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Deseret News
Church launches 'Racists Anonymous' meetings as well as 12-step program to help 'race addicts'King to do the same. As for battling racism, the pastor said more must be done
Church launches 'Racists Anonymous' meetings as well as 12-step program to help 'race addicts'
Deseret News / Posted 2 minutes ago
King to do the same. As for battling racism, the pastor said more must be done. "I think the churches came together on civil rights," King said. "I was a product of that, but I think we got complacent and it's crept back in." In a Facebook... Read more
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JTA
California State Legislature passes anti-BDS billworking with the state from boycotting Israel. Rather, companies have to certif
California State Legislature passes anti-BDS bill
JTA / Posted 13 minutes ago
working with the state from boycotting Israel. Rather, companies have to certify that they do not violate California civil rights laws in boycotting a foreign country, according to The Jewish Journal. “The bottom line is that the state... Read more
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CBC.ca
49ers' Kaepernick prepares to play as anthem controversy simmershas drawn reaction from around the world from athletes, politicians and others.
49ers' Kaepernick prepares to play as anthem controversy simmers
CBC.ca / Posted 13 minutes ago
has drawn reaction from around the world from athletes, politicians and others. Hall of Fame running back Jim Brown, a civil rights activist during his career, told NFL Network that Kaepernick makes "all the sense in the world" and that he... Read more
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Baltimore Sun
Heading toward consent decree, residents prepare for roadblocks from Baltimore's powerful police unionbargaining obligations." Timothy D. Mygatt, deputy chief of the special litiga
Heading toward consent decree, residents prepare for roadblocks from Baltimore's powerful police union
Baltimore Sun / Posted 28 minutes ago
bargaining obligations." Timothy D. Mygatt, deputy chief of the special litigation section within the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division, said the consent decree can "only lead to a limited set of reforms" and should be viewed more as a... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Tasered, punched and arrested by police, a jury awarded him $25man with dreads. The incident, which occurred in the northern summer of 2012 i
Tasered, punched and arrested by police, a jury awarded him $25
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 28 minutes ago
man with dreads. The incident, which occurred in the northern summer of 2012 in a northern Indiana suburb, prompted a civil rights lawsuit against the police officers and city officials. Earlier this month, a jury found that the officers... Read more
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Q13 FOX Seattle
Russell Wilson on Colin Kaepernick: ‘I understand what he’s doing. For me, I love the flag’symbol, the result is always incendiary. Around the same time Jackie Robinson
Russell Wilson on Colin Kaepernick: ‘I understand what he’s doing. For me, I love the flag’
Q13 FOX Seattle / Posted 51 minutes ago
symbol, the result is always incendiary. Around the same time Jackie Robinson was using his achievements to advance civil rights causes, two American Olympic runners, Tommie Smith and John Carlos, raised their fists in a black power salute... Read more
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Southwest Daily News
Justice Dept. focuses on police treatment of mentally illit is to get at the mental health issues as early in the system as possible," V
Justice Dept. focuses on police treatment of mentally ill
Southwest Daily News / Posted 58 minutes ago
it is to get at the mental health issues as early in the system as possible," Vanita Gupta, head of the department's Civil Rights Division, said in an interview. Civil rights officials say the Baltimore report builds on work they've done in... Read more
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Salon.com
As anthem controversy simmers, Kaepernick prepares to playhas drawn reaction from around the world from athletes, politicians and others.
As anthem controversy simmers, Kaepernick prepares to play
Salon.com / Posted an hour ago
has drawn reaction from around the world from athletes, politicians and others. Hall of Fame running back Jim Brown, a civil rights activist during his career, told NFL Network that Kaepernick makes “all the sense in the world” and that he... Read more
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KCTV 5 Kansas City
As anthem controversy simmers, Kaepernick prepares to playhas drawn reaction from around the world from athletes, politicians and others.
As anthem controversy simmers, Kaepernick prepares to play
KCTV 5 Kansas City / Posted an hour ago
has drawn reaction from around the world from athletes, politicians and others. Hall of Fame running back Jim Brown, a civil rights activist during his career, told NFL Network that Kaepernick makes "all the sense in the world" and that he... Read more
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ABC 7 Gulfshore News
As anthem controversy simmers, Kaepernick prepares to playhas drawn reaction from around the world from athletes, politicians and others.
As anthem controversy simmers, Kaepernick prepares to play
ABC 7 Gulfshore News / Posted an hour ago
has drawn reaction from around the world from athletes, politicians and others. Hall of Fame running back Jim Brown, a civil rights activist during his career, told NFL Network that Kaepernick makes "all the sense in the world" and that he... Read more
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KERA North Texas
For Some African-Americans, Efforts To #BuyBlack Present ChallengesThe idea of black capitalism goes back many decades. Civil rights activists Boo
For Some African-Americans, Efforts To #BuyBlack Present Challenges
KERA North Texas / Posted an hour ago
The idea of black capitalism goes back many decades. Civil rights activists Booker T. Washington and Marcus Garvey advocated African-Americans creating and doing business with their own to build wealth in their community. This summer, the killings... Read more
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FOX 12 Oregon
As anthem controversy simmers, Kaepernick prepares to playhas drawn reaction from around the world from athletes, politicians and others.
As anthem controversy simmers, Kaepernick prepares to play
FOX 12 Oregon / Posted an hour ago
has drawn reaction from around the world from athletes, politicians and others. Hall of Fame running back Jim Brown, a civil rights activist during his career, told NFL Network that Kaepernick makes "all the sense in the world" and that he... Read more
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FOX 8 Cleveland
Stokes’ autobiography recalls a fascinating man and his timesand later, as a member of Congress from his hometown who served for 30 years.
Stokes’ autobiography recalls a fascinating man and his times
FOX 8 Cleveland / Posted an hour ago
and later, as a member of Congress from his hometown who served for 30 years. Stokes' career is intertwined with the civil rights movement, and the book takes readers behind-the-scenes to see how those political struggles played out in... Read more
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Charleston City Paper
Federal trial for Michael Slager to be set next yearon setting an official court date until state matters are concluded. Slager wa
Federal trial for Michael Slager to be set next year
Charleston City Paper / Posted an hour ago
on setting an official court date until state matters are concluded. Slager was indicted in May on charges of a federal civil rights offense, using a firearm during the commission of the offense, and obstruction of justice stemming from the... Read more
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TSN
As controversy simmers, Kaepernick ready to playhas drawn reaction from around the world from athletes, politicians and others.
As controversy simmers, Kaepernick ready to play
TSN / Posted an hour ago
has drawn reaction from around the world from athletes, politicians and others. Hall of Fame running back Jim Brown, a civil rights activist during his career, told NFL Network that Kaepernick makes "all the sense in the world" and that he... Read more
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Baltimore Sun
Immigration stewthat he is not open to any pathway to legalization. Within hours, he gives a sp
Immigration stew
Baltimore Sun / Posted an hour ago
that he is not open to any pathway to legalization. Within hours, he gives a speech in Iowa describing immigration as a "civil rights issue" and says he doesn't intend to deport everyone who has entered the country illegally after all. Later,... Read more
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Brandon Sun
As anthem controversy simmers, Kaepernick prepares to playhas drawn reaction from around the world from athletes, politicians and others.
As anthem controversy simmers, Kaepernick prepares to play
Brandon Sun / Posted an hour ago
has drawn reaction from around the world from athletes, politicians and others. Hall of Fame running back Jim Brown, a civil rights activist during his career, told NFL Network that Kaepernick makes "all the sense in the world" and that he... Read more
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WSMV Nashville
As anthem controversy simmers, Kaepernick prepares to playhas drawn reaction from around the world from athletes, politicians and others.
As anthem controversy simmers, Kaepernick prepares to play
WSMV Nashville / Posted an hour ago
has drawn reaction from around the world from athletes, politicians and others. Hall of Fame running back Jim Brown, a civil rights activist during his career, told NFL Network that Kaepernick makes "all the sense in the world" and that he... Read more
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Waxahachie Daily Light
SAGU receives exemptions, placed on LGBTQ 'dangerous' listor receipt of abortion while still receiving federal funds."A letter signed by
SAGU receives exemptions, placed on LGBTQ 'dangerous' list
Waxahachie Daily Light / Posted an hour ago
or receipt of abortion while still receiving federal funds."A letter signed by Catherine E. Lhamon, assistant secretary for Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Education, indicates SAGU President Kermit S. Bridges requested a Title IX exemption... Read more
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KTVN Reno
As anthem controversy simmers, Kaepernick prepares to playhas drawn reaction from around the world from athletes, politicians and others.
As anthem controversy simmers, Kaepernick prepares to play
KTVN Reno / Posted an hour ago
has drawn reaction from around the world from athletes, politicians and others. Hall of Fame running back Jim Brown, a civil rights activist during his career, told NFL Network that Kaepernick makes "all the sense in the world" and that he... Read more
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The Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles
California Assembly sends anti-BDS bill to governor | Californiaforbids contractors from boycotting Israel. Instead, it requires only that comp
California Assembly sends anti-BDS bill to governor | California
The Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles / Posted an hour ago
forbids contractors from boycotting Israel. Instead, it requires only that companies certify they don’t violate state civil rights law in the course of boycotting a sovereign nation recognized by the United States — including Israel, the only... Read more
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SCOTUSblog
The Court after Scalia: The future of voting rightsfrom left-leaning organizations and politicians was bitter and emotional. Repre
The Court after Scalia: The future of voting rights
SCOTUSblog / Posted an hour ago
from left-leaning organizations and politicians was bitter and emotional. Representative John Lewis (D-Ga.), an icon of the civil rights movement during the 1960s, called it a dagger in the heart of voting access for minorities. Then just hours... Read more
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FOX 11 Tucson
Justice Dept. focuses on police treatment of mentally illit is to get at the mental health issues as early in the system as possible," V
Justice Dept. focuses on police treatment of mentally ill
FOX 11 Tucson / Posted 2 hours ago
it is to get at the mental health issues as early in the system as possible," Vanita Gupta, head of the department's Civil Rights Division, said in an interview. Civil rights officials say the Baltimore report builds on work they've done in... Read more
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FOX 59 Indianapolis
Indiana lawmakers say federal court decisions could halt action on LGBT protectionsquestion still looming is whether lawmakers should add gender identity and sexu
Indiana lawmakers say federal court decisions could halt action on LGBT protections
FOX 59 Indianapolis / Posted 2 hours ago
question still looming is whether lawmakers should add gender identity and sexual orientation protections to the state’s civil rights code. A summer study committee heard about two hours of testimony, sometimes personal on both sides of the... Read more
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FOX News
Lawsuit alleges local courts force poor into 'debtors' prison'debtors' prison is rearing its head all across the country," said Kristen Clark
Lawsuit alleges local courts force poor into 'debtors' prison'
FOX News / Posted 2 hours ago
debtors' prison is rearing its head all across the country," said Kristen Clarke, director of the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights under the Law, a nonprofit based in Washington, D.C. which filed suit along with the ACLU of Arkansas. The suit... Read more
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Daily Mail
White Lives Matter labeled a hate group by Southern Poverty Law Centerwhich has positioned itself as a countervailing force to Black Lives Matter, ha
White Lives Matter labeled a hate group by Southern Poverty Law Center
Daily Mail / Posted 2 hours ago
which has positioned itself as a countervailing force to Black Lives Matter, has been declared a hate group by a prominent civil rights advocacy group. The Southern Poverty Law Center, a non-profit organization dedicated to tracking and combating... Read more
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The Washington Times
Obama to guest-edit Wired magazineincluding using data in urban planning and making sure renewable energy works f
Obama to guest-edit Wired magazine
The Washington Times / Posted 2 hours ago
including using data in urban planning and making sure renewable energy works for everyone; national frontiers, from civil rights to medical data; international frontiers, like climate change and cybersecurity; and final frontiers, including... Read more
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Bay News 9 Tampa Bay
Judge sets 2017 trial for ex-officer who shot black motorista term of court beginning in January. No specific date was set. Slager, a form
Judge sets 2017 trial for ex-officer who shot black motorist
Bay News 9 Tampa Bay / Posted 2 hours ago
a term of court beginning in January. No specific date was set. Slager, a former North Charleston officer, faces federal civil rights charges in the April 2015 shooting of 50-year-old Walter Scott who was fleeing a traffic stop. The incident,... Read more
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KSWO Lawton-Wichita Falls
Federal lawsuit filed in the Caddo County strangling death of Darius Robinsonfamily and friends. Shockingly, jailers Vicki Richardson and Michael Smith are
Federal lawsuit filed in the Caddo County strangling death of Darius Robinson
KSWO Lawton-Wichita Falls / Posted 2 hours ago
family and friends. Shockingly, jailers Vicki Richardson and Michael Smith are back on duty working at the jail. Local civil rights leaders and Black Lives Matter activists have stated they will not let the issue rest, as the jail has a... Read more
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The Jewish Week
Gene Wilder, In Black And Whitefading, if not dead, by the time the movie came out. Jews and blacks had made
Gene Wilder, In Black And White
The Jewish Week / Posted 3 hours ago
fading, if not dead, by the time the movie came out. Jews and blacks had made common cause in the early years of the civil rights movement — out of mutual self-interest, it’s true, but also a sense of idealism represented by the Rev. Martin... Read more
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NBC News
Group of Latino legislators call for an end to the death penaltyto data curated by the Death Penalty Information Center. Rep. Dan Pabón, D-Col
Group of Latino legislators call for an end to the death penalty
NBC News / Posted 3 hours ago
to data curated by the Death Penalty Information Center. Rep. Dan Pabón, D-Colorado, said the death penalty is the "civil rights issue of our time." "Even if repealing the death penalty results in one innocent life being saved, it's worth... Read more
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Boston Globe
Muslims seek new burial ground, and a Massachusetts town balksof Appeals, prompting charges of bigotry and drawing scrutiny from the U.S. att
Muslims seek new burial ground, and a Massachusetts town balks
Boston Globe / Posted 3 hours ago
of Appeals, prompting charges of bigotry and drawing scrutiny from the U.S. attorney for Massachusetts, who announced a civil rights investigation on Aug. 18 into the town’s actions. “I’ve been here since 1983,” Bahnassi, 56, a Syrian immigrant... Read more
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Madame Noire The Atlanta Post
Secrets Behind the Making Of SelmaKing, Jr., the performances in Selma leap off the screen and beautifully embody
Secrets Behind the Making Of Selma
Madame Noire The Atlanta Post / Posted 3 hours ago
King, Jr., the performances in Selma leap off the screen and beautifully embody the spirit, impact and importance of the Civil Rights movement. And to think Selma was almost never made. At least three other directors were attached to the film... Read more
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Sun-Sentinel
Colorado massacre survivors sued. How did 4 end up owing the theater $700,000?federal magistrate cornered Weaver to speak with him one-on-one. He asked Weave
Colorado massacre survivors sued. How did 4 end up owing the theater $700,000?
Sun-Sentinel / Posted 3 hours ago
federal magistrate cornered Weaver to speak with him one-on-one. He asked Weaver to remember the slow pace of change in the civil rights movement, and told him that changing theater safety would also be slow. “It was the biggest smack in the face,”... Read more
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Owen Sound Sun Times
Kaepernick won't stand for anthemwho is biracial, was adopted and raised by white parents. He has been outspoken
Kaepernick won't stand for anthem
Owen Sound Sun Times / Posted 4 hours ago
who is biracial, was adopted and raised by white parents. He has been outspoken on his Twitter account on civil rights issues and in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. Kaepernick is not the first U.S.-based athlete to use... Read more
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The Morning Call
Colorado massacre survivors sued. How did 4 end up owing the theater $700,000?federal magistrate cornered Weaver to speak with him one-on-one. He asked Weave
Colorado massacre survivors sued. How did 4 end up owing the theater $700,000?
The Morning Call / Posted 4 hours ago
federal magistrate cornered Weaver to speak with him one-on-one. He asked Weaver to remember the slow pace of change in the civil rights movement, and told him that changing theater safety would also be slow. “It was the biggest smack in the face,”... Read more
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The Maui News
Unheralded act broke the dammarked the 59th anniversary of Congress' passage of the first bill since the re
Unheralded act broke the dam
The Maui News / Posted 4 hours ago
marked the 59th anniversary of Congress' passage of the first bill since the reconstruction era that actually championed civil rights. On Aug. 29, 1957, the Senate overcame a 24-hour filibuster to pass the Civil Rights Act of 1957. President... Read more
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Houston Chronicle
Former inmate says medical care withheld at Waller County Jail where Sandra Bland diedtrial, his family said. His mother, Clara Davis, filed the complaint and famil
Former inmate says medical care withheld at Waller County Jail where Sandra Bland died
Houston Chronicle / Posted 5 hours ago
trial, his family said. His mother, Clara Davis, filed the complaint and family members are considering filing a federal civil rights lawsuit over treatment in the Waller County Jail, which drew national scrutiny after Sandra Bland died there in... Read more
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San Francisco Chronicle
President Obama to guest-edit next issue of Wired Magazineincluding using data in urban planning and making sure renewable energy works f
President Obama to guest-edit next issue of Wired Magazine
San Francisco Chronicle / Posted 5 hours ago
including using data in urban planning and making sure renewable energy works for everyone; national frontiers, from civil rights to medical data; international frontiers, like climate change and cybersecurity; and final frontiers, including... Read more
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WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
The history behind Kaepernick's anthem protestanthem has invited criticism from all corners of the sports world. That's Jack
The history behind Kaepernick's anthem protest
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted 5 hours ago
anthem has invited criticism from all corners of the sports world. That's Jackie Robinson, beloved baseball pioneer and civil rights activist, writing in his 1972 autobiography, "I Never Had It Made." After Kaepernick was spotted sitting during... Read more
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The Hollywood Reporter
'Madden 17' In-Game Announcers to Talk About Colin Kaepernick's National Anthem Snubin 2012 led the 49ers to their first Super Bowl since 1994, couched his decisio
'Madden 17' In-Game Announcers to Talk About Colin Kaepernick's National Anthem Snub
The Hollywood Reporter / Posted 5 hours ago
in 2012 led the 49ers to their first Super Bowl since 1994, couched his decision to remain seated within the discourse of civil rights and violence against blacks. "I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses... Read more
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The Forward
How Gene Wilder Celebrated the Black-Jewish Alliance in ‘Blazing Saddles’fading, if not dead, by the time the movie came out. Jews and blacks had made
How Gene Wilder Celebrated the Black-Jewish Alliance in ‘Blazing Saddles’
The Forward / Posted 5 hours ago
fading, if not dead, by the time the movie came out. Jews and blacks had made common cause in the early years of the civil rights movement — out of mutual self-interest, it’s true, but also a sense of idealism represented by the Rev. Martin... Read more
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Charleston City Paper
Chs. communities ID'd for preservation; Dabo calls for helmet law; CSU among 'absolute worst' for LGBTQCharleston police officer Michael Slager is due in federal court today for the
Chs. communities ID'd for preservation; Dabo calls for helmet law; CSU among 'absolute worst' for LGBTQ
Charleston City Paper / Posted 5 hours ago
Charleston police officer Michael Slager is due in federal court today for the first time since being arraigned on federal civil rights charges in May. Source: AP Gov. Nikki Haley is pushing state agencies to make cuts as the state preps to have... Read more
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The Clarion-Ledger
Legal fight over Mississippi mental hospital dischargethe U.S. Department of Justice filed a lawsuit against the state alleging viola
Legal fight over Mississippi mental hospital discharge
The Clarion-Ledger / Posted 5 hours ago
the U.S. Department of Justice filed a lawsuit against the state alleging violation the Americans with Disabilities Act and Civil Rights of Institutionalized Persons Act by failing to provide community-based mental health services for mentally ill... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
George H.W. Bush: A new family dynasty founded in Houstonthis former Harris County GOP chairman, once a Barry Goldwater Republican who h
George H.W. Bush: A new family dynasty founded in Houston
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 5 hours ago
this former Harris County GOP chairman, once a Barry Goldwater Republican who had pledged to vote against the 1964 Civil Rights Act in the name of states' rights. It was a vow that still weighed on Bush's heart. Earlier that year, he had... Read more
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NFL.com
Colin Kaepernick's protest hinges on what 49ers QB does nextpoint Jenkins made is that there are other ways to effect change than just thos
Colin Kaepernick's protest hinges on what 49ers QB does next
NFL.com / Posted 5 hours ago
point Jenkins made is that there are other ways to effect change than just those that have been used in the past. The civil rights movement succeeded not only because of protests but because of intensely consistent calculation. Activists like... Read more
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Slate
What Black People Hear When Donald Trump Asks for Their VoteParty, they would have to ignore his birtherism; they would have to ignore the
What Black People Hear When Donald Trump Asks for Their Vote
Slate / Posted 5 hours ago
Party, they would have to ignore his birtherism; they would have to ignore the push for voter ID and the attacks on civil rights legislation; they would have to downplay the patronizing “outreach” of conservative voices and Republican... Read more
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Pilipino Star
Pre-signed pres’l pardonat the New Bilibid Prison (NBP) in Muntinlupa City until he was released from j
Pre-signed pres’l pardon
Pilipino Star / Posted 5 hours ago
at the New Bilibid Prison (NBP) in Muntinlupa City until he was released from jail. Once granted executive clemency, their civil rights, including right to vote and to run for public office, would be restored. Padilla’s lawyer noted his client... Read more
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The Chattanoogan
AVoice4Peace Community Sing Set For Sept. 6has provided the soundtrack to the history of struggle and the attainment of ri
AVoice4Peace Community Sing Set For Sept. 6
The Chattanoogan / Posted 5 hours ago
has provided the soundtrack to the history of struggle and the attainment of rights throughout the world for centuries, from spirituals to civil rights songs to songs of Apartheid. We hope to add to this in a substantive way through o... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Egyptian parliament's human rights chief resignstwo presidents in three years. Sisi's supporters see him as a bulwark of stabi
Egyptian parliament's human rights chief resigns
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 5 hours ago
two presidents in three years. Sisi's supporters see him as a bulwark of stability in a region that has slipped into chaos since the 2011 revolts, prioritising security over civil rights. (Reporting by Ahmed Aboulenein; Editing by Robin P... Read more
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