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Aug 17, 2015, 16:42 ET
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U.S. Commission on Civil Rights announces investigations into racially biased police imposition of fees and fines for revenue and public education funding inequality

 The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights will initiate separate investigations into the alleged racially biased imposition of fees and fines...

Aug 17, 2015, 16:42 ET
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U.S. Commission on Civil Rights mourns the loss of civil rights leader Julian Bond

The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights mourns the loss of civil rights leader Julian Bond. The civil rights movement has lost an icon. Julian Bond was...

Aug 13, 2015, 10:59 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 community...

Aug 13, 2015, 10:56 ET

Oklahoma Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Announces Public Meeting: "Civil Rights and the School to Prison Pipeline in Oklahoma"

The Oklahoma Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights will convene a series of public meetings during which they will hear...

Aug 10, 2015, 15:52 ET
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Civil Rights Panel to Examine Treatment of Mentally Ill in West Virginia

The West Virginia State Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights will convene a public meeting to examine the treatment by the...

Aug 06, 2015, 06:00 ET
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U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act of 1965

 The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights celebrates with all Americans the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, which...

Aug 03, 2015, 15:10 ET
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Civil Rights Panel to Examine Housing Discrimination in Vermont

The Vermont Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights (Committee) will convene a public meeting to examine the persistence of...

Jul 27, 2015, 20:34 ET
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U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Issues Letter to DOJ Executive Office for Immigration Review Questioning Deportation of Children Prior to Court Hearings

The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights released a letter to the U.S. Department of Justice's Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) asking...

Jul 24, 2015, 06:00 ET
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U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Celebrates the 25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990

The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights celebrates with all Americans the 25th Anniversary of the landmark passage of the Americans with Disabilities...

Jul 20, 2015, 17:18 ET
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U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Announces that its 2016 Enforcement Report Will Examine Possible Violations of Civil Rights Relating to Environmental Justice

The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights announces that on Friday, July 17 in an open meeting, the Commission voted to approve an investigation of...

Jul 08, 2015, 14:19 ET
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U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Issues Letters to US Department of Justice and the State of Texas Expressing Concern about Alleged Denial of Birth Certificates to Children of Undocumented Immigrants

A majority of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights has written a letter to Attorney General Loretta Lynch asking for an investigation into the...

Jun 30, 2015, 18:00 ET

U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Welcomes the Supreme Court Ruling on Disparate Impact in the Fair Housing Act

The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights applauds the U.S. Supreme Court on its decision preserving the protections afforded under the Fair Housing Act...

Jun 30, 2015, 17:50 ET

U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Welcomes the Supreme Court Ruling on Marriage Equality

The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights applauds the U.S. Supreme Court on its decision establishing the basic civil right of every American to...

Jun 19, 2015, 17:46 ET

U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Joins the Nation in Mourning the Deaths of Nine Worshippers in the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church

The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights joins the Nation in expressing deep sorrow at the heartbreaking deaths of nine worshippers in the Emanuel...

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...