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Al Sharpton Friend Accused of Assault After Party

Al Sharpton Friend Accused of Assault After Party

By Kimberly Ripley October 5, 2014

Al Sharpton’s friend–an as-yet unnamed woman–was allegedly raped in the hours following a celebration for Sharpton’s 60th birthday. Another of Sharpton’s friends–Attorney Sanford Rubenstein–is presently under investigation by the New York Police Department with regard to the rape. The New …

Alabama Gay Sex Ban Ruled Unconstitutional

An appeals court in Alabama has ruled that the Alabama law criminalizing consensual homosexual conduct is unconstitutional, as it “applies to private, legitimately consensual anal and oral sex between unmarried persons.” Civil rights organizations cheered the state appeals court for …

Tennessee Policeman Fired After Choking Student

A Knoxville, Tennessee police officer was dismissed by the Knox County Sheriff after photos surfaced of the patrolman strangling a University of Tennessee student during an arrest near the site of a large party. The officer, 47-year-old Frank Phillips, choked …

Jordan Miles, Beaten by Cops, Wins at Trial

It’s been over 4 years since Jordan Miles was beaten so badly he couldn’t see straight. Miles finally has gotten a civil jury to award him damages from his assaulters: 3 police officers. Back in January, 2010, Jordan Miles, a …

Stingray: Local Cops Track Cell Phones Like NSA

According to the Associated Press, police are able to track your cell phone with a device called Stingray. The mechanism is a suitcase-sized tool manufactured by the Harris Corporation that mimics a cell phone tower. There is not much known …

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
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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 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, 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
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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

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
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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
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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 …