Earlier this year, we called upon CNN to remove Lou Dobbs from the air for trading in falsehoods and racist conspiracy theories. Tonight we are glad that Dobbs has announced his departure from his influential position at CNN.

Students at thousands of schools across the country will challenge social and racial boundaries through the simple act of taking a new seat in the cafeteria on Tuesday, Nov. 10, the eighth annual Mix It Up at Lunch Day.

Civil Rights Memorial's twentieth anniversary

The Southern Poverty Law Center today sued Lauderdale County, Miss., to comply with federal law and open the county's juvenile detention center to inspection following reports of children being locked down in unsanitary, overcrowded and abusive conditions.

When SPLC board member Alan Howard represented one of the teens known as the Jena Six in a civil lawsuit, the lawyer ended up providing more than legal help to one of the young men embroiled in the case that raised questions about race and justice in America.

How Viva la Causa's Chicago screening inspired community and connection

A Mississippi journalist who was inspired by the Southern Poverty Law Center's Civil Rights Memorial to investigate unsolved civil rights murders is among the 24 recipients of a $500,000 "genius award" announced today by the John D. and Catherine MacArthur Foundation.

A health care advocate who has dedicated his career to representing low-income clients, the elderly, disabled and uninsured has been selected as the winner of the 2009 Morris Dees Justice Award.

Latino immigrants in Suffolk County, N.Y., are routinely the target of violent attacks, harassment and abuse driven by a virulent anti-immigrant climate that has been fostered by community leaders and law enforcement practices, according to a new Southern Poverty Law Center report.

The children and teens detained at a Mississippi detention center will be protected from abuse and neglect under an agreement reached with county officials who oversee the facility.