James Byrd, Jr.

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Name: James Byrd, Jr.
First reported Jul 02 2014 - Updated Jul 02 2014 - 1 reports

Houston Forward Times Takes Home Four Top Honors at 2014 NNPA Merit Awards

Out of more than 200 member newspapers, the Houston Forward Times received four top honors at the 2014 National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) Foundation Merit Awards last Thursday in Portland, Oregon.The NNPA Foundation, the charitable arm of ... [Published Forward Times - Jul 02 2014]
First reported Jun 29 2014 - Updated Jun 29 2014 - 1 reports

1964 Civil Rights Act Declared All Americans Equal in the Eyes of the Law

President John Kennedy did not know when he delivered his historic civil rights address on June 11, 1963, that he would not live to see what he had done. He well knew, though, that while America was facing a legal and moral crisis he needed to strike ... [Published Great Bend Tribune - Jun 29 2014]
First reported Jun 28 2014 - Updated Jun 28 2014 - 1 reports

Courthouse shooter files death penalty appeal

The attorney for the Jefferson County Courthouse killer has submitted an appeal of Bartholomew Granger 's death-penalty conviction.Granger, 43, was convicted last year of capital murder in Galveston County for the March 14, 2012 shooting death of 79-year-old ... [Published Beaumont Enterprise - Jun 28 2014]
First reported Jun 26 2014 - Updated Jun 26 2014 - 1 reports

Congress Must Continue the Battle for Civil Rights

(Yoichi R. Okamoto - Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum)Fifty years ago last weekend, civil-rights workers James Earl Chaney, Andrew Goodman, and Michael Schwerner were shot and killed by members of the Ku Klux Klan, including a deputy sheriff, ... [Published National Journal - Jun 26 2014]
First reported Jun 20 2014 - Updated Jun 20 2014 - 1 reports

On LGBT Rights, Republicans Risking Their Own Demise

This June, as we celebrate LGBT Pride Month, we approach the one year anniversary of the Supreme Court's decision in Windsor v. United States striking down the Defense of Marriage Act as unconstitutional.With marriage equality spread to 19 states and ... [Published Huffington Post - Jun 20 2014]
First reported Jun 16 2014 - Updated Jun 17 2014 - 1 reports

DNC Chair’s Statement on President Obama’s Decision to Sign Non Discrimination Executive Order

Washington, DC – DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz issued the following statement today on President Obama’s decision to sign an executive order to ban discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or identity for federal contractors:“President ... [Published Democrats News Blog - Jun 16 2014]
First reported Jun 15 2014 - Updated Jun 15 2014 - 1 reports

FBI hate-crime data: Is Seattle really third worst in the country?

by Mike Andrew -SGN Staff WriterOn June 9, the Seattle Times published a short piece on the FBI's latest hate crime statistics, apparently showing that 'Seattle [is] among the worst big cities for anti-LGBT hate crimes.'According to the FBI, in 2012, ... [Published Seattle Gay News - Jun 15 2014]
First reported Jun 14 2014 - Updated Jun 14 2014 - 1 reports

This week in history: Dragging death of James Byrd Jr.

, James Byrd Jr. was dragged to his death in Jasper. See photos from the infamous hate crime, as well as memorials, trials and the execution of one of his killers. ... [Published Jasper Newsboy - Jun 14 2014]
First reported Jun 12 2014 - Updated Jun 12 2014 - 1 reports

Bipartisan Support for ENDA Builds

Today, Democratic Representative Jim Costa (CA-16) became the 205th co-sponsor of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act .  Just yesterday, Republican Rep. Frank LoBiondo (NJ-2) co-sponsored as well.Americans across the country – and increasingly in the ... [Published Human Rights Campaign - Jun 12 2014]
First reported Jun 10 2014 - Updated Jun 11 2014 - 1 reports

Attorney General Eric Holder Delivers Remarks at the 2014 LGBT Pride Month Celebration

Thank you, John [Elias], for that kind introduction – and for your leadership as President of DOJ Pride.  It’s a pleasure to be here today.  And it’s a privilege to join you – and so many of your peers and predecessors – in celebrating the 20th anniversary ... [Published United States Department of Justice - Jun 10 2014]
First reported Jun 07 2014 - Updated Jun 07 2014 - 1 reports

The use of racial and religious slurs as mind control

The war of back-and-forth competing racial and religious slurs has a planned aspect. It’s a form of propaganda, and it begins with a heavy overemphasis on politically correct speech.This sets the stage. It establishes an “official level” of sensitivity ... [Published PrisonPlanet - Jun 07 2014]
First reported Jun 07 2014 - Updated Jun 07 2014 - 1 reports

Today in history for Saturday, June 7, 2014

, King George VI and his wife, Queen Elizabeth, arrived at Niagara Falls, New York, from Canada on the first visit to the United States by a reigning British monarch.In 1654, King Louis XIV, age 15, was crowned in Rheims, 11 years after the start of his ... [Published Amarillo Globe News - Jun 07 2014]

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Houston Forward Times Takes Home Four Top Honor... [Published Forward Times - Jul 02 2014]
1964 Civil Rights Act Declared All Americans Eq... [Published Great Bend Tribune - Jun 29 2014]
Courthouse shooter files death penalty appeal [Published Beaumont Enterprise - Jun 28 2014]
Congress Must Continue the Battle for Civil Rights [Published National Journal - Jun 26 2014]
Part 2: Will These 5 Congressmen Cosponsor ENDA? [Published Gay.com - Jun 26 2014]
On LGBT Rights, Republicans Risking Their Own D... [Published Huffington Post - Jun 20 2014]
Can These Five Congressmen Be Convinced to Cosp... [Published Advocate.com - Jun 19 2014]
DNC Chair’s Statement on President Obama’s Deci... [Published Democrats News Blog - Jun 16 2014]
FBI hate-crime data: Is Seattle really third wo... [Published Seattle Gay News - Jun 15 2014]
This week in history: Dragging death of James B... [Published Jasper Newsboy - Jun 14 2014]
Bipartisan Support for ENDA Builds [Published Human Rights Campaign - Jun 12 2014]
Attorney General Eric Holder Delivers Remarks a... [Published United States Department of Justice - Jun 11 2014]
Attorney General Eric Holder Delivers Remarks a... [Published United States Department of Justice - Jun 10 2014]
The use of racial and religious slurs as mind c... [Published PrisonPlanet - Jun 07 2014]
Today in history for Saturday, June 7, 2014 [Published Amarillo Globe News - Jun 07 2014]
AOL Tech Guru Seeks Justice for Brother's Death... [Published ABC News - Jun 06 2014]
Should We Eliminate “Hate” Crimes? [Published Outside The Beltway | OTB - Apr 20 2014]
Daily Meme: A Brief History of the Hate Crime [Published TAPPED - Apr 14 2014]
Did the Right Set Obama's Agenda? [Published TAPPED - Mar 17 2014]
Katy man indicted on federal hate crime [Published Waller County News Citizen - Jan 23 2014]
Federal Way man sentenced for hate-crime beatin... [Published Federal Way Mirror - Dec 10 2013]
Prison for drunk who beat Sikh driver [Published seattlepi.com - Dec 10 2013]
Bill Leger to be recognized posthumously for ex... [Published Orange Leader - Nov 17 2013]
Commemorating the Fourth Anniversary of the She... [Published The White House - Oct 29 2013]
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DNC Chair’s Statement on President Obama’s Deci... [Published Democrats News Blog - Jun 16 2014]
Washington, DC – DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz issued the following statement today on President Obama’s decision to sign an executive order to ban discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or identity for federal contractors:“President ...
Should We Eliminate “Hate” Crimes? [Published Outside The Beltway | OTB - Apr 20 2014]
Last weekend, Fraizer Glenn Miller, a man who we later learned had long ties to the Ku Klux Klan ,opened fire at a Jewish Community Center and adult care facility in Overland Park, Kansas, killing three people. According to reports, he was heard ...
Daily Meme: A Brief History of the Hate Crime [Published TAPPED - Apr 14 2014]
Yesterday,  a gunman opened fire  at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City killing three people. The shooter, Frazier Glenn Miller, a 73-year-old former Klu Klux Klan Grand Dragon, had a history of violence, and once headed a movement called ...
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Adolph Reed Jr.'s powerful March Harper's cover story has generated a valuable discussion about the relationship between the left and the Democratic Party. This discussion has been joined at the Prospect, with Harold Meyerson responding to the original ...
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