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  • 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...
  • 'Mistakes made' by RCMP in High River gun grab: Report

    10/24/2015 6:24:29 AM PDT · by Pontiac · 28 replies
    Edmonton Sun ^ | February 12, 2015 | Claire Theobald
    The report said that as RCMP officers conducted these searches, one team stumbled upon 50 firearms found in a bedroom on the second floor of a home. Prior to that, the RCMP had no plan to secure firearms found in searches. It became apparent that residents had removed firearms from gun safes in basements and moved them to higher ground in their homes, meaning some weapons were now illegally stored and legally warranted seizure for safe keeping.
  • White Texas Man Sentenced For Hate-Crime Attack On Black Man

    10/16/2015 5:05:24 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 23 replies
    AP ^ | 16 OCTOBER 2015 | CBS DALLAS
    HOUSTON (AP) — A white Houston-area man was sentenced to nearly six years in federal prison for committing a hate crime when he surprise punched an elderly black man. In federal court in Houston on Friday, Conrad Alvin Barrett was sentenced to prison followed by three years of probation. Barrett admitted in court to racial motivation in the Nov. 24, 2013, attack on his 81-year-old victim. Evidence showed Barrett filmed the attack on his cellphone. The 29-year-old Katy, Texas, man punched an 81-year-old man with such force that he fell to the ground. Barrett then laughed and said, “Knockout!” as...
  • Kim Davis and Rosa Parks [A Comparison]

    09/09/2015 8:29:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 09/09/2015 | Wallace Henley
    If, as Rick Warren and others have suggested, religious liberty is becoming the major civil rights issue of our time, will Kim Davis be the Rosa Parks of the movement? Rosa Parks ignited the civil rights crusade against racial discrimination when, on December 1, 1955, she refused to move to the back section of a bus in Montgomery, Alabama, in defiance of a city code stipulating where black people could sit. Will Rowan County Kentucky clerk Kim Davis' refusal to issue same-sex marriage licenses because of her biblical beliefs, and subsequent incarceration, make her the rallying point for an energized...
  • Democrats on civil rights: Bullet or bribe? (...history of discrimination, dependency)

    07/28/2015 8:33:15 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 9 replies
    WND ^ | July 27, 2015 | Bill Federer
    Booker T. Washington In 1857, the Supreme Court, with seven of the nine justices being Democrat, decided that Dred Scott was not a citizen, but property. Chief Justice Roger Taney, appointed by Democrat President Andrew Jackson, wrote that slaves were “so far inferior … that the Negro might justly and lawfully be reduced to slavery for their own benefit.” After the Civil War, the 13th Amendment was adopted Dec. 6, 1865, abolishing slavery in America. Once Southern Democrats were forced to free their slaves, they attempted to effectively re-enslave them by passing “Black Codes” and “Jim Crow Laws” which...
  • Need HR lawyer recommendation

    07/27/2015 11:03:50 AM PDT · by tbw2 · 71 replies
    n/a | 07/27/2015 | me
    I need the recommendation of an HR attorney / law firm in North Texas regarding an HR issue. At work, you can get 20 notices of "yeah, same sex marriage!" postings on the internal intranet. I posted one link to an article discussing why Obgerfell was such a radical decision, didn't even post the text. Was reprimanded that this was: A. a violation of diversity policy B. offensive to lbgta C. politicking at work Had a separate issue where a woman asked for advice regarding her husband wanting to cheat on her with a man, but keep the family together....
  • Unlikely activist: Early civil rights protester stands out for conservative views

    07/26/2015 10:57:25 AM PDT · by OddLane · 1 replies
    Winston Salem Journal ^ | July 21, 2015 | Jennifer Young
    The time was the late 1940s, the place Greensboro. A mother had sent her two young sons to the neighborhood grocery. A gang of local toughs waited just outside the store. One came at the older brother from the front, one from the back and the third went for the money in the boy’s pocket. The younger brother, who was only 6, stood back while his sibling managed to fight off the young would-be robbers. The little fellow took it all in, though, and came away with some very important life lessons: Be prepared to defend yourself. Show no fear....
  • Black Americans Should Thank Confederate Leaders for Their Rights

    07/08/2015 8:52:34 AM PDT · by kathsua · 8 replies
    London Telegraph ^ | July 8th, 2015 | reasonmclucus
    It is unlikely that the Civil War amendments would have been proposed and ratified if Confederate leaders hadn’t precipitated the Civil War. The fact that the civil rights amendments were an inadvertent result of the Civil War doesn’t detract from the fact that the war resulted in ratification of constitutional amendments that outlawed slavery and would eventually guarantee all black Americans equal protection of the laws and the right to vote. Blacks should embrace the Confederate flag to show their gratitude for the benefits blacks received from the Civil War.
  • Civil Rights matter to everyone not just those who survive the womb

    07/02/2015 12:22:28 PM PDT · by Morgana · 2 replies
    lifedynamics.com ^ | July 2, 2015 | Life Dynamics
    51 years ago today, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act of 1964 outlawing racial discrimination in public accommodations such as hotels, theaters, parks, restaurants, and other public places. The Act guaranteed full and equal enjoyment of goods and services and public accommodations without discriminating or segregating on the basis of race, color, religion, or national origin. LBJ signed the document protecting the basic civil rights of minorities, stating that, “It’s purpose is not to divide but to end divisions,” he said. VIDEO ON LINK Life Dynamics‘ president Mark Crutcher points out that this nation still has a...
  • Ayn Rand petition for $10 bill

    06/22/2015 7:45:10 AM PDT · by School of Rational Thought · 73 replies
    gubmit ^ | 6/22/2015 | self
    https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/place-ayn-rand-ten-dollar-bill
  • NAACP leader of Washington state chapter lied about being black, parents say

    06/12/2015 2:50:32 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 82 replies
    NY Daily news ^ | 6/12/15 | Jason Silverstein
    NAACP leader of Washington state chapter lied about being black, parents say BY JASON SILVERSTEIN An NAACP leader and prominent civil rights activist in Washington state has been pretending to be black for years, her parents told local media Thursday. Rachel Dolezal, who heads Spokane’s NAACP chapter and teaches Africana studies at Eastern Washington University, refused to directly answers any questions about her alleged racial ruse after it was reported. A KXLY reporter bluntly asked her, “Are you African-American?” After a stunned pause, she replied: "“I don’t understand the question."
  • Actor Dennis L.A. White suggests violence against daughters of McKinney officer

    06/10/2015 6:47:33 AM PDT · by blueyon · 58 replies
    Examiner ^ | 6/10/15 | Joe Newby
    On Tuesday, Dennis L.A. White, an actor known for portraying Damion 'D-Roc' Butler in the biopic "Notorious," issued a tweet suggesting violence against the daughters of Eric Casebolt, the former McKinney, Texas, police officer whose actions at a pool party incident sparked protests. The tweet has since been taken down, but not before being captured for posterity. Jim Hoft of the Gateway Pundit was one of those who captured White's message before it was removed. "What if we found eric casebolt's (sic) family & beat up the young girls in it," he tweeted. "Would that b fair? If u live...
  • “National Association for the Abortion of Colored People” Forgets Free Speech Is a Civil Right

    05/29/2015 9:23:07 PM PDT · by kathsua · 2 replies
    Lifenews ^ | May 28, 2015 | Ryan Bomberger
    There’s nothing quite like learning about the fate of your hard-fought advocacy work through a tweet. I was spending time with my wife and children, doing our devotions, enjoying a nice big breakfast, and not worrying about the world around us for those precious morning hours last week. As the kids scurried out the door for their homeschoolers’ dance class, I started flipping through all of the notifications on my phone. “@LifeHasPurpose @RyanBomberger Congrats on big 4th Circuit ?#FreeSpeech win vs. ?@NAACP censorship attempt!” Greg Scott of Alliance Defending Freedom tweeted. Talk about being caught off guard. I rushed to...
  • 6 Reasons Pamela Geller’s Muhammad Cartoon Contest Is No Different From Selma

    05/10/2015 6:23:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Breitbart's Big Journalism ^ | May 9, 2015 | John Nolte
    When you are dealing with the mainstream media, it is always difficult to tell if you are dealing with willful ignorance or just plain old ignorance-ignorance. There are plenty of moronic savants in the national media who have cracked the “hot take” code to please their left-wing masters but have no fundamental grasp of history, or much of anything much of else. The act of willful ignorance in the media manifests itself through bias, and lies of omission conjured up to serve that bias. These dishonest liars know they are dishonest liars, and willfully choose to not tell the world...
  • Al Madrigal Says What Everyone's Thinking But Won't Say About Cruz & Rubio (WASPs of Latino world)

    05/07/2015 1:24:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Latin Times ^ | May 7, 2015 | Cedar Attanasio
    Al Madrigal appeared on Jon Stewart’s satirical Daily Show Wednesday as the “Senior Latino Correspondent,” where he performed a takedown of the leading presidential candidates’ attempts to court Hispanic voters. He called Hillary Clinton’s recent immigration promises “pandering,” and implied that they were an empty echo of Obama’s similar promises in 2008. The scene culminated with a comedic reveal of “El Jebe,” -- A.K.A. former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush -- whose Mexican-American wife, professed love for guacamole and Spanish speaking abilities make him Madrigal’s “Hispanic” candidate. "Most candidates are scrambling to go after Latinos now, but Jeb Bush started his...
  • Canada passes law expanding spy agency powers

    05/07/2015 12:16:40 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 1 replies
    France 24 ^ | 2015-05-07 | NEWS WIRES
    Canadian lawmakers passed a new anti-terror law on Wednesday dramatically expanding the powers and reach of Canada’s spy agency, allowing it to operate overseas for the first time. The move came in response to the first terror attacks on Canadian soil last October, when a gunman killed a ceremonial guard and stormed parliament, and a soldier was run over in rural Quebec. A large number of critics -- including celebrated author Margaret Atwood -- have vehemently decried bill C-51 as an unprecedented assault on civil rights, saying it lacks oversight and is overly broad. It criminalizes the promotion of terrorism,...
  • Can you run from police?

    04/30/2015 10:38:54 AM PDT · by QT3.14 · 66 replies
    U-T San Diego ^ | April 29, 2015 | CURT ANDERSON and JULIET LINDERMAN
    When police spotted Freddie Gray and he took off running through his Baltimore neighborhood, officers made a split-second decision to give chase, setting in motion his death in custody and rioting in the streets. Fleeing from police is not, by itself, illegal in America, and the U.S. Supreme Court has made clear that in safe neighborhoods, people not suspected of criminal activity can ignore a police officer who approaches them, even to the point of walking away. But courts have set a different standard for places where street crime is common, ruling that police can chase, stop and frisk people...