Category Archives: Civil Rights

Video | Senate Hearings for the Nomination of Loretta Lynch for Attorney General of the United States

Loretta Lynch to pledge fresh start with Congress By Seung Min Kim 1/28/15 8:02 AM EST Much of her opening remarks, which are Lynch’s first chance to publicly introduce herself to Congress, will take a personal tone. Lynch, the daughter … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. And Thank You.

Today is the official celebration of the birthday of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The Google Doodle from today, and the explanation behind it. Roxbury artist creates Google Doodle for MLK Day By Linda Matchan GLOBE STAFF JANUARY 19, … Continue reading

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Photos: Dr Martin Luther King’s 1965 #Selma March

Hat tip Essence

Posted in Black History, Civil Rights, Democracy, Freedom, History, Institutional Racism, Jim Crow laws, Justice, Open Thread, Racism, Voting Rights, Voting Rights Act | Tagged , , | 4 Comments

Life Imitates Art: Eric Garner And Radio Raheem Die At The Hands Of The NYPD Chokehold

Posted in Civil Rights, Current Events, Human Rights, Justice, Justice for Eric Garner, News, Open Thread, Police bruality, Racial Bias, Racial Profiling, Racism | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 51 Comments

“Just Mercy”: Bryan Stevenson on Ferguson, Prison Reform & Why the Opposite of Poverty is Justice

Hat tip: Democracy Now LIZA: “This is an excellent interview with Bryan Stevenson. Amy Goodman deserves much credit. She is the only TV reporter with anything close to a national audience who consistently reports truthfully on Ferguson and many other … Continue reading

Posted in Black History, Civil Rights, Democracy, discrimination, Empowerment, Freedom, Hate Crime, History, Human Rights, Institutional Racism, Jim Crow laws, Justice, Justice for Michael Brown, Media, Politics, Slavery | Tagged , , , , | 24 Comments

An American Horror Story | Open Letter from Ferguson Protestors and Allies (10.17.14)

Posted in Civil Rights, Current Events, discrimination, Domestic Terrorism, Gun Violence, Hate Crime, Human Rights, Institutional Racism, Justice, Justice for Michael Brown, News, Open Thread, Police bruality, Racial Bias, Racial Profiling, Racism | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

Amnesty International | Police in Ferguson committed human rights abuses

Police in Ferguson, Missouri, committed human rights abuses as they sought to quell mostly peaceful protests that erupted after an officer killed an unarmed black teenager, an international human rights organization said in a report released on Friday. The Amnesty … Continue reading

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