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  • Trump will not speak publicly at opening of Mississippi’s Civil Rights Museum

    12/09/2017 5:43:02 AM PST · by DoodleDawg · 25 replies
    NBC News ^ | 12/9/17 | Phil McCausland
    President Donald Trump will participate in a separate private event at the new Civil Rights Museum in Jackson, Mississippi, on Saturday morning, rather than in the public ceremony. The decision came after the president’s plan to attend the opening erupted into controversy. The Mississippi Department of Archives and History and the White House agreed to have a separate event after a series of noteworthy civil rights leaders and speakers decided to boycott the event and local groups planned to protest. Trump will tour the museum and speak at a private program in the morning, and the public ceremony will begin...
  • Animal Farm, SJWs, and Identity Politics

    12/08/2017 8:48:22 AM PST · by Discoshaman · 4 replies
    Byte-Size Politics ^ | 12/8/2017 | J. Wesley Bush
    Many social justice activists have become the very thing they originally hated -- racist, sexist, marginalizing, and bigoted.
  • Grow Up: Lewis,Thompson to Skip Opening of Civil Rights Museum Because Trump's Going

    12/07/2017 5:46:28 PM PST · by Kaslin · 40 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 7, 2017 | Leah Barkoukis
    Reps. John Lewis (D-GA) and Bennie Thompson (D-MS) announced they will no longer be attending the opening of the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum on Saturday because President Trump will be there. The two African American congressmen issued a joint statement about their decision, arguing Trump’s presence ‘disrespects’ the efforts of Mississippi’s black civil rights leaders. "Trump’s attendance and his hurtful policies are an insult to the people portrayed in this civil rights museum. The struggles represented in this museum exemplify the truth of what really happened in Mississippi. President Trump’s disparaging comments about women, the disabled, immigrants and National Football...
  • Sorry, ACLU, Gay is Not the New Black

    12/07/2017 8:00:40 AM PST · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 7, 2017 | Ryan Bomberger
    No matter how many times the leftist ACLU wants to compare LGBT activism to the blood-bought civil rights of black Americans, there is no comparison. Gay is not the new black.Jack Phillips, a Christian cake artist who owns Masterpiece Cakeshop in Lakewood, Colorado, has run his business for years according to his religious convictions. He is a gentle, kind and loving soul. He serves everyone, just not every event. In 2012, Jack politely declined to create a custom cake for a same-sex wedding for Charlie Craig and David Mullins. They claimed “humiliation” and “discrimination”; the ACLU was on it like icing on…uhhhh…cake.Thankfully, Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) came...
  • NAACP: Trump should not attend Mississippi Civil Rights Museum opening

    12/06/2017 6:23:32 AM PST · by Zakeet · 38 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 5, 2017 | Brett Samuels
    The NAACP on Tuesday announced opposition to President Trump attending the opening of the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum this weekend, saying he has created a "racially hostile climate." [Snip] Amos Brown, an NAACP board member and Jackson native, called Trump’s planned appearance "an insult." Trump has repeatedly faced backlash for making inflammatory statements about minority groups and sparked controversy after the deadly white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va., for saying that "both sides" were to blame. He has been harshly critical of NFL players who kneel during the national anthem to protest racial inequality, and feuded with the father of...
  • John Cornyn, Chris Murphy, Dianne Feinstein Announce Gun Control Bill

    11/16/2017 12:44:09 PM PST · by longtermmemmory · 49 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 16 Nov 2017 | AWR Hawkins
    On Thursday Sens. John Cornyn (R-TX), Chris Murphy (D-CT), and Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) announced a new gun control bill which centers on background checks for gun purchases. The bill was also signed by Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Orrin Hatch (R-UT), and Dean Heller (R-NV). Fox News Congressional reporter Chad Pergram tweeted that the bill is designed to “strengthen the background check system” in the wake of the Texas church attack. ==snip= Murphy is ecstatic. He tweeted that the legislation is the most significant gun law promoted since Sen. Joe Manchin (D-NW) pushed universal background checks as a response...
  • Police Body Cameras Can Threaten Civil Rights of Black and Brown People, New Report Says

    11/15/2017 6:27:59 AM PST · by Zakeet · 65 replies
    Newsweek ^ | November 14, 2017 | Josh Saul
    The number of U.S. police departments outfitting their officers with body cameras increases each year, but the cameras can pose a threat to civil rights if the departments fail to set rules that govern when officers review footage from their cameras, according to a new report. The vast majority of the nation’s biggest police departments allow officers to watch footage from body cameras whenever they want, including before they write their incident reports or make statements, said the report, which was released Tuesday by the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights. “Unrestricted footage review places civil rights at risk...
  • Newly released JFK files allege Martin Luther King Jr. had love child, bedded Joan Baez

    11/03/2017 11:32:39 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 90 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | November 3, 2017 | Rich Schapiro and James Fanelli
    A newly declassified FBI dossier on the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. alleges the civil rights leader had a possible lovechild and once bedded folk singer Joan Baez. The scandalous 20-page report - included in the latest document dump of files related to the JFK assassination - says that "a responsible Los Angeles individual" informed an agent that King had an affair with the wife of a prominent black dentist and may have fathered a baby girl. The individual, who was a relative of King’s paramour and had known the reverend since 1960, also accused him of having affairs with...
  • Jesse Jackson: Going From Picking Cotton Balls to Picking Footballs and Basketballs...

    10/23/2017 1:02:05 PM PDT · by stars & stripes forever · 9 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/23/2017 | Trent Baker
    Fox Sports 1’s “Undisputed” brought civil rights activist Rev. Jesse Jackson on to discuss the National Anthem protests in the NFL. Jackson bashed Trump for referring to the anthem kneelers as “sons of b******,” and then took aim at the NFL. “To go from picking cotton balls to picking footballs and basketballs without freedom is not very much progress,” Jackson said Monday.
  • Amid outcry over Confederate markers, new ones are going up

    09/30/2017 2:22:45 PM PDT · by workerbee · 8 replies
    AP via ABC ^ | 9/30/17 | JEFF MARTIN and BRYNN ANDERSON
    **SNIP** Others say race has nothing to do with these new monuments, unlike those erected in the early 20th century. "The problem was with some of the other statues that were put up, that were basically intended to intimidate people," said Danny Francis, commander of a Sons of Confederate Veterans unit in South Carolina. "We're not trying to oppress anyone - we're just historians. We welcome everybody." Francis' group dedicated a granite memorial Saturday on private land where Civil War enthusiasts from North and South re-enact the Battle of Aiken each year. The marker says: "Dedicated to the immortal spirit...
  • Remember, Democrats supported slavery, created the KKK, and fought against the Civil Rights bill.

    09/23/2017 5:13:50 PM PDT · by ChuckR163 · 34 replies
    Me
    Democrats supported slavery during the Civil war so they could get something for nothing.
  • Rep. John Lewis Wants To ‘Take A Bullwhip’ To People So They Care About Civil Rights

    09/22/2017 7:50:54 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | September 21, 2017 | Liam Clancy
    Democratic Rep. John Lewis said Thursday he sometimes feels like “taking a bullwhip” to people in order to make them care about civil rights. “It doesn’t matter whether they’re black, or white, Latino, Asian-American or Native American. When you see something that’s not right, not fair, not just, you have an obligation to do something, to say something. They’re just too darn quiet. I really wanna use some other words sometimes,” Lewis told the audience of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Town Hall on Civil Rights in Washington, D.C. (VIDEO-AT-LINK) “I believe in the philosophy and the discipline of nonviolence,...
  • Rep. John Lewis Wants To 'Take A Bullwhip' To People So They Care About Civil Rights

    09/21/2017 6:49:36 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 82 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | September 21, 2017 | Liam Clancy
    Democratic Rep. John Lewis said Thursday he sometimes feels like "taking a bullwhip" to people in order to make them care about civil rights. "It doesn’t matter whether they're black, or white, Latino, Asian-American or Native American. When you see something that’s not right, not fair, not just, you have an obligation to do something, to say something. They’re just too darn quiet. I really wanna use some other words sometimes," Lewis told the audience of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Town Hall on Civil Rights in Washington, D.C. [Snip] Activists "just need to be radical" and "extreme" in order...
  • After Utah nurse’s violent arrest, local prosecutors ask FBI to help investigate police

    09/08/2017 7:05:02 AM PDT · by 2nd amendment mama · 91 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 9/8/17 | Derek Hawkins
    Prosecutors in Salt Lake County, Utah, have asked the FBI to join a criminal probe into the violent arrest of a local nurse who was manhandled by a detective and shoved screaming into a squad car as she tried to protect the legal rights of a patient. In a letter made public Thursday, District Attorney Sim Gill called on FBI agents to investigate whether the arresting officer or anyone else in the chain of command violated nurse Alex Wubbels’s civil rights or broke other laws during the July 26 incident.
  • Christian Baker Reacts to Government Official Comparing Him to a Nazi

    09/06/2017 2:57:39 PM PDT · by detective · 25 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | September 05, 2017 | Kelsey Harkness
    In 2014, Colorado Civil Rights Commissioner Diann Rice compared Jack Phillips, a Christian baker who was sued for declining to make a cake for a same-sex ceremony, to perpetrators of the Holocaust. She said: I would also like to reiterate what we said in … the last meeting [concerning Jack Phillips]. Freedom of religion and religion has been used to justify all kinds of discrimination throughout history, whether it be slavery, whether it be the Holocaust … I mean, we can list hundreds of situations where freedom of religion has been used to justify discrimination. And to me it is...
  • America’s Real Civil Rights History

    09/06/2017 8:22:20 AM PDT · by impetrio1 · 3 replies
    American Civil Rights Union ^ | 9/6/17 | American Civil Rights Union
    Democrats claim that they have always supported equal rights for black Americans and that Republicans are racists who always oppose them. Both claims are flat out lies. From its founding in 1854, the Republican Party led the fight to end slavery and then eradicate the racist Jim Crow system that held blacks down right up to securing the passage of the 1964 Civil Rights Act. Democrats opposed the Republicans at every turn.
  • Stop Ducking for Cover

    09/01/2004 10:29:29 AM PDT · by BattleFlag · 28 replies · 1,307+ views
    The New York Sun ^ | Sep 1, 2004 | ALICIA COLON
    It’s a good thing that the chairman of the Republican National Committee, Ed Gillespie, had to leave the Congress of Racial Equality reception early. If he had stayed a while longer, he might have heard the chairman of CORE, Roy Innis, upbraid the GOP leadership in a powerful speech that was wildly applauded by the audience. Mr. Innis had started his speech by noting that George W. Bush four years ago only got 7% of the black vote. “I asked myself what did this young man do, from a fine family, a family that ran the United Negro College Fund...
  • The Latest: US officials open civil rights investigation (Ref: Charlottesville, Virginia)

    08/12/2017 8:52:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    Long Island Newsday ^ | August 12, 2017 | The Associated Press
    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - (AP) -- The Latest on the white nationalist rally being held in Charlottesville (all times local): 11:10 p.m. U.S. officials have opened a civil rights investigation into the circumstances of the deadly car attack that took place amid clashes of white nationalists and counter-demonstrators in Charlottesville, Virginia. The investigation was announced late Saturday by officials of the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Western District of Virginia and the Richmond field office of the FBI.....
  • Car Runs into Crowd at White Nationalist Protest in Charlottesville Virginia [BREAKING NEWS]

    08/12/2017 11:49:17 AM PDT · by dragnet2 · 777 replies
    US News Today ^ | Aug 12, 2017 | US News Today
    Car plows into protesters during clashes at Unite the Right rally. Car Runs into Crowd at White Supremacist Protest in Charlottesville Virginia [BREAKING NEWS]
  • 'BY WOMEN, FOR WOMEN' Vegan cafe charges male customers 18 percent ‘man tax’ and seats women first

    08/06/2017 11:00:07 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 102 replies
    The Sun ^ | August 5, 2017 | Patrick Knox
    Feminist vegan hopes the move will provoke people into discussing unfair treatment of women A CAFE is making waves after it began charging blokes more money in a bid to close the gender pay gap. The feminist vegan owner of Handsome Her eatery in Melbourne, Australia, is making them pay an 18 per cent “man tax” as well as giving women priority over seating. Owner Alex O’Brien told Broadsheet website: “I do want people to think about it, because we’ve had this (pay discrepancy) for decades and decades and we’re bringing it to the forefront of people’s minds. “I like...