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Dennis Hastert’s secret gay ‘misconduct’ is even worse given his terrible voting record on gay rights

2 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

Though he paid millions to keep a man quiet about the nature of their relationship, former House speaker Dennis Hastert (R-IL) was a reliable opponent of gay civil rights during his tenure in Congress. On Thursday, a federal grand jury indicted Hastert, alleging that he agreed to pay a man $3.5...

‘Beale Street Dynasty’ and ‘Dreams to Remember’

“Beale Street Dynasty” adds a fascinating chapter to civil rights history, and “Dreams to Remember” evokes the fire of Otis Redding and his Memphis label, Stax Records.

Video: Nondiscriminatory business practices are like tornadoes. Or something.

7 hours agoLGBT / Gay : Good As You

It's a good thing natural disasters exist. If not, the far-right wouldn't have a reductive and offensive thing with which to compare LGBT rights and other fair-minded aspects of civil life: Although I do actually see one comparison: Any responsible...

West Virginia man claims daughter might never be a veterinarian if she learns evolution in school

9 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

Kenneth Smith of Harpers Ferry, West Virginia is suing a slew of local and federal officials, alleging that the state’s practice of teaching evolution in schools is an infringement on his daughter’s civil rights. On May 12, Smith filed suit at the U.S. District Court for the Northern...

Quotes: Portrayal of Teachers Is "Disingenuous and Outrageous"

The Obama Administration has managed to pit the teachers against the civil rights community on this issue and to put the teachers on the defensive.... The liberal press has bought this argument hook, line and sinker... Teachers are not opposed to annual accountability testing because they are enemies of their students' civil rights. Show More Summary

National Review Editor: ‘#SomeBlackLivesDontMatter’ to Civil Rights Movement

11 hours agoNews : Mediaite

With just over a year between Rich Lowry's newsworthy comments on Arizona's SB 1062 and President Barack Obama's apparent hatred for Benjamin Netanyahu, you'd think we have another year to go before the National Review editor makes headlines, no? Unfortunately, that's not the case.

Is Same-Sex Marriage the Civil Rights Issue of This Generation?

Ireland is now the only country in the world to have chosen to permit same-sex marriage, by popular vote. The recent Irish referendum was a national act of inclusion and liberation for gay and lesbian people. But it was also a powerful...Show More Summary

The black lives that don’t matter to progressives: The Black on Black murders in Baltimore since Freddie Gray

Nat Review’s Richard Lowry has an excellent piece that apperars in today’s NY Post that speaks of the hypocrisy of the Black community and civil rights opportunists.   Richard Lowry

Why Did Twitter Ban Chuck C. Johnson?

On Saturday, Chuck C. Johnson invited his Twitter followers to send some money his way so that he could focus on his latest project: “taking out” the civil rights activist Deray McKesson. Johnson is a 26-year-old California man who has...Show More Summary

Civil Rights Group Leader: ‘I Love Fox News’ but They Need to Stop Demonizing Black Men

yesterdayNews : Mediaite

Michael Meyers, the president of the New York Civil Rights Coalition and an occasional Fox News guest, said today he loves Fox but they need to stop demonizing black men.

Comcast Donates Airtime To Run LGBT 50th Anniversary PSA!

Comcast has donated $1.5 million in airtime to broadcast a public service announcement marking the 50th Anniversary of the founding of the LGBT Civil Rights Movement at Independence Hall. The 30-second PSA will be broadcast nationally in May and June. Show More Summary

Congratulations, Nebraska, Your Governor Isn’t Allowed To Kill You Anymore

Know that civilized thing that some states in this great nation do, where they exact retribution for murder crimes by murdering the murderer right back, because we are bloodthirsty monsters? Well yay, because Nebraska has decided toShow More Summary

“National Association for the Abortion of Colored People” Forgets Free Speech Is a Civil Right

There’s nothing quite like learning about the fate of your hard-fought advocacy work through a tweet. I was spending time with my wife and children, doing our devotions, enjoying a nice big breakfast, and not worrying about the world around us for those precious morning hours last week. As the kids scurried out the door […]

Could Kate Hoey help swing Northern Ireland (and the UK) towards #Brexit?

Clever move, if it works out. Kate Hoey is not only a Labour MP (albeit a near permanently off message on), but she was one of the earliest members of the Civil Rights movement in Northern Ireland when she was a student PE teacher and worked closely with Michael Farrell in People’s Democracy. British rights more...

Galactic Civilizations 3 Review: Conquering the Final Frontier

As anyone who has played a turn-based strategy game like Civilization can attest to, might often makes right. The rule holds true whether you're taking over the world or out to conquer the galaxy. However, few games balance between the different avenues of power as well as Galactic Civilizations 3. Show More Summary

Obama Administration Implements Major Advance for Civil Rights

Now we know why the corporate lobby's favorite lawmakers filibustered the nomination of our fantastic Labor Secretary, Tom Perez, for so long. He's actually committed to sticking up for workers. Earlier today, the Department of Labor,...Show More Summary

Australian Lawmakers Move On Marriage Equality After Ireland's Historic Vote: VIDEO

2 days agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

In the wake of Ireland's historic vote on marriage, pro-equality legislators in Australia are looking to capitalize on the momentum of last week's vote and push for civil rights advancements in their own country. While Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott...

Zach Weissmueller on Gun Rights as Civil Rights

2 days agoNews : Reason

When a cop shot teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, last summer, the death sparked protests, a militarized law enforcement response, and finally looting and destruction. But the Huey P. Newton Gun Club was ready. The Dallas-based group had formed in June 2014, writes Zach Weissmueller, more than two months before the shooting. Show More Summary

Milloy: Violence in black community threatens the greatest civil right — life

Charles E. “Charlie” Cobb Jr. wrote a book last year titled, “This Nonviolent Stuff’ll Get You Killed: How Guns Made the Civil Rights Movement Possible.” Quite an assertion from Cobb, a District native and former member of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, the civil rights group also known as SNCC. Read full article >>

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