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Civil Rights

Mitt Romney (Photo credit: NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/GettyImages)

Opinion: Romney’s Speech To NAACP A Cynical Play For White Votes

Romney had an opportunity to open a dialogue with the NAACP. Instead he talked about denying civil rights to a civil rights organization and spoke in condescending and paternalistic terms about being a better president for African Americans than Barack Obama. It was a clear and cynical play for white votes.

07/12/2012

A Philadelphia voter (Photo by William Thomas Cain/Getty Images)

Opinion: Keystone Election Kops

Republican Pennsylvania State Representative Mike Turzai gives away true intent of Republicans’ new voter ID laws.

07/10/2012

Voting machines in Florida (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Opinion: Disenfranchisement Is The Real Crime

Felony disenfranchisement is nothing more than Republican continuation of Jim Crow voter suppression laws.

07/09/2012

Karl Rove (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Opinion: Who Is ALEC?

In right wing politics, ALEC serves as the nexus between corporations and aspiring Republicans always eager to find access to additional campaign cash.

07/05/2012

Early voting sign (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Opinion: Republicans Are Creating Poll Taxes 2.0

Republicans by creating onerous barriers to voting, including strict ID requirements and shortening of early vote periods have created what amounts to a new version of Jim Crow era poll taxes.

07/03/2012

Voting booths (Photo by Jessica Kourkounis/Getty Images)

Opinion: Mess In Texas

In Texas Republicans have taken efforts to restrict access to voting a step farther. Texas Republicans are calling for the repeal of the Voting Rights Act.

07/02/2012

derrick bell

Noted Harvard Law Professor Derrick Bell Dies

A civil rights scholar who became the first tenured black professor at Harvard Law School has died. Derrick Bell was 80.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030–10/08/2011

Boston Schools Target Of Civil Rights Complaint

A federal civil rights complaint was filed against the Boston public schools over a school closure plan some say discriminates against black and Latino students.

02/28/2011

US civil rights leader Martin Luther King,Jr. (3rd from L) walks with supporters during the 'March on Washington' 28 August, 1963 after which, King delivered the 'I Have a Dream' speech from the steps of the LIncoln Memorial. (Credit: AFP/Getty Images)

‘Count Them One By One’

Civil rights champion and former MA judge Gordon Martin takes us back to Hattiesburg, Mississippi 1962 when only 12 out of 7,500 black Americans were allowed to vote.

11/29/2010

DC rally shows support for struggling Democrats

A coalition of progressive and civil rights groups are tapping into the same type of anger that fuels the tea party movement with a demonstration at the Lincoln Memorial, only they’re pledging to support Democrats […]

10/03/2010

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