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Bill Clinton Spellbinds DNC with Deeply Personal Tale of Hillary the ‘Change Maker’ – WATCH

7 hours agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Starting with the first moment he saw her in 1971 following a college class on political and civil rights, Bill Clinton married his personal relationship with Hillary Clinton to her determination to figure out “how to make things better”… Read The post Bill Clinton Spellbinds DNC with Deeply Personal Tale of Hillary the ‘Change Maker’ – WATCH appeared first on Towleroad.

Rep. Elijah Cummings -- Praises Michael Jordan ... 'But He Should Do Even More!' (VIDEO)

17 hours agoPop Culture / Celebrity :

Michael Jordan just got some huge praise from a major civil rights champion -- Rep. Elijah Cummings -- who says he's thrilled about MJ's $2 million donation... but wants the NBA legend to do even more!  The congressman from Maryland is at the…

Congresswoman urges angry Sanders climate hawks to take inspiration from civil rights movement

Don't give up on the political process, says Texas Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee. Instead, let's bring a broad coalition together.

There Was A Huge Pokemon Go Bar Crawl During Comic Con

Yes, the headline reads right. A Pokemon Go bar crawl took place at this year's San Diego Comic-Con. You probably thought it was a "bar brawl" at first, but no. Things were civil and pleasant and a bunch of Pokemon Go fans got to meet up in real life.

Virginia Governor Says Fight for Felons’ Voting Rights Is Not Over

yesterdayNews : NYTimes: News

After the State Supreme Court ruled against his blanket order restoring the vote to more than 200,000 ex-felons, Gov. Terry McAuliffe vowed to continue “the struggle for civil rights.”

The Path to 2016’s Incredibly LGBTQ-Friendly Democratic Platform Began in 1972

In 2016, no constituency of the Democratic Party has more reason to want to reaffirm and extend the legacy of President Barack Obama than LGBTQ Americans. What Lyndon Johnson was to black civil rights, Obama has been to LGBTQ civil rights. Show More Summary

Michael Jordan Comments on Donations to Civil Rights and Community-Police Groups

Charlotte Hornets owner and Hall of Famer Michael Jordan announced two $1 million donations to organizations aimed at improving relations between police officers and citizens in a letter released Monday to Mike Wise, Jerry Bembry and...Show More Summary

First Slice 7/25/16: How can older civil rights groups help young activists?

The Southern Christian Leadership Conference, the civil rights group once led by Martin Luther King Jr., wants to help support younger groups working to end racial injustice. How can they make the collaboration work?…

Colombian women, LGBT victims stand to get equal ‘peace rights

2 days agoNews : The Raw Story

If Colombia signs its landmark peace deal to end a half century of civil war, the pact will offer equal social rights for women and LGBT victims, a draft inked Sunday in Havana showed. Under the agreement in principle, gender discrimination is included in the final peace deal. The partial draft was...

Erdogan Hints at Executing 13,000, Exits European Human Rights Convention

Turkish authorities have arrested more than 13,000 people believed to be tied to the coup attempt and have gutted the country’s civil services sector suspending over 60,000 educators, judges and police.

Who are the New Black Panthers? '60s radicals say new group doesn't embody their ideals

3 days agoHealth : Booster Shots

The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights calls their organization a hate group, and founders of the Black Panthers call them impostors. They call themselves a “black nationalist organization,” dedicated to the establishment of an “independently governed black nation.”  The New Black Panther Party for...

How the New Civil Rights Movement Can Build on the Lessons of the Old

Creating change requires understanding the power you have, and building a movement goes beyond protests. We asked a number of contributors to share their reactions to a post by activist and author Michelle Alexander that we published earlier this month in the aftermath of the police shootings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile. Show More Summary

A Third Stage for Civil Rights

We will never reach the true goal of the civil rights movement as long as there is a powerful elite dominating influential channels of communication.

‘Black Panther’: Danai Gurira Joins Cast, Lupita Nyong’o and Michael B. Jordan Confirmed [Comic-Con 2016]

Captain America: Civil War was all about the showdown between two of Marvel Studios’ flagship heroes, Captain America and Iron Man. But a newcomer very nearly stole the show from right under them. Chadwick Boseman made a huge splash in his first appearance as T’Challa a.k.a. Show More Summary

By Picking Anti-Abortion Tim Kaine, Hillary Is Testing Feminists’ Loyalty

After months of speculation that Hillary Clinton might select Sen. Elizabeth Warren as her running mate, creating the first-ever two-woman ticket, or perhaps Labor Secretary Tom Perez, a civil rights lawyer who would’ve been the first Latino VP, her choice of Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine will bitterly disappoint some of her most progressive supporters.

Oklahoma Police Leave Paralyzed Veteran to Die in Jail Cell for Five Days

In October 2011, 37-year-old veteran Elliot Williams died, naked and unable move, in a cold Oklahoma jail cell. On Wednesday, a federal judge decided that a civil rights lawsuit filed by Williams’ family against the county can move forward.

Hit 'Em Where It Hurts: How The NBA Made The Political Personal In North Carolina

North Carolinians just got bad news. The NBA announced that they will be moving the coveted NBA All-Star Game from North Carolina. Why? HB2. HB2 is the infamous North Carolina law that undermines the civil rights of several marginalized communities. Show More Summary

NBA Will Pull 2017 All-Stars Game From Charlotte Over N.C. 'Bathroom Bill'

5 days agoNews : The Two-Way

The controversial state law limits civil rights protections for LGBT people; the league says it can't host the All-Star game in that climate. A new location for the game hasn't yet been announced.

Trump invites Turkey to deny human rights, they oblige him

Here’s Donald Trump, providing world leadership. Mr. Trump also said he would not pressure Turkey or other authoritarian allies about conducting purges of their political adversaries or cracking down on civil liberties. The United States,...Show More Summary

And Christ Did Hurl: The Awkward Moment Trump Tried To Kiss Running Mate Mike Pence

5 days agoLGBT / Gay : Queerty

Other things that happened in 2016: Mere days before civilization ended, and the Four Horsemen Of The Apocalypse galloped into town to reclaim what was rightfully theirs, Donald Trump awkwardly tried to smooch running mate Mike Pence. Related: Ted Cruz Booed Off Stage After Humiliating Donald Trump; Sadly Unsatisfying At least, we’re pretty sure that’s what [...]

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