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CIVIL RIGHTS UPDATE: St. Louis judge tosses out gun case, citing newly-enacted Amendment 5. “St. L…

CIVIL RIGHTS UPDATE: St. Louis judge tosses out gun case, citing newly-enacted Amendment 5. “St. Louis Circuit Judge Robert Dierker ruled that the Missouri law prohibiting felons from possessing guns is unconstitutional as applied in the case of Raymond Robinson, in part because it fails to differentiate between violent and non-violent felons.” Note that the […]

Blax News: The Civil Rights Pharisees Of Metro Atlanta Was Prepared To Call Today's Edition Of The "Atlanta Journal Constitution RACIST" Due To The 2 Page Coverage Of "Corruption In Dekalb County" Until The AJC Agreed To Include A Story "John Lewis Return

Credit should be given to the publisher of the "Atlanta Journal Constitution".25 years ago as the first generation of "Black Progressive elected officials" were making their way through the halls of power in the local governments inShow More Summary

Washington-area obituaries of note

Obituaries of residents from the District, Maryland and Northern Virginia. James S. Peelman, FBI agentJames S. Peelman, 90, a career FBI agent who retired in 1978 as chief of the bureau’s civil rights section in Washington, died Jan.?22 in the rehabilitation wing of a Rockville retirement community. Show More Summary

US State Must Reject Voter ID Law to Protect Constitutional Rights - ACLU

The American Civil Liberties Union stated that the US state of Maine must reject a proposed voter identification law in order to uphold Constitutional voting rights.

Members of Russian Presidential Council to Monitor Nemtsov Funeral March

Several members from the Russian Presidential Council for Civil society and Human Rights will serve as monitors at the funeral march dedicated to the memory of recently-killed Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov.

Eric Holder's Parting Shot: It's Too Hard To Bring Civil Rights Cases

Attorney General Eric Holder plans to push, during his final weeks in office, a new standard of proof for civil-rights offenses, saying in an exit interview with POLITICO that such a change would make the federal government “a better backstop” against discrimination in cases like Ferguson and Trayvon Martin.

Hillel’s segregated lunch counter

"And I am a supporter of BDS." Dorothy Zellner said those magic words at Harvard Hillel Wednesday night. But she and other Jewish veterans of the civil rights movement have been barred from speaking at UMass and MIT Hillels because of support for the boycott movement against Israel.

Shitty People in Shitty Places Working to Make Shitty Places Shittier

Arkansas: Monday was the deadline for Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson to veto SB 202, the anti-anti-discrimination bill that seeks to prevent cities and counties from protecting the civil rights of gay people. The bill passed the legislature 10 days ago. Show More Summary

The Rev. Theodore Hesburgh, ex-Notre Dame president, dies at 97

The Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, a transformative figure in Catholic higher education who led the University of Notre Dame for 35 years and wielded influence with U.S. presidents on civil rights and other charged issues of his era, died Feb. 26 on the university campus. He was 97. Read full article >>

President Obama Gives Teary Send Off to Attorney General Holder

Notes Attorney General Eric Holder's stance on civil rights in his parting address

Eric Holder Wants to Lower the Bar for Civil Rights Prosecutions. That's Trickier Than It Sounds.

As his successor's confirmation nears, Attorney General Eric Holder has been on a farewell tour—giving RELATED POST PROFILESHARE

Blax News: AS THE AMERICANIZED NEGRO IS ASKED TO FOCUS ON THE "MOORES FORD BRIDGE LYNCHING OF 1946"....... In Response To The Latest "Dekalb County GA Corruption Allegation" - The "Civil Rights Pharisees Of Georgia" Ask: "Why Weren't There Any County Corr

ANALYSIS: The Civil Rights Pharisees Are NEVER GOING TO TAKE DOWN What THEY ERECTED As Evidence Of "Black Progress" EVEN WHEN Their Is Increasingly Damning Evidence That Their "Friends In Power" Are Just As Corrupt As The WHITE FOLKS...Show More Summary

The Rev. Theodore Hesburgh, Longtime President of Notre Dame University, Dies

2 days agoNews : The Two-Way

Father Ted, as he was known to his friends, was influential in reshaping Catholic higher education. He was also a champion for civil rights and nuclear disarmament.

Three years after Trayvon Martin, a new civil rights movement grows in strength

2 days agoNews : The Raw Story

When 17-year-old Trayvon Martin was gunned down three years ago this week in Sanford, Florida, his tragic death breathed life into a dormant civil rights movement. While many associate the Blacks Lives Matter movement most closely with the fatal shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, in...

Eric Holder says it’s too hard to prosecute federal civil rights cases

2 days agoNews : The Raw Story

Eric Holder, the outgoing U.S. attorney general, said it’s too hard to prosecute federal civil rights cases amid protests suggesting that the rights of Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown and other black youths across the nation have been violated. In the remaining few weeks of his more than six-year...

Ponds Of Pig Shit Are Making People In North Carolina Really Sick

2 days agoNews : Vice News

The federal government is investigating whether state regulators have violated the civil rights of African-Americans, Latinos, and Native Americans, who are disproportionately suffering from air and water pollution from hog farms.

Ron Paul: Federal Government Should ‘Keep its Hands Off the Internet’

The US Federal Communications Commission has made a historic decision to reclassify the Internet as a public utility. Civil liberties groups are cheering, broadband providers are banging their heads, but who’s right? Ron Paul may have a surprising answer.

Pod City: Remembering Harris Wittels and More of This Week’s Notable Podcasts

2 days agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

This week’s roundup touches on everything from Civil Rights history to a loss in the entertainment community. Want more recommendations? Head to the archive.  1. HARRIS WITTELS LOVED COMEDY … AND COMEDIANS LOVED HARRIS WITTELS. Comedy Bang Bang, Episode 336 // WTF with Marc Maron, Feb. Show More Summary

Atty. Gen. Eric Holder backs change in civil rights law to ease prosecution

As he prepares to leave office in the next week or two, Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. on called for new civil rights legislation, warned of the mounting threat of terrorism and described his worst day in office in a round of farewell media interviews Friday.

Michigan Civil Rights Group Puts a Stop to Ministry-Run Elementary School Bible Club Taking Place During Recess

I just posted about Hudsonville, Michigan the other day after their city newsletter began including the phrase "strive to serve God," a phrase that is also a part of the city's mission statement.It turns out that's just skimming theShow More Summary

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