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Walter Scott Family to File Federal Civil Lawsuit Against Michael Slager

Walter Scott Family to File Federal Civil Lawsuit Against Michael Slager

Walter Scott shooting The family of Walter Scott, the 50-year-old man who was “executed” by North Charleston Patrolman Michael Slager, will file a federal civil lawsuit against the officer, the city and the police department. This comes as the family announced the funeral for Walter Scott will be held on […]

by · April 9, 2015 · Officer-Involved shooting
California AG Kamala Harris Seeks to Block “Kill the Gays” Ballot Initiative

California AG Kamala Harris Seeks to Block “Kill the Gays” Ballot Initiative

California Attorney General Kamala Harris is seeking to block the “kill the gays” ballot initiative that authorizes the killing of gays and lesbians. Matt McLaughlin, a Huntington Beach attorney, paid $200 to file the “Sodomite Suppression Act.” Harris, a U.S. Senate candidate issued her first public statement about Sodomite Suppression Act: […]

by · March 25, 2015 · Gay Rights
Bench Warrant Issued for Voting Rights Icon Walter Fauntroy Over Bounced Check

Bench Warrant Issued for Voting Rights Icon Walter Fauntroy Over Bounced Check

A bench warrant was issued in Prince George’s County for civil rights icon Walter Fauntroy over a bounced check for $50,000. His passport has also been revoked by the U.S. State Department. Fauntroy, who was a trusted aide to Martin Luther King Jr., is believed to be in Africa. The arrest […]

by · March 17, 2015 · Today's Headlines
Report: DOJ Finds No Evidence Zimmerman Intentionally Violated Trayvon Martin's Civil Rights

DOJ: George Zimmerman Won’t Face Federal Charges for Killing Trayvon Martin

ABC News is reporting that the Justice Department found no evidence George Zimmerman intentionally violated Trayvon Martin’s civil rights when he fatally shot him in Sanford, Fla. In other words, he will not face any federal charges. The teen was not armed when he was killed in February, 2012. Here’s […]

by · February 24, 2015 · Breaking News
Oprah Winfrey, Selma Stars to Lead March in Selma for MLK Birthday

Oprah Winfrey, Selma Stars to Lead March in Selma for MLK Birthday

Oprah Winfrey and “Selma” stars to lead march in Selma to commemorate Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday. Director Ava DuVernay and David Oyelowo (who played Dr. King in the movie), who were snubbed for an Oscar nomination, take part in the march. Rapper Common, who was nominated for an Oscar […]

by · January 17, 2015 · Race in America
Former DC Mayor, Civil Rights Activist Marion Barry Dies At Age 78

Former DC Mayor, Civil Rights Activist Marion Barry Dies At Age 78

Former Washington D.C. mayor and civil rights activist Marion Barry dies at age 78. Barry, who was dogged by allegations of drug and alcohol abuse during his longtime stint as mayor, was a council member of Washington’s 8th ward at the time of his death, the Washington Post reports. He […]

by · November 23, 2014 · Today's Headlines
Maine Judge Rejects Ebola Quarantine for Nurse Kaci Hickox

Maine Judge Rejects Ebola Quarantine for Nurse Kaci Hickox

UPDATE #1: The judge sided with Kaci Hickox against an Ebola quarantine as requested by the state of Maine on Friday, one day after ordering a temporary restriction of her movements, the NY Times reports. Nurse Kaci Hickox, who has been defying authorities to remain under quarantine after returning from […]

by · October 31, 2014 · Ebola Outbreak
Black Students More Likely to Be Suspended From US Public Schools, Even as Preschoolers

Black Students More Likely to Be Suspended From US Public Schools, Even as Preschoolers

A report released by the Department of Education’s civil rights division, found that black students were more likely to be suspended from U.S. public schools, even as preschoolers, than whites. In other words, Americans schools are still RACIST. Attorney General Eric Holder said, “This critical report shows that racial disparities in […]

by · March 21, 2014 · Breaking News, Race in America
MLK Family Wants Approval Rights Over Monument on GA State Capitol Grounds

MLK Family Wants Approval Rights Over Monument on GA State Capitol Grounds

It’s a sad commentary that the children of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the King Estate continue to tarnish his name with petty squabbles and money-grubbing.  The latest dust-up is over Gov. Nathan Deal and Georgia legislators seeking to honor Dr. King on Capitol grounds. The family of Dr. […]

by · March 6, 2014 · Atlanta News, Today's Headlines
7 Democrats Including Sen. Joe Manchin, Vote Down Debo Adegbile for Top Civil Rights Job

7 Democrats Including Sen. Joe Manchin, Vote Down Debo Adegbile for Top Civil Rights Job

Seven Democrats voted with Republicans to torpedo Debo Adegbile, President Obama’s pick for the top civil rights position, because he represented cop killer Mumia Abu-Jamal. Those seven Democrats are: Sens. Bob Casey (PA), Chris Coons (DE), Joe Donnelly (IND), Heidi Heitkamp (ND), Joe Manchin (WV), Mark Pryor (AR) and John Walsh […]

by · March 5, 2014 · Politics, Today's Headlines