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  • DOJ's Civil Rights Division Actions Since October 15, 2014, May Be Void

    11/22/2016 2:31:40 PM PST · by KeyLargo · 23 replies
    RNLA ^ | Nov 21, 2016 | Richard J. Kisielowski
    Monday, November 21, 2016 DOJ's Civil Rights Division Actions Since October 15, 2014, May Be Void Hans von Spakovsky recently published a commentary calling into question the validity of all Vanita Gupta’s official actions. Ms. Gupta is the acting head of the U.S. Department of Justice's Civil Rights Division and apparently has been working in violation of federal law for more than a year and a half. The result—it may render all the official actions Ms. Gupta has taken during her entire tenure, including lawsuits, demand letters, and hires, “void” and of no effect. Under the Federal Vacancies Reform Act,...
  • Satan’s Civil Rights

    11/21/2016 7:31:16 PM PST · by truthxchange · 3 replies
    www.truthXchange.com ^ | 11/21/2016 | Dr. Peter Jones
    For the first time, a Satanist group has official permission to meet in a public school at the end of the school day. An After School Satan Club (ASSC) meeting was held at Sacramento Elementary School in Portland, Oregon on November 16th, 2016. The previous day, at Parkrose Middle School (also in Portland), the Satanic Temple made a presentation that was supposed to be open to the community and press but was not. The second ASSC is set to meet at Point Defiance Elementary School in Tacoma on Wednesday, December 14th. Approved in September, the ASSC, seeks to provide an...
  • MSNBC: ‘Extremist’ Jeff Sessions Would ‘Start Bringing Civil Rights Cases on Behalf of White People’

    11/21/2016 5:59:19 PM PST · by rhett october · 50 replies
    Paul Butler called Sessions a “radical extremist” who would bring “civil rights cases on behalf of white people.” White people having civil rights? What an ‘extremist’ idea! What is this world coming to? Watch and read at http://resistancefeed.com/2016/11/21/msnbc-guest-sessions-would-bring-civil-rights-cases-on-behalf-of-whites/
  • ‘Radical Extremist’ Jeff Sessions Would ‘Start Bringing Civil Rights Cases on Behalf of White

    11/21/2016 6:43:42 AM PST · by Cheerio · 59 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 20 Nov 2016 | Trent Baker
    FULL TITLE - MSNBC Guest: ‘Radical Extremist’ Jeff Sessions Would ‘Start Bringing Civil Rights Cases on Behalf of White People’ Former federal prosecutor Paul Butler appeared on MSNBC’s “PoliticsNation” with Al Sharpton Sunday to weigh in on President-elect Donald Trump choosing Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) to serve as his attorney general. Butler called Sessions a “radical extremist” who would bring “civil rights cases on behalf of white people.” Partial transcript as follows: All of these progressive interventions for civil rights, they would be not only dead on arrival, [Sessions] would take us back. Because one thing we’ve seen with other...
  • Sessions pick as AG could spark exodus from civil rights division

    11/20/2016 6:12:47 AM PST · by C19fan · 98 replies
    Politico ^ | November 18, 2016 | Josh Gerstein
    Donald Trump’s decision to nominate Sen. Jeff Sessions as attorney general is being met with alarm at the Justice Department’s civil rights division and could trigger an exodus there, former officials said Friday. Longtime lawyers in the unit that enforces voting rights laws, conducts investigations into alleged police abuses and prosecutes hate crimes were already on edge about what Trump’s victory would mean for their mission, but the selection of Sessions pushed those fears to another level, former officials said.
  • Civil Rights Advocates Praise Jeff Sessions for Protecting Black American Workers

    11/19/2016 3:12:57 PM PST · by blam · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11-19-2016 | Julia Hahn
    Julia HahnNovember 19, 2016 U.S. Civil Rights Commissioner Peter Kirsanow issued high praise for Donald Trump’s “inspired” decision to tap Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions as his Attorney General. “Senator Sessions is a good man and a great man. He has done more to protect the jobs and enhance the wages of black workers than anyone in either house of Congress over the last 10 years,” Kirsanow told Breitbart. Indeed, arguably no U.S. lawmaker has worked more tirelessly than Jeff Sessions to uphold the legacy of Civil Rights leader and late-Democratic Congresswoman Barbara Jordan–who, in arguing for immigration reductions, famously declared...
  • Broadway Union Takes Issue With ‘Hamilton’ Casting Call For ‘Non-White’ Performers

    11/19/2016 5:11:26 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 23 replies
    CBS New York ^ | 3/29/2016
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The hottest show on Broadway has won praise for its groundbreaking casting of black and Latino performers, but now, “Hamilton” may have run afoul of the strict New York City Human Rights Law. As CBS2’s Tony Aiello reported, the controversy was sparked by a casting notice posted by the producers of “Hamilton,” which specifically seeks “non-white” performers. One critic said “Hamilton” takes a story that “valorizes dead white guys” and replaces it with black, Latino and multi-ethnic performers playing America’s founding fathers. But as the blockbuster musical looks to expand to other cities, the casting notice...
  • MSNBC Warns Jeff Sessions Will Dismantle Civil Rights

    11/18/2016 5:11:39 PM PST · by Kaslin · 65 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | November 18, 2016 | Kyle Drennen
    On her 12 p.m. ET hour MSNBC show on Friday, anchor Andrea Mitchell fretted over Donald Trump nominating Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions for attorney general: “...this is a difficult time with the civil rights issues front and center at the Justice Department after Ferguson, Black Lives Matter, the Voting Rights Act being somewhat gutted by the Supreme Court, and all of those issues that have been raised.” Correspondent Peter Alexander sounded the alarm: “I think what’s sort of striking and what Americans need to consider is just what a sweeping change this will be from what the attorney general's office...
  • A Pro-Trump Civil Rights March in Portland?

    11/17/2016 8:13:42 AM PST · by Jack Black · 25 replies
    Free Republic ^ | Nov 16, 2016 | Jack Black
    I've been toying with the idea of having a "Support President Trump" rally in Portland, OR. Obviously the city has just gone through a week of violent leftist protests. These are clearly intended to suppress conservative people, thought and support for Trump in the city. Put bluntly there is a very high level of intimidation in these events. Which got me to thinking about other times when mobs have been used to intimidate. The Civil Rights era is perhaps the one I am most familiar with, where large ad-hoc groups of sheriff's deputies and "concerned citizens" were used to harrass...
  • Westboro Baptist Church founder Fred Phelps: The Unsung Hero of the Gay Rights Movement

    03/19/2014 8:49:28 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 03/19/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    If there is one man who can be credited for the success of the gay rights movement, it’s Westboro Baptist Church founder Fred Phelps.Phelps did more than anyone to make opposition to homosexuality seem as toxic as possible by picketing the funerals of soldiers with anti-gay slogans. There probably wasn’t a more inspired way to make anti-gay sentiments seem as unacceptable as possible.If the Phelps clan had deliberately set out to implement gay marriage in America, they could not have chosen a better method and who is to say that they didn’t.The Phelps, with their background in civil rights...
  • The Head of DOJ’s Civil Rights Division Is Violating Federal Law and Her Actions May Be Void

    11/16/2016 6:11:11 PM PST · by ameribbean expat · 36 replies
    Vanita Gupta, the acting head of the U.S. Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division, apparently has been working in violation of federal law for more than a year and a half. That may render all of the official actions she has taken during that period—lawsuits, demand letters, hires, you name it—“void” and of no effect.
  • Report: Obama Justice Dept. Insiders “Terrified”…

    11/15/2016 6:56:15 PM PST · by HarleyLady27 · 97 replies
    The Conservative Tree House ^ | Nov 15, 2016 | Sundance
    A report in the Huffington Post outlines some tremors within the activist civil rights division of the Department of Justice following the election: (Via HuffPo) […] Former DOJ official Jonathan Smith, whose work included the Civil Rights Division’s investigation into widespread unconstitutional behavior by the Ferguson Police Department, said he suspects many attorneys within the division are already preparing to depart.
  • DOJ staff to monitor 7 locations in CT

    11/07/2016 10:40:40 AM PST · by Blue Turtle · 22 replies
    DOJ officials said that they will send more than 500 Civil Rights Division staffers to 67 jurisdictions in 28 states on Tuesday. The Associated Press said the number of personnel is less than the roughly 780 monitors and observers who were dispatched in 2012.
  • Shocking moment a 64-year-old man was KILLED by a single punch (tr)

    11/02/2016 8:57:25 PM PDT · by brucedickinson · 34 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 11-02-2016 | Staff
    A horror, senseless attack that left a New York man dead has been captured on CCTV - and now police hope to find the callous stranger who did it. The NYPD have released video of the moment 64-year-old Patrick Gorman was punched in the head by another man on June 26, just feet from his Queens home. According to investigators, Mr Gorman may have been targeted by the unidentified man after accidentally bumping into a woman he was with.
  • RE: DRAFT launch statement for progressive media (WikiLeaks: The real Paul Begala)

    10/24/2016 7:12:35 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 15 replies
    WikiLeaks ^ | October 24, 2016 | WikiLeaks
    From: Begala, Paul Sent: Tuesday, February 19, 2008 3:09 PM To: tom@zzranch.com; john.podesta@gmail.com; Susan@messageinc.com Cc: sgreenberg@gqrr.com; agreenberg@gqrr.com; tara@campaigntodefendamerica.org Subject: Re: DRAFT launch statement for progressive media Statement looks good - so long as the lawyers approve. I would reach out to Obama supporters. Let me nominate Jamal Simmons. He's young (to me) Af-Am and way smart. He worked in the Clinton White House and now does commentary with me on CNN. Other prominent African-Americans should be courted, like Donna Brazile. How 'bout Dee Dee Myers? Not African-American, but rumored to be a woman. Knows the media as well as anyone....
  • Nearly 200 Years Later, Nat Turner’s Skull Finally Returned to Family

    10/12/2016 8:20:56 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    Atlanta Black Star ^ | October 11, 2016 | Tanasia Kenney
    In the wake of Fox Searchlight’s highly anticipated release of The Birth of Nation, the incredible story of Nat Turner’s slave revolt — and the mystery surrounding his remains after death — stays in the minds of viewers long after they’ve seen the film. The new movie, overshadowed by controversy surrounding previous rape allegations against the film’s lead actor, chronicles the life of Rev. Nathaniel Turner, an enslaved Black man who led one of the bloodiest slave insurrections in American history. In 1831, Turner and a small army of his fellow Black brethren fought their way through Virginia’s Southampton County,...
  • NAACP From civil rights to civil disorder under Black lives matter

    09/20/2016 2:26:52 PM PDT · by mainestategop
    The NAACP, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored people, in the 20th century were a pioneering Christian organization, many of who's members were also members of the clergy including a few whites. This courageous godly organization worked and strived to educate black people in the Democratically liberal south, many while under the constant threat of being murdered... We all heard the stories of lynchings, of assasinations by the Klan, by law enforcement and by vigilantes. Stories of white juries and judges exonerating even praising their killers, of churches bombed and how even being in possesion of an NAACP...
  • A Liberal "Gets" Religion

    09/15/2016 9:36:28 AM PDT · by DeweyCA · 6 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 9-12-16 | WILLIAM MCGURN
    Mr. Castro is chairman of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, a venerable institution dating to 1957 that has helped America kill Jim Crow and make good on our founding promises. An Obama appointee, Mr. Castro last Wednesday made public a report on nondiscrimination protections—increasingly about gender preference and sexual orientation—that in its crassness rivals Hillary Clinton’s belittling of Donald Trump supporters. (Snip) The commission report is called “Peaceful Coexistence: Reconciling nondiscrimination principles with civil liberties.” Its top finding is this: “Civil rights protections ensuring nondiscrimination, as embodied in the Constitution, laws, and policies, are of pre-eminent importance in American...
  • Black voters sue over Alabama's method of electing judges

    09/07/2016 1:25:43 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 21 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 7, 2016 | Kim Chandler
    A civil rights group challenged Alabama's practice of electing appellate judges by statewide vote on Wednesday, saying the result is all-white courts in a state where one in four people is African-American. The lawsuit filed on behalf of NAACP's Alabama chapter and four black voters in Montgomery federal court argues that at-large judicial elections in Alabama violate Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act by diluting the voting power of African-American citizens. [Snip] "In 2016, Alabama's appellate courts are no more diverse than they were when the Voting Rights Act was signed more than 50 years ago," said Kristen Clarke,...
  • No Media is Reporting What Just Happened to Trump in Detroit So We Will…

    09/03/2016 7:42:22 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 135 replies
    Conservative Post ^ | 9/3/2016 | AM
    Media doesn’t quite know what to do with the prayer shawl — and standing ovation — the GOP nominee received following his speech to an historically black church in Detroit. Donald Trump spoke at the Great Faith Ministries Church in Detroit on Saturday. The church was super happy to have him here… Everybody did really enjoy his speech. Donald Trump ended with a bible verse: I’d like to conclude with a passage from First John, Chapter 4: You know it! You see most groups I speak to don’t know that. But we know. If you want we can say it...
  • Transcript of Trump's Speech at Detroit Church 9-3-16

    09/03/2016 5:29:01 PM PDT · by exit82 · 14 replies
    C-Span,org ^ | 9/3/16 | C-Span
    Transcript and video of Donald Trump's speech today at Bishop Wayne T.Jackson's Great Faith Ministries in Detroit,MI, an African American congregation which invited him to speak. The transcript and video are provided for future reference. The speech, delivered in a very humble manner by Mr. Trump, showed his true heart for this country and all of its people.
  • Black Lives Matter Was Gaining Ground. Then a Sniper Opened Fire.

    07/10/2016 11:07:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 57 replies
    The New York Times ^ | July 9, 2016 | Michael Barbaro and Yamiche Alcindor
    It felt like a watershed moment for a scattered and still-young civil rights movement. Inside Black Lives Matter, the national revulsion over videos of police officers shooting to death black men in Minnesota and Louisiana was undeniable proof that the group’s message of outrage and demands for justice had finally broken through. Even the white governor of Minnesota, Mark Dayton, in a pained public concession, embraced the movement’s central argument. “Would this have happened if those passengers — the driver and the passengers — were white?” he asked. “I don’t think it would’ve.” Then, in an instant, everything changed. Black...
  • Obama Pushes More Federal Oversight of Cops After Dallas Attack on Cops

    07/09/2016 1:45:49 PM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 113 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 9, 2016 | Neil Munro
    President Barack Obama is harnessing the increasing attacks on police in Dallas — and the periodic shootings of people by stressed cops — to push his agenda to federalize state and local police forces. “I want to start moving on constructive actions that are actually going to make a difference,” he said during his evening press conference in Poland when he was asked about the Dallas attack.
  • Obama's Debt To Harold Ickes

    06/03/2008 2:29:49 PM PDT · by neverdem · 13 replies · 92+ views
    realclearpolitics.com ^ | June 03, 2008 | Thomas Edsall
    Barack Obama stands on the brink of capturing the presidential nomination in large part because of Democratic Party reforms initiated by the civil rights and anti-war movements of the 1960s -- movements in which Hillary Clinton's top strategist, Harold Ickes, was a key player. When Obama was barely three, Ickes took part in Mississippi Freedom Summer, helping the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party send a primarily black delegation to the 1964 national convention in Atlantic City. After the Freedom Democratic delegation was denied seating by the virtually all white male Democratic Party establishment, Ickes -- then 24 -- went on to...
  • Democrats call for 'family sit-ins' on guns

    06/27/2016 5:39:43 PM PDT · by PROCON · 67 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | June 27, 2016 | SUSAN FERRECHIO
    House Democrats on Wednesday plan to stage a "national day of action" against gun violence that will feature "family sit-ins," House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., announced. Pelosi said the action would "carry forward the momentum" from the Democrats' takeover of the House floor last week. Democratic lawmakers staged a 25-hour sit-in which included attempts to disrupt the floor schedule and votes. They demanded the GOP leadership allow consideration of two gun control bills, but relinquished the floor hours after the GOP adjourned the House for a week-long recess.
  • Obama Feasts on Ignorance to Devour Property Rights

    06/27/2016 7:37:34 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/27/16 | John Anthony
    If freedom holds any value, we must educate our neighbors to the link between property and human rights, and the dangers of a government that can peel off either on a whim President Obama is successfully executing the most dangerous seizure of individual choice in our history because Americans are growing blind to the bond between property rights and human rights. While farm owners surrender their land development rights to governments, federal agencies relocate affordable housing next to million dollar homes, and declare entire neighborhoods discriminatory.
  • We’re All Terrorists Now: How Gun Control Treats Law-Abiding Citizens

    06/16/2016 6:46:23 AM PDT · by rktman · 14 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 6/16/2016 | AWR Hawkins
    Law-abiding Americans are not terrorists and must not be treated like terrorists. Yet, that’s exactly what more gun control will do. It will spread the blame for Omar Mateen’s actions, punishing every current gun owner and every future gun owner for the behavior of a radical Islamist in Orlando.
  • Wait, what? The Pulse Night Club is a civil rights organization?

    06/14/2016 5:42:24 AM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 21 replies
    LA Times | June 12th, 2016 | Obama
    In the wake of a horrific tragedy, once again our President is politicizing events. He cannot call islamic terrorism "islamic terrorism", and then there's this: Obama's full remarks on Orlando nightclub shootingThe place where they were attacked is more than a nightclub — it is a place of solidarity and empowerment where people have come together to raise awareness, to speak their minds, and to advocate for their civil rights. Unreal. The place where they were attacked is a place to advocate for their civil rights. Hey, he said it. The link is the full transcript. I'm seeing shades of...
  • Dr. Martin Luther King’s Niece Opposes Abortion: “Civil Rights and Human Rights Go Together”

    06/12/2016 10:08:20 PM PDT · by kathsua · 1 replies
    lifenews ^ | Jun 6, 2016 | Emily Derois
    Martin Luther King Jr.’s niece Alveda King is spreading the pro-life message to students across North America. Last week, the pro-life activist spoke to Canadian students at Bishop Macdonell Catholic High School on human rights, including rights of the unborn child. Alveda King was staying in Guelph, Ontario as a guest of Guelph Area Right to Life, according to Guelph Today. She spent an hour with the 200 high school students, describing her family legacy and her position on human rights. “Civil rights. Human rights. It all goes together,” King said. “Women absolutely have a right to choose what we...
  • Going Inside The Chicago Police Department’s ‘Strategic Subject List’

    06/02/2016 2:23:40 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 11 replies
    CBS News ^ | May 31, 2016
    Going Inside The Chicago Police Department’s ‘Strategic Subject List’ May 31, 2016 7:58 AM Audio CHICAGO (CBS) — Chicago suffered through an especially bloody holiday weekend, with 69 people shot over the Memorial Day weekend, including six fatalities. Police said the vast majority of the victims were on a watchlist of sorts – what the department calls its “strategic subject list.” CBS 2’s Mai Martinez sat down with the Chicago Police Department’s top brass to talk about how the list works. The strategic subject list uses an algorithm to try to predict who is most likely to be involved in...
  • Amin David, founder of Los Amigos of Orange County, dead at 83

    05/23/2016 7:37:42 AM PDT · by Pelham · 4 replies
    OC Register ^ | 5/23/2016 | Jessica Kwong
    min David, known for decades as one of the most unapologetic activists for Latinos and other marginalized communities in Orange County, died Saturday night in his Anaheim home after battling lymphoma. He was 83.... David, who moved to California from Chihuahua, Mexico, became a U.S. citizen and in 1978 took leadership in founding the group Los Amigos of Orange County, born out of a struggle between the community and police in Anaheim. With the motto “Nos gusta ayudar,” Spanish for “We like to help,” Los Amigos has continued to tackle issues including education, civil rights, public safety, government transparency and...
  • How does a ‘citizen’s arrest’ work?

    05/17/2016 6:51:09 PM PDT · by rey · 50 replies
    Press Democrat ^ | 17 May 2016 | JULIE JOHNSON
    How does a ‘citizen’s arrest’ work? What are the legal ramifications of it’s being done incorrectly? cut Any citizen in California can make an arrest, said Harry Barbier, a retired San Rafael police officer who now works in private security. Tell the person they are under arrest and what they are under arrest for. Then call the police, he said. “You can handcuff them, if you place them under citizen’s arrest and you feel you have to arrest them right then and there before the police get there,” Barbier said. But be sure you know the law. A person —...
  • CBS: Religious Freedom a 'License to Discriminate' for 'Extreme' Christians

    05/17/2016 12:55:08 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 30 replies
    MRC Newsbusters ^ | May 16, 2016 | Kyle Drennen
    In a slanted hit piece against religious freedom laws for CBS Sunday Morning, correspondent Mark Strassmann proclaimed: "North Carolina's public bathrooms are the new frontier in American civil rights law....Just since the beginning of this year, lawmakers in 34 states have proposed so-called 'bathroom' bills and 'religious freedom' laws that, critics say, target gay, lesbian and transgender people."The reporter argued that the source of such supposed discrimination was signed into law decades earlier: "These state actions descend from a little-known bipartisan bill signed into law by President Clinton back in 1993....The Religious Freedom Restoration Act, or RFRA, prohibited the government...
  • Black Pastors Slam Obama Admin’s Equivalence of Gender Identity Ideology with Black Civil Rights

    05/15/2016 7:31:53 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 29 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 13 2016 | DR. SUSAN BERRY
    The president of the Coalition of African-American Pastors (CAAP) says that the Obama administration’s assertion that single-sex bathrooms are discriminating against gender-confused individuals in much the same way that blacks experienced discrimination in the United States is a “gross insult” to all who fought for equality for African-Americans. “There is simply no relation between the struggles that Black Americans have faced and the desire of a tiny minority group to violate the dignity and privacy of women and girls,” said Rev. Bill Owens in a statement sent to Breitbart News. “To suggest some sort of equivalence is a gross insult...
  • TRANSGENDER RESTROOM GUIDANCE SET FOR U.S. PUBLIC SCHOOLS

    05/13/2016 8:04:19 AM PDT · by traumer · 148 replies
    The Obama administration told U.S. public school districts across the country on Friday to allow transgender students to use the bathrooms that match their gender identity, rather than their gender at birth. The new guidance comes as the Justice Department and North Carolina battle in federal court over a state law passed in March that prohibits people from using public restrooms not corresponding to their biological sex. Officials from the Education and Justice departments told schools that while the new guidance does not carry legal weight, they are obligated not to discriminate against students, including based on their gender identity....
  • Civil Rights And The Sexual Revolution Need A Divorce

    05/10/2016 11:07:57 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 2 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 5/10/16 | Robert Oscar Lopez
    Intersectionality”—or discussing feminism always within the context of fighting racism and class inequality—is a sacred goal championed by feminists like Eleanor Robertson of the Guardian. She describes it as “one of the most important ideas that feminist scholarship has ever come up with.” Maybe intersectionality would be possible if only the gender part of this equation did not fall under the umbrella of the sexual revolution. Second-wave feminism, punctuated by the early 1960s publications of Helen Gurley Brown’s “Sex and the Single Girl” and Betty Friedan’s “Feminine Mystique,” became something of a traffic accident. Timing is everything. The shift to...
  • Obama's Civil Rights Division

    04/27/2016 1:59:05 PM PDT · by PoliticallyShort · 13 replies
    PoliticallyShort.com ^ | 04/27/2016 | PoliticallyShort
    For the past seven years and counting the Obama administration has been engaged in a silent war on the rights of the American people at the hands of an organized network of fringe leftist lawyers working within the Civil Rights Divisions of the Department of Justice (DOJ) as well as the Department of Education (DOE). These lawyers have been unleashed under the administration to push an ideological agenda that is far outside of the American mainstream all under the banner of protecting civil rights. As noted by J. Christian Adams and Hans A. von Spakovsky of PJ Media, if a...
  • In final Passover greeting, Obama parallels Exodus and civil rights battle

    04/22/2016 10:13:46 AM PDT · by Nachum · 25 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 4/22/16 | Sara Miller
    Barack Obama sent out his final Passover greeting as US president on Friday, recalling his 2009 tradition-making seder — the first ever at the White House, and drawing a parallel between the story of the Israelites’ Exodus from Egypt and the battle for civil rights across the globe. “Mah nishtana halailah hazeh?,” the president wrote, quoting the Four Questions asked during the Jewish service on the first night of Passover. The Hebrew phrase means: “Why is this night different from all other nights?” The president continued: “For Michelle and me, this Passover is different from all other Passovers because it...
  • Sexual McCarthyism

    04/05/2016 5:29:37 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 5, 2016 | Mike Adams
    I’m old enough to remember a time when civil rights struggles focused on noble causes such as removing the barriers that kept black people from voting. Previous generations of civil rights activists fought so blacks and whites could use the same voting booth. This generation of activists fights so men and women can use the same bathroom stall. One could say that liberal activism has really gone down the toilet. If you can wade through all of the activist hysteria, it is worth taking a look at the substance of the claims of supporters of the Charlotte, North Carolina transgendered...
  • Yet Another Good Reason To Abolish The Department Of Education

    03/06/2016 4:41:54 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 13 replies
    Forbes ^ | March 4, 2016 | George Leef
    Creating the Department of Education in 1979 was certainly one of the worst blunders the nation made in that whole blunder-filled decade. Having neither a constitutional warrant nor any rationale except to reward the teachers’ unions for backing Jimmy Carter, the Department barely made it through Congress. (Even the New York Times thought it a bad idea, as Richard Vedder notes in this Pope Center article in which he explores the damage this agency has done.) Since then, we have wasted billions on the Department but educational results are worse than ever. And now it’s evident that the bureaucrats have...
  • Civil rights activist Charles Evers endorses Trump, citing his business acumen

    03/05/2016 8:15:07 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 2 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 3/5/2016 | ALEXANDRA GENOVA
    Civil rights activist Charles Evers endorses Trump, citing his business acumen and his 'fair views' on illegal immigrants Charles Evers publicly endorsed Trump because 'jobs are badly needed in Mississippi He also supports Trump's views on illegal immigrants and said he trusted his Christian faith Civil rights activist was the first black mayor to be elected in Mississippi Comments come after 30 black students were ejected at a Trump rally Monday
  • Newly Uncovered Photo Shows Young Bernie Sanders Getting Arrested at Civil Rights Protest

    02/20/2016 9:43:31 PM PST · by VitacoreVision · 50 replies
    Time ^ | February 20, 2016 | Charlotte Alter
    1963 arrest photo of young activist Bernie Sanders emerges from Chicago Tribune archives. Story behind the photo:http://time.com/4231439/bernie-sanders-arrest-photo-civil-rights/
  • Experts: Oregon standoff may be small, but it’s just the tip of a growing militia iceberg

    01/08/2016 6:33:36 AM PST · by rktman · 55 replies
    The seizure of a federal wildlife refuge in Oregon by armed anti-government extremists has attracted national attention and raised questions about whether the takeover is a powder keg about to blow. But experts who monitor the anti-government movement say an even greater concern is lurking behind the confrontation that erupted Saturday at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in the high desert of eastern Oregon. The militia movement, they say, is in the midst of a massive growth spurt at levels even greater than in the early 1990s after the Waco, Texas, standoff and the siege at Ruby Ridge, Idaho. It...
  • SafeLibraries Advocate Files Complaint Against Westfield Library Board

    01/04/2016 11:22:18 PM PST · by plan2succeed.org · 16 replies
    TAP Into Westfield (NJ) ^ | Lieberman | Jackie
    WESTFIELD, NJ -- Dan Kleinman ... filed a complaint Monday against the 2015 Library Board of Trustees and its individual members, including past board president now councilman Doug Stokes. [An] 11-year-old son stumbled upon a pornographic website while in the children's section last year. The board voted to modify the library's internet use policy so that half of the computers in the children's section that have access to the internet have filtering software. In his 84-page complaint, Kleinman alleges that the board made modifications to the library's internet use policy in secret, violating the Open Public Meetings Act (also known...
  • Latino lawmakers look to USDA to address civil rights issues

    12/26/2015 3:05:17 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 25, 2015 12:06 AM EST | Susan Montoya Bryan
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture is embarking on a partnership with universities across the country in hopes of infusing its ranks with more diversity as it faces civil rights complaints from Latino farmers and ranchers. But some members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus are voicing frustration, saying the agency has been dragging its feet and has yet to adequately address their concerns. The caucus had asked for a meeting with Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack in October, saying members received reports from constituents indicating significant civil rights violations and discrimination by the agency. Caucus members also pointed to a 2013 review...
  • The Pro-Life Movement and Songs of Freedom

    12/11/2015 1:52:57 PM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 11, 2015 | Ryan Bomberger
    The world is moved by music. There is, perhaps, no more compelling construction than a melody to elevate and embolden a cause. Anti-slavery abolitionists understood its power and its ability to sustain them when defeat loomed all around. Abolitionists were the targets of intense political persecution and verbal and physical violence. William Lloyd Garrison, by the leader of the American Anti-Slavery Society, was brutally attacked for his anti-slavery beliefs, nearly lynched in Boston by a pro-slavery mob. There were many songs of abolition to declare Liberty and to encourage those weary in the fight. These stanzas from an anti-slavery hymn,...
  • Today’s Nondiscrimination Law is Tomorrow’s Big Government Leviathan

    12/08/2015 5:09:32 AM PST · by Benny Huang · 5 replies
    Wounded American Warrior ^ | December 8, 2015 | Benny Huang
    Township High School District 211 in suburban Chicago settled its ongoing dispute last week with the federal Department of Education (DoE) concerning a biologically male student who wants to use the girls’ changing room because he thinks he’s a she. Though the school district had already substantially indulged the boy’s delusions it was until recently insisting that the boy use a “privacy curtain” when disrobing, a compromise which the student and the federal government found unconscionable. The recent agreement reached between the school district and the feds stipulates that “the school district will provide multiple changing areas with privacy curtains,...
  • EW Jackson Hosts Call with Ted Cruz

    11/17/2015 3:27:15 PM PST · by Isara · 2 replies
    Red NoVA ^ | November 17, 2015 | Taller Than Madison
    Earlier today EW Jackson hosted a conference call with Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz. The open call was part of a weekly feature for Jackson and his organization STAND.Cruz began with opening remarks on his position on religious freedom and how he'll push back against the PC police whenever they try to admonish someone for being religious. Cruz then touched on his continued fight to defend traditional marriage. His opening was short and narrowly focused as he seemed genuinely more interested in taking questions than filling the time up with prepared talking points, which caught me as unexpected and a...
  • New Sanctuary City law could force Charlotte to change civil rights resolution

    10/30/2015 2:23:04 AM PDT · by Libloather · 7 replies
    WBTV ^ | 10/29/15 | Steve Harrison
    CHARLOTTE, NC - Gov. Pat McCrory's signing Wednesday of a bill that would prohibit N.C. municipalities from becoming "sanctuary cities" may force Charlotte to remove language in a civil rights resolution that prohibits police from asking about immigration status. House Bill 318, the Protect North Carolina Workers Act, could also affect Charlotte's efforts to create a municipal ID. Under the new law, municipalities can create their own IDs, but they cannot be recognized by local governments. One exception is that police can use the ID if it's the only way to identify someone. Charlotte council members support a Charlotte-specific ID...
  • Ted Cruz: School Choice is Today’s ‘Civil Rights Issue’

    10/26/2015 8:17:15 PM PDT · by Isara · 14 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Tré Goins-Phillips | Tré Goins-Phillips
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) pushed back against accusations that he and Sen. Mike Lee (R- Utah) have pushed for homeschool to be reclassified as private school “The Glenn Beck Program” Monday evening. “I’m not remotely pushing for homeschool to be reclassified in any way, shape or form,” the Texas lawmaker said. “I am a passionate supporter of homeschooling. In fact, many of the people who helped elect me to the Senate and who are among our most passionate supporters in the presidential race are homeschoolers.” Cruz went on to say he is a “passionate” supporter of school choice, an issue...