Posts tagged "civil rights"

Despite Threats, Obama Makes A Case For Gay Rights In Kenya

Despite many threats against Obama’s decision to bring up anti-gay discrimination, during his conference with Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta while on his African tour, the President went and did it…

Katrin Higher | July 25, 2015 - 1:00 pm

Watch Obama’s Speech On The Anniversary Of The Bloody Sunday Selma March

On Saturday, thousands gathered at the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama to honor the 50th anniversary of the Bloody Sunday March, in which the peaceful protesting of about 600…

Claire Hannum | March 9, 2015 - 10:30 am

Footage Shows Police Pepper Spraying Seattle Teacher At MLK Rally

Video footage surfaced yesterday depicting Seattle police pepper spraying Seattle high school teacher Jesse Hagopian on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, unprovoked, just after he’d finished making a powerful speech…

Claire Hannum | January 29, 2015 - 1:30 pm

The Civil Rights Act Now Covers Protections For Transgender Individuals

The Justice Department is now interpreting the Civil Rights Act to include protections for transgender people. (The Grio)
The Miss World Pageant is no longer including the bikini…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | December 20, 2014 - 3:20 pm

What The Revolution Looks Like

There were four #HandsUpWalkout events protesting for racial justice happening in Chicago on Monday. Three marches; one in the Loop, and two in Hyde Park on the south side, near…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | December 3, 2014 - 10:00 am

Faith In Humanity In A Revolutionary Age

Faith in humanity is the only faith I have. As in, I don’t have faith in a god or anything particularly spiritual. I’m not going to waffle over that and…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | December 1, 2014 - 11:00 am

Ruby Dee, Actress & Civil Rights Activist, Dies At 91

Ruby Dee, an actress in the 1961 film “A Raisin In The Sun” and a prominent civil rights activist, died yesterday at age 91. She was a friend of…

Jessica Wakeman | June 12, 2014 - 6:30 pm

“Matriarch Of The Gay Rights Movement” Edith Windsor Looks Back On This Momentous Year

This June, the Supreme Court ruled that the Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional in a case called Windsor v. United States. The woman behind the nation-changing lawsuit is Edith

Jessica Wakeman | December 12, 2013 - 4:00 pm

For Us Weekly, Honoring MLK’s Dream Involves Black Men Holding Umbrellas For Rich White Ladies covered yesterday’s Martin Luther King Jr. Let Freedom Ring festivities in Washington, DC, and found a photograph that deftly captured what MLK’s “dream” was all about. Yes, I’m pretty…

Julie Gerstein | August 29, 2013 - 3:15 pm

Woman Gets Booted From Federal Building For Fashion Statement

California just legalized gay marriage, but they might need to explicitly legalize gay slogan t-shirts too. Lapriss Gilbert, 31, was booted from the Social Security office in Van Nuys by…

Simcha | August 28, 2008 - 1:30 pm

Loving & Marriage

Mildred Loving, the aptly named civil rights leader and last victim to be criminally tried for interracial marriage, passed away last Friday, at the age of 68. In 1958, she…

Simcha | May 6, 2008 - 7:30 pm