Philip Ruddock's time in public life has been devoted to undermining human rights. His appointment as an envoy on the issue is ludicrous.
Reverend Fred L. Shuttlesworth, a civil rights leader who'd been beaten, arrested and nearly bombed by white supremacists, passed away yesterday. Read how he took full advantage of his 89 years...
Legendary American athlete and symbol of the American civil rights movement Tommie Smith is selling his gold medal, made famous by the iconic Black Power salute photo. But there's an Australian angle to this story we should never forget, writes Leigh Josey.
President Obama joined Smokey Robinson, Natalie Cole, Morgan Freeman, Jennifer Hudson and co onstage for a rendition of Lift Every Voice and Sing during a concert celebrating music in the civil rights movement.
In light of all the scandal following last night's Hey Hey it's Saturday, which featured a blackface skit, Crikey intern Melanie Mahony clarifies the history of blackface. Is it racist?
Indonesia goes to the polls to elect its national and local legislatures today, in what many see as a foretaste of the presidential polls in July, writes Damien Kingsbury.