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Trump Sparks Backlash For Saying Aretha Franklin ‘Worked For Me’ During Tribute
Highlighting the iconic singer’s few gigs at his casinos seemed to belittle her.
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Aretha Franklin Offered To Post Angela Davis' Bail In 1970
"I’m going to see her free... because she’s a Black woman and she wants freedom for Black people," Franklin said of the civil rights leader.
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Trevor Noah On Aretha Franklin: 'She Was Gangsta'
“She was the original ‘Bitch Better Have My Money.’”
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Costa Rica's Supreme Court Rules Against Same-Sex Marriage Ban
By Anastasia Moloney, Reuters
President Carlos Alvarado welcomed the ruling, and said, “Our commitment to full equality remains intact."
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If You Want To End Racism, Stop Forgiving Racists
America loves to extend unconditional forgiveness to racists, and it's going to be our downfall.
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Black Vegans Are Fighting The Power With Food
The best revenge we can take on the people who wish us ill may be live to fight ― and eat ― another day.
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Rep. John Lewis 'Resting Comfortably' After Hospitalization
Lewis played a key role in the civil rights movement and marched with the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.
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We Know Protests Work. So Why Aren't We Protesting?
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Resistance works, but only if we work at resistance.
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Progressive American Jewish Groups Troubled By Israel’s Divisive Nation-State Law
The Reform and Conservative movements, which together represent about half of Jewish Americans, have voiced objections to the law.
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Emmett Till Murder Investigation Reopened 62 Years After Slaying
The 14-year-old Till was brutally beaten and shot for allegedly making sexual advances against a white woman who has since recanted her story.
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Hong Kong's Top Court Grants Expat Lesbian Right To Spousal Visa
By Venus Wu, Reuters
The ruling is being deemed a LGBTQ rights landmark in Hong Kong.
Rallying Against SCOTUS Travel Ban
Demonstrators from religious and civil rights organizations have gathered to decry the supreme court’s decision to uphold President Trump’s travel ban.
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24 Years Ago She Lost Her Voting Rights For Pushing A Cop. She Just Got Them Back.
Felons who have done their time are still forced to wait and wait under Florida’s sluggish rights restoration process.
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A Tipsy Randall Park Tells Story Of Japanese-American Hero Frank Emi On 'Drunk History'
Frank Emi led a resistance movement at Heart Mountain, a camp where Japanese-Americans were incarcerated during World War II.
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Czech Republic Moves A Step Closer To Legalizing Same-Sex Marriage
If a new bill passes, the country would become the first in formerly communist Europe to embrace marriage equality.
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We Can Already See The Damage From The Masterpiece Cakeshop Ruling
The Supreme Court showed it still views LGBTQ people differently than other minorities.
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How Edith Windsor Helped Pave The Way For Marriage Equality
Edith Windsor's landmark civil rights case helped eventually lead to marriage equality.
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Dorothy Cotton, Civil Rights Icon, Dead At 88
Cotton dedicated her life to helping disenfranchised black communities.
The Gay ‘Ghetto Boy’ Who Bonded With Mister Rogers And Changed The Neighborhood
When François Clemmons joined the show's cast, he was surprised to learn he'd be playing a black cop. "The idea that he wanted me to become one of them, one of the enemy, was a tremendous shock to me."
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Wedding Invitation Business Can't Shun Same-Sex Couples, Arizona Court Rules
If Brush & Nib Studio wants to sell to the public, the court said it can't discriminate based on sexual orientation.
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Masterpiece Cakeshop Ruling Is Not As Limited As Some Might Think
Rachel B. Tiven
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Monday’s ruling was a step backward for LGBTQ rights and America at large.
Former Inmates Say They Were Abused By Their Guards. Now They Want Justice.
Eric Smith and Alleadhin “Ali” Qandah have filed a federal civil rights lawsuit to take on the St. Charles County Jail for alleged abuse.
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Too Many People Still Oppose Marriage Equality. That Could Spell Doom.
Although a minority of Americans oppose marriage equality, they are very passionate in their opposition.
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Northern Ireland's Gay Cake Row Is Reportedly Taking An Emotional Toll On Activist
By Lin Taylor, Reuters
Ashers Baking Company rejected Gareth Lee's "Support Gay Marriage" cake order in 2014.
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Federal Court Says Florida Can Hold Off On New System For Restoring Voting Rights
Florida is just one of four states that permanently disenfranchises people who commit a felony.
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New Federal Data Shows How Black Students Are Getting Pushed Out Of School
At the same time, the Department of Education is considering scrapping the guidance that's designed to help protect these students.
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