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When Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated on April 4, 1968, he was in Memphis fighting for higher wages, safer working conditions and the dignity of the city’s sanitation workers, the majority of whom were black.
Her first week on the job, Marlyn Perez worked the same hours as everyone else — burned by pesticides, given no breaks or access to the bathroom, with no shelter from the sun or the weather — but she did not get the same pay.
Today is Transgender Day of Visibility, a celebration of the lives of transgender people.
The SPLC filed a motion today asking a court to enforce an order requiring the complete dissolution of a fraudulent gay-to-straight "conversion therapy" provider that the court ordered to shut down nearly three years ago, but that continues to operate under a different name.
Louisiana’s decision not to bring criminal charges against Baton Rouge police officers in the death of Alton Sterling raises serious questions. The final moments of his life looked less like a police stop and more like a public execution.
Mississippi’s lifetime voting ban strips citizens of their right to vote for many offenses, such as writing a bad check or stealing wood.
Javon Davies is only 12, but he just finished writing his will.
Rosa Parks is a national hero, but she is not recognized that way in her home state of Alabama.
With the return to mandatory minimum sentencing, Jeff Sessions took us backwards to the tactics of America’s failed War on Drugs.