Tag: Civil Rights

Archived: NAACP Warns Minorities Traveling to Missouri

NAACP’s national delegates voted on Wednesday to issue a “travel advisory” stating that people of color and other marginalized groups travelling to Missouri are at risk of their civil rights being violated. According to the Springfield News Leader, the delegates chose to nationally adopt the advisory after it was put…

Archived: NYC Pride Gets Political

New York City’s annual Pride March was initially established as a civil rights demonstration to raise awareness and to remember those lost to illness and violence. Although the parade now has been embraced by pop-culture and known for its yearly floats, costumes some on the more risqu side and rainbow…

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

In what appeared to be an affront to the LGBT community, the U.S. Department of Commerce last week omitted existing workplace discrimination language that made many believe the administration was redefining LGBT protections. The Commerce Department’s 2017 Secretarial Statement on Equal Employment Opportunity, emailed to department employees Thursday, differed from…

Archived: Jeff Sessions Offered to Resign, Sources Say

The relationship between President Donald Trump and U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions is on the decline, and sources allege that Sessions went so far as to offer to resign from his position. It is unclear when Sessions made the offer, which the Wall Street Journal reported was not a formal…

Archived: Mitch McConnell to Elizabeth Warren: Shut Up, Sit Down

Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren (Mass.) held the Senate floor Tuesday to make remarks on the pending appointment of U.S. Attorney General nominee Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions from Alabama. When Warren began reading a recently uncovered letter written by the late Coretta Scott King in 1986, Republican senators shut her down….

Archived: Civil Rights, LGBT Pages Erased from White House Website

Within minutes of swearing to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States, Donald Trump’s White House on Friday scrubbed all references to LGBT rights, deleted the civil rights page and erased any mention of climate change. Meanwhile, a new page, “Standing Up For Our Law Enforcement Community,”…