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Convictions erased for 'Friendship 9's' whites-only lunch counter sit-in

The convictions of nine South Carolina black men who sat at a whites-only lunch counter to  challenge Southern Jim Crow rules, then chose to serve a month on a chain gang rather than post bail, were thrown out on Wednesday, formally ending one of the key episodes of the civil rights era.

Judge Throws Out Friendship Nine's Civil Rights-Era Conviction

yesterdayNews : The Two-Way

The nine men integrated a whites-only lunch counter in Rock Hill, S.C., in 1961, and refused to pay a fine. Their "Jail, no bail" strategy became a rallying cry against Jim Crow.

Jim Crow’s polite sons

Celebrating Martin Luther King Jr.'s life means recognizing how far we are from a non-racist society in the era of police shootings. And it inspires Ned Rosch to work as a Jewish American for Palestinian freedom.

Slavery? Jim Crow? Fox host says ‘race relations are worse than they ever have been’ on MLK Day

last weekNews : The Raw Story

Fox News host Andrea Tantaros said on Monday that President Barack Obama had contributed to making race relations worse than any time in U.S. history, but she gave him “credit” for going to school and marrying the mother of his children. On the Martin Luther King Jr. Day edition of Out...

Atheism’s civil-rights delusion: Why non-believers don’t need their own Selma moment

Anti-atheist attitudes are real — but they're nothing compared to the oppression of the Jim Crow south

"All Labor Has Dignity": King's Other Legacy

A few weeks ago, I saw Selma, a remarkable movie about the unbreakable persistence and moral leadership of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in the struggle to secure voting rights for African-Americans in the Jim Crow south. But what theShow More Summary

Welcome, Streety!

So you think Belty is the only thing transforming Atlanta? Well, say hi to Streety! A streetcar now travels a downtown loop in the City of Atlanta for the first time since, well, Jim Crow laws. Folks can now sit wherever they want! The brand new Atlanta Streetcar aspires to enliven businesses, entice tourists, and engage citizens. Show More Summary

Ukraine's Donbass and Jim Crow -- A Poor Analogy

In his WorldPost essay titled "Ukraine's Donbas Is Like America's Deep South," Dr. Alexander Motyl presents the reader with a depiction of the eastern Ukrainian regions of Donetsk and Luhansk (Donbass) and Crimea and concludes that their...Show More Summary

A Colorado NAACP Office Was Bombed Today

Bombings were a common terrorist tactic during the Jim Crow era The post A Colorado NAACP Office Was Bombed Today appeared first on ThinkProgress.

3 Black Businesswomen Everyone Should Know

Three African-American women were noted for their entreprenurial endeavors during the Jim Crow Era. Maggie Lena Walker, Madam CJ Walker and Annie Turnbo Malone.

Threads of 2014

As 2014 draws to a close, it’s time for the annual wrapup. Here are the major threads that I kept returning to on Daylight Atheism over the past year: The New Civil Rights In January, I reviewed Michelle Alexander’s The New Jim Crow, the most important book in American politics of the last decade, about [Read More...]

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My Fox Chicago: Four Charged With Armed Robbery In Woodstock Rainbow/PUSH Chicago: "We Intend To Make Sure That Each One Of The 4 Charged In Woodstock Receive Equal Sentences By The "New Jim Crow Justice System" WOODSTOCK - 'SETTING IT OFF" 68 MILES NORTHWEST FROM ENGLEWOOD

Teen's exoneration in 1944 slaying comes as relief to surviving relatives

Aime Ruffner recalled helping her 14-year-old brother, George Stinney Jr., graze the family cow one day in March 1944 in the tiny South Carolina town of Alcolu, deep in the Jim Crow South.

Judge Overturns 1944 Conviction of Black 14-Year-Old Put to Death in South Carolina

last monthNews : Reason

George Stinney was 14 years old when he was arrested in Jim Crow South Carolina for allegedly killing two white girls, convicted, and put to death in less than three months in 1944. A judge in South Carolina has vacated Stinney’s conviction after a years-long effort by Stinney’s family, who says police beat a confession out of the boy. Show More Summary

Jesse Jackson compares tech employment to Jim Crow segregation

J esse Jackson has his eye on some of the largest tech companies in the United States, and he has no intentions of ending the staredown until hiring practices he compares to segregation are ended. Today, Jackson's Rainbow Push Coalition...Show More Summary

Restaurant PR Firm Faces Backlash Over Racially Insensitive Name

It shares a name with a song about lynching in the Jim Crow South. A Texas-based hospitality public relations firm has come under fire because of its name. According to the Washington Post, Twitter users tore into the company Strange...Show More Summary

Fox News Host Channels Jim Crow: Americans Should Pass 'Citizenship Test' To Vote

The disinformation, Jim Crow beliefs and overall conservative dren spewed by Fox & Friends and especially Steve Doocy is nauseating to say the least. Conservative pugilists like him seem to forget that voting is a right for All Americans, not just the few they think are worthy of it. Show More Summary

‘Fox & Friends’ hosts echo Jim Crow South: Pass ‘citizenship test’ if you want to vote

2 months agoNews : The Raw Story

On Wednesday morning, the hosts of Fox News’ morning show Fox & Friends agreed that anyone who wants to vote in the U.S. should have to pass a test about American History to demonstrate that they are at least minimally cognizant of the issues they are voting on. “We have talked...

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