civil rights

SPLC Notes Uptick in Hate, Extremist Groups in 2015

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – Leaders of a civil rights advocacy group say the number of hate groups and anti-government militias increased in 2015 – and they say the rise coincides with the increasing presence of fear and hate speech in mainstream politics. Southern Poverty Law Center released its Year In Hate and Extremism report Wednesday. The report says the number…

Agenda Announced for This Year’s Bridge Crossing Jubilee

Plans for this year’s Bridge Crossing Jubilee celebrating the Selma to Montgomery march have been announced. This year will mark the 51st anniversary of the Bloody Sunday bridge crossing attempt in 1965. Following last years massive event, including the visit of President Barack Obama, organizers say they are hoping for another big turnout this year. However, it’s coming with some competition. …