‘La Raza’ Looks at the Chicano Movement Through the Lens of Publication’s Photojournalists

In the 1960s and 70s, “El Movimiento,” or the Chicano civil rights movement, took Los Angeles by storm, and La Raza was there to document every moment of it. After a decade of informing the community on important Chicano events, the paper retired, but their work lives on in a photographic exhibit at the Autry […]

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What’s behind North Carolina’s bathroom bill?

North Carolina has become the battleground for federal rights for transgender people, as the state’s bill outlining bathroom restrictions has provoked responses from businesses, social media, and the U.S. Justice Department. “North Carolina’s law does not come as a surprise, when there is often overwhelming silence about issues facing the trans community, especially trans women of color. This […]

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Kern County sued over alleged gerrymandering

A national civil rights organization has filed a lawsuit against Kern County, citing violations of the 1965 Federal Voting Rights Act. The Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund filed the suit on behalf of Latino citizens in Kern County, saying Latinos are underrepresented and challenging redistricting decisions by the county’s Board of Supervisors that plaintiffs say are intended to […]

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Is Baltimore tipping off this generation’s Civil Rights Movement?

Each account of an unarmed man dying by the hands of police fuels anger and frustration, and in Baltimore, young people took to the streets to protest. Figures from Black history are awakened as resistance rises up against civil rights violations. Changing law enforcement’s treatment of people of color seems to be the target of this generation’s civil rights movement, but what is the strategy? “It gets […]

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Chicago and Richmond each have Pullman Porter histories

Following the Civil War, African American men employed as “Pullman Porters” — railway employees who assisted passengers on Pullman company trains — founded the first black labor union and distributed black newspapers. As early advocates of civil rights, they are credited with improving conditions for the working class. While the Pullman neighborhood in Chicago was designated a national […]

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