In a week chock-full of events and political moves that highlight the need for criminal justice reform in the nation, President Barack Obama traveled to Philadelphia Tuesday to deliver remarks focused on policing and prisons at the NAACP’s 106th National Convention. Just a day prior, Obama granted clemency to 46 non-violent drug offenders; the most a president […]

  (RNN) – President Barack Obama has not yet made a decision on military action against Syria, but is considering a “limited narrow act.” Five Navy carriers with cruise missiles are in the Mediterranean Sea, along with a few submarines, according to CNN. Speaking at the White House, the president said he is “not considering […]

(WOIO) – Protestors of George Zimmerman’s verdict of “not guilty” are coming together, nationwide, to demonstrate their disapproval.   The decision to have Zimmerman go free with no responsibility for the death of the Florida teen has inspired many to participate in what they call a movement.   Reverend Al Sharpton is reportedly leading this movement, which started in […]

DENVER – The Colorado Civil Rights Division has ruled in favor of Coy Mathis, a transgender 6-year-old who was barred from using the girls’ bathroom at her school in Fountain. Coy was labeled male at birth, but has always known that she is a girl, which she has expressed since she was 18 months old. Since […]

WASHINGTON — In a nod to a dramatic shift in public opinion, Barack Obama on Wednesday became the first sitting president to announce his support for same-sex marriage. In a sit-down interview with ABC’s Robin Roberts, Obama completed what has been a markedly long and oft-mocked evolution on the matter. “I’ve always been adamant that […]

It took more than four decades for a former Alabama state trooper to be indicted on charges that he gunned down a black demonstrator – a killing that helped galvanize the civil rights movement. Now a three-year delay for the trial has both sides fearing that elderly witnesses could die before they get a chance […]