Women's Rights

Tunisia: equal inheritance laws for women still controversial

A parliamentary group is drafting revised rules and recommendations to change existing inheritance laws.

Civil Rights

US legislators worried by FBI term 'Black Identity Extremist'

Created by FBI in 2017, critics say designation broadly targets black activists and first prosecution may have begun.

US legislators worried by FBI term 'Black Identity Extremist'

#BlackHistoryMonth

The black game changers of US sport

From Muhammad Ali to Serena Williams, we examine the African American athletes who have challenged the racial barriers.

Black History Month: The black game changers of US sport

Civil Rights

Malcolm X: From Nation of Islam to Black Power Movement

Civil rights leader Malcolm X was assassinated in New York on February 21, 1965. This is his story.

US & Canada

US police spied on Muslims, African Americans: ACLU

Police in Boston unjustly spied on Muslims and African Americans online for years, American Civil Liberties Union says.

US police spied on Muslims, African Americans: ACLU

Civil Rights

US civil rights activist Erica Garner dies

Activist and writer Erica Garner, the daughter of a New York man who died at the hands of police, died on Saturday.

US civil rights activist Erica Garner dies at 27

United States

Support grows as activist Erica Garner fights for life

Artists, politicians and groups send messages of hope to anti-police brutality campaigner and daughter of Eric Garner.

Support grows for brain-damaged activist Erica Garner

Politics

Anti-Trump protesters facing decades in jail cleared

First 'J20' case ends with six defendants exonerated on all charges, but advocates caution many trials remain.

Anti-Trump protesters facing decades in jail cleared

Elections

US: Groups warn voter suppression only getting worse

One year since the 2016 presidential election, voting rights groups say voters face new barriers at the ballot box.

US: Groups warn voter suppression only getting worse

Racism

NAACP warns black passengers who fly American Airlines

Rights group issues travel advisory over 'troublesome conduct' by airline staff directed at African Americans.

NAACP warns black passengers who fly American Airlines

Palestine

Palestinian Authority releases jailed activist on bail

Hebron-based human rights activist Issa Amro released following detention by PA under new 'electronic crimes' law.

Palestinian Authority frees jailed activist

Africa

Linguistic tensions boil over in Cameroon

English-speaking population stage protests in the latest in a series of actions against their perceived marginalisation.

Linguistic tensions boil over in Cameroon

Maps

Mapping hate: The rise of hate groups in the US

From 2015 to 2016 the number of anti-Muslim hate groups in the US grew by 197 percent.

Mapping hate: The rise of hate groups in the US

Face to Face

Malcolm X and Martin Luther King

A portrait of two different voices whose demands for black equality gave rise to gains in American civil rights.

Opinion

Dear Jeff Bezos, remember that charity begins at home

Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos asked for help giving away his billions. How about paying his workers a living wage?

Mark LeVine

by Mark LeVine

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