Civil Rights & United States

Civil and political rights are a class of rights that protect individuals' freedom from unwarranted infringement by governments and private organizations, and ensure one's ability to participate in the civil and political life of the state without discrimination or repression. The United States of America (USA), commonly referred to as the United States (US), America, or simply the States, is a federal republic consisting of 50 states, 16 territories, a federal district, and various overseas extraterritorial jurisdictions. 5.0/5

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The Present State and Need of Civil Rights in the United States, Part One via Publius Forum - By ...
K. Dee McCown College Station, Texas December 28, 2014 Attorney General Eric Holder U.S. Department of Justice 950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20530-0001 Dear Attorney General Holder, It is unlikely that we met while I served in the FBI. That being said, we served at the Department of Justice (DOJ) during the same years and on the same "team" conceptually speaking. During my service in the FBI I worked with a number of U.S. Attorney Offices in the United States to include a tour at FBIHQ where I worked with the Department of Justice (Main) on a daily basis. I begin my letter with this comment to highlight that I am not a bystander on the topic of Law Enforcement in the United States. I worked and managed a variety of federal investigations during my 12 years of service in the FBI, to include the management of several Civil Rights cases in the State of Texas. In fact, during my last tour in the Bureau, I was an FBI Supervisor responsible for managing federal investigations in nine (9) Texas coun ...
Oh my, I had no idea this organization even existed. Wikipedia has a full history if anyone is interested. Not me,just surprised. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia "American Communists" redirects here. For other uses, see Communist Party USA (disambiguation). Coordinates: 40°44′40.8″N 73°59′48.5″W The Communist Party USA (CPUSA) is a communist political party in the United States.[5] It is the largest communist party in the country. Established in 1919, it has a long, complex history that is closely related to the histories of similar communist parties worldwide and the U.S. labor movement. For the first half of the 20th century, the Communist Party was a highly influential force in various struggles for democratic rights. It played a prominent role in the U.S. labor movement from the 1920s through the 1940s, having a major hand in founding most of the country's first industrial unions (which would later use the McCarran Internal Security Act to expel their Communist members) while also beco ...
Friday Night January 9 during services Dr.Ethan Pew will discuss "Modern and Jewish Perspectives on time". Dr.Pew is an Assistant Professor of Marketing at Stony Brook. He conducts research on consumer behavior. ** This has been postponed. Stay tuned for new date. *** Sunday Night January 11 at 6:30 P.M. Jewish Film Festival : main feature" Joachim Prinz: I Shall not Be Silent". This film follows the work of Rabbi Prinz as he fights for civil rights in both Germany and the United States. The main feature will be preceded by two shorts: "Road Angel" and "A Reuben by another other name".
The Fifth Freedom: Jobs, Politics, and Civil Rights in the United States, 1941-1972 (Princeton ...
FROM SULLIVAN COUNTY NAACP PRESIDENT SANDRA CUELLAR OXFORD: An open letter December 31, 2014 Dear Steven, I want to thank you for your vote of confidence and kind offer to assist the Sullivan County Branch of the NAACP. I reposted your thoughtful op-ed letter on race relations, I believe it is worthy of a community-wide conversation. The NAACP is the oldest Civil Rights organization in the United States; historically great leadership has been present throughout the continuum of the struggle for Human Rights for all Americans. The NAACP is a membership organization, annual dues are $30 per year, and our membership drives are on-going in order to meet the benchmarks put forth by the NAACP. The work of our branch is clearly defined by NAACP National and the NYS NAACP’S executive leadership. Each NAACP Branch must have 5 standing committees: 1. Economic Sustainability, 2.Education, 3. Health, 4. Public Safety and Criminal Justice and 5.Voting Rights and Political Representation. The community is welcom ...
"WE DEMAND AND APOLOGY" One of the problems Law Enforcement in America has is that they are not prosecuting, or Constitutional attorneys, they are merely "officers of the law," and they do not know the law, specifically the Civill, or Human Rights of the Citizens of the United States of America. The only Right they seem to be aware of is "Miranda Warning," which they are required to read from a card to insure they advise a citizen properly of that right. The officer is most likely not even aware that this "Civil Right" is part of the Fifth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution which grants this right quite simply: "{No person]…shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself…” Law Enforcement needs to be aware that the rights of the Citizens of this nation do not stop with Constitutional, or. Civil Rights. In addition, Americans also have UNIVERSAL Human Rights!" One of these Human Rights in particular apparently needs to also be printed on a card and required to be carried and . ...
Democrat Party endorsed Racism for last 50+ years exposed... Lyndon Baines Johnson, a 'Dixiecrat' hailing from the great state of Texas, succeeded John F. Kennedy as the 36th President of the United States. During most of his tenure in Congress, spanning from 1937 to 1956, Johnson railed against every Civil Rights bill introduced by Republicans. Johnson quickly accepted the "writing on the wall" and realized, like his KKK Democrat predecessors in Lincoln's day, that the black vote must be secured. For a little background on the subject- After the Civil War, Democrats attempted to scare African Americans by using "Vote or Die" propaganda, designed to instill a sense of fear for those living in the southern states. Despite heavy opposition against the Civil Rights Act of 1957 by Democrats, including John F. Kennedy, Johnson was convinced that if his party could steal the 'thunder' from the Republican lead Civil Rights efforts, support among black voters would shift . "These Negroes, they're getting pretty u ...
Civil Rights: An Overview ~ A civil right is an enforceable right or privilege, which if interfered with by another gives rise to an action for injury. Examples of civil rights are freedom of speech, press, and assembly; the right to vote; freedom from involuntary servitude; and the right to equality in public places. Discrimination occurs when the civil rights of an individual are denied or interfered with because of their membership in a particular group or class. Various jurisdictions have enacted statutes to prevent discrimination based on a person's race, sex, religion, age, previous condition of servitude, physical limitation, national origin, and in some instances sexual orientation. The most important expansions of civil rights in the United States occurred as a result of the enactment of the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Amendments of the U.S. Constitution. The Thirteenth Amendment abolished slavery throughout the United States. See U.S. Const. amend. XIII. In response to the Thirteenth Amendment, va ...
BH EVERYDAY - the Clarence "Willie" Norris edition Love, Laugh, Donate Life - N. A. M. The Youth March for Integrated Schools in Washington, DC, was held on this date in 1958. Jackie Robinson, Asa Philip Randolph, and Harry Belafonte led the march, which included some 10,000 students. Clarence "Willie" Norris, the last survivor of the Scottsboro Boys, was given a full pardon by Alabama Governor, George Wallace, on this date in 1976. Forty-five years earlier, Norris and eight other Black men were falsely charged with raping two white women. Grenada was invaded by the United States and a small Caribbean force, on this date in 1983, following the assassination of the Prime Minister of Grenada. The supposed purpose of the invasion was to depose a Marxist regime seeking control. Two Ku Klux Klan groups and 12 other individuals were ordered, to pay nearly $1 million to 53 civil rights marchers on this date in 1988. They attacked the marchers during a 1987 march in Forsyth County, GA. A nation-wide manhunt for a ...
As the 1st National President of Delta Sigma Theta, Sadie T. M. Alexander presided over the establishment of Delta’s constitution and the formation of Grand Chapter. Other firsts include being the first African American woman to earn a Ph.D. in the United States (in 1921). She was also the only African American woman to be chosen by President Harry S. Truman to serve on the President’s Committee on Civil Rights in 1947.
Off to work today at the Friends of Clayton County office, Riverdale GA. Looking forward to making a difference at the POLLS in Georgia. Each one reach one with door knocking and phone banking.it takes a village to remind folks of the importance in being registered and VOTING. We owe homage to the Civil Rights Movement that fought for OUR right to vote. LET us be reminded of importance of The Voting Rights Act of 1965 which served as a landmark piece of federal legislation in the United States that prohibits racial discrimination in voting. LETS GET TO THE POLLS ON NOVEMBER 4th.
1894-10-11 *Eleanor Roosevelt was born on this date in 1884. She was a White American diplomat, First lady, writer, humanitarian and Civil Rights Activist. Born in New York City, Anna Eleanor Roosevelt was the niece of Theodore Roosevelt, America’s 16th president. She was known as a shy child, and experienced tremendous loss at a young age: Her mother died in 1892 and her father died two years later, when she was just 10 years old. Roosevelt was sent to school in England when she was a teenager an experience that helped draw her out of her shell. In 1905, she married her distant cousin, Franklin D. Roosevelt, who would later become president of the United States. The couple had six children: Anna, James, Franklin (who died as an infant), Elliott, Franklin Jr. and John. Despite her busy home life, Eleanor became active in public service during World War I, working for the American Red Cross. After her husband suffered a polio attack in 1921, Eleanor Roosevelt stepped forward to help Franklin Roosevelt wi ...
artin Luther King used the power of speech and peaceful protest to spearhead the Civil Rights Movement in the United States, and changed the lives of millions of people in doing so. It’s impossible to listen to his renowned “I have a dream” speech without feeling inspired
Let's see: We need to check the current level of logic which has come out of Michael Brown's funeral. 'Drunk drivers'.What? Yes, Drunk drivers! "That has NOTHING to do with Brown's death and subsequent 'Civil Rights' movement.What's up with the 'Drunk Driver' thing"?!!! How many individuals have been killed by someone else driving drunk??? Each day, people drive drunk almost 300,000 times, but fewer than 4,000 are arrested. Almost half of all 10th graders drink alcohol In 2012, 10.3 million people reported driving under the influence of illicit drugs in the past year. Almost half of all drivers who were killed in crashes and tested positive for drugs also had alcohol in their system About one-third of all drivers arrested or convicted of drunk driving are repeat offenders. Every day in America, another 28 people die as a result of drunk driving crashes. Drunk driving costs the United States $199 billion a year. 50 to 75 percent of convicted drunk drivers continue to drive on a suspended license. In 2012, ...
year was 1971, the United States was still scarred with the racial riots of the 1960s during the Civil Rights Movement, political assassinations and the Vietnam War. It seemed as the whole world was a mess when I was discharged from the Marine Corps. I was a native New Yorker who had served two tours in Nam. During this time my father (my parents were divorced) had moved to Puerto Rico and founded The Puerto Rico Real Estate Corp., a small business with a big name. When I was asked at Camp Pendleton, where did I plan to go upon my discharge, I had a choice, I could have returned to New York City where I had a job waiting for me in a bank or take a short vacation and visit my dad in Puerto Rico (my mother who had re-married had also moved to the island). I thought about all the horrors of war that I and my fellow men had been through for an ungrateful nation. I thought about how badly and unfair our soldiers were being treated by the media and war protesters. I thought about the discrimination which I had ...
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Good Morning. .. I am a American. . I am St. Louisan 36 years. .. I now reside in Dallas (3yrs)... As I watch the news. .. Famous Americans pour Ice water on their heads.. While American Police battle CITIZENS in our streets... It's quite bizarre. . And actually disconnected from health and wellness.. Nearly two times a week in the United States, a white police officer killed a black person during a seven-year period . And I keep hearing Black Peoples saying this isnt a race issue.. nor a issue where we need to hold our police accountable to protect and all people. . Not protect all people from Black People. .. I'm perplexed. . I have 2 sons, 11 nephews, 5 brothers, 5 God brothers, a step father, a father and a husband. . All in or from STL... Yet I keep getting criticism about my passion about killing of Mike Brown.. A boy murdered...in the community where my family still lives, by the Police Department the often arrested the men I love.. I'm afraid and angry. . I continue to read criticism of histor ...
From the Civil Rights Movement and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to the most recent tragedy in Ferguson MO: How have race relations improved? How have the regressed? What are you doing to be part of the change? Excerpt from King's Letter from Birmingham Jail - 1963 "Moreover, I am cognizant of the interrelatedness of all communities and states. I cannot sit idly by in Atlanta and not be concerned about what happens in Birmingham. Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly affects all indirectly. Never again can we afford to live with the narrow, provincial "outside agitator" idea. Anyone who lives inside the United States can never be considered an outsider." "Shallow understanding from people of good will is more frustrating than absolute misunderstanding from people of ill will. Lukewarm acceptance is much more bewildering than outright rejection." Click link below for entire ...
On a day that Israeli military bombed a UN school building sheltering Palestinian children for the tenth time, Roger Cohen writing in the New York Times wonders why European narrative of Israeli war on Palestine is so different from that of American media. The answer is in today's media coverage or lack thereof of yesterday's protest marches against Israel all over the United States (see the attached photo of the White House and others). Thousands of people of all faiths, Jews, Christians, Muslims, Hindus, Sikhs, and others marched all over the United Sates in support of Palestinian children of Gaza but CBS, NBC, ABC, FOX, and all the other networks chose to ignore the marches. Not since the Civil Rights marches of the 1960s so many people had united on a single issue in the country. It was not news for the American media since the marches were peaceful and it differed from the narrative that the media has been feeding the American people for more than half a century. My attached lead photo shows the late ...
A PERSPECTIVE OF CHEROKEE RESISTANCE, OCCUPATION, SELF-DEFENSE AND SOVEREIGNTY By Mike Raccoon Eyes Kinney As a Cherokee Native Advocate and a writer about Indian Country for many years, I have many grave concerns about Human and Civil Rights abuses of both the Canadian and United States governments, that are direct violation nations and international accords that both countries have signed in regards to First Nations Indigenous Peoples.I have written and lectured extensively about the 'New Indian Wars', this essay is a close examination of Cherokee Resistance and Self-Defense. Rolling Thunder, a Cherokee Doctor and activist, once stated: " I am NOT good material to be dictated to by any white man as to what I can do and where I can go on MY LAND!" In the the 1830's then United States Supreme Court Chief Justice Jon Marshall, ruled the Cherokee were a sovereign nation. The had offered a brilliant legal defense in the issue of sovereignty. As Clyde Warrior once noted; The Cherokees...are a very legal-minde ...
It's easy to forget with all of our accomplishments in LGBT/Civil Rights here in the United States those few brave women, men, and in -betweens who bravely stared opposition in the face and down the street in the country's first pride march in 1970. As we march in of Marriage Equality Illinois, we also those just beginning the long march forward.
Occupy Wall Street's anarchist roots "New York, NY - Almost every time I'm interviewed by a mainstream journalist about Occupy Wall Street I get some variation of the same lecture: "How are you going to get anywhere if you refuse to create a leadership structure or make a practical list of demands? And what's with all this anarchist nonsense - the consensus, the sparkly fingers? Don't you realise all this radical language is going to alienate people? You're never going to be able to reach regular, mainstream Americans with this sort of thing!" In-depth coverage of the global movement If one were compiling a scrapbook of worst advice ever given, this sort of thing might well merit an honourable place. After all, since the financial crash of 2007, there have been dozens of attempts to kick-off a national movement against the depredations of the United States' financial elites taking the approach such journalists recommended. All failed. It was only on August 2, when a small group of anarchists and other ant ...
RE: ''GIVE ME ODUDUWA OR LET ME DIE''- A REJOINDER BY REMI OYEYEMI, (posted on Saharareporters, May, 19 2014) "Without the pen of the author of Common Sense, the sword of Washington would have been raised in vain."- John Adams Second President of the United States “Give me liberty or give me death”- Patrick Henry, American Revolutionary One has just finished reading the piece by my dear brother, Femi Fani-Kayode titled “Give Me Oduduwa Or Let Me Die” and the quick rejoinder written by another brother Charles Sogbesan. Reading the piece by Fani-Kayode, his frustrations and what has led him to requesting for Oduduwa are very understandable. I believe that coming to this point of view is a welcome development. It is better late than never. There are so many members of the political class in the present day Nigeria that have arrived at the same conclusion like Fani-Kayode, but are unable to go public with this because they are still benefiting immensely from the prevailing corruption. Others among the ...
Life in post-colonial Africa and the civil rights era in the United States aren’t typically compared, but Dinaw Mengestu, author of the new novel “All Our Names,” saw those moments in history as an echo of each other. Continue reading →
1889-1893 Benjamin Harrison 23rd President of the United States was the grandson of the 9th President, William Henry Harrison. His actions in office were very progressive for his time. Civil Rights, Indian Affairs legislation, and saving National Forests were among his best achievements. He is also thought to have been the first president to have his voice recorded, though it was after his term in office. He also admitted more states into the union than any other president since George Washington, adding, Montana, South Dakota, North Dakota, and Washington in 1889. In 1890, Idaho and Wyoming were also added. Harrison died in February of 1901 from complications with the flu at the age of 67. He was followed AND preceded by Grover Cleveland.
The Truth about the Civil Rights Act Civil Rights Act of 1957, effectively a voting rights bill, was the first Civil Rights legislation enacted in the United States since Reconstruction. The bill passed the House with a vote of 285 to 126 (Republicans 167-19 for, Democrats 118-107 for) and the Senate 72 to 18 (Republicans 43-0 for, Democrats 29-18 for). President Eisenhower signed it on September 9, 1957. By the time the Bill was passed it was watered down significantly from what Eisenhower’s Attorney-General, Herbert Brownwell, originally intended when producing the bill. Lyndon Baines Johnson was the Senate Majority leader at the time and did his best to slow the progress of civil rights. Johnson sent the bill to a Senate judiciary committee which would examine it for flaws, controversial and unconstitutional points etc. This committee was led by Senator James Eastland (D-MS). Committee heads have the ability to greatly alter and change bills, which is exactly what Eastland did. The result was a water ...
~Black History 365~ DR. DOROTHY IRENE HEIGHT March 24, 1912 – April 20, 2010 An American administrator, educator, and a Civil Rights and Women's Rights activist specifically focused on the issues of African-American women, including unemployment, illiteracy, and voter awareness. President of the National Council of *** Women for 40 years, and was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom (PMOF) in 1994 Congressional Gold Medal (CGM) in 2004. These are the highest civilian awards in the United States. PMOF is Awarded for "An especially meritorious contribution to the security or national interests of the United States, world peace, cultural or other significant public or private endeavors." CGM is awarded to individuals who have performed an achievement that has an impact on American history and culture that is likely to be recognized as a major achievement in the recipient's field long after the achievement. Height organized "Wednesdays in Mississippi", which brought together black and white women fro . ...
From Deneen McDougald's post in Black History World-Wide By Deneen McDougald Celebrating Black History..Clarence Thomas (born June 23, 1948) is an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. Succeeding Thurgood Marshall, Thomas is the second African American to serve on the Court. Thomas grew up in Savannah, Georgia, and was educated at the College of the Holy Cross and at Yale Law School. In 1974, he was appointed an Assistant Attorney General in Missouri and subsequently practiced law there in the private sector. In 1979, he became a legislative assistant to Senator John Danforth (R-MO) and in 1981 was appointed Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Education. In 1982, President Ronald Reagan appointed Thomas Chairman of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). In 1990, President George H. W. Bush nominated Thomas for a seat on the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. He served in that role for 16 months and on July 1, ...
Civil Rights Act of 1964 An act to enforce the constitutional right to vote, to confer jurisdiction upon the district courts of the United States of America to provide injunctive relief against discrimination in public accommodations, to authorize the Attorney General to institute suits to protect constitutional rights in public facilities and public education, to extend the Commission on Civil Rights, to prevent discrimination in federally assisted programs, to establish a Commission on Equal Employment Opportunity, and for other purposes.
Weekly Justice Challenge February 2, Feast of the Presentation of the Lord February is Black History Month and provides the opportunity to enter into the cultural experiences and gifts of the African American community. If you are of African descent, your challenge this week is to share a special gift of your cultural heritage (e.g., music, stories, dance, food) with someone else. If you are from a different culture, celebrate the gifts of your African American friends and neighbors by attending mass in a parish with a Gospel choir, reading up on the history of Civil Rights in our country or asking an elder in the African American community to share his/her recollections of growing up black in the United States. Appreciate the unique gifts of each culture in our country, but especially celebrate the African American story this month! Copyright © Center for Ministry Development, 2013. FashioningFaith.org. All rights reserved. Holy Family Challenge: The USCCB, (United States Conference of Catholic Bishops) ...
When Carter G. Woodson established *** History week in 1926, he realized the importance of providing a theme to focus the attention of the public. The intention has never been to dictate or limit the exploration of the Black experience, but to bring to the public's attention important developments that merit emphasis. For those interested in the study of identity and ideology, an exploration of ASALH's Black History themes is itself instructive. Over the years, the themes reflect changes in how people of African descent in the United States have viewed themselves, the influence of social movements on racial ideologies, and the aspirations of the black community. The changes notwithstanding, the list reveals an overarching continuity in ASALH--our dedication to exploring historical issues of importance to people of African descent and race relations in America. --Daryl Michael Scott, Howard University 2014 Civil Rights in America Future Themes 2015 A Century of Black Life, History and Culture Past Them ...
ADOPTION REFORM ACTIVISTS TOMORROW, JANUARY 31st IS THE LAST DAY OF OUR E-MAIL LETTER CAMPAIGN TO THE White House. T SHARE * SHARE * SHARE Just a reminder that tomorrow is the end of our campaign. If you're going to be sending a letter tonight or tomorrow, stress the ADOPTEES RESTORATION ACT and that our Adoption Community is calling for an Executive Order to make Original Birth Certificates available to all ADULT ADOPTEES born within the jurisdiction of the United States. The Adoptees Rrestoration Act link is: Following is the link that will take you directly to the page with the form you need to fill out in order to submit your letter. It's a simple form to fill out and should take just a few minutes. If you already have a letter ready, you can just copy and paste it in the Comments section, or you can type in. When you get down to "Subject", choose Civil Rights under the drop down menu. Here is the link rto take you directly to the form: Remember that NUMBERS DO COUNT! Try to encourage everyone in yo . ...
Even though the Civil Rights Movement was gaining momentum in the mid-1960s, few papers would run "Wee Pals." That changed with the 1968 assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. Soon after, the strip began appearing in more than 100 newspapers across the United States.
WNYMuslims is proudly announcing the dates of Created Equal: American's Civil Rights Struggle. A journey to bring to light and discuss how the Civil Rights part of America's history is still very relevant today, and a reality for minority groups in the US. 4 films screenings followed by 4 discussions on different dates. A very informative event to widen your gaze about the progress that the United States has made since this point in our history, and what work still needs to be done in order to make our society as fair and equal as our Constitution suggests it is. "Freedom Riders" is the first film screening and it's taking a place next month, so SIGN UP!!
War From Above: Domestic Drones Patrolling the Skies of America By Richard Hugus Global Research, January 02, 2014 richardhugus.wordpress.com Region: USA Theme: Militarization and WMD, Police State & Civil Rights drone Drone aircraft, which we first heard of as weapons of war used by the United States in foreign lands, are now poised for a full-scale invasion of the skies above the US itself. On December 30, 2013 the US Federal Aviation Administration announced its choices for drone testing in six states around the country — Alaska, Nevada, New York, North Dakota, Texas and Virginia. These six states may in turn do their testing in more than one location, For example, according to the Anchorage Daily News, drone testing centered in Alaska at the University of Alaska in Fairbanks will be called “the ‘Pan-Pacific Unmanned Aircraft Systems Test Range Complex.’ It includes six flight ranges in Alaska, four in Hawaii and three in Oregon.” According to the Honolulu Star Advertiser “the Pohakuloa Tra ...
What if Slaves wrote the history of Georgia? As the historian Melvyn Stokes has observed, “the traditional focus” of American history has been “on the centers of political, economic, and social power and the doings of elite white men.” He also observed that in the last several decades, historical study has turned its eyes on groups that had largely been “ignored and misinterpreted.” The history of the United States with respect to the role of enslaved people is a case in point. Much of US history, in our schoolbooks and popular culture, has been told from the perspective of white slaveholders and nonslaveholders; the viewpoint of slaves themselves was often ignored. There has been, though, a sea change in this since the 1950s, thanks to the Civil Rights and Black Power Movements, the growth of an educated African American middle class, and modern historians of all races and backgrounds. But it’s not as if, throughout history, African Americans have made no attempt at their own telling the st ...
You see, women have been essential to every great move of God. Yes, Moses led the Isaelites out of Egypt, but only after his mother risked her life to save him! Closer to our time, Clara Barton was instrumental in starting the Red Cross. Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin put fire into people's heart to end slavery in the United States. Rosa Parks kicked the Civil Rights Movement into gear with her quiet act of courage. Eunice Kennedy Shriver created the Special Olympics. Mother Teresa inspired the world by bringing love to countless thought unlovable. And millions of other women quietly change the world every day by bringing the love of God to those around them. - from the book Captivating Stasi and John Eldredge
This week marked two historical anniversaries in our country's history. First, the 150th Anniversary of the Gettysburg Address by Abraham Lincoln and the Second the death of JFK, President of the United States. They both had similar dreams for this country and eventually their dreams came true by those that carried on those dreams. Lincoln thought that no one would remember what happened there that day, but to this day we remember and know his speech. JFK fought for Civil Rights, dreamed of going to the moon and peace. "Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country".
As usual we will post in scheduled half staff orders on the page whenever we are notified...please see below: Fly the United States Flag at Half Staff on Friday November 22, 2013 For Immediate Release November 21, 2013 DAY OF REMEMBRANCE FOR PRESIDENT John F. Kennedy BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION A half century ago, America mourned the loss of an extraordinary public servant. With broad vision and soaring but sober idealism, President John F. Kennedy had called a generation to service and summoned a Nation to greatness. Today, we honor his memory and celebrate his enduring imprint on American history. In his 3 years as President of the United States, John F. Kennedy weathered some of the most perilous tests of the Cold War and led America to the cusp of a bright new age. His leadership through the Cuban Missile Crisis remains the standard for American diplomacy at its finest. In a divided Berlin, he delivered a stirring defense of freedom that would echo through the ages, ...
I am extremely please to announce that as of today I have optioned the world- wide motion picture and television rights to Pulitzer Prize winning author David Halberstam’s “The Children.” "The Children" is Mr. Halberstam's thrilling, up close and personal account of the Nashville students who became the non violent shock troops in the struggle for Civil Rights in the first half of that most turbulent decade, the 1960's. From the Nashville sit-ins of 1960 to the Freedom Rides through Alabam '61; from the murderous, Mississippi summer of '64 to "bloody Sunday" in Selma in 1965 these "Children" were at the very point of the spear in the fight against segregation. In much the same way that Steven Ambrose's "Band of Brothers" became the basis for HBO's monumental series about the liberation of Europe in World War Ii, I believe "The Children" could become a spectacular season of television that follows the lives of these students as they liberate the United States of America. Those "Children", in their .. ...
RAND PAUL'S VICTORY FILLABUSTER-THE THREE MUSTKATEERS-to hold it, even though he can yield to another senator for a question. "No president has the right to say he is judge, jury and executioner," Paul said. Not all Republicans were so enthusiastic about Paul's performance. Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., said the prospect of drones being used to kill people in the United States was "ridiculous" and called the debate "paranoia between libertarians and the hard left that is unjustified." Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Mich., the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, echoed Graham. He said it is unconstitutional for the U.S. military or intelligence agencies to conduct lethal counterterrorism operations in the United States against U.S. citizens. Suggesting they can or might, Rogers said, "provokes needless fear and detracts attention from the real threats facing the country." Later in the evening, Paul, the son of former Texas congressman and libertarian leader Ron Paul, offered to allow a vote on Brennan if the ...
THE Nikki Haley STORY The GOP hired this guy"Roan Garcia-Quintana, a director of the white supremacist Council of Conservative Citizens (CofCC), is closely tied to anti-immigrant organizations in the United States. Garcia-Quintana is a well-known leader in the CofCC, a group descended from the White Citizens Councils, which opposed desegregation of schools during the Civil Rights era." Well I am a concerned citizen of South Carolina to see our governor cohort with the enemy send a bad message. Governor hired a racist to her reelection committee. Seeing that I am African American, I see this action no good for South Carolina. I knew Nikki Haley was a bad person in my eyes’ but I did not know she would stoop so low to hire a white supremacist well this will show her as being a racist and inconsiderate of my feelings and the rest of the African American people. Well face book fans please respond to let me know how you feel!
Another classic movie on tonight. Mississippi Burning, starring Gene Hackman and Willem Dafoe, remains a deeply moving and disturbing depiction of the investigation into the murders of Civil Rights workers in 1964. I believe in the greatness of the United States yet our history is peppered with racism, violence and intolerance. We can, we must, strive to be all we can be. It's within us.
LARGE 24x36 INCH PRINT-- Robert F. Kennedy Photo "A VICTORY OF THE SPIRIT" Portland State College Speech "The Art of Peace" April 17, 1968 LARGE 24x36 Inch Archival Giclee Fine Art Print Image Dimensions are inches Heavyweight 270 gsm Satin paper Signed/Dated on lower white border Clear Sleeved on Acid Free Foam Core Shipped Flat, Insured with Tracking Kennedy fought for Civil Rights as Attorney General; his positive vision for the advancement of peace, justice, equality and responsibility is still relevant today. In this documentary portrait, taken at Portland State College, RFK addressed the relevance of the "Spirit of Youth" mindful of the "Revolutionary Spirit" that led to the foundation of the United States. He spoke of "a temper of the will" when dealing with our adversaries. Robert argued for ending the War in Vietnam, citing that the North Vietnamese leader, *** Chi Minh, had quoted the American Declaration of Independence as their inspiration for them to declare independence from the French. Robe ...
The word *** is used in the English-speaking world to refer to a person of black ancestry or appearance. The word *** denotes 'black' in the Spanish, Portuguese and old Italian speaking vocabulary, or from the ancient Latin. *** or "colored" was the most polite terminology, at a time when "black" was more offensive. This usage was accepted as normal, even by people classified as Negroes, until the later Civil Rights Movement in the late 1960s. One well-known example is the identification by Martin Luther King, Jr. of his own race as *** in his famous 1963 speech I Have a Dream. Since the late 1960s, various other terms have been more widespread in popular usage. These include "black", "Black African", "Afro-American" (in use from the late 1960s to 1990) and "African American" (used in the United States to refer to Black Americans, peoples often referred to in the past as American Negroes). The term *** is still used in some historical contexts, such as in the name of the United *** ...
Most people are unaware that the United States of America is NOR a Republic & hasn't been so for over a century. When the Southern Legislatures refused to participate right before the Civil War yet the North still convened, THAT WAS ILLEGAL, VIOLATING the precepts of our Republic! It has been kept VERY low key but shortly after that we stopped being a Republic & became a Corporation! Yes, that's right we, the USA are a corporation, NOT a Republic nor a Democracy :0( Is is any wonder then that THEY see the Occupy Movement as such a threat???
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Honorable President of the United States of America Mr. and Mrs. Barack H. Obama, and Organizing for Action, In My Opinion, Congress can waste our time on crying foul or spend time making frivolous bills. Surely, they're more about crying. I think that's worth at least minimum wage. Civil servants employed or elected, position of privilege and not of right, have gotten to be highly overrated and highly overpaid, income and benefits outpacing the cost of living and inflation and need; especially, when every self-indulgent interest group has conceivably pandered to officials carnal or spiritual whims. Since Sen. McCain and the Republican Congress lost to levy taxes for Universal Healthcare and have decided to make no decisions, to be op-positional to be ineffective; Unleash the Wrath of the hornets nest and make Presidential Executive decisions to do the Right Thing -- Rebuild American Spirit with Vision: Create jobs like Pres. Franklin D. Roosevelt and repair infrastructure, rebuild the electric grid, redu ...
Open letter to Phoenix Councilman Sal DiCiccio re: “Proposal assessing criminal penalties on small business passes 6 to 3. Business owner who posts anything objectionable making someone feel unwelcome will be subject to $2500 fine, be criminally liable and subject to civil penalties. Me , Waring and Gates were opposed.? Sal, can you post of send me a copy of entire bill? In this day and age, what or who defines "objectionable"? If I walk into a business that caters to a specific group I normally don't associate with and see a post that makes me feel uncomfortable are they liable? Whom do I call, “Post Busters”? When will all political party and elected official’s offices have to close? How does this law affect Churches, Temples, Mosque's, and other Religious Organizations? Does this bill comply with the 1rst, 5th, 9th and 10th Amendments of The Constitution of the United States? Do we not have the right of Freedom of Speech, Private Property and Eminent Domain and in Arizona’s Constitution ...
In honoring Black History Month, the Knowledge Center is highlighting some scholarly books from our collection which illustrate evolving obstacles and successes in the history of medicine for African Americans. Links and descriptions to these documents can be located by searching the Knowledge Center Online Catalog. African American Medical Pioneers / Epps, C.H.; Johnson, D.G.; Vaughan, AL. Rockville, MD: Williams & Wilkins, 1994. 254 p. MH94D2118 Against the Odds: Blacks in the Profession of Medicine in the United States. / Watson, W. Somerset, NJ: Transaction Publishers, 1998. 257 p. MH99D3773 An American Health Dilemma: A Medical History of African Americans and the Problem of Race: Beginnings to 1900. / Byrd, W.M.; Clayton, L.A. New York, NY: Routledge, 2000. 588 p. MH01D4337 Bad Blood: The Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment (New and Expanded ed.) / Jones, J H. New York, NY: The Free Press, 1993. 297 p. MH97D3222 Beside the Troubled Waters: A Black Doctor Remembers Life, Medicine and Civil Rights in an Alab ...
Black History: A United Black Front - The Honorable Elijah Muhammad's call and work for freedom, justice and equality spanned nearly 44 years, from the Jim Crow era through the Civil Rights period and beyond. The Hon. Elijah Muhammad was a powerful force who attracted thousands of followers and supporters in the United States and abroad. He established an unparalleled legacy of nation building and character transformation in Black communities throughout America. By molding Black identity and promoting self-knowledge at a time when the terms *** and Colored were used to dehumanize and disenfranchise Black People in America. The Honorable Elijah Muhammad saved countless by establishing the largest grassroots movement in Black America from the psychological attacks of White Supremacy, the self-destruction of drug abuse, and criminality introducing the principles of Muslim life as the solution. At a Nation Of Islam's Savior's Day convention on February 26, the Reverend Jesse Jackson (civil rights leader and . ...
Freedom Rides were journeys by Civil Rights Activists on interstate buses into the segregated southern United States to test the United States Supreme Court decision Boynton v. Virginia, (1960) 364 U.S. that ended segregation for passengers engaged in interstate travel. Organized by CORE, the first Freedom Ride of the 1960s left Washington D.C. on May 4, 1961, and was scheduled to arrive in New Orleans on May 17. During the first and subsequent Freedom Rides, activists traveled through the Deep South to integrate seating patterns and desegregate bus terminals, including restrooms and water fountains. That proved to be a dangerous mission. In Anniston, Alabama, one bus was firebombed, forcing its passengers to flee for their lives. In Birmingham, Alabama, an FBI informant reported that Public Safety Commissioner Eugene "Bull" Connor gave Ku Klux Klan members fifteen minutes to attack an incoming group of Freedom Riders before having police "protect" them. The riders were severely beaten "until it looked li ...
WE PETITION THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION TO: Conduct a formal investigation with the FBI regarding the recent actions that the LAPD took against Christopher Dorner. Christopher Dorner, although an alleged criminal, was not given Due Process in the court of law which is guaranteed to all United States citizens under the U.S Constitution. The actions taken by the LAPD represent a clear detachment from what is right and morally acceptable. Functions that should be practiced consistently when it comes to U.S citizens regardless of the circumstance. We petition the Obama Administration to conduct a formal investigation of the recent events incited by the L.A Police Department in Southern California, and to use the fullest extent of Government resources to come to a clear and concise reasoning behind the shooting of innocent civilians, burning of Private Property, and the ultimate denial of basic constitutional rights to Christopher Dorner. Created: Feb 14, 2013 Issues: Civil Rights and Liberties, Criminal Justice ...
Google Moves to Destroy Online Anonymity … Unintentionally Helping Authoritarian Governments Governments Move to Destroy Online Anonymity Some of the world’s leading social critics and political critics have used pen names. As Tyler Durden of Zero Hedge points out (edited slightly for readability): Though often maligned (typically by those frustrated by an inability to engage in ad hominem attacks), anonymous speech has a long and storied history in the United States. Used by the likes of Mark Twain (aka Samuel Langhorne Clemens) to criticize common ignorance, and perhaps most famously by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison and John Jay (aka publius) to write the Federalist Papers, we think ourselves in good company in using one or another nom de plume. Particularly in light of an emerging trend against vocalizing public dissent in the United States, we believe in the critical importance of anonymity and its role in dissident speech. Like the Economist magazine, we also believe that keeping authorship a ...
Am alive to this call ACTIVE PARTICIPATION OF BELIEVERS IN POLITICS: A STEP TOWARDS NATIONAL RESTORATION AND DEVELOPMENT -A SPEECH DELIVERED BY EVANG. KOLADE SEGUN-OKEOWO AT THE NATIONAL YOUTH CONVENTION OF THE RCCG AT THE YOUTH CNTRE, REDEMPTION CAMP ON WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2012. The situation of our country calls for sober reflection, nay it calls for loud wailing and gnashing of teeth. A country so vastly blessed with natural and human resources, yet her citizens live in abject poverty, disease and ignorance. It is a shame! I need not bore you painting a sorry picture of what Nigeria is now and what it ought to be. We all are living witnesses. I doubt if any here can claim to be satisfied with the situation of Nigeria. In 2009, the United States former First Lady and Secretary of State, Hilary Clinton visited Nigeria. She was short of calling and labeling us “a failed country” Her outage and insult on the Nigerian nation started all the way from Johannesburg, South Africa where she had visited as ...
Here is some additional information about Jenny Rivera, nominee for the State court of Appeals. Jenny Rivera is a Professor of Law at the City University of New York School of Law in New York and the Founder and Director of the Law School's Center on Latino and Latina Rights and Equality (CLORE). CLORE promotes law reform scholarship, public education, and litigation in support of expanded civil rights, and focuses on issues impacting the Latino community in the United States. Professor Rivera is a former Administrative Law Judge of the New York State Division of Human Rights, a former member of the New York City Commission on Human Rights, and served as the Special Deputy Attorney General for Civil Rights for New York State Attorney General Andrew M. Cuomo. As Special Deputy Attorney General she assisted in the development and implementation of the Attorney General's civil rights agenda, supervised the Civil Rights Bureau and organized and held statewide outreach sessions on civil rights issues. In 1993 ...
Civil Rights: Charles Hamilton Houston- (September 3, 1895-April 22, 1950) was a black lawyer who helped play a role in dismantling the Jim Crow laws and helped train future Supreme Court justice Thurgood Marshall. Known as "The Man Who Killed Jim Crow", he played a role in nearly every civil rights case before the Supreme Court between 1930 and Brown v. Board of Education (1954). Houston's brilliant plan to attack and defeat Jim Crow segregation by using the inequality of the "separate but equal" doctrine (from the Supreme Court's Plessy v. Ferguson decision) as it pertained to public education in the United States was the master stroke that brought about the landmark Brown decision. Born in Washington, D.C., Houston prepared for college at Dunbar High School in Washington, then matriculated to Amherst College, graduating Phi Beta Kappa in 1915. From 1915 to 1917, Houston taught English at Howard University. From 1917 to 1919, he was a First Lieutenant in the United States Infantry, based in Fort Mead .. ...
There are two Supreme Court rulings that directly relate to the current anti-Assault Weapon issue everyone needs to be reminded of. The first is United States v. Miller 1939. Miller possessed a sawed-off shotgun banned under the National Firearms Act. He argued that he had a right to bear the weapon under the Second Amendment, but the Supreme Court ruled against him. Why? At the time, sawed-off shotguns were not being used in a military application, and the Supremes ruled that since it didn't, it was not protected. Even though Miller lost that argument, the Miller case set the precedent that protected firearms have a military, and thus a legitimate and protected Militia use. The military now uses shotguns regularly, but not very short, sawed-off shotguns, but an AR-15/AK-47 type weapon is currently in use by the military, therefore it is a protected weapon for the Unorganized Militia, which includes just about every American citizen now that both age and sex discrimination are illegal. (The origina ...
Found this interesting review of the gun laws on the books or were on the books at one time. Washington (CNN) -- Mass shootings in 2012 reignited the debate over legislation to combat gun violence. Here's a look at laws already on the books in the United States dealing with firearms. 1791 -- Second Amendment: Congress ratifies the Second Amendment to the Constitution, which reads that "A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed." 1934 -- National Firearms Act: The law was designed to make it difficult to obtain especially lethal guns. These would include preferred weapons of the era's gangsters, like sawed-off long rifles or shotguns and machine guns. It also regulated specialty weapons concealed in canes, pens or other items. How the NRA wields its influence 1968 -- Gun Control Act of 1968: Following the assassinations of President John F. Kennedy, Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, ...
A FRIEND SEND ME THIS ARTICLE. U.S. Marshals, too, were in harm's way for civil rights Read more: of Black History Month, it is appropriate to recognize the United States Marshals Service's involvement and contribution in events that impacted African Americans. As the oldest federal Law Enforcement agency in the United States, the Marshals Service has been heavily involved in many historic events. A major part of this history includes our involvement in the Civil Rights era, including enforcement of federal court orders and providing security to enforce federal laws and orders related to civil rights. After riots erupted over James Meredith's historic enrollment at Ole Miss in 1962, teams of deputies protected him 24 hours a day for an entire year. On Oct. 1, 1962, the day after the riot at the University of Mississippi, then-Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy stated: “I think last night was the worst night I ever spent. We had these marshals who perhaps originally signed up ... not realizing that they ...
Happy Birthday Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.!!! Thank you for changing the Jim Crow laws to laws of inclusion for all people. You were equipped, mightily anointed, called and chosen to passionately obliterate the laws of the old south, with non-violence as your most productive weapon of choice. Although we lost you, to an evil assassin, we can remember and celebrate your hard won victory for dignity and Civil Rights in these United States of America. Thank You Dr. King!!
Kent State: Was It about Civil Rights or Murdering Student Protesters? Censored Notebook, Featured Articles, Investigative ResearchSep 11, 2012 digg This article is from the forthcoming book Censored 2013: Dispatches from the Media Revolution and intends to expose the lies of American leadership in order to uncensor the “unhistory” of the Kent State massacre, while also aiming toward justice and healing, as censoring the past impacts American Occupy protesters today. by Laurel Krause with Mickey Huff When Ohio National Guardsmen fired sixty-seven gun shots in thirteen seconds at Kent State University (KSU) on May 4, 1970, they murdered four unarmed, protesting college students and wounded nine others. For forty-two years, the United States government has held the position that Kent State was a tragic and unfortunate incident occurring at a noontime antiwar rally on an American College campus. In 2010, compelling forensic evidence emerged showing that the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the C ...
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On Monday, June 25th 2012, the following occurred: The Supreme Court unanimously - yes, UNANIMOUSLY - upheld the portion of Arizona’s Immigration Law that directs Law Enforcement officers to check the immigration status of EVERYONE who is ARRESTED for a crime. It not just "ALLOWS" them to check, but "DIRECTS" them to check. That means it's mandatory. Less than three hours later, the President of the United States issued an Executive Order BLOCKING THE ENTIRE STATE OF ARIZONA'S ACCESS to the the Federal Database that would allow such checks. The only State or Local entity EVER to be blocked. One hour after that (which means they had it all ready in advance), the Department of Justice went live with a toll-free number, a web site, and ads, ASKING FOR PEOPLE TO REPORT BEING "RACIALLY PROFILED" because of this ruling, so they - THE U.S. Justice Department - can file "Civil Rights" lawsuits against the Police Departments, Sheriffs, Cities, Counties and State of Arizona. In other words, the American Citizens ...
  Make no mistake... Obama is creating a National Security Economic [Fiscal] crisis among other planned events with the goal [ultimately to cause the downfall of these United States] of undermining our "Rule of Law" and to position himself for "Emergency Powers" in order to stay in office as "Commander & Chief. He will then declare "Martial Law" and disarm U.S. citizens and create a "Police State", circumventing the Constitution, bleed in "Sharia Law", overrule our "Civil Rights", disband a dysfunctional Congress and remove all "Civil Liberties" & "Personal Sovereignty". He has no interest in preserving "Life, Liberty nor the pursuit of Happiness".   Anyone who thinks these things cannot happen here is not an honest student of history and should pull their head out of the sand. Obama represents a "Clear and Present Danger to these United States of America and may even be guilty of Treason [by action or inaction]. At the very least, his actions threaten the very existence of our great nation as we know i ...
January 3 1963 Fifty years ago in Civil Rights. A Georgia judge heard a suit seeking to tear down Atlanta's "Berlin Wall," barricades built across two streets a month earlier to discourage black citizens from purchasing homes in an adjacent all-white neighborhood. The 88th Congress of the United States was sworn in. It met until January 1965 and experienced in the Senate, the longest filibuster ever (73 days) by southern Senators in an attempt to block the Civil Rights Act of 1964. On Long Island, Newsday published an editorial response to a speech given on January 1 by Lincoln Lynch, chair of Long Island CORE in which the paper accused him of yelling "fire" in a crowded theater when he called for a barrage of law suits and demonstrations to fight discrimination in employment and public services. Newday preferred a more gradual approach: "The solution in the future as in the immediate past is the continuously accelerating but patient movement toward interracial understanding that has already gained a f .. ...
Most Significant FAILURE of Civil Rights Organization, Congressional Black Caucus, Democratic Party and President Obama Vernellia Randall, Professor of Law Over ten years ago, the Supreme Court in Alexander versus Sandoval (532 U.S. 275 (2001), ruled that individuals cannot bring a lawsuit in court under Title VI regulations outlawing disparate impact litigation. That only the agency (such as the Justice Department) can bring a suit. What this decision did was close the court house door for most forms of racial discrimination. Let me backed up, the court has had a long standing policy of saying that Title VI of Civil Rights Act only covered intentional discrimination. That is, an institution must actually desire to discriminate base on race, that must be the institutions primary purpose. This interpretation has been made by the Supreme Court even though nothing in the law says that. "No person in the United States shall, on the ground of race, color, or national origin, be excluded from participation ...
Every year about now I watch "It's a Wonderful Life" again to remind myself what Frank Capra understood about America -- its essential decency and common sense. In many ways the nation is better than it was in 1946 when the movie first appeared. Women have gained economic power and reproductive rights; we enacted Civil Rights and Voting Rights and, through Medicare and Medicaid, dramatically reduced poverty among the elderly; we began to tackle environmental devastation; we stopped treating *** as criminals and have even started to recognize equal marriage rights. We elected and then re-elected the first black president of the United States. But we are still in danger of the "Pottersville" Capra envisioned as the alternative to what happens when Americans fail to join together and forget the meaning of the public good. The craven and cynical bullies symbolized by Lionel Barrymore's "Mr. Potter" are threatening our democracy and our common morality. We must continue to fight them.
Right now until 6 p.m., there's a Texas Civil Rights Project event at the University of Texas at Brownsville and Texas Southmost College for immigrants who arrived in the United States as children and want help applying for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Head over to the University Boulevard Classroom Building at 80 Fort Brown Street in Brownsville.
I am extremely upset about the Supreme Court deciding to look at and possibly overturn the Civil Rights Act. This is Republican led action to suppress the vote of those who have been able to stand up and make their voices heard. This country has NOT "come a long way, baby". The white folks need to stop their racism and accept the fact that the entire world is changing, becoming more tolerant, and in the United States, most people are NOT angry with the Latinos and African Americans. So the white folks had better get their heads on straight and accept the facts. And the Supreme Court, as they look at the Civil Rights Act, would be wise to let it stand as is. There is no need to rush. This Act was put in place to protect the voting rights of minorities. If it is removed or made weaker, who is the winner? Certainly not minorities. The only winner will be the Republican Party. The Supreme Court screwed around with us regarding Citizens United, and corporations and the super-pacs lost. SO DID THE SU ...
An American Photographer Mr. Gordon ParksGordon Parks" spent the majority of his professional career at the crossroads of the glamorous and the ghetto – two extremes the noted photographer knew well. Perhaps best recognized for his works chronicling the African-American experience, Parks was also an accomplished fashion photographer. Bare Witness: Photographs by Gordon Parks provides a revealing look at the diversity and breadth of Park’s most potent imagery. Featuring 73 works specifically selected by Parks for the photographic collection of the Los Angeles-based Capital Group, Bare Witness divulges heart wrenching images, iconic moments, celebrities and slices of everyday life. Born in 1912 in Fort Scott, Kansas, Parks, who died in 2006 at age 93, was an African American photographer who began working professionally in the 1930′s. Parks tackled the harsh truth and dignity of the black urban and rural poor in the United States. He photographed aspects of the Civil Rights Movements and individu ...
PLEASE TAKE TIME TO READ THESE 2 VIVID DREAMS GIVEN TO ME WITH A CLEAR MESSAGE FROM GOD BEFORE THE 2008 ELECTION! Hi my name is Sandy Pool and I was born in California on Jan. 20, 1960 also John Fitzgerald Kennedy’s inauguration day the president known for his stand on civil rights. We soon moved to Colorado Springs before moving overseas to England. While in Colorado I remember how sad everyone was when JFK was shot and killed. I especially remember all the Black People crying & grieving but I didn’t understand why. My Daddy was an Air Force officer so he always worked alongside some wonderful Black People and always taught us to be anti-prejudice so I was blessed to have a best friend that was a black girl named Sam while we lived in England for 3 years! When we came back from England to the United States and my Daddy was stationed at Barksdale AFB in North Louisiana I was first made aware of the many problems going on at that time with Civil Rights when I was repeatedly called an “N LOVER” for ...
Vote. Vote. Vote. Vote. Democratic A movie called Glory Road. People need to watch this. This Presidential Election is about Civil Rights and Rights for Women and the Black American. So man White Republicans have disrespected the First Black President it is an insult to to all Black People in this country and the Country we live in the World looks at the United States and see Racist White People. This man is the Leader. Let's stand behind President Barack Obama. I am a product of racism. I went to school, I was that new niggar. I know
The Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009 (Pub.L. 111-2, S. 181) is a federal statute in the United States that was the first bill signed into law by President Barack Obama on January 29, 2009. The Act amends the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
I have seen this today many times did he realize what a compliment it was ? o Romney would be a president like Reagan Eisenhower and Coolidge not bad company Calvin Coolidge was the 30th president of the United States. He served at a time of unparalled prosperity. " Coolidge was a laconic New Englander who strongly favored frugality in Government. His major goals as president were to reduce government spending. cut taxes, and to keep America from any foreign entanglements. He succeeded in these efforts. 6 minutes ago · Like Ike on social issues :Little Rock’s Central High School In 1957, Eisenhower sent in 1000 paratroopers to ensure the rights of the Little Rock Nine to attend Central High. Proposed first general civil rights legislation since Reconstruction. The final act created a permanent Commission for Civil Rights, one of Truman’s original goals. New Deal In 1954, he signed bills extending Social Security benefits to more than 7 million Americans. Created the Department of Health, Education ...
Family, "GOD IS BLESSING", AND i can imagine John F. Kennedy, EDWARD TED KENNEDY, Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., MOMMA BIDEN, MALCOLM X, Huey P. Newton , ALL RIGHT NOW ROLLING OVER IN THEIR GRAVES & watching from Heaven their work & efforts for Civil Rights going down the drain along with President Barack Obama the 1st & only African American President of the United States! In fact, it in my opinion is no coencidance that an Afro American was not permitted too run for President so white folks figured since Barack Obama is not genuinely Afro American butt actually African/White American they would tolerate his Audacity too run for President knowing full well he was going too be more of the same towards Afro Americans so he did not pose a real threat too their legacy of racial inequality, go figure! "FOOD FOR THOUGHT"! "GOD IS BLESSING"~
Did you know that In 1961, 21-year-old Civil Rights Activist John Lewis got off a bus in Rock Hill, South Carolina. Upon entering a “whites only” waiting room, he was attacked and beaten bloody by a young white man named Elwin Wilson? Years later, the two met in person and Wilson apologized for his actions. Lewis responded, “I forgive you. I don’t have any ill feelings, any bitterness, any malice.” The atmosphere in the southern United States during the Civil Rights Movement was full of explosive tension. As the movement for Racial Equality gained momentum, non-violent demonstrations were often met with violence and even death. Young John Lewis, who would later become a senator, survived more than one brutal attack. But this situation ended differently, with resolution and forgiveness. Wilson apologized, reporting that he had found the Lord and recognized his wrong; Lewis described it as a moment of grace and forgiveness, representing what the struggle was about. In Matthew, Jesus shares a story ...
I just sent an email to Step Cutter she heads up the ObamaTruth Team and you may have seen her on the Talk Shows. The subject matter of my email was that Romney and the RNC have already tipped their hat by stating that they are loading up Zingers to put down the President of the United States. Well us Obama Supporters are used to the Zingers we have endured them since Obama became president back in 2008. It’s been one wrong-headed bogus Conspiracy Theory after the other. We have seen the uprising of the Tea Party which is nothing more than those Southern Democratic s George Wallace types who left the Democratic Party over the Civil Rights Movement in 1965, who infiltrated the Grand Ole Party and the 1% Neo Cons have been using you like mindless cows for fodder (votes) for years now. That it’s important for President Obama to prepare facts not Zingers. But more importantly we have been three yards and a cloud of dust this election. We now have their defense soften up and we have some good numbers ...
A brief article on black Canadian history before America’s Civil Rights Movement is recognized on this date. The first recorded black person to set foot on land now known as Canada was a free man named Mathieu de Costa, who travelled with explorer Samuel de Champlain, and arrived in Nova Scotia some time between 1603 and 1608 as a translator for the French explorer Pierre Dugua, Sieur de Monts. The first known black person to live in Canada was a slave from Madagascar named Olivier Le Jeune, who may have been of partial Malay ancestry. As a group, Black People arrived in Canada in several waves. Before the American Revolutionary War Black People in Canada were slaves. Slavery had been legalized in 1705 in France, and in France's colonies as well. In Canada, some of the slaves were Aboriginal Canadians captured in wars, some were Black People from Africa, and some had been bought from the United States. After a war in 1763 England took control of New France. They had no laws allowing or forbidding slaver ...
Democrats only supported the 1960's Civil Rights Movement years after the Republicans supported Civil Rights. Many people do not know that Abraham Lincoln and Martin Luther King, Jr. were also Republicans. It is important to remember that We the People are made up those from all walks of life. This is what makes America great, we do not differentiate. We are the United States of America, for a reason. Frederick Douglass would have understood the importance of all Americans being united this election and not falling for the divide and distract (divide and conquer) tactics of our current POTUS.
Below is an open letter in support of *** marriage in America by Football player. Please read Baltimore Ravens linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo is going “full steam ahead” after his battle with Maryland legislator C. Emmett Burns Jr., who last week wrote a letter calling on the team’s owner to silence Ayanbadejo regarding his public advocacy of *** marriage, only to back down amid a national uproar. I find it inconceivable that you are an elected official of the United States government. Your vitriolic hatred and bigotry make me ashamed and disgusted to think that you are in any way responsible for shaping policy at any level. The views you espouse neglect to consider several fundamental key points, which I will outline in great detail: 1. As I suspect you have not read the Constitution, I would like to remind you that the very first amendment in this founding document deals with the freedom of speech, particularly the abridgment of said freedom. By using your position as an elected official (when refe ...
This is a re-post of a statement made by one of my FB Friends Henry Sosa! A very important statement to share! The percentage of voters that are not informed is astounding, so here is my opinion. Most people think that every election is about change, about drastic measures taking place, but what many voters don't understand is that certain elections are about fighting for and retaining what we already have. Many African American People and other minorities dies in the quest for Civil Rights, Many women of all walks of life endured tremendous suffering fighting for women's rights. It wasn't until the Voting Rights Act of 1965 that discriminatory voting practices were outlawed in the United States. This November all of those issues that our ancestors fought for, died for are at stake again. Battles that we thought our ancestors had won, are coming back to haunt this generation. Elections have Consequences!
On Monday,January 16th, this country celebrates the memory and legacy of the late Civil Rights Activist, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Both Dr. King and his father are celebrated figures in the United States, but most people do not know the connection between the two Baptist ministers from the America...
When Barack Obamas grandfather was exposing him to the Communist doctrine of Frank Marshall Davis, Mitt Romneys father was marching for Civil Rights. Ask yourself this: "Which of these two men had the better lessons in life to prepare themselves to become the President of the United States?"
These Shootings that are taking place in Theaters and Churches are not something new. Historically, it was an incident just like these that helped propel this Country forward in regards to "Civil Rights"! Can you imagine if there were still segregation in theaters, churches, schools, ballparks, buses and trains! Along with this the mindset present today with respect to how some factions feel towards Minorities. Maybe I should have said "In regards to the Disrespect shown to minorities in the United States today". WOW...To have been in a theater under those circumstances. There are those who think "Slavery" was a matter of "Private Property"! Well, if I was on the Plantation and was at the movies...Amos and Andy, Steppin Fletcher, Uncle Remus or "Birth of A Nation" eating Angie Mama Popcorn and Uncle Bens Rice cakes and I protested that wanted to see "The Harriet Tubman Story" (OH Horrors!), My Massa with his guns (asserting his 2nd Amendment Rights) could feel threatened by me and anyone who supported me ...
Apparently, a Southern Baptist congregation complained to it's minister about plans for a Black couple to be married in their(the congregations's) church. The said they would vote the out if the wedding proceeded. Apparently they wanted nothing to do with Black People being in their church. I'll bet they're all fine upstanding conservative, salt of the earth, republican voting, Reagan loving people convinced that they are Christians in the truest sense of the word. Naturally there is absolutely NO SUCH THING as racism in the United States. That minor little affair ended when the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was signed, right? I wonder what their problem was with the idea of the wedding taking place in their church? Maybe the couple was Catholic? But then they would have gotten married in the Papist church, right? So that can't be it. Maybe one or both of them were criminals or something. Yea. Jesus couldn't possibly have a problem with their decision in THAT case could he? Could he? Nah. That ...
Nathaniel "Nat" Turner (October 2, 1800 –November 11, 1831) was an American slave who led a slave rebellion in Virginia on August 21, 1831 that resulted in 60 white deaths and at least 100 black deaths, [2] the largest number of fatalities to occur in one uprising prior to the American Civil War in the southern United States. He gathered supporters in Southampton County, Virginia. Turner was convicted, sentenced to death, and hanged. In the aftermath, the state executed 56 blacks accused of being part of Turner's slave rebellion. Two hundred blacks were also beaten and killed by white militias and mobs reacting with violence. [3] Across Virginia and other southern states, state legislators passed new laws prohibiting education of slaves and free blacks, restricting rights of assembly and other civil rights for free blacks, and requiring white ministers to be present at black worship services.
Whitney Moore Young Jr. (July 31, 1921 – March 11, 1971) was an American civil rights leader. He spent most of his career working to end employment discrimination in the United States and turning the National Urban League from a relatively passive civil rights organization into one that aggressively fought for equitable access to socioeconomic opportunity for the historically disenfranchised. Race And Poverty & Chicago Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights
(r) via U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) Under Obama's stewardship the United States has suffered the largest deficits in history and a credit downgrade from the rating agency Standard & Poor. When his economic stimulus program was adopted unemployment rose and stagnated in the 10% range, leaving tens of millions without hope of finding a job. Patrick H. Caddell and Douglas E. Schoen, writing in the Wall Street Journal, noted, "Rather than being a unifier, Mr. Obama has divided America on the basis of race, class and partisanship." The commentators also note Obama's approach to governance has encouraged radical leftists to pursue a similar strategy on his behalf. Mary Frances Berry, former head of the U.S. Civil Rights Commission, acknowledged that the Obama administration has taken to polarizing America around the issue of race as a means of diverting attention from other issues, saying, "Having one's opponent rebut charges of racism is far better than discussing joblessness."Caddell and Schoen, who worked for P ...
Tribal Members - The LTNC Tribal Council Business Meeting is tonight at 6:30 pm at First Nations Boys and Girls Club, 784 Singletary Church Road, Lumberton NC 28358. Tribal Council members intend to attempt to prevent me from speaking. Wouldn't it be nice if hundreds of Lumbees were present to stop 21 from violating the civil rights of any member of our society!!! The 21 have not read the Lumbee Constitution so I guess it is foolish of me to believe them to be familiar with either the Constitution or Bill of Rights of these United States of America. Unless I am seriously wrong, the people of the Lumbee Tribe want me to be heard as I speak the voice of the people!
I promised to give my thoughts on the black crime rate. Luckily for me, the New Century Foundation has done the work for me. First watch this video. the report discussed above: blacks commit far more crimes than their percentage of the population would indicate; blacks are over-represented in virtually every category. What conclusion do I draw from this? I say we'd be better off if there were no blacks (and Hispanics) in the United States. A bumper sticker seen on cars in states of the old Confederacy read: "If we'd known then what we know now, we'd have picked our own cotton." One wit described blacks as obsolete farm equipment. A few observations are in order: 1. If there were no blacks, we'd lose some good people. Walter Williams, Thomas Sowell, and Larry Elder come immediately to mind. But these are exceptions. 2. If there were no blacks, it would be a fatal blow to the civil rights industry. No EEOC, no Civil Rights divisions of virtually every government agency, no racial quotas in government hiring ...
Oh. I get it now. The Supreme Court's upholding for "ObamaCare" was one small leap for humanity and one giant fail for American social progress. Roberts seems to have engaged in political horse trading, which should not occur in the Court. His decision was based on the power of Congress to tax, not on the Commerce Clause. In fact, Roberts has quietly overturned the power that Congress has used since the tone of the Great Depression, the rule of law that enabled things like Civil Rights legislation. He bought the broccoli argument, saying that Congress could pass a law that broccoli non-consumption could be taxed, but not that broccoli consumption could be required for the benefit of the people based on a common good for all citizens of the United States, and legal because the central government controls interstate commerce. This overturns Supreme Court thought valid since the time of John Marshall in 1824. The Tea Party has very quietly won. Get mad. And start burying guns and gold in the backyar ...
Lets talk a little bit of history..."Harpers Ferry". From the inception of the United States and its Constitution Abolishinists spoke out openly condeming the Sin of Slavery. Not more than 70 years later a lone minister who played a major roll in freeing slaves from the south, holds up with his band of righteous fellows and begins perhaps the first gun shots preceeding the Civil War. The minister John Brown was later tried and hung for treason. Was it treason or was it a moral imperative, you deside? Either way it was enough to stew the powers to be to act. The kicker was that "Christians" on both sides of the Mason Dixon line fought against one another pertaining to this very same issue. Now lets look in retrospect. Over a hundred years later, not to ignore the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960's, "Christians" are once again divided. From abortion to welfare, either issue you want to address, both moral as well as illegal/lawful pending which way you go, are divided. So whats going to take for this natio ...
23 JUNE 1909 | WILMA GLODEAN RUDOLPH was born in Clarksville, Tennessee. Wilma Glodean Rudolph (June 23, 1940 – November 12, 1994) was an American athlete. Rudolph was considered the fastest woman in the world in the 1960s and competed in two Olympic Games, in 1956 and in 1960. In the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome Rudolph became the first American woman to win three gold medals in track and field during a single Olympic Games. A track and field champion, she elevated women's track to a major presence in the United States. She is also regarded as a civil rights and women's rights pioneer. Along with other 1960 Olympic athletes such as Cassius Clay, who later became Muhammad Ali, Rudolph became an international star due to the first international television coverage of the Olympics that year. The powerful sprinter emerged from the 1960 Rome Olympics as "The Tornado," the fastest woman on earth. The Italians nicknamed her La Gazzella Negra ("The Black Gazelle"); to the French she was La Perle Noire ("The Bl ...
If the American people ever agree to give up any or our "Religious Freedom Rights" to government, so too will end our civil and Human Rights, in which much blood was shed for. The Declaration of Independence, Written by Thomas Jefferson, and the "moral" Civil Rights victories led by the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., in the 50' & 60's, were both rooted in the inalienable rights given to mankind by a moral and just Creator, "God Himself!" It has been proven by the United States of America, mankind's only freedom is in the Lord Jesus Christ, "God Himself!" (Jonh 1; 8:32-33) Without the God of the Holy Bible, man and satan becomes mankind's god, governing us with his oppressive and abominable laws! (Revelation 13)
I find it ironic that we're called the United States, "one nation, under God, indivisible..." yet we have had a recurring theme of division and segregation in our culture. Lady Liberty (the Mother of Exiles), through the words of Emma Lazarus, welcomes the world's refuge; beckoning the homeless and poor to enter the "golden door". Fast forward... through slavery and the Civil War, segregation of whites from blacks, the Civil Rights Movement, women's suffrage and struggle for equality to the current struggle for LGBT equality, a rising rate of bullying and suicide among youths, and even the horrendous treatment and distaste for immigrants that's still pervasive today. All this, perpetrated by a nation still claiming to be founded under God. Now you can say "it's in the past" or that I'm forgetting the achievements of America (perhaps, but at the cost of how many lives?) or that I should be more thankful for the freedoms I do have. Maybe so, but I happen to think history is relevant to the future and to hea ...
Congratulations to my fourth graders who won First Place in "The Great Race". In this competition, students had to race from George Washington's birthplace to President Obama's birthplace in Honolulu, while criss-crossing the United States stopping at various other presidential birthplaces, battlefields, Civil Rights, Underground Railroad, and Great Depression sites. Students had to go from start to finish the fastest and cheapest and could not fly, except the last leg to Hawaii. Students worked in teams to plan, map, research and budget their costs and time. Also, students were required to do research on each stop as well. There were 13 other schools throughout the United States who competed in this challenge.
In light of all the political and Civil Rights attention that has been thrust upon us this week, I took the time to do some reading. I came across this letter From Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and I found it uplifting. There is a right way to handle these situations. Dr. King certainly knew the right way. Subsequently, that it why his movement was successful. 16 April 1963 My Dear Fellow Clergymen: While confined here in the Birmingham city jail, I came across your recent statement calling my present activities "unwise and untimely." Seldom do I pause to answer criticism of my work and ideas. If I sought to answer all the criticisms that cross my desk, my secretaries would have little time for anything other than such correspondence in the course of the day, and I would have no time for constructive work. But since I feel that you are men of genuine good will and that your criticisms are sincerely set forth, I want to try to answer your statement in what I hope will be patient and reasonable terms. I think ...
Mitt Romney, in commenting about California's Prop 8, so that he was against a bunch of unelected judges making a decision for the voters. This argument has been made by bigots for a long time, the idea that (like just recently in North Korea-lina) a majority of homophobes can take away someone's Civil Rights simply because their bigoted upbringing leads them to want to. In the case of North Karolina it's even worse because many African Americans voted to deny the Rights of homosexuals because of their bigoted religion, without realizing that THEIR Rights during the Civil Right's Era were being denied for the very same reason, because White People pointed to the Bible and said "See! Slavery is in the Bible so it's ok!" The black church's support of this initiative was as close to them voting back slavery as they could possibly get. Ask the Weimar Republic Era Germans what happens when you vote away the Rights of one group of people. Pretty soon you find the racists and bigots and fascist are knocking on ...
I am feeling a little litigious today. Corruption of the Courts in the United States: Dred Scott redux? In the years leading to the Civil War it was argued that the rights for life, liberty, and property were secured in the Fifth Amendment. The US courts failed to protect such rights, as best documented in the Dred Scott Decision. Following the Civil War, the Fourteenth Amendment was adopted, to further secure these rights through ‘equal protection.’ Today, the US courts again fail to protect these Constitutional and Civil Rights, and the US government fails to perform its duties and obligations in protection of the Human Rights of the People pursuant to international law. The People are routinely deprived of Life, liberty, and property with no Due Process of law. The latter two - often to cater to large corporate interests. Corruption of the US courts has reached levels not seen for a century and is one of the fundamental causes of the current financial crisis. Unless reform of the US courts is initi ...
Mark Lloyd is the associate general counsel and Chief Diversity Officer at the Federal Communications Commission of the United States.[1] He was previously the Vice President for strategic initiatives at the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights. Lloyd was also an affiliate professor at the Georgeto...
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