110Mar 22, 2005
The participants announced the formation of a new organization, Patriots to Restore Checks and Balances, to seek congressional review of the most intrusive provisions of the Patriot Act. It was ...
185Oct 13, 2004
Muslim American Civil Rights
Rep. Conyers, House Judiciary Committee ranking member, and other civil rights advocates held a citizens' hearing on the status of civil rights and civil liberties after the September 11, 2001 ...
36Sep 13, 2003
The Patriot Act
The guests talked about President Bush’s call for additional Patriot Act provisions. They also discussed the effectiveness of the Patriot Act in the war on terror. Ms. Toensing ...
24Aug 25, 2003
Passenger Screening and Privacy Concerns
Civil rights activists and privacy advocates spoke about new airline security surveillance techniques and potential invasion of privacy as a result of new technology and regulations. Among the ...
26Mar 14, 2003
Conservatives and the Federal Courts
Panelists talked about what they perceive as an effort to fill the federal judiciary with conservative judges. The first panel focused on potential problems that could result if the federal ...
9Sep 11, 2002
Election 2002 - What Should We Expect?
Participants talked about the 2002 elections and its potential impact on African-American broadcasters and the African-American community. Among the topics they addressed were voter turnout, ...
13Aug 10, 2002
Civil Liberties in a Time of Crisis
At the American Bar Association’s 2002 annual meeting, panelists discussed the effect of civil liberties in the wake of September 11. They answered questions from the audience throughout their ...
9Mar 6, 2002
Campaign Finance Reform
The guests debated the possible effects of campaign finance reform legislation that recently passed in the U.S. House of Representatives. They answered questions from members of the audience of ...
75Jan 21, 2002
M.L. King Remembrance and Honors Ceremony
Through a variety of presentations and performances, participants honored the memory of Martin Luther King and talked about the state of civil rights and race relations.
25Oct 1, 2001
Anti-Terrorism and Civil Liberties
15Sep 28, 2001
Civil Liberties Issues
22Apr 22, 2001
Ms. Murphy and Mr. Bauer discussed the news of the day, including U.S. foreign policy and abortion. They also responded to viewer telephone calls, faxes and electronic mail.
74Apr 18, 2001
Police Misconduct: Attorneys Panel
Attorneys talked about the problem of police brutality. Among the topics they addressed were racial profiling, treatment of minorities by police departments, recent tensions over charges of ...
25Jan 2, 2001
African-American Voters in the 2000 Elections
Following a press conference proposing a voters' bill of rights, participants talked about reforming ballots, voter participation, disenfranchisement during the 2000 elections, and future race ...
25Sep 15, 2000
Law Enforcement Accountability
The 30th annual CBC legislative conference was titled, “Judiciary Brain Trust: Two Million Incarcerated: Justice for a Community Under Siege.” Panelists discussed law enforcement ...
27Sep 17, 1999
Law Enforcement Accountability
Participants discussed the problem of racial profiling among some law enforcement officials. They focused on the disproportionate number of African-Americans in prison and the negative affect ...
277Sep 10, 1999
Effects of Campaign Contribution Limits
Participants discussed campaign finance reform. They claimed that although the original 1974 law had accomplished much to combat political corruption, decisions since then, including the 1976 ...
73May 10, 1999
Police Brutality in Minority Communities
Caucus members met to address the issue of police brutality. They heard testimonial accounts of brutality from a number of persons, and concluded with recommendations for solutions.
13Apr 20, 1998
Pressing Civil and Human Rights
Panelists discussed the complicated nature of advocating for human and civil rights in other nations. They talked about plans of action and ways in which the government can campaign for human ...
13Mar 1, 1998
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