We Talk to Interracial Couples 50 Years After Loving v. Virginia – VICE News

50 years ago today, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of Loving — Mildred and Richard Loving, who successfully sued the state of Virginia, forcing it to recognize their interracial marriage. That landmark case overturned laws against interracial marriages all across the country.

Become Unconquerable | Stoic Philosophy – Einzelgänger

The ancient Stoics produced a treasure trove of wisdom on becoming unconquerable. They believed that people cannot be conquered by anything external, as long as they don’t give away the power over their faculties. The only way external things can influence us is when we, ourselves, let them. If we feel that something has defeatedContinue reading “Become Unconquerable | Stoic Philosophy – Einzelgänger”

Amendment to Florida’s ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill would force schools to out students in 6 weeks

A new amendment to Florida’s so-called “Don’t Say Gay” bill would explicitly require schools to inform parents of their child’s sexual orientation, and put a deadline on how soon they must tell the family. The amendment filed by bill sponsor Rep. Joe Harding, R-Williston, on Feb. 18 changes the bill to instead not only require disclosure, but requires schools to tellContinue reading “Amendment to Florida’s ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill would force schools to out students in 6 weeks”

Let’s talk about HB2161 in Arizona – Beau of the Fifth Column

‘I’ve never missed a vote’: 95-year-old World War II Veteran says his mail-in ballot application has been denied twice due to new requirements

A Harris County man fears new voting laws may prevent him from voting by absentee ballot for the first time in his lifetime. Kenneth Thompson, 95, has been checking his mail daily in hopes his mail-in ballot is among the pile. Thompson has been voting since he was 21-years-old, and he even recalls paying aContinue reading “‘I’ve never missed a vote’: 95-year-old World War II Veteran says his mail-in ballot application has been denied twice due to new requirements”

Florida bill would allow cameras in classrooms and microphones on teachers

Florida lawmakers are debating a bill that would allow schools districts to put cameras in classrooms and microphones on teachers.  The measure was proposed by state Representative Bob Rommel, a Republican from Naples. “I think if we can do it in a safe way to protect the privacy of students and teachers, I think weContinue reading “Florida bill would allow cameras in classrooms and microphones on teachers”

Polish leader admits country bought powerful Israeli spyware

Poland’s most powerful politician has acknowledged that the country bought advanced spyware from the Israeli surveillance software maker NSO Group, but denied that it was being used to target his political opponents. Jaroslaw Kaczynski, the leader of Poland’s ruling conservative party, Law and Justice, said in an interview that the secret services in many countriesContinue reading “Polish leader admits country bought powerful Israeli spyware”

Community safety app Citizen launching in Seattle after attracting 10M users across U.S.

Citizen, the app that allows people to monitor and participate in public safety watching and reporting, is officially expanding to Seattle after testing in the city for a few months. The startup plans to dedicate more resources from its operations and incident moderation teams to Seattle after already attracting about 30,000 downloads. The venture-backed techContinue reading “Community safety app Citizen launching in Seattle after attracting 10M users across U.S.”

Saudi women’s rights activist says phone hack by U.S. contractors led to arrest -lawsuit

A Saudi Arabian women’s rights activist accused three former U.S. intelligence contractors of an illegal hack of her phone that was instrumental in her being arrested and later tortured in her home country, according to a lawsuit filed in a U.S. court. Loujain al-Hathloul helped lead a campaign to allow Saudi Arabian women to driveContinue reading “Saudi women’s rights activist says phone hack by U.S. contractors led to arrest -lawsuit”

European politicians call for Facebook investigation after whistleblower revelation

Two members of the European parliament have called for an investigation into allegations by a whistleblower that Facebook (FB.O) prioritised profits above the public good. The whistleblower, Frances Haugen, who had worked as a product manager on the civic misinformation team at Facebook, shared internal documents with newspapers and attorneys general from several U.S. states. read more AContinue reading “European politicians call for Facebook investigation after whistleblower revelation”

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