Anti-Gay Video Links Marriage Equality to Slavery, Segregation

By: Wednesday May 28, 2014 7:20 pm

In 2012, it was discovered that the National Organization for Marriage was planning to divide the LGBT and African-American communities on the subject of marriage equality.

 

Response to Nancy Keenan in Salon: Let’s Set the Record Straight on Millennials and Abortion. Again

By: Wednesday January 9, 2013 4:49 pm

Another day, another article about whether or not Millennials care about access to safe abortion care, this time in the form of an interview with outgoing NARAL President Nancy Keenan in Salon in which the commitment of our generation to this issue is once again questioned.

It is time to put to rest the questioning about Millennials and whether they care about access to safe abortion care. It is time to get to work. Too much is at stake, too much ground has been lost, and, for far too many women, safe and affordable abortion care is out of their reach.

So, let’s set the record straight. Again.

New Effort to Harm Obama in Eyes of Black Voters Will Fail

By: Thursday October 11, 2012 3:48 pm

According to the Advocate magazine, there is now a HUGE effort to keep African-Americans from voting for President Obama because of his support of marriage equality.

Harry Jackson proves that exploiting gays and blacks is a lucrative business

By: Monday September 24, 2012 2:35 pm

As we all know, there has been a sad attempt to sabotage President Obama’s support in the African-American community because of his support of marriage equality.

The Failed American Voter Registration System

By: Monday May 7, 2012 4:17 pm

It never becomes the top-shelf, salient issue in American elections until after one or two get stolen. But the permanent discriminated class we’re building out of voter suppression laws should be the headline story to the party that stands to lose the most from the situation. Voter registration among Hispanics and African-Americans has dropped significantly since 2008.

Court Documents Prove NOM’s Plan to Divide Black, Gay Communities

By: Tuesday March 27, 2012 7:00 am

The National Organization for Marriage’s unsuccessful fight to skirt Maine’s financial disclosure laws just backfired on the group by revealing a distasteful part of its game plan to stop marriage equality. According to a court document that was uploaded online, NOM specifically worked to drive a wedge between the black and gay community on the subject of marriage equality.

FDL Book Salon Welcomes Ellis Cose, The End of Anger: A New Generation’s Take on Race and Rage

By: Saturday August 27, 2011 1:59 pm

Something has indeed changed in race relations, author Ellis Cose concludes. There is less anger and rage, more hope and faith toward the future among African Americans of all income levels than there has ever been; more willingness by most white Americans to regard their fellow black citizens on an equal footing. This is especially true among the younger generations within both groups.

FDL Book Salon Welcomes Andrew Kolin, State Power and Democracy: Before and During the Presidency of George W. Bush

By: Sunday May 15, 2011 1:59 pm

This compelling book traces the history of the assault on democracy and the rise of a police state that reached its zenith in the George W. Bush administration. From the war on communism, to the war on labor, to the war terrorism, our government has used surveillance, preventive detention, torture, and a climate of fear to consolidate its power and neutralize dissent. Under the guise of nurturing democracy at home and abroad, the U.S. government has actually undermined it.

AL-Gov: Artur Davis, ConservaDem Casualty

By: Wednesday June 2, 2010 7:15 am

Let’s highlight the absolute trouncing given by Ron Sparks in the Alabama Governor’s race to Artur Davis, an African-American candidate who thought it would be a good idea to try and run the general election in the primary, amassing the voting record of a Dixiecrat and ignoring the black political leadership in the state.

Why Is the White House Holding Conference Calls with Barbara Lee Every Day?

By: Thursday April 8, 2010 9:30 am

I jumped on a White House conference call with Barbara Lee (D-CA), chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, yesterday. The topic was the youth summer job program, which the House has passed but the Senate has yet to take up. I get an advisory in my inbox that there’s another call with Lee today, where she’ll be joined by Rep. Laura Richardson (D-CA) and Biden economic advisor Jared Bernstein.

What’s going on?

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