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The House passes Equality Act aimed at ending discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. Rep. David Cicilline is a cosponsor of the Equality Act.

House passes Equality Act aimed at ending discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity

Daniella Diaz and Annie Grayer, CNN February 26, 2021

(CNN) -- The House has passed the Equality Act, which would amend the 1964 Civil Rights Act to protect people from being discriminated based on sexual orientation and gender identity in employment, housing...

Left: Moores senior photo in the 1973 Chestnut Burr yearbook. Middle: A headshot of Moore used in a 1994 edition of the Daily Kent Stater. At that point, he was 43 years old and the acting chairman of the Department of Pan-African Studies. Right: Moore’s most recent Kent State headshot. 

KSU community mourns E. Timothy Moore, leader who upheld tradition of empowering Black students

Lyndsey Brennan, The Kent Stater Alex Gray, UHURU Magazine February 23, 2021

E. Timothy Moore, associate dean emeritus in Kent State’s College of Arts and Sciences and emeritus professor of Pan-African Studies, died unexpectedly on Feb. 1 from an aortic dissection, a tear in...

Brennan poses with Anne Lamotts author photo on the back of a copy of Bird by Bird.

OPINION: Leave politics out of this? No thanks.

Lyndsey Brennan Opinion Writer February 10, 2021

I didn’t used to be a political person. Ten years ago, as an undergraduate in college, I idolized the author Anne Lamott for her writing about spirituality. I bristled, however, any time she veered...

This April 14, 2015 photo provided by Philip Greenberg shows Deborah Archer in New York. Archer, a professor at New York University School of Law with expertise in civil rights and racial justice, has become the first Black person in the 101-year history of the American Civil Liberties Union to be elected its president. The ACLU announced Monday, Feb. 1, 2021, that Archer was elected over the weekend in a virtual meeting of the organization’s 69-member board of directors. (Philip Greenberg via AP)

ACLU, for first time in its 101-year history, elects an African American as its president

Leah Asmelash, CNN February 1, 2021

(CNN) -- Deborah Archer, a clinical law professor at New York University, has been elected as the new president of the American Civil Liberties Union -- the first Black person to hold the position.The...

OPINION: Letter to the editor MLK

Over the years, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. has become one of the most revered and lionized figures in American history. In fact, according to a 1999 Gallup poll, Dr. King was the second most admired figure...

Mary Frances Berry speaks to students during a press conference.

Civil Rights activist inspires students at Kent State Stark

Ellie Dundics February 28, 2019

Civil Rights Activist and author Mary Frances Berry spoke to inspire students at Kent State Stark on Feb. 27.“If you want to get something done, understand the issue and make it simple, don’t over...

 In this Dec. 6, 2016 file photo, Richard Spencer speaks at the Texas A&M University campus in College Station, Texas. Twitter has restored Spencers personal account less than a month after the social media company suspended it along with other accounts belonging to prominent members of the so-called alt-right movement. The company told Spencer that it suspended five of his accounts on Nov. 15 for violating a rule against creating multiple accounts with overlapping uses. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

White nationalist threatens to sue Kent State

Ben Orner January 26, 2018

Cameron Padgett, the booker for white nationalist Richard Spencer’s college tour, is threatening to sue Kent State University, according to a document from Padgett’s lawyer, Kyle Bristow, emailed to...

Akron Police Department settlements from 2006-2016.

Akron taxpayers shoulder cost of civil rights violations

Andrew Keiper November 26, 2017

Jeffrey Stephens Sr. was lying on the ground when he was fatally shot 22 times by two Akron police officers after a late-night altercation with a neighbor on July 4, 2008 — the city awarded his family...

Kent State graduate Jennifer Cline and her 3 year-old son, Kwadwo Cline, attend Timothy Moore’s picture exhibition, “Get on the BUS: A Pictorial of Black Student Protest at KSU,” at the Uumbaji Gallery of Oscar Ritchie Hall on Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016.

Get on the BUS: A new photo gallery open at Oscar Ritchie Hall

Hana Barkowitz February 23, 2016

Get On The Bus: A Pictorial of Black Student Protest is available for viewing at the Uumbaji Art Gallery in Oscar Ritchie Hall until March 3. The exhibit features pictures from recent BUS protests, such...

Kent State students remember Martin Luther King Jr.

Jesse Gettemy January 31, 2016

Martin Luther King Jr. was an influential social activist who played an important role in the American civil rights movement. He was inspired by advocates of nonviolence, which sparked his desire to achieve...

Martin Luther King, Jr. speaks during the Civil Rights March on Washington, August 28, 1963.

With Confederate flag gone, King Day rally shifts focus

Jeffrey Collins, Associated Press January 18, 2016

For the first time in 17 years, civil rights leaders gathered Monday at the South Carolina Statehouse to pay homage to the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. without the Confederate flag casting a long shadow...

Japanese whaling fleet prepares to depart for Antarctica

December 1 FlashCast Recap

On Tuesday's FlashCast, TV2's Portia Booker and Kristen Anzuini discuss the AirAsia Flight 8501 malfunctions, the 60th Anniversary of Rosa Parks' arrest, and a Japanese whaling fleet which set sail to...

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