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Civil Rights

Civil and political rights are a class of rights and freedoms that protect individuals from unwarranted action by government and private organizations and individuals and ensure one's ability to participate in the civil and political life of the state without discrimination or repression.

Articles About Civil Rights

Apple CEO Tim Cook introduces the IOS 8 operating system
Apple CEO Tim Cook 'Outed' as Gay by CNBC co-achor, Simon Hobbs on Live Television

By IBTimes AU

Tim Cook outed as gay by CNBC anchor on national TV. (Jun 30)

MORE TOPICS: HUMAN RIGHTS, NEW YORK

Regenexx procedure involves stem cells being re-injected into the patient.
Regenerative Sciences Claims That Human Cells Should Be Federally Regulated as Drugs

By IBTimes AU

Regenerative Sciences, a medical company, has locked horns with the Food and Drug Administration. Regenerative sciences developed a procedure, using patients' own stem cells, to tend to orthopedic injuries. (Jun 25)

MORE TOPICS: LAWSUIT, CONGRESS

Oprah Winfrey (R) laughs with poet Maya Angelou during the taping of "Oprah's Surprise Spectacular" in Chicago in May 17, 2011 .
Oprah Winfrey Movies Update: As Annie Cooper, A Civil Rights Heroine In 'Selma'

By IBTimes AU

Oscar-nominated Oprah Winfrey has joined the cast of "Selma," where she will be playing as civil rights heroine, Annie Cooper. (Jun 13)

MORE TOPICS: OPRAH WINFREY

Meet Princess Letizia, Spain's Future Queen

By IBTimes AU

Step aside, Kate Middleton. The world's favourite princess now has a rival in the new Queen of Spain. The recent abdication of King Juan Carlos of Spain means that the throne will be passed on to his heir, Prince Felipe. His wife, Princess Letizia, is set to become Queen. (Jun 04)

MORE TOPICS: KATE MIDDLETON

Maya Angelou Death: 18 Quotes About Success, Music, Love Plus More

By IBTimes AU

Civil rights activist, poet and author Maya Angelou died at 86 in Winston-Salem, N.C. Her words inspired and touched many. As the world mourns her passing, Maya continues to live in the hearts of people through her motivational quotes. (May 29)

MORE TOPICS: FACEBOOK, NEW YORK

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (L) talks with President of the Harvey Milk Foundation Stuart Milk (C), next to U.S. Ambassador to the UN Samantha Power, after they unveiled the Harvey Milk Forever Stamp at its dedication ceremony at the White House in
First Openly U.S. Gay Rights Activist Harvey Milk Honoured in Stamp (PHOTOS)

By IBTimes AU

Harvey Milk, the U.S.'s first openly gay rights activist elected into office, has been given honours in a new U.S. postage stamp. (May 23)

MORE TOPICS: NANCY PELOSI, COURT, UNITED NATIONS, WHITE HOUSE, SUPREME COURT

True Blood
‘True Blood’ Season 7 Plot Spoilers: ‘Wolverine’ Star Will Yun Lee Cast as New Villain; Why is he in Bon Temps?

By IBTimes IN

When season seven of “True Blood” returns next month, the vampire drama will have a new villain – “Wolverine” actor Will Yun Lee, who will add to the drama in the town of Bon Temps (May 07)

US Education Shake-Up: Department Lists 55 Colleges Under Investigation Over Sexual Assault Cases

By IBTimes AU

For the very first time, the U.S. Department of Education has publicly revealed a list of colleges that are under investigation for possible violations regarding sexual assault and harassment complaints on their campuses. (May 02)

MORE TOPICS: CALIFORNIA, FLORIDA, NEW YORK, ARIZONA, MICHIGAN, PENNSYLVANIA

Aussie Joins Stephen Hawking, Albert Einstein, Alexander Graham Bell in Prestigious Group

By IBTimes AU

Australian Quantum Physicist Michelle Simmons was elected member to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (Apr 24)

MORE TOPICS: NOBEL PRIZE

April 4 is the death anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., who fought for equality. Here are top 20 quotes to remember him. (Photo: Wiki Commons)
Martin Luther King, Jr. Death Anniversary: Remembering Freedom Fighter with Top 20 Most Memorable Quotes

By IBTimes IN

April 4 is the death anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., who fought for equality. Here are top 20 quotes to remember him. (Apr 04)

MORE TOPICS: GERMANY, TENNESSEE