Voices of our Community

Jul252014

Who Will Carry the Torch for the Next 25 Years?

by John D. Kemp, President & CEO of The Viscardi Center and an ADA Legacy Project Council Member

Photo credit: Tom Olin The true essence of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 was to create a formal, legal acknowledgement of the rights of people with disabilities to participate in all aspects… Read More

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Honoring the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964

by M. Alexis Scott, Vice President of Member Relations and former Publish of the Atlanta Daily World

Yesterday, as we marked the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, signed by President Lyndon Johnson, I attended the opening session of The Links, Incorporated 39th National Assembly. The Links… Read More

Jun302014 1

Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Hobby Lobby

Image by Doug Mills/The New York Times

by LaTasha Smith, Director of Communications

Photo credit: Image by Doug Mills/via The New York Times This morning the Supreme Court ruled that closely held corporations with religious owners cannot be required to pay for specific types of contraceptives for their… Read More

Jun272014

Human Rights Movement Loses Prominent Defender

by LaTasha Smith, Director of Communications

Passionate Libyan human rights activist, Salwa Bughaighis, was assassinated in her home on June 25th. Her assassination was a tragic loss and a shock to many who are working tirelessly to build a society in which… Read More

Jun252014

Working Together in the Global Human Rights Movement

by Helene D. Gayle, MD, MPH

As President and CEO of CARE, I’m happy to welcome the Center for Civil and Human Rights to Atlanta as our newest neighbor in the downtown business district. CARE is a humanitarian organization fighting global… Read More