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May 20, 2015, 19:39 ET

U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Announces 30-Day Extension to June 19, 2015 of the Public Comment Period for the Briefing on Police Practices and Use of Force, Held April 20, 2015 in New York City

 The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights has approved an extension to the public comment period for the briefing on police practices that was held...

May 20, 2015, 06:00 ET

U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Announces Briefing on the Effect that College Access, Persistence and Completion Rates Have on the Socio-Economic Mobility of Minorities

 The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights will examine how access to and persistence through completion of higher education may have a disparate...

May 14, 2015, 16:21 ET

U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Announces Briefing on Impact of Federal Financial Aid Programs on Minority Student Enrollment at BA-granting Colleges and Universities

The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights will examine the extent to which financial aid funding and awards under the Higher Education Act of 1964 (HEA)...

May 04, 2015, 12:08 ET
United States Commission on Civil Rights Announces Mauro Albert Morales as New Staff Director

United States Commission on Civil Rights Announces Mauro Albert Morales as New Staff Director

 The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights is pleased to announce that President Obama has designated and a unanimous Commission has confirmed Mauro...

Apr 13, 2015, 14:04 ET

U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Announces NYC Briefing on Police Practices and Use of Force

The Commission on Civil Rights will hold a briefing to hear from experts concerning current police tactics, training and field implementation to...

Mar 31, 2015, 14:30 ET

U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Observes Cesar Chavez Day

 Today, the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights along with all Americans observes Cesar Chavez Day. Cesar Chavez is a civil rights icon, an...

Mar 30, 2015, 06:00 ET

U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Announces NYC Briefing on Police Practices and Use of Force

The Commission on Civil Rights will hold a briefing to hear from experts concerning current police tactics, training and field implementation to...

Mar 09, 2015, 15:54 ET

U. S. Commission on Civil Rights Announces Briefing on Workplace Discrimination Against Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Americans

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) Americans and those perceived to be so have long asserted that they face discrimination in the...

Mar 04, 2015, 10:17 ET

U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Remembers the 50th Anniversary of Selma, Alabama "Bloody Sunday" March

The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights commemorates the 50th anniversary of the "Bloody Sunday" march that took place in Selma, Alabama.  On...

Feb 27, 2015, 18:31 ET

U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Mourns the Loss of the Reverend Theodore Hesburgh, Champion of Civil Rights

The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights mourns the passing of the Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, for 35 years the president of the University of...

Feb 16, 2015, 07:00 ET

Missouri Advisory Committee to the U. S. Commission on Civil Rights Announces Public Meeting: The Impact of Community and Police Interactions on Individual Civil Rights in Missouri

 The Missouri Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights will convene a series of panel discussions to examine police and...

Jan 30, 2015, 11:42 ET

United States Commission on Civil Rights Announces New Vice-Chair

 The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights announced today that President Obama has designated, and a unanimous Commission has confirmed Patricia...

Jan 30, 2015, 10:58 ET

U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Announces Commemoration of the 150th Anniversary of the Passage of the Thirteenth Amendment to the Constitution

The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights commemorates and celebrates the 150th anniversary of the passage of the Thirteenth Amendment, adopted on...

Jan 26, 2015, 13:39 ET

U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Announces Briefing on the State of Civil Rights at Immigration Detention Facilities

 Immigration detention, which is non-criminal custody while awaiting deportation or right to stay, has become one of the fastest-growing and...

Jan 16, 2015, 14:55 ET

U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Appoints Indiana State Advisory Committee Members

The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights has announced the appointment of 18 Indiana citizens to its Indiana Advisory Committee. The Commission...

Jan 14, 2015, 13:05 ET

U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Announces Briefing on the State of Civil Rights at Immigration Detention Facilities

Immigration detention, which is non-criminal custody while awaiting deportation or right to stay, has become one of the fastest-growing and...

Dec 17, 2014, 11:07 ET

Civil Rights Panel to Release Report on the Solitary Confinement of Youth in New York

What: Press Conference of the New York Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. When: Thursday, December 18, 2014 12:00 p.m....

Dec 15, 2014, 16:05 ET

U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Announces Letter to DOJ Recommending Revision of Profiling Guidance to Include Department of Homeland Security

 The United States Commission on Civil Rights today announced that it has sent a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder recommending that the...

Dec 12, 2014, 17:50 ET

U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Announces Investigation into Policing Practices and Use of Deadly Force

The United States Commission on Civil Rights today announced that it will conduct a briefing on policing practices and use of deadly...

Nov 25, 2014, 17:23 ET

U. S. Commission on Civil Rights Issues Statement on Ferguson Grand Jury and State of Missouri's Decision Not to Indict Officer Wilson for Death of Michael Brown

The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights by bipartisan majority vote today issued the following statement upon the completion of the work of the grand...