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Virginia Civil Rights Memorial

On April 23, 1951, 16-year-old Barbara Johns and several fellow students led a strike to protest the conditions at their racially segregated school near Farmville in Prince Edward County. Under the  leadership of Rev. L. Francis Griffin, students and parents contacted NAACP attorneys. The lawsuit that followed was brought before the U.S. Supreme Court and  […]

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Sir Edward John Poynter - Music by Irina Sir Edward John Poynter Bt PRA RWS (1839-1919) was an English painter, designer, and draughtsman who served as President of the Royal Academy.

Saint John Tavener has been admitted to the pantheon

The new Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, out today, contains an extensive entry on the mystic composer, Sir John Tavener, written by Dr Edward Venn of the University of Leeds. Tavener died in 2013 and the DNB, the ultimate celebrity portal, likes to let the dust settle before composing the last obit. When I asked […]

Did Donald Trump Cheat on Social Security and Medicare Taxes, Paying Less Than Minimum Wage Workers?

Click here for reuse options! Following the inglorious footsteps of Newt Gingrich and John Edwards. In 1995, did billionaire Donald Trump pay less for Social Security and Medicare than minimum wage workers paid? Has he paid less in every subsequent year? If he did, he probably cheated. Show More Summary

Ensuring Research for Health in a New Administration

Co-authored by The Honorable John Edward Porter, U.S. Representative (1980 - 2001) and Research!America Board Chair As President-elect Donald Trump and his advisors map out an agenda for the new administration's first 100 days and beyond, an issue that deserves significant attention is the future of our nation's scientific enterprise. Show More Summary

Yes, Obamacare repeal really is life and death

Medicaid expansion was the first action newly elected Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards took when he started his term last year. Enrollments began on June 1, 2016, and as of December 19, 365,683 people signed up. And have received potential...Show More Summary

Four Bloggers Submit Dubium to Eye of the Tiber Concerning Its Status as Satire

Four prominent members of the Catholic blogosphere – Fr John Zuhsldorf of Fr Z’s Blog (formerly called “What Does the Prayer Really Say?”), canonist Dr Edward Peters, author of the blog In the Light of the Law, Amy Wellborn of Charlotte Was Both, and Matthew Archbold of Creative Minority Report – have presented a formal request to S.C. Show More Summary

Trump Communications Director Resigns Amid Affair Allegations

A Trump aide referred to Miller as “The 2016 version of John Edwards.”

Deadly Duo: Rick and John Riffe killed Ed and Minnie Maurin in their Lewis County, WA home

Victims Ed Maurin, 81 Minnie Maurin, 83 Find-A-Grave: Edward Maurin Find-A-Grave: Wilhemina M. Maurin Breaking news: Sheriff: Cold case solved in 1985 shooting death of elderly Ethel couple Arrest Made in 26-Year-Old Cold Case Murder of the Maurins Arrest made in 1985 slaying of Wash couple in 80s Arrest Made In 1985 Lewis County Double […]

Louisiana governor’s LGBTQ executive order stopped in its tracks by judge

A district court ruled that John Bel Edwards violated his powers by adding sexual orientation to the state's anti-discrimination laws.

Public Health Emergency Declared in St. Joseph, La., After Contaminated Water Found

The governor of Louisiana declared a public health emergency Friday after the water supply in a town in that state, St. Joseph, was found to be contaminated with lead and copper Thursday. Gov. John Bel Edwards said that state testing showed elevated levels of lead at a private residence as well as the town hall building, […]

Contaminated Water In St. Joseph, La., Leads To Public Health Emergency

last monthNews : The Two-Way

Gov. John Bel Edwards told residents of the North Louisiana town Friday not to use tap water after officials found water going to three buildings was contaminated with lead or copper.

Louisiana AG Opposed to LGBT Rights: I Love My Gay Brother But ‘The Law’ Matters More – WATCH

last monthLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry (R) is speaking out about his fight against LGBT rights and how that impacts his relationship with his gay brother. Earlier this week, Landry won a victory against Governor John Bel Edwards (D)Show More Summary

Executive Order Protecting LGBT State Officials in Louisiana Revoked Due to Trans Protections

last monthHumor / odd : Geekosystem

Governor John Bel Edwards' executive order issuing protections to LGBT state employees was blocked on the grounds that it was a case of him trying to "replace the people’s will with his own."

Louisiana Judge Throws Out Executive Order Protecting LGBT Members of State Government 

An executive order from Louisiana governor Democrat John Bel Edwards that would’ve protected LGBT people in state government from discrimination was thrown out by a Baton Rouge judge Wednesday on the grounds that the order was unconstitutional. Read more...

Louisiana Judge Strikes Down Governor’s Executive Order Protecting LGBTQ State Workers

Today, HRC and Forum for Equality issued the following statements in response to a ruling by Judge Todd Hernandez of the 19th Judicial District Court striking down Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards’ executive order protecting LGBTQ...Show More Summary

Judge Strikes Down Louisiana Governor’s Executive Order Protecting LGBT State Workers

last monthLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

A judge has thrown out an executive order issued by Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards that protected LGBT government employees from discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and/or gender identity. Judge Todd Hernandez deemed the action… Read The post Judge Strikes Down Louisiana Governor’s Executive Order Protecting LGBT State Workers appeared first on Towleroad.

Louisiana Task Force Sends $700 Million Gas Tax, Fee Hike Plan to Gov. Edwards (Tolls Not Included)

The Advocate (Baton Rouge)  reports, “A plan to raise taxes and fees by $700 million per year for roads and bridges won final approval [on December 13] from Gov. John Bel Edwards’ transportation task force. The package now goes to Edwards,...Show More Summary

Review: 'Rogue One' is an Exciting First Step into the Larger Universe

Directed by Gareth Edwards (of Monsters and Godzilla), Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is the first in a new series of Star Wars standalone films. Written by Chris Weitz and Tony Gilroy, from a story by John Knoll and Gary Whitta, this is inspired by the opening crawl in George Lucas' original 1977 film: "It is a period of civil war. Show More Summary

John Bel Edwards takes on the oil and gas industry

Louisiana's governor is backing lawsuits against energy companies over coastal wetland loss

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