civil rights

Best MLK Weekend Getaways In AmericaCities across the nation will be celebrating the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend but some hold a more historical significance than others.
Strippers Claim San Diego Cops Violated Their Civil Rights30 dancers at Cheetahs Gentlemen's Club say officers photographed them nearly nude and made "arrogant" demands.
Nev. Governor Urges Federal Court To Uphold State's Gay Marriage BanThe Sandoval administration urged a federal appeals court to uphold the state's ban on gay marriage, arguing it serves the "legitimate purpose of preserving traditional marriage" and is entrenched in the state's history.
Rallies Held In Sacramento, Across Nation In Protest Of Zimmeman VerdictOne week after a jury found George Zimmerman not guilty in the death of unarmed teen Trayvon Martin, people gathered for nationwide rallies to press for changes to self-defense laws and for federal civil rights charges against the former neighborhood watch leader.
Cousin Of Emmett Till Shares Eyewitness Account Of Historic Murder In New BookPerhaps no modern day tragedy has had a greater impact on race relations in America than the murder of Emmett Till in the 1950s in Mississippi.
Opinion: Republicans Finally Admitting To Voter Suppression EffortsIt is not news when Republicans try to block access to the ballot box for poor, minority and elderly voters. What is unusual is that Republicans are admitting it.
Opinion: Obama’s Biggest Failure Has Been On Race RelationsUnfortunately, political poll after political poll reveals that the presidential election of 2012 has much to do – in fact, more to do – with the race of the presidential candidate than most anything else.
Opinion: Obama’s Talk Of A War on Women Contradicted By The Elevation Of Hillary ClintonHillary Clinton is a glowing example of the heights women are reaching in the United States in recent times. She contradicts the notion thrust forth by President Obama and his political party that there is an alleged-“War on Women”.
Opinion: Binders Full Of Women Is Only Tip Of Romney Anti-Women IcebergRomney is lucky that people grabbed on to the "binders full of women" comment because his comment about giving his female Chief of Staff flex time so she could go home and cook dinner was mostly over looked.
Opinion: Democrats Turn Out Supporters For Early Vote As Republicans Try To Suppress VoteEarly vote was once an idea that both parties promoted. But as Democrats grow in their ability to use it to their strategic advantage, Republicans have sought to reduce or eliminate it.
Opinion: Obama Is Trying To Buy The Hispanic And Female Vote With Another Government GiveawayConveniently-timed for Obama's reelection, the Hispanic and Women Farmers and Ranchers Claims Resolution program began September 24, 2012 – just a month-and-a-half before the election. Apparently the Obama administration did not care about this alleged injustice to females and Hispanics any time in the past three-and-a-half years. It just happened to be thought about and addressed now – just before voters pull the lever.
Opinion: Voter ID: A Good IdeaIt has been argued that “granny” might not be able to vote if they make her have a voter ID. But seriously, why all the concern about taking the extra measure of a voter ID to make sure that every vote cast in a United States election is a legally qualified vote, including “granny’s”?