World Jul 30, 2018

Civil rights icon Democratic Rep. John Lewis, 78, briefly hospitalized

U.S. Rep. John Lewis, the 78-year-old civil rights icon and veteran congressman from Georgia, was released from the hospital Sunday evening after his weekend admission for an undisclosed reason. Lewis' spokeswoman, Brenda Jones, said in an emailed statement that Lewis left the hospital a day ...

Saudi Arabia's women get ready for lifting of driving ban

World Jun 19, 2018

Saudi Arabia's women get ready for lifting of driving ban

On June 24, when Saudi women are allowed to drive for the first time, Amira Abdulgader wants to be sitting at the wheel, the one in control, giving a ride to her mother beside her. "Sitting behind the wheel (means) that you are the one ...

Comic, rights activist Dick Gregory dies at 84

Entertainment News Aug 21, 2017

Comic, rights activist Dick Gregory dies at 84

Dick Gregory, a comedian who lambasted racism and played a prominent role in the 1960s civil rights movement after becoming one of the first black comics to perform for white audiences, died on Saturday at age 84, his son said. "It is with enormous sadness ...

Longtime U.S. civil rights campaigner Julian Bond dead at 75

World Aug 17, 2015

Longtime U.S. civil rights campaigner Julian Bond dead at 75

Julian Bond, a leading figure from the 1960s civil rights movement who served as chairman of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People after a long career in politics, died Saturday, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center. He was 75. Bond died ...