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2011-07-14 05:00:00

WASHINGTON, July 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights announces that in furtherance of its obligations as a federal agency under Executive Order 13166 and the renewed commitment by the Attorney General to facilitate language access for limited English proficiency persons, Chairman Martin R. Castro will hold a press conference in Chicago to discuss increasing access to the Commission. Chairman Castro will also discuss recent Commission activities. The...

2011-07-07 15:42:00

WASHINGTON, July 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Kimberly Tolhurst, Delegated the Authority of the Staff Director, has announced the appointment of 17 Connecticut citizens to its Connecticut State Advisory Committee. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110524/DC08224LOGO ) The Commission appointed Jay A. Bergman of New Britain, Dove A. E. Burns of Wilton, Christine W. Corgel of Westport, Marilyn Ford of Hamden, Elizabeth I. Haynes of Hartford, John W. Herrington of South...

2011-05-04 15:40:00

ATLANTA, May 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) has been named the title sponsor of Major League Baseball's Civil Rights Game beginning this year and running through 2012. The sponsorship includes brand exposure throughout all events during Civil Rights Game Week leading up to the game on Sunday, May 15. This exposure includes signage at all receptions, the Selig Business Conference, Chasing the Dream: A Red Carpet Tribute to Hank Aaron, the Baseball & Civil Rights...

2011-02-14 11:04:00

SILVER SPRING, Md., Feb. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Investigation Discovery is proud to present the ground- breaking investigative docu-series, THE INJUSTICE FILES, a search for justice, once and for all, for some of the most senseless racially motivated crimes of the Civil Rights-era. Investigative filmmaker Keith Beauchamp explores aging, unsolved cases that are a part of the WHAT: FBI's Civil...

2010-09-07 16:24:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Tuesday, September 14, the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights will host a diverse group of scholars, policy makers, public intellectuals, civil rights practitioners and members of the general public to begin a national conversation on defining a new civil rights agenda for the 21st century. The Commission's goal is to spur a fresh dialogue that will lead to a refashioning of the means, goals and methods of civil rights so that they more...

2010-04-14 10:16:00

WASHINGTON, April 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United States Commission on Civil Rights today released the names of witnesses who will appear at its public hearing on April 23, 2010 on the New Black Panther Party voter intimidation case and the Department of Justice's handling of the matter. Friday, April 23, 2010; 9:30 DATE AND TIME: a.m. ET PLACE: 624 9th St., N.W. Room 540...

2010-04-01 13:30:00

WASHINGTON, April 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights has released a report on accommodation of athletic interests and abilities of college students under Title IX of the Higher Education Amendments Act of 1972, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in any educational program or activity receiving federal funds, including athletics, and is enforced by the Department of Education. The Department's regulatory test for compliance (widely known as the...

2008-11-14 12:00:13

FAIRFAX, Va., Nov. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- It is one of the most inspiring stories in American history. Within a generation, Americans of African descent overturned several hundred years of slavery and brutally enforced segregation to win their Civil Rights. Civil Rights wasn't the first movement in American history to generate memorable songs, but it was the first in which music not only reflected the movement but drove it. The songs of the Civil Rights movement are the subject of a stunning new...

2008-09-09 15:00:34

WASHINGTON, Sept. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights will be holding a briefing on Friday, September 12, 2008, to examine the reasons that talented minority students leave science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) disciplines in disproportionate numbers before graduation. Among the views expected to be addressed is the "mismatch" theory. It seeks to explain the disproportion by comparing entering academic credentials of minorities with those of the...

2008-09-08 18:00:31

WASHINGTON, Sept. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights will be holding a briefing on Friday, September 12, 2008, to examine the reasons that talented minority students leave science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) disciplines in disproportionate numbers before graduation. Among the views expected to be addressed is the "mismatch" theory. It seeks to explain the disproportion by comparing entering academic credentials of minorities with those of the...


Word of the Day
out-herod
  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.
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