#Civil rights

  • Article: Dorothy Height's Model of Activism Is Still Urgently Needed Today

    Dorothy Height's Model of Activism Is Still Urgently Needed Today

    By Joe McCarthy|Sept. 18, 2018

    She dedicated her life to civil rights and voter awareness. Read more

  • Article: 4 Ways Aretha Franklin Fought for a Better World

    4 Ways Aretha Franklin Fought for a Better World

    By Joe McCarthy|Aug. 16, 2018

    “American history wells up when Aretha sings.” Read more

  • Article: Winnie Mandela, Firebrand of Anti-Apartheid Movement, Dies at 81

    Winnie Mandela, Firebrand of Anti-Apartheid Movement, Dies at 81

    By Joe McCarthy  and  Jana Sepehr|April 2, 2018

    A polarizing figure, she is remembered for her radical politics. Read more

  • Article: DACA Dreamers Walk 250 Miles to Capital to Protest Inaction

    DACA Dreamers Walk 250 Miles to Capital to Protest Inaction

    By Joe McCarthy|March 1, 2018

    “I went down to the capital and I took what they stole from me.” Read more

  • Article: This Same-Sex Couple Tried to Foster a Refugee Child and Was Denied

    This Same-Sex Couple Tried to Foster a Refugee Child and Was Denied

    By Joe McCarthy|Feb. 22, 2018

    The lawyers argue that it's textbook discrimination. Read more

  • Article: Philippines Commission on Human Rights Needs $15 Million. Lawmakers Offered It $20

    Philippines Commission on Human Rights Needs $15 Million. Lawmakers Offered It $20

    By Joe McCarthy|Sept. 14, 2017

    The president has railed against the commission in the past. Read more

  • Video: These Are the 5 Deadliest Countries for Environmental Activists

    These Are the 5 Deadliest Countries for Environmental Activists

    By Joe McCarthy|July 14, 2017

    2016 was the deadliest year ever for environmentalists. Read more

  • Article: Texas Pushes Anti-Trans Bathroom Bill, Says It’s ‘Right Thing to Do'

    Texas Pushes Anti-Trans Bathroom Bill, Says It’s ‘Right Thing to Do'

    By Joe McCarthy|Jan. 6, 2017

    It’s the latest attempt by conservative legislators to roll back the rights of LGBT citizens. Read more