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Friday Talking Points -- Rebutting GOP Debate Nonsense

Chris Weigant | Posted 11.13.2015 | Entertainment
Chris Weigant

This week's talking points are all, essentially, rebuttals to the biggest nonsense espoused on the stage of the fourth Republican debate. It was hard to pick only seven, as there was a bumper crop of nonsense in this particular debate, so forgive us if your favorite didn't make the cut.

From Mizzou to LGBT Rights: Justice for All

Rev. Al Sharpton | Posted 11.11.2015 | Politics
Rev. Al Sharpton

The students at the University of Missouri should be commended and praised by everyone that believes in the notion of progress. They showed the nation and the world that they have the right method -- a method that civil rights groups used for years -- a collective strategy of all, utilizing economic leverage along with a disciplined, focused and determined non-violent movement.

'Banning the Box' Is Deeply American

Eric Cortellessa | Posted 11.05.2015 | Politics
Eric Cortellessa

As "ban the box" gains more momentum, we should remember that the substance of this effort is rooted in something deeply American. It advocates for equity and justice -- giving qualified job seekers a fair opportunity. But it also suggests that the foibles of our pasts don't impair the promises of our lives.

Will The Ferguson Commission's Final Report Just Collect Dust On A Shelf?

The Huffington Post | Mariah Stewart | Posted 09.08.2015 | Politics

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Technology Empowerment Coalition of Silicon Valley

Clarence B. Jones | Posted 08.04.2015 | Black Voices
Clarence B. Jones

Today I outlined some possible options that might have a more enduring, immediate and long term positive impact on increasing employment and economic opportunities for African-Americans in Silicon Valley.

Be Careful What You Ask For -- What Time is It?

Clarence B. Jones | Posted 08.02.2015 | Black Voices
Clarence B. Jones

Years ago, Rev. Jesse Jackson would open up several of his speeches by loudly asking, "What time is it?" He would answer his own question by responding, "Nation time!" Well, it's "Nation time" again. Only this time, it is more urgent.

Debunking the Crazy Homophobic Claims About the Equality Act

Matt Baume | Posted 07.24.2015 | Gay Voices
Matt Baume

Ever notice the big gay loophole in the Civil Rights Act? It's great that we just won marriage -- but in most states you can still be fired, or kicked out of your home, or refused basic services on the basis of who you love or the gender you express.

The Equality Act Is a Visionary Piece of Legislation -- and Way Overdue

Louise Melling | Posted 07.24.2015 | Politics
Louise Melling

Something extraordinary happened Thursday to advance fairness and equality in the United States. Members of Congress introduced legislation to amend the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964 to embrace a more robust vision of equality.

There's No Federal Law Stopping Businesses From Discriminating Against Female Customers. Now There's A Bill To Fix That.

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 07.22.2015 | Politics

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Will Republicans Really Relinquish Their Race Card? Let's See Them Pass the Voting Rights Act

Paul Abrams | Posted 06.24.2015 | Politics
Paul Abrams

Governor Nikki Haley's (R-SC) decision to seek removal of the confederate flag from government property is good news, but she compromised her moral leadership by qualifying words about "heritage," code word for a society explicitly and deliberately structured on racial superiority.

Your Housing Rights Are on the Line

National Council of La Raza | Posted 06.10.2015 | Latino Voices
National Council of La Raza

An alphabet soup of players and policies could have a big impact on where you live, how much you pay for housing, and whether or not you are denied a chance to move into a neighborhood that's good for your kids.

Why Hillary Clinton Must Back a LGBT Full Civil Rights Law for Her Own Sake

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 06.06.2015 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

At a time when Clinton's Democratic rivals are exploiting a dip in her approval numbers, Clinton should be going on the offensive as the candidate fighting for full equality during a civil rights movement of our time. That would not only energize progressives in the party, it would speak to younger voters, including independents.

Civil Rights Act 2015

Stampp Corbin | Posted 06.01.2015 | Gay Voices
Stampp Corbin

By simply adding sexual orientation and gender identity to the federal law, states and supporters will be able to pursue religious freedom legislation unencumbered by the belief that these laws will be used to discriminate against the LGBT community.

Blast From the Past: States Using 'Religious Freedom' to Justify Segregation

Matt Baume | Posted 05.26.2015 | Gay Voices
Matt Baume

Indiana Governor Mike Pence has pledged to sign a bill today that would allow individuals and businesses to discriminate against anyone they like, simply by claiming religious belief.

Celebrating Our Great Society

Harlan Green | Posted 05.22.2015 | Business
Harlan Green

We are now celebrating the 50th anniversary of President Johnson's Great Society, enacted for the most part from 1964-66, perhaps the greatest legislative achievement of any president since FDR and the New Deal.

Doctor Who Turned Away Gay Moms Isn't the Real Problem -- Here's What Is (Video)

Matt Baume | Posted 04.21.2015 | Gay Voices
Matt Baume

I understand why this doctor thought she was making the right choice. She felt that she was acting in this family's best interests -- not to mention her own. But sometimes, uncomfortable situations are how we grow and improve. Not just as individuals, but as a country.

In Alabama, It's The 1960s All Over Again

Brian Joyce | Posted 04.19.2015 | Gay Voices
Brian Joyce

For the state of Alabama, or any other state, to deny gay couples the equal protection of its laws simply because they're gay is not only wrong and immoral, it's arbitrary, illegal and unconstitutional. It's as simple as that.

True Freedom in Honor of Black History Month

Dr. Alan Kadish | Posted 04.08.2015 | Education
Dr. Alan Kadish

With over a half century of perspective since the passage of the Civil Rights Act, black history exemplifies the importance of education in the progress we've already made, and proves that it's the key to pushing us even further.

Historic Black LGBTQ Intergenerational Discussion on Selma

Irene Monroe | Posted 04.01.2015 | Gay Voices
Irene Monroe

For the first time ever, an intergenerational and interracial gathering of LGBTQ voices of color and our allies came together, creating the paradigm of how future discussions should take place.

Navigating Between a Parallel and a Real Universe

Clarence B. Jones | Posted 03.30.2015 | Black Voices
Clarence B. Jones

I have been traveling away from Palo Alto to L.A., Florida, and New York City. During this time there have been certain events in the news and others from my personal experience that have challenged my customary comfort zone of perception and cognition.

Ladies, 10 Tips for Discrimination at Work

Miri Ben-Ari | Posted 03.16.2015 | Business
Miri Ben-Ari

Here is a list of 10 tips that I found to be effective and I hope that could be useful if you ever find yourself in a situation like that, you should always refer to an attorney for legal advice.

What 'Selma' Can Teach in the Classroom

Mia Toschi | Posted 03.10.2015 | Education
Mia Toschi

On a day terrorists attacked the soul and city of Paris, more than 500 educators came together on a bitterly, cold night in New York City for a private screening of the film Selma. Some traveled for more than 100 miles to watch the film and discuss "hope" and "healing."

10 Things You Should Know About Selma Before You See the Film

The Zinn Education Project | Posted 03.08.2015 | Politics
The Zinn Education Project

There is a "people's history" of Selma that we all can learn from -- one that is needed especially now.

Ryan J. Reilly

DOJ: Civil Rights Act Protects Transgender Government Employees | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 12.18.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Justice Department will now interpret the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as protecting transgender government employees from discriminatio...

The 2014 Word Of The Year Is...

AP | By LEANNE ITALIE | Posted 02.13.2015 | Books

NEW YORK (AP) — A nation, a workplace, an ethnicity, a passion, an outsized personality. The people who comprise these things, who fawn or rail agai...