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 […]
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
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
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.
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.
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.
"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.
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 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 >>
Notes Attorney General Eric Holder's stance on civil rights in his parting address
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
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.
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, 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...
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.
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.
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
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.
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