RSS feeds allow Web site content to be gathered via feed reader software. Click the subscribe link to obtain the feed URL for this page. The feed will update when new content appears on this page.

Civil Rights

A collection of news and information related to Civil Rights published by this site and its partners.

Top Civil Rights Articles

Displaying items 45-55
  • Report: Congo rebels smuggling out $500 million a year in gold

    Report: Congo rebels smuggling out $500 million a year in gold
    M23 rebels in the lawless eastern reaches of the Democratic Republic of Congo have built alliances with local gangs to gain control of lucrative gold mines and smuggle out $500 million a year of the precious metal to finance their brutal attacks, a...
  • Listen to Lauryn Hill's new single 'Consumerism'

    Listen to Lauryn Hill's new single 'Consumerism'
    For the past three months Lauryn Hill has been behind bars for tax evasion. Hill chose to mark her release on Friday with a new single, “Consumerism.” The coming out track is a blistering jam that has Hill speed-rapping through a heady...
  • Obama's absence at Asia-Pacific summits lets China dominate

    Obama's absence at Asia-Pacific summits lets China dominate
    President Obama's decision to skip two Asia-Pacific summits this week to deal with the U.S. government shutdown and threatened debt default allowed Chinese leaders to strut the world stage as regional superpower envoys and have their way on critical...
  • NYFF 2013: Does '12 Years a Slave' deserve 'hard to watch' label?

    NYFF 2013: Does '12 Years a Slave' deserve 'hard to watch' label?
    NEW YORK -- Walking out of the theater after the official U.S. debut for Steve McQueen’s slavery tour de force “12 Years a Slave” on Tuesday, a viewer could be heard adding skepticism to her admiration. “I wanted to ask about why...
  • In Mexico custody battles, high-profile fathers gain an edge

    In Mexico custody battles, high-profile fathers gain an edge
    MEXICO CITY — She was his secretary. He was none other than the chief justice of the Mexican Supreme Court. She became his mistress, they had two children, but then they drifted apart. It was the subsequent custody battle that was the real...
  • Annan urges African leaders to stand by International Criminal Court

    Annan urges African leaders to stand by International Criminal Court
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- African leaders meet in Ethiopia on Friday to discuss calls to withdraw from the International Criminal Court, even as former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan of Ghana urged them to stand by the court. Amid sharp criticism...
  • Myanmar releases 56 political prisoners on eve of regional summit

    Myanmar releases 56 political prisoners on eve of regional summit
    NEW DELHI -- Myanmar on Tuesday released 56 political prisoners, according to local media quoting government officials, part of a pledge to free all political detainees by the end of the year. The prisoners, including more than a dozen from Myanmar&...
  • Turkey lifts ban on Islamic head scarves, veils in civil service jobs

    Turkey lifts ban on Islamic head scarves, veils in civil service jobs
    The Turkish government decreed Tuesday an end to a nearly 90-year-old ban on wearing Islamic head scarves and veils in civil service jobs, threatening to rekindle the secular vs. religious showdown that ignited weeks of unrest in late spring. The ban,...
  • Hungry and isolated, North Korea courting luxury travelers

    Hungry and isolated, North Korea courting luxury travelers
    With the exception of eccentric former NBA star Dennis Rodman, there are probably few people on the planet who have North Korean spas and sports centers on their list of things to see before they die. The Hermit Kingdom has in recent years built a...
  • At least 34 dead in Egypt as holiday turns violent

    At least 34 dead in Egypt as holiday turns violent
    CAIRO — Clouds of tear gas wafted into the air and gunshots rang out Sunday as supporters and opponents of Egypt’s military-backed government battled one another in the streets on a major holiday dedicated to the army — clashes that...
  • Arizona ban on panhandling found unconstitutional in Flagstaff case

    Arizona ban on panhandling found unconstitutional in Flagstaff case
    An Arizona law that makes it a crime to beg for money or food in public is unconstitutional, a federal judge has ruled. The decision comes in response to a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union of Arizona against the city of Flagstaff,...