Posts Tagged ‘Civil Rights’

November 17th, 2018 - 12:19 am § in Misc.

Justice delayed, very delayed

Seventy-seven-year-old James Bonard Fowler pled guilty to one count of second-degree manslaughter two weeks before he was set to go to trial. He had been charged with two counts of murder in the 1965 shooting of 26-year-old Jimmie Lee Jackson during a melee in a restaurant in Marion, Alabama. Fowler[...]

September 6th, 2018 - 6:19 pm § in Donald Trump

ICE subpoenas N. Carolina voter records

Trump’s immigration police want North Carolina’s voting records. All of them. Not just those of individuals suspected of being non-citizens, but everybody’s. Why? Are we all illegal now? Read story here. Note: If you live in a Republican state, don’t expect your state officia[...]

December 29th, 2017 - 4:28 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics

We’ve lost another civil rights hero.

Recy Taylor, 97, passed away yesterday. As a black woman living in Alabama, she went #MeToo when doing so could have gotten her killed. In 1944, then a 24-year-old sharecropper’s wife with young children, she stood up against six white men who abducted her at gunpoint and gang-raped her. They [...]

July 7th, 2016 - 1:08 am § in Misc.

When was John Lewis Arrested?

55-years ago today, John Lewis was released from jail, after being arrested for using a “white” restroom.[...]

January 12th, 2016 - 2:13 pm § in America

Anthony: Everybody move to the back of Bus

An 80-year-old Black man, proud of the accomplishments made during the Civil Rights movement, gets on a half empty Metro bus.  This tall, but slightly crouched, handsome, copper complexioned man, with no visible wrinkles, despite his age, would have been 19-20 years old around the time that the Mon[...]

April 9th, 2015 - 1:01 am § in America

Why Gay People Need to Use Christian Bakeries

Commentary by David Preston Non-Christians and straight people alike have a hard time understanding the gay wedding cake issue. Even gay-friendly straight folks don’t get it. They think it’s about non-discrimination, but it’s not really about that at all. It’s about acceptanc[...]

March 10th, 2015 - 10:48 am § in Uncategorized

ACLU, Wikipedia, et al., sue NSA to limit spying on internet users

Wikipedia and other organizations, including Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, and The Nation magazine, sued the U.S. National Security Agency today in an effort to halt the NSA’s pervasive eavesdropping on internet users. They’re represented by the ACLU. The Constitution is not[...]

March 6th, 2015 - 1:28 pm § in America

Shades of CIA: The Chicago Police Department’s black site

Chicago’s police admire the CIA so much they’re emulating them. What they like best about the CIA, of course, is their proclivity for bypassing and nullifying all those pesky legal rights that suspects and defendants are supposed to have. “The Chicago police department operates an[...]

January 28th, 2015 - 11:47 am § in Uncategorized

South Carolina judge sets aside 1961 civil rights convictions

A South Carolina judge has righted a historic injustice by clearing the records of 9 black men convicted in 1961 of trespassing and breach of peace for sitting at a “whites only” lunch counter in Rock Hill, South Carolina. The men — a CORE organizer and 8 college students at the ti[...]

January 17th, 2015 - 8:30 am § in America

When citizens were heroes and cops were villains

“Go back home, you n***** lovers.” Those were the first words Steve Marlo, now 87 and living in Marysville, heard when he arrived at the Birmingham airport in March 1965. They were spoken by a burly sheriff’s deputy and would be repeated many times by other men wearing police uniforms in t[...]