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Gay Pride Parade 2014 Kicks Off In New York City And Across The U.S.

Gay Pride Parade 2014 Kicks Off In New York City And Across The U.S.

By Val Powell June 29, 2014

The annual Pride Parade kicked off in New York City on Sunday where lesbians, gays, bisexuals, transgenders, and supporters marched around the city to celebrate same-sex marriage triumphs. Fifth Avenue became a sea of colors as thousands of people marched …

Discrimination Lawsuit Filed Over Teacher's Beard Discrimination Lawsuit Filed Over Teacher's Beard

The U.S. Department of Justice this week announced that it has filed a lawsuit against the School District of Philadelphia over a religious discrimination claim. According to the Justice Department, the school district violated Title VII of the Civil Rights …

Texas Gay Marriage: Federal Judge Strikes Down Ban Texas Gay Marriage: Federal Judge Strikes Down Ban

On Wednesday, Judge Orlando Garcia struck down the ban on gay marriage in Texas. The judge went on to say that he did not do it to defy the people of Texas, but to comply with the U.S. constitution. The …

Court Controls MLK's BIble And Nobel Prize Court Controls MLK's BIble And Nobel Prize

On Wednesday, Superior Judge Robert McBurney of Fulton County ordered that Martin Luther King Jr.’s Nobel Peace Prize and Bible be stored inside a safety deposit box. Only the court will know the location and have access to the assets …

Wounded Knee Protest: FBI Confirms Murder Of 1973 Wounded Knee Protest: FBI Confirms Murder Of 1973

Not to confuse the issue, the original Wounded Knee Massacre occurred on December 29, 1890, near Wounded Knee Creek on the Lakota Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in the U.S. state of South Dakota. It was the last battle of the …

Anderson Cooper: ASU Racist Partygoers Are Morons Anderson Cooper: ASU Racist Partygoers Are Morons
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The public display of apparent racism that occurred at an Arizona State University (ASU) party for Martin Luther King day got quite a reaction. Mostly condemnation, which was plainly addressed when Anderson Cooper made an ‘on-air’ statement, well, more like …

Utah Gay Marriage Laws Pending Final Resolution Utah Gay Marriage Laws Pending Final Resolution

Utah Gov. Gary Herbert announced Wednesday that the state will not recognize gay marriages performed since Dec. 20 pending a final ruling by the courts. U.S district judge Robert Shelby ruled on Dec. 20 that the state’s ban on same-sex …

Nelson Mandela Buried In Hometown Of Qunu Nelson Mandela Buried In Hometown Of Qunu

Nelson Mandela, fondly known as Madiba, became South Africa’s first black president in 1994. He was buried on Sunday in his childhood village of Qunu in Eastern Cape province. His burial concluded 10 days of  mourning that followed his death …

The GOP’s Rosa Parks Racism Tweet Draws Criticism The GOP’s Rosa Parks Racism Tweet Draws Criticism
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On December 1, 1955 Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a bus in Montgomery, Alabama for a white person. As most people know, this refusal led to Parks being arrested, and she later became known as “The …

Jamie Foxx Is In Talks To Play Martin Luther King Jr Jamie Foxx Is In Talks To Play Martin Luther King Jr
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Jamie Foxx is getting ready to test his acting skills once again as he prepares for a possible role as Martin Luther King Jr. While in the early stages of a new biopic film based on the life of Martin …

Demetrius Newton, Civil Rights Lawyer, Dies at 85 Demetrius Newton, Civil Rights Lawyer, Dies at 85

This year marks the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream Speech” and thus has been a year marked with remembrance of the civil rights movement and assessment of where we stand today. While the United …

Nelson Mandela Not Vegetative, Says South Africa Nelson Mandela Not Vegetative, Says South Africa
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Though former South African president Nelson Mandela is almost certainly nearing death, the exact state of his health is now becoming the subject of scrutiny and rumor. Earlier this week, Mandela’s relatives filed court documents over a family disagreement about …

Nelson Mandela Near Death, Says Court Documents Nelson Mandela Near Death, Says Court Documents
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Nelson Mandela, the 94-year-old anti-apartheid South African leader who became a global icon for equality, is currently being treated in a hospital for a lung infection. It looked bad, but a recently leaked court document makes it seem even worse …

Whites-Only Scholarship to be Changed at Columbia Whites-Only Scholarship to be Changed at Columbia
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As the costs for college continue to skyrocket, the task of finding money for higher education is now harder than ever. Though exclusionary scholarships tailored to certain kinds of students are often a way for those with a specific background …

ACLU Sues D.C. Police For Seizing Man's Cellphone ACLU Sues D.C. Police For Seizing Man's Cellphone
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The American Civil Liberties Union has just filed a lawsuit against the District of Columbia and two police officers after alleging that they violated the law by seizing a man’s cellphone and stealing his memory card. The plaintiff in the …

Cesar Chavez: Civil Rights Leader Celebrated Today Cesar Chavez: Civil Rights Leader Celebrated Today

Cesar Chavez, the famed civil rights and labor leader who co-founded the National Farm Workers Association (now called United Farm Workers), is being honored this week all across the country. Schools and public offices in several states were closed today …

ACLU Sues School Over Facebook Post ACLU Sues School Over Facebook Post
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The American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit against Minnewaska, MN Area Schools and various Pope County officials Tuesday, citing that they violated a middle school student’s constitutional rights regarding two Facebook wall posts. The lawsuit was filed in U.S. …