civil rights

DWD offering online filing for civil rights complaints

MADISON, Wis. -- The Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development will allow civil rights complaints to be filed online. The move comes after the DWD saw success with a pilot program that allowed people to file labor standards complaints online. That…

Feds won't seek charges against cop in Jacob Blake shooting

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Federal prosecutors announced Friday that they won’t file charges against a white police officer who shot Jacob Blake in Wisconsin last year. Officer Rusten Sheskey shot Blake, who is Black, during a domestic disturbance in Kenosha…

Trump admin dialing up efforts to 'build that wall,' records show

Three years after chants of "build that wall" became a rallying cry for the candidacy of Donald Trump, his administration is engaged in an increasingly aggressive land grab along the Southwest border to make a new wall a reality, a CNN review of federal court filings shows.

Police reform moves in fits and starts

Less than two weeks ago, S. Lee Merritt hailed the murder conviction of a former Dallas police officer who fatally shot her neighbor as a "huge victory" for "black people in America."

Zuckerberg depicts Facebook at center of struggle for free expression

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg sought to recast the challenges facing his company in a historical light on Thursday, describing social media as a kind of "Fifth Estate" and describing politicians' calls to clamp down on tech companies as an effort to restrict the freedom of expression.

TSA trauma for transgender travelers

For Rev. Yunus Coldman, an interfaith minister and a New York-based transgender man, the anxiety of going through a TSA checkpoint starts days before he arrives at the airport.

Civil rights activist Emily Clyburn dies at 80

Emily Clyburn, the longtime librarian, civil rights activist and wife to Rep. Jim Clyburn, the highest-ranking African American member of Congress, died Thursday morning at the age of 80, the congressman's office announced.