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Sorry, Sen. Rand Paul, You’re No Civil Rights Hero

If you’ve noticed all the construction happening on the National Mall lately, like me, you probably assumed it was for the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture.

Posthumous Presidential Medal Of Freedom To Civil Rights Activists Who Died During "Freedom Summer"

  Today, President Obama is presenting the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the county's highest civilian honor, to a number of people, like economist Robert Solow, actress Meryl Streep, musician Stevie Wonder, choreographer Alvin Ailey (in a posthumous honor) and composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim. Show More Summary

DC's Marion Barry's Deaf Legacy

The District of Columbia's "Mayor for Life", Marion Barry recently passed away at age of 78 last Sunday morning, November 23rd. Barry was well-known for promoting the civil rights for many people including Deaf people.The Barry administration...Show More Summary

Rudy Giuliani doubles down on Fox: ‘The danger to a black child… is another black’

7 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani on Monday appeared on Fox News to defend his argument that civil rights activists were wasting their time fighting police abuses of power because he said that “black on black” violence was the real problem. During a Sunday discussion about a...

#Ferguson Protesters Deface 100 Year-Old St. Louis Memorial to Civil Rights Heroes

Ferguson protesters marched Sunday in St. Louis City near the Vonderitt Myers memorial on Shaw Avenue. Eighteen year-old Vonderitt Myers, Jr. was shot dead when he fired on police in October near the Botanical Gardens in St. Louis. Myers was … Continue reading ?

CNN's Gloria Borger's Bizarre Tale Of Barry Bookends

According to CNN's Gloria Borger, the civil rights movement began with Marion Barry and ended with Barack Obama. It's magical, in ways ordinary people cannot begin to understand. Sitting in for Candy Crowley on Sunday, Borger turned to LZ Granderson for the final word on Ferguson and what President Obama should do. Show More Summary

Evangelical Leader Wants to Recruit 1,000 Pastors Into Politics Because There Aren’t Enough Christians in Office Yet

If David Lane, who founded the American Renewal Project, has his way, 1,000 Christian pastors will run for public office, each with 500 Christian volunteers... and then they'll get to work getting rid of any civil rights progress we've made as a country: There is nothing in the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Show More Summary

Civil rights attorney Alan Dershowitz hailed by pro-Israel g

Attorney Alan Dershowitz was honored by the nation’s oldest pro-Israel organization Sunday night.

Marion Barry dies at 78; Washington, D.C., mayor, civil rights leader

19 hours agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

Marion Barry was a polarizing figure in a polarized town, a mayor so charismatic he was reelected even after an FBI videotape showed him smoking crack.

The Civil Rights Pharisees Of Georgia Say: "NOTHING In Atlanta Is Going To Trick Us Into Taking Our Attention Off Of The Grand Jury In Ferguson As It Proves That Black Life Has No Value In America!!"

Police investigating shooting, robbery near Morehouse "Brothers And Sisters Of Ebeneezer If You Fail To Keep The Torch Of 'DR KING' Alive Then Our Right-Wing Enemies Will Spread Start Killing Our People In Atlanta Like They Did To "Troy...Show More Summary

Richard Cohen: The smart — and stupid — Marion Barry

It was down in Mississippi, at one of those civil rights reunions, that we fell to discussing Marion Barry. Around me were veterans of the movement, men and women of astounding courage and enormous accomplishment, and what they wanted from me, the visiting columnist from The Washington Post who was current with the current Marion […]

NBA Owner Vivek Ranadivé: Welcome to Civilization 3.0

"A little bit of the right info, just a little beforehand, is more valuable than all the info in the world, 6 months after the fact." - @Vivek What does a software-run businesses and a professional basketball team have in common? According to Vivek Ranadivé, CEO of the software company Tibco and lead owner of the Sacramento Kings, a lot. Show More Summary

Being A Minority Teenager In New York: A High School Offered A Class Just On Dealing With The Police

A New York City high school last week invited the New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU) in to talk to their students about how to properly, and safely, assert their rights while dealing with the police, the New York Post is reporting. Show More Summary

R.I.P. Former Washington D.C. Mayor Marion Barry Dead At 78

Sad news… Marion Berry Dies Former D.C. Mayor Marion Berry whose tumultuous life made headlines, has died. The Washington Post reports: Marion Barry Jr., the Mississippi sharecropper’s son and civil rights activist who served three terms as mayor of

Activist Sharpton calls for investigation into police shooting of Brooklyn man

2 days agoNews : The Raw Story

(Reuters) – Civil rights activist Reverend Al Sharpton on Saturday called for an investigation into the shooting death of an unarmed man by a New York police officer inside a dark stairwell at a Brooklyn housing project. New York City Police Commissioner William Bratton said the Thursday...

Peter Yarrow, On Combining Music And Activism

Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul and Mary has spent a lifetime combining his music with the fight for civil rights and justice. We discussed his years relationships with Paul Stookey and the late Mary Travers, and how he uses music to fight for social justice and peace. Yarrow described what it was like playing at [...]

Justice Department training police chiefs on bias and officer behavior

While the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division has been investigating the shooting of Michael Brown and the practices of the Ferguson Police Department, a different agency at Justice has been providing training to local police and assessing their response to demonstrations.

On the Ready in Ferguson: Police, Protesters – And Lawyers

Hundreds of civil rights lawyers from across America are descending on Ferguson, Missouri as police and protesters prepare for a grand jury decision on whether to charge the officer who killed an unarmed black teenager in August. The attorneys are arriving in Ferguson as talks between protest groups and police have stalled over a refusal [...]Show More Summary

We won’t stop future Fergusons and floodwaters by planting a tree

Congressional leaders planted a tree at the nation's capitol this week to honor Emmett Till, whose killing sparked the civil rights movement. That's nice, but not enough.

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