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Fearmongering

The anti-gay, anti-transgender fearmongering never ends. It might retreat as civil rights and social acceptance is slowly achieved, but there’s always another scare campaign about scary queer people. Such fear mongering against gays and transgender people is a time-tested strategy, despite plenty of evidence that there is nothing to fear but fear itself. In the […]

Can civil rights law stop racial discrimination on AirBnb?

Everyone knows that it’s illegal for a hotel such as a Marriott or a Hilton to refuse you a room because of your race. But what about someone who temporarily rents out their own apartment on Airbnb? May he refuse to rent to someone of a particular race? If two people want to rent out […]

COMEDIAN D.L. HUGHLEY: Don’t Compare Civil Rights Movement to Transgenders’ Bowel Movements. …

COMEDIAN D.L. HUGHLEY: Don’t Compare Civil Rights Movement to Transgenders’ Bowel Movements. Hughley is so far to the left that in 2009 he told then-Republican National Party Chairman Michael Steele that Republicans ‘literally look like Nazi Germany.’ (An odd thing to say to a fellow African-American.) Pass the popcorn if he’s now forced into one […]

Alabama Gov. Bentley sued over law banning cities from raising minimum wages

yesterdayNews : The Raw Story

Civil rights groups and fast-food workers in Birmingham, Alabama, filed a federal lawsuit on Thursday claiming a state law that prohibits cities from instituting higher minimum wages is racially discriminatory. The lawsuit, which names Governor Robert Bentley and state Attorney General Luther...

Transhumanist Rights Are the Civil Rights of the 21st Century

yesterdayNews : Newsweek: US

Maitreya One, a black futurist and hip-hop artist living in Harlem, steps off the Greyhound bus on a warm morning in Montgomery, Alabama. Wearing sunglasses and a backwards-facing baseball hat, he eyes the film crew covering his arrival. Show More Summary

Is Stan Lee Team Iron Man Or Team Cap? He Has The Perfect Answer

Marvel has thus far done an amazing job of dividing fans right down the middle with Captain America: Civil War. It seems as though nobody can come to an overall consensus regarding whether or not to side with Iron Man or Captain America. Show More Summary

Syria Must Allow Food to Starving Civilians in Darayya

We can't let civilians starve to death because of this tragic civil war in Syria. But right now in the town of Darayya, in Southern Syria, thousands of innocent civilians have no food or medicine. The Syrian government won't let the United Nations bring humanitarian aid into the town, despite repeated requests. Show More Summary

Dept. of Education Publishes Institutions Receiving Right To Discriminate Against LGBT Students

Today, HRC praised the U.S. Department of Education for helping to increase transparency and accountability by publishing a list of educational institutions who have received an exemption from federal civil rights law in order to discriminate against LGBT students. Show More Summary

To 3D Or Not To 3D: Buy The Right Captain America Civil War Ticket

Lines are being drawn in the stand. On one side, Team Captain America fights for freedom of superheroes to decide who they fight, when they fight and where. On the other side, Team Iron Man wants government intervention, to help stave off the collateral damage inflicted by The Avengers. Show More Summary

Did Gov. McAuliffe say the state criminal justice system is racist?

Did Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe just send a sobering message about the commonwealth’s criminal justice system? Logical deduction says he did. The justification given for McAuliffe’s blanket restoration of civil rights for felons is...Show More Summary

John Lewis' Acclaimed Graphic Novel March Is Becoming an Animated Series

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Not content with being the first active member of Congress to write a graphic novel, senator John Lewis is may become its first animation star, as his seminal memoir about the civil rights movement will be brought to television as an animated series. Read more...

BREAKING: School Board STICKS It To Obama With MASSIVE Move – Parents Are CHEERING!

How is it that we have lost our way so deeply that we now consider men using women’s facilities as a civil rights issue? Our girls, boys, women and men

Colombia Legalizes Gay Marriage in Top Court Ruling

2 days agoNews : Newsweek: US

Colombia's top court has legalized same-sex marriage, making the country the fourth in Latin America to do so. Gay couples were already allowed to form civil partnerships, but Thursday’s ruling extends them the same marriage rights as...Show More Summary

Santa Clara settles civil rights lawsuit for $500,000 with border protection officer

A bungled search for a $300 dashboard camera has cost the city of Santa Clara nearly $500,000 to settle a claim for ethnic profiling, city officials said Thursday.  The city earlier this week agreed to pay $350,000 and an additional $149,000 in legal fees to Mohammad Moneeb, a border protection officer...

Chris Christie: Gun Lobby First, Kids' Safety Last

With mass shootings ravaging America, will Chris Christie finally show some common sense on guns? This spring, New Jersey Democrats, civil rights groups, religious organizations, and child advocates are preparing an aggressive push for gun control. Show More Summary

Top aide's emails pose a sensitive test for L.A. Sheriff Jim McDonnell

2 days agoHealth : Booster Shots

As the fallout builds over jokes emailed by a top Los Angeles County sheriff’s official, Sheriff Jim McDonnell finds himself in a tight spot. Civil rights groups have called for Tom Angel, McDonnell’s chief of staff, to face consequences after The Times this week published the emails, which contain...

Alabama’s minimum wage restriction challenged as racially biased

2 days agoNews : The Raw Story

Civil rights groups and fast-food workers in Birmingham, Alabama, filed a federal lawsuit on Thursday claiming a state law that prohibits cities from instituting higher minimum wages is racially discriminatory. The lawsuit, which names Governor Robert Bentley and state Attorney General Luther...

This Passover We Call for Freedom and Dignity for All

When I was seventeen, I traveled through the deep south with a group of African American and Jewish teens from the D.C. area to engage with the history of the Civil Rights movement. During our visits to Black churches, we learned that the story of Exodus was and is still a huge part of Southern Black culture. Show More Summary

Yale Will Name a New Residential College After Awesome Civil Rights Activist Pauli Murray

Yale University’s year-and-a-half-long naming debate has finally come to a close. In a university-wide message sent Wednesday evening, Yale president Peter Salovey announced that the campus’s two new residential colleges will be named after Anna Pauline Murray and Benjamin Franklin. Show More Summary

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