Family Research Council Learns Lesson About Pride on Eve of Values Voter Summit

By: Thursday September 25, 2014 3:40 pm

Wednesday morning, several progressive groups including the NAACP, the Southern Poverty Law Center, and People for the American Way published an open letter in the Washington Post and The Hill calling out the Republican Party for its allegiance to anti-gay groups such as the Family Research Council and for the decision of several Republicans to attend that organization’s upcoming Values Voter Summit.

Later that night, in a show of unbelievable stupidity, the Family Research Council took the bait by answering the letter via email with a bit of bravado and a lot of lies

 

What Do Barack Obama and the Koch Brothers Agree On? The Smarter Sentencing Act

By: Wednesday May 14, 2014 10:00 am

There aren’t many things that Barack Obama, Eric Holder, the Koch Brothers, Grover Norquist, Ted Cruz and Sheldon Whitehouse agree on.

But one of those rare things is the Smarter Sentencing Act, a bill that has support from members of all parties in both houses of Congress — but is currently stuck there for no other reason than partisan gridlock.

Snoop Dogg Responds to LA Clipper Owner Don Sterling’s Racism

By: Sunday April 27, 2014 4:00 pm

Meanwhile, the Clippers, who are kinda rocking this season, are the ones who will suffer–will the team sit out games in protest? The NBA is investigating the allegations and the NAACP has announced on its official Twitter account that Sterling will not receive a a lifetime achievement award at the Los Angeles’ chapter’s 100th year anniversary celebration May 15.

Police in North Carolina Engaged in Spying to Root Out ‘Anarchists’ at ‘Moral Monday’ Protests

By: Tuesday October 8, 2013 4:00 pm

Individuals who engaged in civil disobedience during “Moral Monday” protests are on trial in North Carolina. During the first trial of one of the protesters arrested, it came out in testimony that police for the state’s legislature conducted undercover surveillance and collected intelligence on “anarchists.”

50 Years After MLK’s Speech, THIS Is the New Dream

By: Wednesday August 21, 2013 6:24 pm

Next week, it will be 50 years since Martin Luther King Jr. gave the “I Have a Dream” speech. He railed then against “the manacles of segregation and the chains of discrimination,” contending that the African-American was “an exile in his own land.” Yet he could not have imagined that Jim Crow would soon be replaced with another oppressive system: mass incarceration.

FDL Book Salon Welcomes Charles Euchner, Nobody Turn Me Around: A People’s History of the 1963 March on Washington

By: Saturday February 2, 2013 1:59 pm

Charles Euchner’s Nobody Turn Me Around shines much needed light on the legions of individuals and institutions behind the March on Washington. Euchner offers a particularly useful window onto three issues shaping the 1963 rally: the scale of the organizing effort, the ideological and personal tensions driving march organizers, and the policies activists pressed the Kennedy Administration and Congress to enact. By centering his analysis on the people and polices driving the march, Euchner presents the rally as a fully human contrivance—the product of dedicated but nonetheless flawed people who understood the value of forging temporary alliances to achieve specific political ends.

210,000 Marijuana Possession Arrests in Colorado Over the Past Quarter Century

By: Thursday October 25, 2012 3:00 pm

One of the most significant findings of the research is that the marijuana possession laws in Colorado are still enforced in a very racially biased manner.

Regional NAACP Endorses Amendment 64 in Colorado

By: Thursday August 23, 2012 12:30 pm

Efforts to legalize and regulate marijuana in Colorado got a boast today when Amendment 64 was endorsed by the regional conference of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People for Colorado, Montana and Wyoming. Amendment 64 is currently on the ballot in the state. If approved by voters this November, the initiative would make marijuana legal under state law for adults over the age of 21, with it regulated and taxed in a manner similar to alcohol.

Federal Court Blocks Florida Early Voting Restrictions

By: Friday August 17, 2012 11:15 am

A quick dispatch from the war on voting: a federal court in Florida has overturned state limits on early voting saying that the law would violate the civil rights of minorities in several counties.

Iowa-Nebraska NAACP Chair Resigns Over National Org’s Support of Marriage Equality

By: Friday June 8, 2012 6:49 am

My two cents…see ya, don’t let the door hit you on the way out, Pastor. Rev. Keith Ratliff, pastor of Maple Street Missionary Baptist Church in Des Moines, Iowa and who serves as president of the Iowa-Nebraska conference of the NAACP made it clear that he doesn’t understand church-state separation — like most religious opponents of marriage equality, no matter the color of their skin.

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