More transgender hate: Another bathroom bill

Overlooked in news yesterday of the override of an anti-transgender bill veto was the arrival of a favorite of anti-transgender people: A bathroom bill. Rep. Cindy Crawford (R-Fort Smith) introduced  HB 1882 that would allow lawsuits against public agencies if a restroom or changing room is used by a person with a birth sex differentContinue reading “More transgender hate: Another bathroom bill”

Anti-LGBTQ activists are now funding voter suppression & anti-vaccine conspiracies

A slew of hate groups & right-wing activists are now attacking the right to vote. If that isn’t enough, they’re also doing their best to downplay the COVID-19 vaccines. Apparently, attacking LGBTQ rights isn’t enough full-time work for a variety of right-wing groups. So they’ve taken up other projects, adding voter suppression efforts and disinformationContinue reading “Anti-LGBTQ activists are now funding voter suppression & anti-vaccine conspiracies”

Kemp: Voting law ‘worth the boycotts as well as the lawsuits’

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp (R) fiercely defended his state’s new voting law after the MLB said it was pulling its All-Star Game out of Atlanta, saying the new restrictions were “worth” boycotts and lawsuits against the Peach State. “Free and fair elections are the foundation of who we are as a state and a nation. Secure, accessible, fairContinue reading “Kemp: Voting law ‘worth the boycotts as well as the lawsuits’”

New Jersey’s Democratic governor signs early voting expansion, calls out Georgia

Gov. Phil Murphy condemned sweeping restrictions enacted in Georgia last week in a bill signing event attended by voting rights advocate Stacey Abrams. New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy signed into law Tuesday a bill instituting early voting at an event that sought to draw a contrast between his state and Republican efforts to curb access elsewhere.Continue reading “New Jersey’s Democratic governor signs early voting expansion, calls out Georgia”

‘Strom Thurmond Disagrees’: Historians Refute McConnell Claim That Filibuster Has ‘No Racial History’

“Historian of the 20th century South here. I dispute Mitch’s statement. The filibuster has a ton of ‘racial history.’” Republican Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday made the sweeping claim that the legislative filibuster has “no racial history at all” and further insisted that historians don’t dispute his view—an assertion that historians immediately disputed.Continue reading “‘Strom Thurmond Disagrees’: Historians Refute McConnell Claim That Filibuster Has ‘No Racial History’”

Florida’s Neo-Confederate Republicans intend to stifle voter turnout | Fred Grimm

It would be easier to believe that Republican lawmakers intend to fix the problems that corrupted Florida’s last election if Florida’s last election had actually been corrupted. It would be easier to believe their meddling with the electoral process was unsullied by racist motives if the legislation wasn’t sponsored by Dennis Baxley. Sen. Baxley hasContinue reading “Florida’s Neo-Confederate Republicans intend to stifle voter turnout | Fred Grimm”

The Far-Right Is Fueling Secession Fantasies Across the US

And they’ve got more energy than ever before. Secession fantasies are once again rumbling on America’s fringes, where a small but growing cadre of disaffected nationalists say they’ve had it with the U.S. and want out.  While secession movements are nothing new in the U.S., experts say the energy feels different now. It’s partly because,Continue reading “The Far-Right Is Fueling Secession Fantasies Across the US”

Malcolm X’s family releases letter alleging FBI, police role in his death

Members of Malcolm X’s family have made public what they described as a letter written by a deceased police officer stating that the New York Police Department and FBI were behind the 1965 killing of the famed Black activist and civil rights advocate. Malcolm X was a powerful orator who rose to prominence as theContinue reading “Malcolm X’s family releases letter alleging FBI, police role in his death”

MLK Talks ‘New Phase’ Of Civil Rights Struggle, 11 Months Before His Assassination | NBC News

In 1967, at the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia, Martin Luther King spoke with NBC News’ Sander Vanocur about the “new phase” of the struggle for “genuine equality.”

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