Post Tagged with: "civil rights"


Nina Simone Among Rock Hall of Fame Inductees

Nina Simone Among Rock Hall of Fame Inductees

Modern artists ranging from Elton John to Kanye West have credited Simone with influencing their work.

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Ignoramus Sarah Huckabee Sanders Attacks John Lewis for Not Attending Trump’s White Minstrel Show Appearance at Civil Rights Museum

“It’s laughable that the White House is criticizing John Lewis and Bennie Thompson for not attending the opening of a civil rights museum that honors the sacrifice of ... wait ... John Lewis, Bennie Thompson, and many others,” Rep. Cedric Richmond fired back.

Trump Denies ‘Grab Them By the P***y’ Comment

Racist in Chief Told To Stay Away from Civil Rights Museum Opening by NAACP

“He has created a commission to reinforce voter suppression, refused to denounce white supremacists, and overall, has created a racially hostile climate in this nation,” said Derrick Johnson, NAACP president and CEO.

FBI’s Attempt to Smear, Discredit MLK Highlighted in Newly Released Documents

FBI’s Attempt to Smear, Discredit MLK Highlighted in Newly Released Documents

Today, the FBI continues its attempt to create fear and paranoia surrounding racial justice movements.

NAACP Warns Minorities Traveling to Missouri: ‘They May Not Be Safe’  

NAACP Warns Minorities Traveling to Missouri

The NAACP and allies rallied at the Capitol in Jefferson City to dissuade the signing of a bill that fails to protect minorities.

#Pride2017

NYC Pride Gets Political

New York City’s annual Pride March stayed close to its roots this year with protests against Trump and police brutality.

Trump Disregards LGBT Pride Month

Commerce Dept. Policy Omits LGBT Protections, Restores Language Following Outcry

The department’s annual non-discrimination policy failed to distinguish between sexual harassment and sexual identity.

Jeff Sessions Offered to Resign, Sources Say

Jeff Sessions Offered to Resign, Sources Say

President Trump has been publicly lashing out at his own Justice Department, an unprecedented move for a president.

Only Black People are Racist, Civil Rights Made Them Lazy, Says Big Trump Donor

Only Black People are Racist, Civil Rights Made Them Lazy, Says Big Trump Donor

A former employee has filed a lawsuit against Robert Mercer, who said the Civil Rights Act of 1964 “infantilized” Blacks by dissuading them from working.

New York Police Body Camera Program Needs Changes: Civil Rights Lawyers

New York Police Body Camera Program Needs Changes: Civil Rights Lawyers

The court-ordered pilot program was intended to precede a rollout of the cameras to all patrol officers by the end of 2019.

Civil Liberties Groups Sue U.S., Seek Details on Muslim Ban

Civil Liberties Groups Sue U.S., Seek Details on Muslim Ban

The suits are an attempt to enforce requests filed under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) just days after Trump signed the first Muslim ban.

Jeff Sessions Confirmed as Next U.S. Attorney General

Jeff Sessions Confirmed as Next U.S. Attorney General

White House press secretary Sean Spicer commented, “I can only hope that if (Coretta Scott King) was still with us,” she would support Sessions.

Mitch McConnell to Elizabeth Warren: Shut Up, Sit Down

Mitch McConnell to Elizabeth Warren: Shut Up, Sit Down

On the Senate floor, Warren attempted to read Coretta Scott King’s 1986 letter opposing Jeff Sessions.

Civil Rights, LGBT Pages Erased from White House Website

Civil Rights, LGBT Pages Erased from White House Website

Civil rights, LGBT, women, disabilities, criminal justice reform, equal pay and climate change have all been removed from the White House website.

John Lewis Should 'Thank' White Men for Civil Rights, Says Maine Gov. Paul LePage

John Lewis Should ‘Thank’ White Men for Civil Rights, Says Maine Gov.

Gov. LePage later suggested the NAACP apologize to white people.

'War on whites' Behind Sessions Opposition, Says GOP Rep

‘War on whites’ Behind Sessions Opposition, Says GOP Rep.

Rep. Mo Brooks insists racism is a Democrat-created tool to smear Jeff Sessions. But AG nominee's record speaks for itself.

Coretta Scott King First Warned of Jeff Sessions in 1986

Coretta Scott King First Warned of Jeff Sessions in 1986

King wrote in a recently uncovered letter that Sessions “sought to punish older civil rights activists, advisors and colleagues of my husband, who had been key figures in the civil rights movement of the 1960s.”

Bernice King MLK tribute

Martin Luther King’s Daughter Says ‘God can triumph over Trump’

Bernice King stands by Rep. John Lewis. Tells churchgoers "Don't be afraid of who sits in the White House."

U.S. Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.)

Trump Attacks Civil Rights Leader Who Questioned His Election Win

Calls Rep. John Lewis "All talk ... no action" despite Lewis' brutal 1965 beating by police in Selma, Ala., while seeking voting rights.

Black Lawmakers Move Against Senator Sessions

Black Lawmakers Move Against Senator Sessions

N.J. Sen. Cory Booker says fellow Sen. Jeff Sessions' record on civil rights represents "a real danger to our country." Congressmen John Lewis and Cedric Richmond also to testify.

Jeff Sessions Chosen as Trump's Attorney General

1,330 Law Professors Oppose Jeff Sessions as AG Nominee

"All of us believe it is unacceptable for someone with Senator Sessions' record to lead the Department of Justice."

Billboard with Civil Rights Photograph and 'Make America Great Again' Causes Outrage

Billboard with Civil Rights Photograph and ‘Make America Great Again’ Causes Outrage

The billboard raised a lot of questions about the civil rights climate of the 1960s and today and speaks to the national conversation sparked by Trump's election.

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Trump Picks Fight With Cast of Hamilton, Trump U Settlement Story Gets Buried

News of Trump’s fraud settlement, allegations of corruption and selection of racist administration personnel all take back seat to his Twitter fight with Hamilton cast.

Justice Department Sends out Fewer Election Monitors Than 2012

Justice Department Sends out Fewer Election Monitors Than 2012

This year, the government has fewer monitors to be sent to even more polling locations than the last general election — potentially spreading monitors thin.