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Are Donald Trump And Betsy DeVos The Civil Rights Leaders Of Our Time?

The title of this post may strike you as a strange question, in light of the well-known history of the Trump Organization in discriminating against blacks who sought to rent their properties and the DeVos’s longstanding role as the antagonist of government programs of all kinds, especially in education. Show More Summary

Arkansas governor to back separating King holiday from Civil War icon

1 hour agoNews : The Raw Story

Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson is expected on Wednesday to endorse a measure that would see the state honor Confederate General Robert E. Lee and civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. on different days rather than jointly, his office said. Hutchinson, a Republican, has been pushing to...

No Part of the Swamp Needs Draining More than the OCR

Many aspects of the Washington swamp need to be drained, but a good case can be made that the most odious of all is the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) in the Department of Education. This bureaucratic monstrosity is responsible for the...Show More Summary

The Shameless Expediency of President Trump’s Address to Congress

In the first sentence of President Donald Trump’s joint address to Congress, on Tuesday night, he noted that it was, at least for a few more hours, Black History Month, which he said was a reminder of the fight for civil rights and “the...Show More Summary

AM News: Trump Speech, DeVos Backpedals On HBCUs, & More

TRUMP SPEECH Trump calls education 'the civil rights issue of our time' and asks for a school choice bill chalkbeat.org/posts/us/2017/ Trump Calls Education 'Civil Rights Issue of Our Time,' Pushes Choice blogs.edweek.org/edweek/campaig…...Show More Summary

Iranian-Kurdish Activist Lured to Government Office and Arrested by Intelligence Ministry

Farzaneh Jalali, an Iranian-Kurdish civil rights activist, has been held at an Intelligence Ministry detention center in the city of Kermanshah in northwestern Iran since being arrested on February 23, 2017, she told her family in a phone call. The ministry’s agents arrested Jalali without a warrant while she was on her way to the […]

'Renewal of American Spirit'

5 hours agoLGBT / Gay : Good As You

For LGBTQ people and our associated rights, the second decade of the 21st century has been a time of unprecedented progress. Despite setbacks and goals yet achieved, we are living in landmark times for our civil rights movement, and the...

Is the March for Science Bad for Scientists?

Jerry Coyne knows a good protest when he sees one. Once a rambunctious leftist, the esteemed evolutionary biologist recalls traveling regularly to Washington to march for civil rights. He remembers when state police chased him off his own college campus for protesting the Vietnam War. Show More Summary

Tamils want Sri Lanka to fulfill promises to UN rights body

Sri Lanka's main ethnic Tamil party says the government has not fulfilled promises made to the United Nation, including allowing a probe into war crimes allegations from a civil war … Click to Continue »

Airports, legal volunteers prepare for new Trump travel ban

Airport officials and civil rights lawyers around the country are getting ready for President Donald Trump's new travel ban — mindful of the chaos that accompanied his initial executive order … Click to Continue »

Sessions signals Justice Department will ‘pull back’ on civil rights suits against police departments

11 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump and his Justice Department have signaled they will change the way they will interact with local law enforcement, raising concern in minority communities that the pendulum will swing toward protecting police in sometimes strained police-community relations. Trump...

Jesse Jackson’s take on Trump from Tenderloin shelter

The 75-year-old reverend and leader of the civil rights movement by and large kept a straight face as President Trump softened his tone and promised to follow through on a number of proposals: removing two federal regulations for every...Show More Summary

Trump Vilifies Immigrants, Claims He's Civil Rights Champion

The president said he was there to unite the country even while consistently using divisive language.

Trump: Education is the Civil Rights Issue of Our Time

In an unprecedented move, the President directly requests support for school choice The post Trump: Education is the Civil Rights Issue of Our Time appeared first on RedState.

Text of President Donald Trump's speech to Congress

Tonight, as we mark the conclusion of our celebration of Black History Month, we are reminded of our Nation's path toward civil rights and the work that still remains. Recent threats targeting Jewish Community Centers and vandalism of...Show More Summary

About time: Trump breaks his silence, finally condemns anti-Semitic attacks

15 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Trump, at the beginning of his speech tonight: Tonight, as we mark the conclusion of our celebration of Black History Month, we are reminded of our Nation's path toward civil rights and the work that still remains.  Recent threats targeting...Show More Summary

Airports, legal volunteers prepare for new Trump travel ban

Airport officials and civil rights lawyers around the country are getting ready for President Donald Trump's new travel ban. Continue reading ? The post Airports, legal volunteers prepare for new Trump travel ban appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Bill filed to strip Lee from King holiday in Arkansas

A proposal to remove Robert E. Lee from slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.'s holiday in Arkansas would set aside a day in October to honor the Confederate … Click to Continue »

Sessions says Justice Dept. will 'pull back' on suing police departments for civil rights violations

16 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

It appears new Attorney General Jefferson Beauregard Sessions will be spending the majority of his time in the Justice Department ensuring his office doesn't do anything that might be construed as protecting civil rights. First he announced...Show More Summary

FBI Investigating Shooting of Kansas Indian Men As Hate Crime

"Based upon the initial investigative activity, the FBI, in conjunction with the U.S. Attorney's Office and the Department of Justice Civil Rights Division, is investigating this incident as a hate crime," the FBI said in a statemen...

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