• San Francisco Sep 30, 2019

    Lawyers Fight for Everyday Women Bringing #MeToo Complaints

    Jaribu Hill didn’t opt for law school until her early 40s. She’d been a singer, actress, teacher and labor organizer before learning a college classmate had become head of a group for black female judges. “I can do that, too,” she thought. Hill has since become a leading civil rights and workers’ rights lawyer in Mississippi and now, at 70,...

  • California Aug 10, 2019

    Armed Man at Walmart Says He Was Testing Right to Bear Arms

    Prosecutors on Friday filed a terrorist threat charge against a 20-year-old man who said he walked into a Missouri store wearing body armor and carrying a loaded rifle and handgun to test whether Walmart would honor his constitutional right to bear arms. The incident, just days after 22 people were killed during an attack at another Walmart in El Paso,...

  • hate Feb 20, 2019

    ‘Hate Groups' Hit Record High in 2018, Law Center's Analysis Finds

    An organization that tracks white supremacists and other far-right extremists says its annual count of “hate groups” has reached the highest level in more than two decades. The Southern Poverty Law Center says the 1,020 hate groups it counted in 2018 is the most since 2011 and the highest number since it broadened its survey of such groups in the...

  • Microsoft Apr 1, 2018

    6 Months of #MeToo: Hopes Are High for Lasting Impact

    Six months after bursting into the spotlight, the #MeToo movement has toppled scores of men from prominent positions and fueled a national conversation about workplace sexual harassment. There is also ample evidence that the movement has some staying power that will make it a force six months from now and beyond as lawmakers across the nation enact an array of...

  • Facebook Mar 6, 2018

    #MeToo's Global Impact: Big in Some Places, Scant in Others

    Thanks to the vast reach of social media and the prevalence of sexual misconduct in virtually every society, the #MeToo movement has proven itself a genuinely global phenomenon. Yet its impact varies widely from country to country, from potentially momentous to inconsequential. No other nation has experienced anything close to the developments in the United States, the movement’s birthplace, where...

  • Facebook Jan 10, 2018

    For Moms of Boys, Mixed Emotions Over Sexual Misconduct Saga

    Of the many American women dismayed by the wave of sexual misconduct scandals, there’s a subgroup with distinctive hopes and fears: mothers of boys. Among them are women who have sought to raise their sons, sometimes from infancy, to shun sexist mindsets and be respectful of girls. Yet even some of these mothers worry about countervailing peer pressure their sons...

  • The Associated Press Dec 9, 2017

    Anita Hill: Thomas, Weinstein Part of Arc Toward Justice

    Anita Hill told a room full of entertainment industry professionals that her 1991 testimony about Clarence Thomas and the flood of sexual harassment allegations surfacing now are part of “an arc that had been bending toward justice.”...
    Hill and National Women’s Law Center President Fatima Goss Graves spoke to Hollywood actors and executives Friday about how to parlay the momentum generated...

  • Montana May 16, 2017

    Leading Neo-Nazi Website Courts New Readers — in Spanish

    How does a leading neo-Nazi website that has railed against Hispanic immigrants expand its audience beyond a loyal base of U.S. white supremacists? By publishing a Spanish-language edition, of course. The Daily Stormer — infamous for orchestrating internet harassment campaigns by its “Troll Army” of readers — recently launched El Daily Stormer as a “news portal” tailoring its racist, anti-Semitic...

  • Law Center Mar 18, 2017

    Alabama City Agrees to Pay Dozens Jailed in ‘Debtors Prison'

    A small Alabama city reached a legal settlement with the Southern Poverty Law Center Tuesday to end a federal lawsuit that accused it of running “a modern-day debtors prison,” NBC News reported. The lawsuit filed by the public interest law firm alleged that Alexander City was jailing people for being too poor to pay fines and fees for traffic tickets...

  • Donald Trump Oct 20, 2016

    Fact Checking the Final Presidential Debate

    The third — and final — presidential debate between Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump was held Oct. 19 at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and moderated by Fox News’ Chris Wallace.

  • georgia Oct 14, 2016

    An Accidental Shooting Kills a Child Every Other Day

    During the first six months of this year, minors died from accidental shootings – at their own hands, or at the hands of other children or adults – at a pace of one every other day, far more than limited federal statistics indicate.

  • California Oct 16, 2015

    Calif. Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom Proposes Gun Control Ballot Initiative in Wake of Shootings

    California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom is proposing a 2016 ballot initiative that would ask voters to strengthen the state’s gun laws by restricting ammunition sales, requiring owners to turn in assault-style magazines that have a large capacity and requiring gun owners to report lost or stolen guns to law enforcement.

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