Starting with the first moment he saw her in 1971 following a college class on political and civil rights, Bill Clinton married his personal relationship with Hillary Clinton to her determination to figure out “how to make things better”… Read The post Bill Clinton Spellbinds DNC with Deeply Personal Tale of Hillary the ‘Change Maker’ – WATCH appeared first on Towleroad.
Michael Jordan just got some huge praise from a major civil rights champion -- Rep. Elijah Cummings -- who says he's thrilled about MJ's $2 million donation... but wants the NBA legend to do even more! The congressman from Maryland is at the…
Don't give up on the political process, says Texas Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee. Instead, let's bring a broad coalition together.
Yes, the headline reads right. A Pokemon Go bar crawl took place at this year's San Diego Comic-Con. You probably thought it was a "bar brawl" at first, but no. Things were civil and pleasant and a bunch of Pokemon Go fans got to meet up in real life.
After the State Supreme Court ruled against his blanket order restoring the vote to more than 200,000 ex-felons, Gov. Terry McAuliffe vowed to continue “the struggle for civil rights.”
In 2016, no constituency of the Democratic Party has more reason to want to reaffirm and extend the legacy of President Barack Obama than LGBTQ Americans. What Lyndon Johnson was to black civil rights, Obama has been to LGBTQ civil rights. Show More Summary
Charlotte Hornets owner and Hall of Famer Michael Jordan announced two $1 million donations to organizations aimed at improving relations between police officers and citizens in a letter released Monday to Mike Wise, Jerry Bembry and...Show More Summary
The Southern Christian Leadership Conference, the civil rights group once led by Martin Luther King Jr., wants to help support younger groups working to end racial injustice. How can they make the collaboration work?…
If Colombia signs its landmark peace deal to end a half century of civil war, the pact will offer equal social rights for women and LGBT victims, a draft inked Sunday in Havana showed. Under the agreement in principle, gender discrimination is included in the final peace deal. The partial draft was...
Turkish authorities have arrested more than 13,000 people believed to be tied to the coup attempt and have gutted the country’s civil services sector suspending over 60,000 educators, judges and police.
The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights calls their organization a hate group, and founders of the Black Panthers call them impostors. They call themselves a “black nationalist organization,” dedicated to the establishment of an “independently governed black nation.” The New Black Panther Party for...
Creating change requires understanding the power you have, and building a movement goes beyond protests. We asked a number of contributors to share their reactions to a post by activist and author Michelle Alexander that we published earlier this month in the aftermath of the police shootings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile. Show More Summary
We will never reach the true goal of the civil rights movement as long as there is a powerful elite dominating influential channels of communication.
Captain America: Civil War was all about the showdown between two of Marvel Studios’ flagship heroes, Captain America and Iron Man. But a newcomer very nearly stole the show from right under them. Chadwick Boseman made a huge splash in his first appearance as T’Challa a.k.a. Show More Summary
After months of speculation that Hillary Clinton might select Sen. Elizabeth Warren as her running mate, creating the first-ever two-woman ticket, or perhaps Labor Secretary Tom Perez, a civil rights lawyer who would’ve been the first Latino VP, her choice of Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine will bitterly disappoint some of her most progressive supporters.
In October 2011, 37-year-old veteran Elliot Williams died, naked and unable move, in a cold Oklahoma jail cell. On Wednesday, a federal judge decided that a civil rights lawsuit filed by Williams’ family against the county can move forward.
North Carolinians just got bad news. The NBA announced that they will be moving the coveted NBA All-Star Game from North Carolina. Why? HB2. HB2 is the infamous North Carolina law that undermines the civil rights of several marginalized communities. Show More Summary
The controversial state law limits civil rights protections for LGBT people; the league says it can't host the All-Star game in that climate. A new location for the game hasn't yet been announced.
Here’s Donald Trump, providing world leadership. Mr. Trump also said he would not pressure Turkey or other authoritarian allies about conducting purges of their political adversaries or cracking down on civil liberties. The United States,...Show More Summary
Other things that happened in 2016: Mere days before civilization ended, and the Four Horsemen Of The Apocalypse galloped into town to reclaim what was rightfully theirs, Donald Trump awkwardly tried to smooch running mate Mike Pence. Related: Ted Cruz Booed Off Stage After Humiliating Donald Trump; Sadly Unsatisfying At least, we’re pretty sure that’s what [...]