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.”
|By: Kevin Gosztola Tuesday October 8, 2013 4:00 pm|
|By: Jesse Lava 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.
|By: Toure F. Reed 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.
|By: Jon Walker 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.
|By: Jon Walker 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.
|By: David Dayen 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.
|By: Pam Spaulding 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.
|By: Alvin McEwen Wednesday May 23, 2012 11:05 am|
When the NAACP passed a resolution support marriage equality, it was inevitable they would be attacked by wannabe black leaders who claim to lead “big time” organizations with important sounding names. But they don’t represent most of the black community.
|By: Lisa Derrick Monday May 21, 2012 5:00 pm|
Tonight our guests are Matt Comer, Karl Abad and Mark Rivera who will be discussing how we can help further and secure LGBT equality, the focus of the documentary Legalize Gay, which just aired on LogoTV. Legalize Gay shows LGBT young people and their allies making a difference through activism, social media, and marketing. Rugby player Ben Cohen, an ally, started Stand Up, a globally branded anti-bullying foundation and has joined with openly gay football player Brian Sims to bring the message of inclusiveness to sports teams. Controversial clothing manufacturer American Apparel created Legalize Gay tees which have become a steady seller and have helped create and broaden awareness.
|By: Pam Spaulding Monday May 21, 2012 4:15 pm|
The race-baiting, divisive people behind the National Organization for Marriage and the Family Research Council take note. The NAACP is not having your wedge strategy. Today the national NAACP held a press conference; here are the remarks.