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Charlottesville tragedy sparks civil rights memories
Charlottesville tragedy sparks civil rights memoriesFor many who fought in the civil rights movement, the tragedy in Charlottesville, Virginia, has reopened wounds and raised questions about a nation they thought they knew. Video by USA TODAY NETWORK JACKSON, Miss. ‚ÄĒ For many who fought in the civil ...read more
Source: USA Today
Published on Fri, 18 Aug 2017 13:15:00 GMT
Civil rights panel faults Trump policies on asset seizures, voting rights, transgender military ban
Civil rights panel faults Trump policies on asset seizures, voting rights, transgender military banThe U.S. Commission on Civil Rights launched a multipronged critique of the Trump administration Friday, disapproving of new stances on voting rights, transgender people in the military, and asset forfeiture. The eight-person panel, which is chaired by an ...read more
Source: Washington Post
Published on Fri, 18 Aug 2017 15:42:00 GMT
Civil rights commission slams Trump transgender military ban
Civil rights commission slams Trump transgender military banAug. 18 (UPI) --The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights released a statement Friday condemning President Donald Trump's announcement he intends to ban transgender individuals from serving in the military. A majority of the commission, which is bipartisan and ...read more
Source: United Press International
Published on Fri, 18 Aug 2017 14:21:00 GMT
Trump could undermine civil rights progress more than any other president
Trump could undermine civil rights progress more than any other presidentAfter barely eight months in office, President Trump has secured his legacy: If left unchecked, he will undermine civil rights progress in this country more than any president in modern history. This week has shown previews of this dangerous agenda.read more
Source: The Hill
Published on Fri, 18 Aug 2017 12:00:00 GMT
MGM CEO Blasts ‚ÄėHate Mongers,‚Äė Will Match Civil Rights Donations
MGM CEO Blasts ‚ÄėHate Mongers,‚Äė Will Match Civil Rights DonationsMGM Resorts International denounced ‚Äúhate mongers and white supremacists‚ÄĚ in a letter to employees Friday, offering to match their donations to civil rights groups including the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. ‚ÄúYou have my ...read more
Source: Bloomberg
Published on Sat, 19 Aug 2017 07:24:00 GMT
Civil Rights leader: There's nothing racist about parents who want school choice
Civil Rights leader: There's nothing racist about parents who want school choiceOur nation is reeling from the tragic events in Charlottesville this past weekend that left three people dead. As the debate over racism in our country takes on even more urgency there's another part of the debate that's been missed. A half century ago, I ...read more
Source: FOX News
Published on Thu, 17 Aug 2017 09:00:00 GMT
Civil Rights Panel Warns That New DOJ Stance Opens Door To Voter Disenfranchisement
Civil Rights Panel Warns That New DOJ Stance Opens Door To Voter DisenfranchisementIn Ohio, officials send voters who haven’t voted in two years a confirmation notice. If they don’t respond, they’re purged from the rolls if they fail to vote for an additional four years. Under the Obama administration, the Department of Justice ...read more
Source: HuffPost
Published on Fri, 18 Aug 2017 15:10:00 GMT
Pugh and Baltimore's new civil rights movement
Pugh and Baltimore's new civil rights movementOutside of City Hall, about 30 tents have sprung up. On a rainy afternoon last week, the bright red structures stood in sharp contrast to the gray buildings and the gray day. One of the organizers, Kenneth Gwee of the Southern Christian Leadership ...read more
Source: The Baltimore Sun
Published on Fri, 18 Aug 2017 12:07:00 GMT
Civil Rights Activist Dick Gregory Hospitalized
Civil Rights Activist Dick Gregory HospitalizedCelebrated writer, humorist and civil rights figure Dick Grogeory is currently in the hospital, fighting for his life. His son recently took to Facebook to reveal that he has fallen ill as a result of a serious, unknown condition. The famed comedian and ...read more
Source: BET
Published on Sat, 19 Aug 2017 10:16:00 GMT
Civil rights icon slams US president over rally response
Civil rights icon slams US president over rally responseAmerican civil rights pioneer Jesse Jackson on Friday slammed President Donald Trump for insisting anti-racism protesters were equally to blame for the violence at a white supremacist rally last weekend. Jackson also endorsed removals of Confederate ...read more
Source: Daily Mail
Published on Fri, 18 Aug 2017 11:09:00 GMT