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  • 50 years ago Today

    07/02/2014 9:06:37 AM PDT · by Paul46360 · 6 replies
    7-2-14
    This day in history..LBJ signed civil rights law.
  • 50 years of landmark Civil Rights Act reshaped U.S.; Time to pay its slave debt

    07/01/2014 2:06:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    The Vancouver Sun ^ | July 1, 2014 | William Marsden
    'Reparations are long overdue'Ed Dorn, 69, dates back to the Class of ’64. He is a member of the last generation of African Americans to have completed their entire primary and secondary education in segregated schools. He graduated from his Houston high school just before the Civil Rights Act of 1964 gave him and the U.S. an entirely new future. So when he headed to the University of Texas it was his first experience of integration. Blacks may have numbered only about 300 in a student body of 25,000 whites, but that didn’t matter. A new world beckoned. “I didn’t...
  • Ted Olson Likens U.S. Senator Ted Cruz's Anti-Gay Views To Racism During Civil Rights Movement

    06/30/2014 3:49:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 59 replies
    Burnt Orange Report ^ | June 30, 2014 | Omar Araiza
    U.S. Senator Ted Cruz is taking heat for his anti-gay views and vocal opposition to marriage equality by none other than a fellow Republican figure. Prominent Republican lawyer, Ted Olson, who is a strong supporter of LGBT rights, thought Cruz's comments on marriage equality were "very, very sad." Cruz had a lot to say to the crowds at the Texas GOP convention about the "threat" that is gay marriage. His speech appeared on an article of The New Yorker (emphasis mine): "Marriage is under assault," Ted Cruz said to the crowd. "It is under assault in a way that is...
  • Why liberals should stop trying to ‘help’ black Americans

    06/28/2014 2:00:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The New York Post ^ | June 28, 2014 | Jason L. Riley
    The civil-rights struggles of the mid-20th century were liberalism at its best. The efforts culminated in the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965, which outlawed racial discrimination in employment and education and ensured the ability of blacks to register and vote. But what about the social policy and thinking that arose from the ruins of Jim Crow? Good intentions aside, which efforts have facilitated black advancement, and which efforts have impeded it? Many liberals today don’t seem particularly interested in asking this question, even though 50 years into the war on...
  • Are All Black Americans Aware that The Civil Rights Act of 1964 Exist?

    06/27/2014 6:21:02 AM PDT · by rktman · 14 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 6/27/2014 | Patricia L. Dickson
    When I learned of the deceitful campaign tactics used in securing Thad Cochran’s victory over Tea Party candidate Chris McDaniel, I became enraged to the point of losing a good night’s sleep. My first reaction was disappointment and disbelief that a Republican senator would stoop to that level against another Republican. My anger soon turned to the black citizens of Mississippi.
  • Armed Resistance in the Civil Rights Movement: Charles Cobb & Danielle McGuire on Forgotten History

    06/15/2014 7:23:18 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The American Prospect ^ | June 11, 2014 | Amelia Thomson-DeVeaux
    Cobb, author of This Nonviolent Stuff'll Get You Killed: How Guns Made the Civil Rights Movement Possible, and Danielle McGuire, a historian at Wayne State University, discuss the fundamental role of armed resistance in the civil rights movement.**********On his first visit to Martin Luther King Jr.’s house in Montgomery, Alabama, the journalist William Worthy began to sink into an armchair. He snapped up again when nonviolent activist Bayard Rustin yelled, “Bill, wait, wait! Couple of guns on that chair!” Worthy looked behind him and saw two loaded pistols nestled on the cushion. “Just for self-defense,” King said. In his new...
  • Blame in Oscar Grant BART death may shift

    08/17/2013 12:31:55 PM PDT · by thecodont · 22 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle / SFGate.com ^ | Updated 9:36 am, Wednesday, August 7, 2013 | Bob Egelko
    Until now, the courts and the public have placed the responsibility for Oscar Grant's death entirely on the BART police officer who shot the unarmed passenger on an Oakland train platform. But a federal appeals court ruling could shift some of the blame to the officer's supervisor and perhaps the transit system itself. Former Officer Johannes Mehserle, who fired the shot that killed Grant on Jan. 1, 2009, served 11 months in prison for involuntary manslaughter, and is also a defendant in the damage suit by Grant's father and four of his friends. While allowing claims against Mehserle to go...
  • Ex-Transit Cop Cries as He Recalls Fatal Shooting

    06/13/2014 7:49:29 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 27 replies
    ap ^ | PAUL ELIAS
    A former Northern California transit officer cried on the witness stand Friday while describing how he shot and killed an unarmed man on a train station platform more than five years ago. Johannes Mehserle testified in federal court in San Francisco that he meant to use his Taser rather than his gun to subdue an already handcuffed Oscar Grant on New Year's Day in 2009. Mehserle was testifying in a civil rights lawsuit filed by Grant's father against Mehserle, the Bay Area Rapid Transit agency and other defendants. The shooting occurred as authorities were responding to a chaotic scene on...
  • Mehserle Cries As He Recalls Fatally Shooting Oscar Grant

    06/14/2014 11:54:02 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Friday, Jun 13, 2014
    A former Northern California transit officer cried on the witness stand Friday while describing how he shot and killed an unarmed man on a train station platform more than five years ago. Johannes Mehserle testified in federal court in San Francisco that he meant to use his Taser rather than his gun to subdue Oscar Grant on New Year's Day in 2009. Mehserle was testifying in a civil rights lawsuit filed by Grant's father against Mehserle, the Bay Area Rapid Transit agency and other defendants.
  • A Shocker From NPR: ‘Guns Made the Civil Rights Movement Possible’

    06/10/2014 7:10:14 AM PDT · by grundle · 6 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | June 7, 2014 | Tim Graham
    The liberals at National Public Radio can’t really imagine guns being necessary for anything...unless perhaps it’s to keep Southern segregationists at bay. On Thursday afternoon’s Tell Me More talk show, host Michel Martin brought on Charles Cobb, who wrote the book This Nonviolent Stuff'll Get You Killed: How Guns Made The Civil Rights Movement Possible. She called it a “hiding in plain sight story” and asked why he wrote the book: COBB: I'm very conscious of the gaps in the history, and one important gap in the history and the portrayal of the movement is the role of guns in...
  • The Night I was Nearly Beaten to Death

    06/06/2014 12:54:01 PM PDT · by LibertyGirl14
    Tavern Keepers ^ | 6/6/2014 | Guest Contributor
    Like Hillary Clinton, Attorney General Martha Coakley also has a book coming out. And by sheer coincidence both books have the same title -- "Hard Choices." Who would have thought that possible? Yet, when you think about it, both women have a lot in common. Actually Coakley really does not have a book coming out -- we just said that. But she could have, given how much the two are alike. They even dress alike.
  • Author: 2nd Amendment Made Civil Rights Movement Possible

    06/06/2014 8:12:22 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 2 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | June 6,2014 | Awr Hawkins
    In his new book, This Nonviolent Stuff'll Get You Killed: How Guns Made The Civil Rights Movement Possible, journalist Charles Cobb shows how important guns were not only to leaders like Martin Luther King, Jr. but also to many black Southerners who "believed in both nonviolence and self-defense."
  • U.S. revives group to fight homegrown extremists: officials

    06/03/2014 9:59:00 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 42 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 6/3/14 | Julia Edwards - Reuters
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is re-establishing a law enforcement group to fight those it designates as domestic terrorists, with an announcement expected on Tuesday, Department of Justice officials said. Following hate-motivated shootings such as the one at a Jewish Community Center in Kansas City, Missouri in April, federal prosecutors have pressed the need to coordinate intelligence of such criminals on a national level, said the officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity. The group will coordinate cases that involve Americans who may be spurred to violence for political or prejudicial reasons.
  • Canada On Verge of Banning Christians from Professional Life

    05/30/2014 6:29:08 AM PDT · by SJackson · 23 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | May 30, 2014 | Lea Singh
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://www.frontpagemag.com - Canada On Verge of Banning Christians from Professional LifePosted By Lea Singh On May 30, 2014 @ 12:15 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | No Comments An intense struggle is happening in the realm of professional licensing in Canada. The religious freedom of Christians and others is colliding on a grand scale with the “equality rights” of the LGBTQ identity group, and as the tide turns in favor of equality rights, we are starting to witness socially accepted ostracism of Christians by professional bodies.On April 24th, the law society of Canada’s largest province voted against...
  • Civil Rights: Not Just for Black People Anymore

    05/29/2014 2:12:10 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 29, 2014 | Mike Adams
    Author's Note: The subject matter of my columns about academia is factual. However, names are occasionally changed in order to shield tenured (but nonetheless cowardly) professors from the consequences of their misguided speech. Dear Professor Black; Just a few weeks ago, one of my students, who is also one of your students, informed me that you have formed and expressed a very strong and negative opinion about the outcome of a civil rights case I was recently involved in with the university. I want to start by saying that I strongly support your right to criticize me by name in...
  • Christians need not apply

    05/27/2014 9:55:00 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 12 replies
    One News Now ^ | 5-27-14 | Bryan Fischer
    The number of careers and professions available to practicing Christians is shrinking by the day. You can add a career in public health to that list. Dr. Brendan Bain, one of the leading AIDS experts in the Caribbean, has been unceremoniously cashiered from his post for having the temerity to tell the truth about the cause of AIDS. A long-time and highly respected professor at the University of West Indies until his retirement in 2012, Dr. Bain was praised by all as a "pioneer” in the effort to combat HIV/AIDS, which is at epidemic proportions in Caribbean nations. Since his...
  • Homeland Security may reduce deportations of nonviolent immigrants

    05/24/2014 7:34:59 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 11 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | May 24, 2014 | CHRISTI PARSONS, BRIAN BENNETT
    As city and county jails across the country increasingly refuse federal requests to hold foreigners who have overstayed their visas or slipped across the border, the Obama administration is moving toward a new policy that would limit deportations chiefly to immigrants who have been convicted of violent crimes.Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson is expected to recommend small but significant changes to Secure Communities, a controversial program that now ranks repeat immigration violators alongside violent criminals on the priority list for deportation.The change would slow the pace of deportations and potentially ease concerns of immigrants who now fear any contact with...
  • Man is Punching People on Houston Metro Rail Platform

    05/20/2014 11:23:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    KBXX-FM ^ | May 20, 2014 | Maria Todd
    Houston METRO police need your help apprehending a man who is punching people on a rail platform. According to surveillance video, a man walked up to a passenger who had just exited a train onto the platform at Main Street near Preston downtown and punched him in the face. The video then shows the same man punching another man as he gets onto the train from the same platform. METRO Police Chief Victor Rodriguez says he doesn’t think the attacks are related to the so-called “knockout game.” “A review of the tape does not indicate that anybody else is involved,”...
  • 100 Black Pastors: Gay Rights Don't Compare to Civil Rights...

    05/19/2014 5:42:19 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 28 replies
    Gospel Herald ^ | 5/13/14 | By Leah Marianne Klett
    Detroit Black Pastors are speaking out against Judge Bernard Friedman's overruling of the 2004 voter approved amendment to the Michigan Constitution that defines marriages as between one man and one woman. Despite the votes of 2.7 million voters who voted in favor of marriage protection, Friedman called the amendment "unconstitutional" and "irrational."
  • Opposing Gay Marriage Is a Waste of Your Time

    05/15/2014 1:31:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 85 replies
    National Journal ^ | May 14, 2014 | Ron Fournier, Senior Political Columnist & Editorial Director
    <p>Like those who stood against civil rights for African-Americans, gay-marriage foes are fighting a battle they can't win.</p> <p>LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Nine slender statues stand beneath a window to the Arkansas governor's office – bronzed, life-sized images of the black children who integrated Little Rock Central High School on Sept. 25, 1957 and helped ignite the Civil Rights era. "They defied prejudice," says Gregory Donaldson, an African-American Baptist minister from St. Louis visiting the display with his wife Nanette. "They defied bigotry."</p>
  • Homeschoolers Need Not Apply: Will This Be the Face of Common Core?

    05/07/2014 9:43:59 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 52 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 05/07/2014 | Dr. Susan Berry
    An Indiana-based energy distribution group that operates in Ohio has informed the Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA) that the company will not hire homeschool graduates, a situation that may not only reflect discrimination, but also the possibility that, with a nationalized set of standards such as Common Core, homeschoolers could be shown the door when they apply for jobs in the future.
  • Funeral For Man Killed By BLM Agents [Innocent black man stopped, harassed, shot by BLM JB thugs]

    04/25/2014 3:51:58 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 107 replies
    CBS Las Vegas ^ | March 31, 2014 [last month]
    KXNT photo illustration (shooting scene image courtesy Las Vegas Review-Journal) (LAS VEGAS, KXNT, ASSOCIATED PRESS)–A funeral service was held in NOrth Las Vegas for the man who died at the hands of BLM agents during a skirmish in Red Rock Canyon in February. The service for D’Andre Berghardt Jr. took place at Nehemiah Ministries Christian Church. Berghardt was moving from Los Angeles to Las Vegas to begin working with his brother when he was shot and killed Feb. 14. Jacob Hafter, a lawyer representing the family says that various delays, including the forensic examination of Berghardt’s body, contributed to...
  • Woman shot dead by 2 burglars after recording their crimes on cell phone' (Reverse Trayvons)

    04/28/2014 4:52:06 PM PDT · by equalator · 38 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 4-24-2014 | James Nye
    The two men allegedly fired shots at true-crime enthusiast Salamon, after a heated argument over her cellphone and then made their getaway, leaving the dog-lover fatally wounded. The two men are well known to police said Sgt. Gantt and both belonged to a local gang he said. Sgt. Gantt said that Salamon, who had advocated her neighborhood hiring a private security firm only days before the shooting, was a 'brave lady.'
  • Mayor Parker Announces Timeline For Adoption of "Human Rights Protection" (LGBT Ordinance)

    04/27/2014 3:56:12 PM PDT · by magna carta · 7 replies
    City of Houston-Press Release ^ | April 3,2014 | Mayor Annise Parker
    The mayor’s timeline envisions presentation of the draft ordinance to public stakeholders and City Council committee on April 30, 2014 and placement on the council agenda for May 7, 2014. Although the exact language is still being finalized, the ordinance will prohibit discrimination in city employment and contracting, housing and public accommodations. This would include bars, restaurants, retail stores and businesses that provide services to the public. Complaints about violations of the ordinance would be reviewed by the City’s Office of Inspector General and a new seven member board known as the Human Rights Commission. “A young African American should...
  • South Africa celebrates 20 years of end of apartheid

    04/26/2014 11:37:50 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 27 replies
    NST ^ | 27 April 2014
    South Africa on Sunday celebrates the 20th anniversary of its first ever all-race, democratic election that ended decades of sanctioned racial oppression under the apartheid system. The day will be marked by street parades, speeches, prayers, music and military salutes and displays. President Jacob Zuma leads the main festivities at the Union Buildings, the seat of government in Pretoria, where generations of apartheid leaders penned many of the racial laws that South Africa’s first black leader Nelson Mandela fought most of his life. After the historic April 27, 1994, the day has been retained as a holiday and named Freedom...
  • Rand Paul: “Not Changing Any Laws on Abortion,” Life at Conception a “Personal” Belief

    04/23/2014 5:41:16 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 122 replies
    http://www.lifenews.com ^ | April 23, 2014 | Steven Ertelt
    Rand Paul is a pro-life Senator from Kentucky who appears poised to become one of the candidates for the Republican nomination for president in 2016. Although he has a strong pro-life voting record, Paul is making comments about abortion that are concerning pro-lifers. randpaul3As LifeNews reported earlier this year, Paul said in an interview that Republicans should agree to disagree on social issues. Now, in a new interview, Paul says he doesn’t anticipate changing the laws on abortion and added that his belief that life begins at conception is a personal and religious one, not a scientific viewpoint.
  • Trayvon Martin's father wants son's death to renew civil rights movement(New "Emmett Till")

    04/23/2014 8:38:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    Long Island Newsday ^ | April 23, 2014 | Joan Gralla
    Tracy Martin wants his son, Trayvon, to be remembered as this century's Emmett Till, and have his death reawaken the nation's lagging civil rights movement. "We want him to be known as that child of central Florida who galvanized the country," said Martin, who was a guest speaker at Nassau Community College on Wednesday. "We would like to see his name in the history books of modern days, taking his place beside Emmett Till [though] Emmett Till has a legacy I don't think any African-American child will surpass." Till, 14, was killed in Mississippi in 1955 after being accused of...
  • AL Democrat Congressman 'Fine' with Men Marrying Mules, Calls Clarence Thomas 'Uncle Tom'

    04/14/2014 9:28:44 PM PDT · by Hoodat · 24 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 14 Apr 2014, 12:52 PM PDT | Tony Lee
    Alabama State Rep. Alvin Holmes (D) who said Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas is an "Uncle Tom" for being married to a white woman believes men should be allowed to marry mules. As Yellowhammer News, a go-to site for Alabama politics, noted, Holmes has come under fire recently for making comments about Thomas, interracial adoptions, and black Republicans. And when asked about interracial marriage, he revealed he was in favor of men marrying animals. “Now, I’m for interracial marriage,” Holmes said on a local radio show, according to Yellowhammer News. He continued: I’m for same-sex marriage. I’m the one that...
  • Doblin: 50 years later, 'The Great Society' is under attack

    04/14/2014 12:19:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    The Bergen Record ^ | April 14, 2014 | Alfred P. Doblin, editorial page editor
    WHEN I WAS young, public service television commercials were not uncommon. One of the more famous ones featured an American Indian looking at a polluted landscape. At the commercial's close, there was a tear in his eye. Less iconic was a commercial about fair housing. A superintendent is showing a substandard apartment — it needs a lot of work. If I recall, he shows the bathroom and how getting a nickel washer from the hardware store would fix the plumbing. The commercial's goal was to educate people of color that there were laws protecting them against housing discrimination. I was...
  • Public Opinion on Civil Rights 50 Years After the Civil Rights Act of 1964

    04/10/2014 11:58:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Gallup ^ | April 10, 2014 | Frank Newport, PhD, Editor-in-Chief
    Four of the five living U.S. presidents -- Barack Obama, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and Jimmy Carter -- are in Austin, Texas, this week commemorating the 50 year anniversary of the signing of the Civil Rights Act. They are in Austin because of the major role of President Lyndon Johnson in pushing the legislation through in the first months of his presidential administration in 1964. This legislation is still marked as one of the most significant developments in our nation's long history of race relations. Herewith are eight important points about public opinion and civil rights based on a...
  • Florida man asks judge for atheist lawyer following alleged attack on Jesus-looking roomate

    04/09/2014 8:37:16 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 20 replies
    upi ^ | April 9, 2014 | Evan Bleier
    ORANGE COUNTY, Fla.,A Florida man had a very specific request when he asked a judge to switch up his public defender. Gustav Potthoff, who is accused of attacking his roommate with a butter knife because he thought he looked like Jesus, told an Orange County judge that he deserves to “be with someone of my own kind." Potthoff is an atheist. "It's just my human rights and everything else," said Potthoff. "I'm allowed to be with someone of my own kind." The judge told the 51-year-old that if he wants an atheist attorney, he’s going to have to pay for...
  • Jimmy Carter on civil rights: Still work to do [B. Clinton, Obama, G.W. Bush at LBJ Library]

    04/09/2014 2:36:32 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 8, 2014 | Rachel Huggins
    Former President Jimmy Carter championed racial equality Tuesday evening, saying "there's no difference with people in the eyes of God" during a 50th anniversary celebration of the Civil Rights Act. Carter, 89, hailed the landmark 1964 law that outlawed discrimination against minorities and women as a stepping stone, but insisted there's still more work to do. "We're pretty much dormant now. We accept self-congratulations about the wonderful 50th anniversary — which is wonderful — but we feel like Lyndon Johnson did it and we don't have to do anything anymore," said Carter, the first president to speak at the three-day...
  • Pink Brick Award [Homo-fascist smear campaign]

    04/08/2014 7:45:17 AM PDT · by fwdude · 14 replies
    Scott Lively Ministries ^ | April 7, 2014 | Dr. Scott Lively
    Pink Brick Award Posted on April 7, 2014 by Pastor Scott Tonight I was informed by a writer at the Bay Area Reporter that I have been “awarded” the Pink Brick Award by the San Francisco LGBT Pride organization.From their website: “The Pink Brick is a symbol of the first brick hurled at the Stonewall Riots in 1969. This faux award is an opportunity to highlight an individual or organization that has done significant harm to the LGBT community. It is also an opportunity to educate the community and the Pink Brick recipient about relevant issues.” http://www.sfpride.org/pink-brick/Here is his...
  • Can you say “busing” boys and girls?

    04/08/2014 9:00:30 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 29 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 4/8/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Will this lead to busing so liberals can feel good about themselves? A new report from the UCLA Civil Rights Project has named New York’s schools the most segregated in America. Other deep blue Democrat controlled states like Illinois, Michigan, Maryland and New Jersey were cited just behind New York for maintaining the most segregated schools in the nation. While the absence of both Detroit and Washington DC from the top of this list makes its conclusions suspect, the fact remains: New York and the rest of these Oh so Blue states are very segregated. In the latest period for...
  • Owner's anti-gay views cause furor over soon-to-open Sellwood grocery store (OR)

    04/04/2014 6:12:36 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 43 replies
    Oregonian ^ | 04/03/2014 | Harry Esteve
    Another controversy has erupted over a Sellwood-Moreland business, this one over the owner’s views on gays and same-sex marriage. Facebook and other social media sites have exploded over a soon-to-open fresh meat and vegetable store called Moreland Farmers Pantry. Neighbors and nearby business owners, once excited by the prospect of the new shop, are now backing away. “They’re choosing to open a business in a very open-minded neighborhood,” said Tom Brown, owner of Brown Properties and president of the Sellwood Moreland Business Alliance. “I think their personal views are going to hurt.”
  • Mozilla speaks, sort of

    04/04/2014 6:26:53 AM PDT · by Unam Sanctam · 72 replies
    Powerline ^ | April 4, 2014 | Scott Johnson
    Under the heading “Brendan Eich steps down as CEO,” Mozilla has posted the following statement in the name of executive chairwoman Mitchell Baker. Eich has “stepped down” from his position at Mozilla days after his appointment, following the revelation that he contributed $1,000 to the campaign supporting the passage of Prop 8 in California six years ago. The Wall Street Journal covers the story here. Baker’s statement is must reading, though it requires some translation. It is not exactly straightforward. Using the mandatory shibboleths, the statement refers to a corporate culture of “diversity and inclusiveness.” If you’ve read 1984, you...
  • White Man Beaten By Mob In Detroit After Hitting Boy With Truck: Was It A Hate Crime?

    04/04/2014 6:30:00 AM PDT · by envisio · 155 replies
    cbs ^ | 3/04/2014 | cbs
    DETROIT (WWJ) - As a 54-year-old Roseville man clings to life in the hospital following a brutal mob beating on Detroit’s east side, many are starting to wonder if the whole thing was racially motivated. As first reported by WWJ Newsradio 950, an 11-year-old boy suffered a broken leg on Wednesday when he was hit by a pickup truck after walking into the street near Morang and Balfour. The driver, Steven Utash, immediately got out of his truck after hitting the boy and was viciously attacked by 10 to 12 men. The beating was so brutal, Utash was rendered unconscious....
  • Same-Sex Marriage and Civil Rights—Not the Same Thing

    03/31/2014 7:24:24 PM PDT · by Clintons-B-Gone · 11 replies
    Clash Daily ^ | March 31, 2014 | R.G. Yoho
    Almost sixty years ago, there were many places in this country where a black person couldn’t sit at the lunch counter of a local diner. Sometimes they were forced to sit in the back of the bus or give up their seat to a white passenger. Blacks often couldn’t use the same restroom, find a vacancy in the same hotel, or take a drink from the same water fountain as that used by white citizens. Those were certainly some of the bleaker days in our nation’s proud history. However, in much the same way that slavery was abolished in this...
  • Ageism In Silicon Valley Is So Bad People In Their 20s Are Getting Cosmetic Surgery

    03/24/2014 7:24:38 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 03/24/2014 | LISA EADICICCO
    It's a common for people in the acting, modeling and music industries to feel pressure to maintain a young appearance. Actors and actresses over 30 and 40 complain they cannot get roles. Now, all that anxiety is coming to Silicon Valley. In The New Republic, Noam Scheiber illustrates just how severely ageism plagues parts of the tech business in California. "Silicon Valley has become one of the most ageist places in America," Scheiber writes. Dr. Seth Matarasso, a plastic surgeon that administers Botox treatments in the Bay Area, told Scheiber that he frequently treats middle-aged Silicon Valley workers, saying the...
  • Conservative prof who was denied promotion wins First Amendment lawsuit (Mike Adams wins!)

    03/20/2014 7:44:46 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 20 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 3-20-2014 | Robby Soave
    First Amendment enthusiasts are thrilled that Mike Adams, a criminology professor at the University of North Carolina-Wilmington, won his lawsuit against administrators who denied him a promotion because of his conservative, Christian views. Adams joined the university in 1993. He was an atheist at the time. By the year 2000, he had converted to Christianity and become an outspoken political conservative. He eventually wrote columns for Townhall.com. In 2006, he was denied a promotion. Administrators were retaliating against him for his conservative views, he claimed. The jury agreed. Adams’s lawyers said the victory is an important one for free speech...
  • Union Goon-Squad "THUGs" Own Pennsylvania (Literally)

    03/19/2014 6:01:28 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 19, 2014 | Mike Shedlock
    A "goon-squad" group named The Helpful Union Guys (THUG), members of Ironworkers Local 401 set fires, started riots, and took crowbars to the competition in an effort to protect union jobs. THUGs stalked women, took baseball bats to a Toys R Us site, and even torched a Quaker meetinghouse that dared to use non-union labor. Philly.Com reports 10 leaders of Ironworkers Local 401 charged in racketeering indictment. They called themselves "the Helpful Union Guys" - "THUGS" for short - and woe awaited any contractor who dared cross them by hiring non-organized workers. For, federal authorities alleged Tuesday, this "goon squad"...
  • Reaction Inside DOJ to Debo Adegbile Defeat: ‘Sacred Mission’ Continues

    03/11/2014 11:19:27 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 19 replies
    PJ Media ^ | March 10, 2014 | J. Christian Adams
    What is the reaction inside DOJ to the Senate’s defeat of the Debo Adegbile nomination to head the Civil Rights Division at the Department of Justice? According to an email sent by Acting Assistant Attorney General Jocelyn Samuels, the “sacred mission” will continue. Samuels, in an email late this afternoon to Division staff obtained by PJ Media, said: I anticipate that last week’s developments will prompt a period of reflection and discussion about civil rights in this country and how we can best achieve our sacred mission. This is healthy, and I am confident that our work will emerge the...
  • Black Gun History Month and the NRA

    03/07/2014 5:51:58 PM PST · by Noremac · 3 replies
    Blasted Fools ^ | March 7, 2014 | Richard Cameron
    I just wrote an article which is a companion piece to one I did last year on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the role of gun ownership in the civil rights movement. I found more archival material that was fascinating, along with a couple of excellent video clips - one from the National Black Chamber of Commerce and another one with Otis McDonald, the McDonald of the landmark recent SCOTUS ruling McDonald vs Chicago speaking to a sympathetic Black member of the Illinois State Legislature. I'm providing a link to the full article. I know the usual marginal complainers...
  • Senate shoots down Obama pick for DOJ civil rights post

    03/05/2014 11:50:54 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    CBS News ^ | 03/05/2014
    President Barack Obama's choice to head the Justice Department's civil rights division has failed a Senate test vote and his confirmation is in jeopardy. The vote was 47-52, short of the needed majority. Eight Democrats joined Republicans to block the nominee, including Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., who voted "no" so he would be able to bring up the nomination again in the future. The controversy over Debo Adegbile stems from legal representation of a man who is currently imprisoned for the murder of a Philadelphia policeman decades ago. It was unclear what the next step will be for...
  • TRANSGENDER STUDENT RECANTS SEXUAL ASSAULT REPORT

    03/04/2014 4:32:29 PM PST · by bkopto · 54 replies
    Breitbart/AP ^ | Mar 4, 2014 | staff
    Police say a transgender teen who said he was beaten and sexually assaulted in a California high school bathroom has recanted the story. Hercules police spokeswoman Detective Connie Van Putten says detectives interviewed the student Tuesday and determined nothing had happened to him. On Monday, the 15-year-old student reported he was attacked by three boys in a bathroom at a suburban San Francisco public school. The teen, who is biologically female but identifies as male, had told officers he was leaving a boy's bathroom late Monday morning at Hercules Middle/High School when the assailants...
  • President Obama Accuses Republicans Of Wanting To Segregate Homosexuals

    03/02/2014 5:36:37 AM PST · by LD Jackson · 58 replies
    Political Realities ^ | 03/02/14 | LD Jackson
    [caption id="attachment_17054" align="aligncenter" width="332"] Demonizer-in-Chief[/caption] I have said many times, President Obama is good at what he does. And what does he do, you may ask? He divides our country, stirring up hate and strife wherever he goes. He uses the same tactics on every issue he addresses. It matters not if he is talking about income inequality or the rights of homosexuals, he always uses the same kind of inflammatory speech to stir up his captive crowds to action. Remember how he sent his minions out to the personal residences of certain CEOs, right after he took office? He...
  • 5 Reasons Christian Businesses Shouldn't Be Legally Forced To Support Gay Weddings

    03/01/2014 5:42:50 AM PST · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 1, 2014 | John Hawkins
    For a free society to function, a wide range of speech and behavior has to be tolerated, but that doesn't mean everyone has to approve of it. So, for example, although I don't drink, I have many friends who do. While I think Justin Bieber's music is appalling, I don't think it should be illegal. While I would like to see abortion banned except in the case of rape, incest and danger to the life of the mother, I have friends who've admitted to me that they've had abortions. Unfortunately, when it comes to gay marriage, we have people who...
  • Allen West: Don't Compare Arizona Religious Freedom Bill Protests to Civil Rights Movement

    02/27/2014 6:35:12 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 02/27/2014 | Allen West
    It's a "slap in the face" to the black community to compare protests against an Arizona bill, which would let some business owners deny services to gays, to the civil-rights movement, former U.S. Rep. and retired Army Lt. Col. Allen West said Wednesday. In an exclusive interview with "The Steve Malzberg Show" on Newsmax TV, West, whose Allen West Guardian Fund supports and endorses conservative military minority candidates, said comparing the movements is merely "sensationalism." "I want people to stop saying that this is all of a sudden the new civil right because . . . it's a slap in...
  • Woman Wearing Google Glass Says She Was Attacked In San Francisco Bar

    02/25/2014 8:58:19 AM PST · by rawhide · 87 replies
    San Fran CBS local ^ | 2-25-14 | Joe Vazquez
    SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX 5) – A Bay Area woman said she was attacked for wearing the Google Glass wearable computer at a bar in San Francisco’s Haight-Ashbury. Tech writer Sarah Slocum wrote on her Facebook page that she was at Molotov’s on Haight Street Friday night. Slocum said she was showing someone at the bar how the high-tech glasses work, when two women confronted her. Then, a man ripped the Google Glass off of her face. “OMG so you’ll never believe this but… I got verbally and physically assaulted and robbed last night in the city, had things thrown at...
  • Kerry Kennedy 'set to admit leaving the scene of an accident,,,

    02/23/2014 2:18:50 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 55 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 2-24-14 | Ryan Gorman
    Kerry Kennedy may agree to a plea deal over driving while drugged charges stemming from a 2012 accident so she can continue her extensive human rights work. Kennedy, 54, is afraid a conviction would bring with it restrictions that would curtail her international travels – she has visited several dozen countries on humanitarian missions. The plea deal was previously discussed between her legal team and prosecutors before being shelved, but her attorneys have brought it back to the table with her trial slated to start Monday, according to the New York Daily News. Lawyers originally tabled the deal while preparing...