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Portland cop taken off street duty after complaining about having to ‘babysit’ #BLM ‘fools’

10 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

The Portland Police Bureau has taken a white patrolman off street duty after he complained on Twitter that a planned protest by Black Lives Matter civil rights activists would make him stay late at work to “babysit these fools.” Officer John Hurlman was referring to calls by protest...

Marco Rubio, saying ‘God’s rules always win,’ stirs confusion on same-sex marriage rights

Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio has left voters confused after saying citizens must obey civil authorities but that "God's rules always win," leaving some Christian conservatives unsure whether he believes laws concerning issues such as same-sex marriage should be ignored or upheld. "We are clearly called in the Bible to adhere to our civil authorities. […]

CIVIL RIGHTS UPDATE: On Wisconsin!: State Appeals Court rules man can possess a switchblade in his …

CIVIL RIGHTS UPDATE: On Wisconsin!: State Appeals Court rules man can possess a switchblade in his home. “The appellate court found the possession prohibition is unconstitutional as applied specifically to the facts of Herrmann’s particular case. The judges said the state’s argument that the prohibition protects public safety has nothing to do with Herrmann’s case […]

Cooperation Key to Reviving Historic Marks, Mississippi

During the civil rights movement in 1968, Marks, Miss., became nationally recognized as the epitome of what the nation's most underserved and poor communities looked like. During a visit to Marks in 1966, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.Show More Summary

The Captain America: Civil War Trailer, Explained by a Non-Fan

Be warned that some of the following information may be incorrect. But I think I got it mostly right. It's not rocket science, people. More » The Captain America: Civil War Trailer, Explained by a Non-Fan is a post from Crushable - Entertainment, Hot Guys, Movies and Celebrity News.

Young '60s civil rights heroes should be a model for today's protesters

The cartoon that accompanies this column is a deliberate but good-humored provocation meant to lure student activists into a discussion of what is important and not important, what is central and what is peripheral to their cause. Let me first stipulate that I believe racism remains a deeply rooted...

Lessons From A Civil Rights Legend

It could have been one of life's passing pleasures, a serendipitous opportunity to spend an evening absorbing the insights of 96-year-old civil rights leader, educator and World War II veteran Timuel Black, Jr. on what it was like to...Show More Summary

This Week In Posivibes: Killer Mike at FSU

While it isn’t unusual to find Killer Mike speaking about race and politics (see his past lecture at MIT on Pitchfork), Render appeared at Florida State University last week to lecture again on racism and civil rights. “Step out of your...Show More Summary

Journalists, protesters sue police over clash at Black Lives march in Berkeley

A group of journalists and demonstrators has filed a federal lawsuit accusing the Berkeley and Hayward police departments of civil rights violations and the excessive use of force during a protest last December. Berkeley police clubbed protesters, some from behind, and gassed others during the...

DCPL Wants Your Ideas To Better Honor MLK At The Flagship Library

Public feedback showed a desire for the renovated building to tell the civil rights leader's story. [ more › ]

Spectre of Mediocrity: Latest Bond Flick a Tad Too Trite

Daniel Craig as James Bond Agent 007 Ralph Fiennes as the new "M," the head of Britain's MI-6 "Double-O" spy service. According to the writers of the latest (and 24th) James Bond flick, the greatest threat to civilization right now is...Show More Summary

Indiana governor sued over bid to block refugees

US civil rights group says Mike Pence's attempts to suspend resettlement of refugees in US state is unconstitutional.

Lorena González, the First Latina Ever Elected to the Seattle City Council, Will Be Sworn In Today

Lorena González: Officially a city council member as of today at 5 p.m. Courtesy of Lorena González Lorena González, the civil rights attorney who won a landslide victory for citywide Position 9 on the Seattle City Council, will officially...Show More Summary

Civil Rights Group Blasts Jeb Bush’s Plan Screen Out Muslim Refugees By Last Name

"Any test will just come down to reinforcing stereotypes," warns the Arab-American Anti-Discrimination Committee. The post Civil Rights Group Blasts Jeb Bush’s Plan Screen Out Muslim Refugees By Last Name appeared first on ThinkProgress.

In Advance of Black Friday, HRC Releases 2016 Buyer’s Guide to Businesses Supporting LGBT Workplace

Just in time for Black Friday and the holiday shopping season, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation, the educational arm of the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization, has released...Show More Summary

News Briefs for November 15, 2015

The Boatwright Memorial Library at the University of Richmond acquired the personal collection of Wyatt Tee Walker, a theologian and civil rights leader who worked with Martin Luther King Jr.; the Young Adult Library Services Association...Show More Summary

The NRA Foundation and NRA Civil Rights Defense Fund Join #GivingTuesday

FAIRFAX, VA – The NRA Foundation and NRA Civil Rights Defense Fund have joined thousands of other nonprofit organizations in the fundraising The post The NRA Foundation and NRA Civil Rights Defense Fund Join #GivingTuesday appeared first on Hunting and Conservation News.

ACLU Sues Indiana Governor Mike Pence For Refusing Syrian Refugees

The ACLU is very upset over the civil rights violations of people who aren’t Americans and have no Constitutional Rights. But, we should wonder, is this really about civil rights?

‘Confront bullsht at every turn’: Rapper Killer Mike compares Bernie Sanders to MLK in fiery speech

2 days agoNews : The Raw Story

Rapper Mike Rendell — known professionally as Killer Mike — compared Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) to civil rights icon Martin Luther King Jr. during a rally for the senator in Atlanta on Monday. “I’m not here to talk about a dream that we think is unattainable so we settle for...

Minoru Yasui, hero, to receive timely honor from White House

Rachel Maddow tells the story of civil rights activist Minoru Yasui, who resisted Japanese-American internment and curfews in the wake of the attack on Pearl...

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