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From the 19th century through today, Black women in the South are always leading

From the 19th century through today, Black women in the South are always leading

Since the earliest days in the history of the United States and up through the present, Black women have been at the forefront of shaping and reshaping our nation into a more equitable, more just, and
The Air Force has updated its dress code policy to include hijabs and turbans

The Air Force has updated its dress code policy to include hijabs and turbans

In a move towards increasing religious inclusion and accommodation, the US Air Force has updated its dress code policy to include an approval process for Muslims and Sikhs to wear turbans, beards, and
House removes deadline for Equal Rights Amendment ratification. Expect McConnell to kill resolution

House removes deadline for Equal Rights Amendment ratification. Expect McConnell to kill resolution

By a near-party-line vote of 232-183, the House of Representatives today passed a resolution removing the deadline for ratifying the Equal Rights Amendment, an amendment barring discrimination based
Justice Ginsburg nixes quick Equal Rights Amendment ratification, saying deadline has 'long' passed

Justice Ginsburg nixes quick Equal Rights Amendment ratification, saying deadline has 'long' passed

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg dealt a blow to those hoping that the Equal Rights Amendment, as recently ratified by necessary 38th state Virginia, would finally be written into the
South Dakota bill criminalizing trans youth health care is crushed in committee

South Dakota bill criminalizing trans youth health care is crushed in committee

The ACLU reported on Monday that a South Dakota bill that would have criminalized health care for trans youth has been moved to the current session’s 41st legislative day. At the end of January, HB
Homeless man sues Honolulu police, says officers made him lick public urinal to avoid arrest

Homeless man sues Honolulu police, says officers made him lick public urinal to avoid arrest

A homeless man who was looking for shelter in a public restroom said that Honolulu police officers humiliated him and forced him to buy his way out of being arrested by licking a urinal in the
Virginia's 2019 election's good consequences: LBGTQ civil rights protections on the way

Virginia's 2019 election's good consequences: LBGTQ civil rights protections on the way

The Democratic trifecta in Virginia—state assembly, senate, and governship—achieved with the 2019 legislative flip is bringing the state into the 21st century. The legislature, in both chambers, has
End Citizens United and Let America Vote joining forces in combined voting rights group

End Citizens United and Let America Vote joining forces in combined voting rights group

As Mitch McConnell and his Senate allies strip protections against foreign agents purchasing our presidents outright, the battle against the other major pillars of Republican corruption continues.
Tennessee's Republican governor says he will sign law allowing discrimination against LGBTQ parents

Tennessee's Republican governor says he will sign law allowing discrimination against LGBTQ parents

Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee released a statement on Tuesday saying he will be signing a new measure into law that allows faith-based foster care and adoption agencies to exclude LGBTQ families, and
Rep. Elijah Cummings wanted $1 million in reelection funds sent to youth programs after his death

Rep. Elijah Cummings wanted $1 million in reelection funds sent to youth programs after his death

On Oct. 17, 2019, the world lost one of the most powerful voices in the choir for civil and human rights, when Representative of Maryland Elijah Cummings passed away at the age of 67. One of the
Civil rights hero Rep. John Lewis diagnosed with pancreatic cancer

Civil rights hero Rep. John Lewis diagnosed with pancreatic cancer

Civil rights legend Rep. John Lewis announced Sunday he was recently diagnosed with Stage 4 pancreatic cancer and will soon start undergoing treatments, according to multiple news outlets and a press
Florida man visiting NYC made anti-Semitic comment and assaulted man on the first day of Hanukkah

Florida man visiting NYC made anti-Semitic comment and assaulted man on the first day of Hanukkah

A man from Florida has been arrested and charged with a felony count of assault after attacking a 65-year-old Jewish man in New York City. The assault has been labeled a hate crime because the alleged
U.S. Navy to name ship after Harvey Milk

U.S. Navy to name ship after Harvey Milk

When I served in the Army some thirty-odd years ago, there was no such thing as “don’t ask, don’t tell.” If you were homosexual, you were considered a deviant by the military. Two guys I served with
Whistleblower: ICE medical care so bad it resulted in deaths and an 8-year-old's preventable surgery

Whistleblower: ICE medical care so bad it resulted in deaths and an 8-year-old's preventable surgery

A new report by BuzzFeed News says that they have obtained an ICE agency whistleblower’s complaint—seen here in a Department of Homeland Security memo—and it illustrates another low for our
Sen. Elizabeth Warren offers personal answer to question about being accepted by loved ones

Sen. Elizabeth Warren offers personal answer to question about being accepted by loved ones

Speaking during a campaign stop in Marion, Iowa, on Dec. 1, Sen. Elizabeth Warren took questions from school-age children and teenagers. A young woman asked whether Warren had ever personally
Study shows LGBTQ suicide rates dropped significantly in Scandinavia after gay marriage legalized

Study shows LGBTQ suicide rates dropped significantly in Scandinavia after gay marriage legalized

A study in Denmark and Sweden before and after same sex marriage was legalized has revealed that while overall suicide rates have fallen since that time, the rate has dropped “significantly” among
Cartoon: Those woke kids today

Cartoon: Those woke kids today

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Elizabeth Warren's education plan tackles privatization, segregation, and high-stakes testing

Elizabeth Warren's education plan tackles privatization, segregation, and high-stakes testing

Sen. Elizabeth Warren has released a K-12 education plan and, like so many of her other policy plans, it fully earns the headline term “sweeping.” Also “bold” and even potentially “inspiring.” In
Three muslim mothers and 8 kids not allowed onto NYC ferry because of imaginary 'security issue'

Three muslim mothers and 8 kids not allowed onto NYC ferry because of imaginary 'security issue'

A group of Muslim families had their nice outing together ruined when employees of the New York City Ferry in Brooklyn wouldn’t allow them to ride, citing an unknown “security issue.” This, all
Trump's and McConnell's Supreme Court will decide if LGBTQ workers are entitled to a livelihood

Trump's and McConnell's Supreme Court will decide if LGBTQ workers are entitled to a livelihood

The Supreme Court is hearing arguments Tuesday in a three cases that will determine employment protections for millions of LGBTQ workers, and whether these Americans have the right to their own