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Muslim Group Sues US Navy Over Right to Wear Beards

A Muslim civil rights group is suing the US Navy on behalf of a former enlisted man who says he was discriminated against because he had a beard. SFGate reported, via Free Republic: A Muslim civil rights group has sued … Continue reading ?

7 Images That Prove the Humanity of Unborn Babies

(LiveActionNews) — Images shape dialogue, and dialogue births change. Photographs that capture the Great Depression, the Holocaust, and the Civil Rights Movement are not only a testament of an era, but also examples of how photos are an effective tool for social change. The powerful images that fill the pages of history have initiated the […]

Ella Baker

Now that you’ve had your holiday fun, it’s back to work. Peter Dreier has a biographical piece on the great civil rights leader (and underrated great American) Ella Baker. You should read it. In part: Baker bristled at the sexism and outsize egos of the ministers (including King) who ran SCLC and treated her as […]

How Sonia Sotomayor became the Supreme Court's preeminent defender of civil liberties

A decision handed down by the Supreme Court earlier in December may have disturbing implications for Fourth Amendment rights. But Heien v. North Carolina is notable for another reason: it marks the emergence of Sonia Sotomayor, President Obama's first Supreme Court nominee, as the strongest voice for civil liberties on the court. Show More Summary

If the Senate issued a report on America’s drone program

Our country's civil rights abuses are hardly confined to our treatment of suspected terrorists

Selma is hardly history: Yet after Ferguson and Staten Island, we may be less optimistic today

Despite the South's explicit racism, the civil rights fight brought hope. It's hard to feel that way now

Police statistics, Psychopaths and is Jeb Bush half the man half the Civil Rights crusader his father was?/s

The first President Bush at least had the courage to go against his own party despite the public perception of him being a wimp ( Doonesbury Cartoon Bush was a Waffle ). and tried the cops in the Rodney King case on Federal Charges. Something...Show More Summary

Indiana lawmaker pushing bill to insulate government Nativity scenes from atheist legal ‘threats’

3 days agoNews : The Raw Story

An Indiana Republican lawmaker is planning to introduce a bill he said would allow government agencies to display Nativity scenes and protect them from litigation by atheists and civil rights groups, WXIN-TV reported. “We are as a nation allowing this to continue,” state Sen. Jim Smith...

Thaddeus Russell Reviews The First Civil Right: How Liberals Built Prison America

3 days agoNews : Reason

Conventional wisdom holds that mass incarceration of American blacks and Latinos is a result of he "scientific racism" that was established as the dominant racial ideology in the 19th and early 20th centuries and which underlay he Republican "law and order" policies of the 1970s that brought us to our present condition. Show More Summary

CS Video: Ava DuVernay and the Cast of Selma

David Oyelowo, Carmen Ejogo, Common and more on the civil rights film The post CS Video: Ava DuVernay and the Cast of Selma appeared first on ComingSoon.net.

15 Years After Landmark Ruling In Favor Of Gay Straight Alliances, School Districts Continue To Deny Them

3 days agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Fifteen years after a landmark federal court ruling upholding the right of students to form Gay Straight Alliance clubs at public schools, some districts continue to violate the law by refusing to recognize GSAs. The American Civil Liberties Union filed...

Wig-n It Right

Wigs have been part of our culture and lifestyle for centuries. Wigs have held their place with various societies for several reasons, and not just for the lack of hair. Wigs have been worn by ancient civilizations dating back to the 16th century. Egyptians wore wigs not only for adornment but for reasons of personal hygiene. Show More Summary

Federal officials may use little-known ‘color of law’ civil rights statute in police shooting cases

3 days agoNews : The Raw Story

The families of at least four unarmed black men killed this year by police are pinning their hopes on possible federal prosecutions under a little-known civil rights statute that has only occasionally been used to indict officers in such cases. The Department of Justice, the FBI and local US...

Selma Powerfully Tells the Story of a Critical Moment in the Civil Rights Movement  

As one watches Selma—which opens in limited release Christmas Day and nationwide Jan. 9—it’s hard not to reflect on the protests going on around the country over the shooting deaths of unarmed black men by white police officers. It’s a topic that comes up often when Selma director Ava DuVernay discusses her film. Show More Summary

White supremacy is American policy: The torture report and our long, dark history of civil rights abuse

The Senate's findings should come as no surprise. At home and abroad, we view people of color as less than human

As The "Nutty Black Progressive Fundamentalist Progressors" Call For A "New Civil Rights Movement" To "Respect Black LIfe So It Can Breathe" A Black Assistant US Attorney General Arrests A Black Man For "Gun Running" Out Of "Maynard Holbrook Jackson Inter

The Federal Prosecutors Expose A Gun Smuggling Operation From Atlanta To New York City By Air National Action Network Says: "If We Impose Standardized National Gun Control On Former Confederate States Like Georgia And Force Delta Air...Show More Summary

What I Learned When Homophobic Thugs Tried to Stop My Film from Showing

Before traveling to Kiev, Ukraine in late October to attend the Molodist International Film Festival with my documentary Mala Mala, which focuses on transgender cultures in Puerto Rico and their fight for civil rights, several close friends and family members pleaded with me not to go. Show More Summary

What Activists Can Learn From ‘Selma’

Selma‘s resonance with current events — its inherent commentary on the ingrained hateful nature of American racism, our country’s tradition of protests for civil rights, and aggression by law enforcement towards black Americans — will clearly be a hot topic of discussion for weeks to come. Show More Summary

Bernie Goetz "The Subway Gunman" 30 Years Later

Thirty years ago today the inviolate right to self-defense and the battle over firearm civil liberties were joined in one of the unlikeliest of battle zones -- New York City. Riding a southbound express train in lower Manhattan, a slight...Show More Summary

Photos: Protesters Stage "Die-In" At Grand Central To Defy De Blasio

  Hours after Mayor de Blasio called on civil rights activists to "put aside protests," a small group of demonstrators gathered yesterday in Grand Central Terminal to peacefully exercise their First Amendment rights. Holding signs such...Show More Summary

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