed a California police officer forcibly removed the hijab from her head during a traffic stop, the city of Long Beach has voted to pay the woman more than $80,000 for the incident
A group of transgender troops are suing Donald Trump over his tweets announcing a ban on trans people serving openly in the military. The suit was filed on Wednesday by five trans servicemen who have served in the military for decades across various branches. It calls for “permanent injunctive relief”—that is, a…
After ignoring military leaders who said it is a stupid idea that will degrade military readiness, the administration of serial draft–dodger Donald Trump seems to be moving forward with a sweeping ban on transgender people serving in the U.S. military.
A local TV news station owned by the right–wing Sinclair Broadcast Group on Friday shared a photo on social media of civil rights activist DeRay Mckesson along with an unrelated crime story about a bungled bank robbery that occurred thousands of miles away.
The heads of U.S. military branches are trying to delay a July 1 deadline for allowing transgender people to join the military, citing a need to “study the issue.”
By a majority vote, the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights has launched a probe of the Trump administration’s handling of civil rights enforcement across at least seven agencies.