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Lynch inherits civil rights probes from Holder as U.S. attorney general

By Richard Cowan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A string of deadly confrontations between mostly white police and black men will be among challenges immediately facing Loretta Lynch when she is sworn in on Monday as U.S. attorney general. Lynch,...Show More Summary

Freddie Gray protests show how much America has already changed

Eight months ago, the future of the civil rights movement that convulsed Ferguson, Mo., remained an open question. The protests in Baltimore this weekend are the latest proof that something has already changed. In the end, it seems,Show More Summary

Rep. Elijah Cummings: Police-Community Relations Is The 'Civil Rights Cause Of This Generation'

11 hours agoNews : Huffington Post

Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) said on Sunday that the relationship between law enforcement and ordinary citizens is "the civil rights cause of this generation" -- remarks that came just hours after protesters took to the streets of Baltimore...Show More Summary

Rep. Cummings Defends Baltimore Protests: Police Relations ‘Civil Rights Cause’ of Generation

14 hours agoNews : Mediaite

On Face the Nation Sunday morning Representative Elijah Cummings (D-MD) defended the protests in Baltimore last night over the police death of Freddie Gray, which occurred not only within his district but practically outside of his door, but which also devolved into instances of looting by the end. Show More Summary

Reflecting on Japanese history on Oahu's Waimanalo Beach

Oahu's Japanese history is one of immigration, civil rights, war and commerce. And although no visit to the island is complete without remembering that past (partly by spending time at Pearl Harbor), there is another place to reflect without the crowds and have a swath of paradise to oneself.

Bruce Jenner ex Linda Thompson details how marriage crumbled

yesterdayNews : NY Daily News

Bruce Jenner's ex called him "trailblazer for the civil rights of the transgender community" after the Olympic great declared he's a woman.

Prominent Pakistani rights activist killed

In latest blow to civil society, Sabeen Mahmud shot shortly after hosting event on Balochistan's "disappeared people".

Some Jewish activists don't want Cornel West at UCLA conference

2 days agoHealth : Booster Shots

Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel was a Jewish theologian and civil rights activist close to the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Cornel West, the philosopher and African American history scholar who often speaks out on public issues, describes himself as an admirer of Heschel.

Trans Activist Jenny Boylan Explains What It's Like To Transition In The Public Eye

2 days agoNews : Huffington Post

Trans author Jenny Boylan is no stranger to the public spotlight. Her 2003 memoir, She's Not There, was the first bestselling work by a transgender American, she's a nationally known activist for civil rights, she's the national co-chair...Show More Summary

READ: Very anti-gay crew vows to never recognize civil marriage equality (even though they so will or face penalties)

2 days agoLGBT / Gay : Good As You

When you've tried for years—even decades, in some cases—to stop gay rights and marriage in particular, and you've failed and failed H-A-R-D, you've got to try something to save face. For a fairly sizable group of extremely anti-gay people who...

New generation of Civil Rights activist and pastors go beyond protest for social change

Jacob Lee visited Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell’s office Thursday and while others wanted to talk about the prospects of a vote for Attorney General Loretta Lynch,  the 12-year-old from Northeast Washington asked the Senator’s aides about creating a law to prevent officers from fatally shooting crime suspects.Read full article >>

Great-Great-Grandfather Sues Maryland Sheriff’s Deputy for Backyard Attack

A 72-year-old Maryland man filed a civil rights lawsuit against the Charles County Sheriff’s Office alleging that a deputy brutally beat the great-great-grandfather and shot him with pepper spray repeatedly during an arrest.

'Floridian-American' Woman Files Notice To 'F This Court'

At least take the court to dinner first. Self-described "Floridian-American" Tamah Jada Clark filed an expletive-laced legal brief lambasting U.S. District Court Judge Willis B. Hunt on April 20 for dismissing her civil rights lawsuit. (Readers...Show More Summary

Madison, Wisconsin, becomes first city in U.S. to offer civil rights protections to atheists

Madison, Wisconsin, becomes first city in U.S. to offer civil rights protections to atheists by Miriam Rafferty SAN DIEGO, Ca (SDONA)–Madison, Wisconsin has become the first city in the nation to give legal protections to atheists in housing, employment and public accommodations. Despite gains made civil rights for racial minorities, women and gays, atheists who [...]Show More Summary

Today's Crazy Lie From Mike Huckabee

2 days agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

"If the courts rule that people have a civil right not only to be a homosexual but a civil right to have a homosexual marriage, then a homosexual couple coming to a pastor who believes in biblical marriage who says ‘I can’t perform that wedding’ will now be breaking the law. Show More Summary

University Of Sydney Accused Of Threatening Right To Protest And Self-Expression

Concern about an investigation into an on-campus protest is growing, with a major civil liberties organisation speaking out against the university.

Eric Holder: The Exit interview

Loretta Lynch is finally confirmed by the Senate as Eric Holder's replacement. The Advocate spoke with the outgoing attorney general on marriage equality, the progressive agenda, and the future of civil rights. read more

Reformicons: Civil War on the Right?

(Steven Hayward) There’s the old story about the Michigan state senator who said one day on the floor of the legislature, “Some of my friends are for this bill, and some of my friends are against this bill, and I’m going to stick with...Show More Summary

City of Milwaukee pays freelance journalist $4,570.52 after a cop breaks his camera

Milwaukee freelance journalist Geoffrey Davidian, 70, tells Romenesko readers: City of Milwaukee settled the federal civil rights case I filed after a cop broke my camera while I was recording several officers ticketing the victim after a squad car exited an alley and T-boned her car. When reporters and photogs have rights violated, they let … Read More

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