Category Judicial

#FreedomSummer and my blog’s anniversary. #Freedom50 #takeitthere @theroots

“I’m going down to Mississippi I’m going down a Southern road And if you never see me again Remember that I had to go” Nearly a year ago I started this blog due to my frustration with DOMA’s success overshadowing a more pertinent issue in our country, voting rights. I felt, and continue to feel, that as […]

Former NAACP Legal Defense Fund Attorney, Debo P. Adegbile, NOT confirmed as head of @CivilRights because of #FakeDemocrats

Today the Senate voted 47-52 in opposition to confirming Obama nominee Debo Adegbile to head the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice. Adegbile is a former top lawyer for the NAACP Legal Defense Fund. That vote was brought about by the usual Republican obstruction, but additionally, 7 Democrats voted against it. Senate Majority […]

I get my news from @ComedyCentral: Republican Racism with @aasif

Don Yelton was fired. http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2013/10/24/north-carolina-yelton-resigns/3184993/ Related articles Don Yelton, GOP Precinct Chair, Delivers Most Baldly Racist Daily Show Interview of All Time (nymag.com) The “lazy black people” Daily Show interview that cost a North Carolina GOPer his party job (Video) (themoderatevoice.com) GOP Chair Loses Job After ‘Racist’ Daily Show Interview (mediaite.com)

“I think social media is going to be the destruction of this country.” #socialmedia #activism in the 21st century @irin

Today’s headline is from an article written by Irin Carmon (Twitter: @irin) “Marisas Alexander will get a new trial”. The prosecutor in her case was Angela Corey, who also prosecuted George Zimmerman who was acquitted in the death of Trayvon Martin. After an outcry at the apparent racial double standard in the application of Stand […]