Category Legislation

post06_26_2013

#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)

Stand with @CouncilmanMosby and #divestFL

“Councilman Nick J. Mosby will introduce a resolution calling for the city of Baltimore to review and minimize business dealings with the State of Florida in protest of the killing of Trayvon Martin and the acquittal of George Zimmerman. Though Florida Statue 776, the Justifiable Use of Force Act, more commonly known as the “Stand […]

Ohio Legislative Black Caucus Denounces Ohio GOP’s “Stand Your Ground”(HB Bill 203)

READ/SIGN PETITION: http://www.change.org/petitions/ohio-house-republicans-ohio-governor-john-kasich-keep-stand-your-ground-out-of-ohio-kill-ohio-house-bill-203 In the midst of George Zimmerman’s verdict, various organization, especially in the black community, have taken arms in stopping “Stand Your Ground” legislation from passing in any more states. Since Florida became the first state to pass an explicit stand your ground law, more than 30 others have passed some version of […]

Today is for the Liberals…everyone else can watch

Today the SCOTUS made history for WHITE liberals that have worked tireously to ensure that ALL people, regardless of race, can marry freely. The NATION rejoiced. I guess I haven’t joined in the festivities not because I don’t respect the efforts of my fellow advocates, but more because REGARDLESS if I am BLACK, WHITE, or […]