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Remembering 1964: A pivotal year in civil rights history
By April 18, 2014 Read More →

Remembering 1964: A pivotal year in civil rights history

Remembering 1964: A pivotal year in civil rights history Newseum in Washington, D.C. captures the triumphs and tragedies in year-long exhibit By D. Kevin McNeir Museums have changed over the years, evolving from places where only paintings and statues were displayed to expansive spaces where history is retold in plush theaters, through widescreen televised reports, […]

Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson to become 72nd President of the US Conference of Mayors
By April 16, 2014 Read More →

Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson to become 72nd President of the US Conference of Mayors

Sacramento, CA – Mayor Kevin M. Johnson will become the 72nd President of The United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) when he is sworn in at a gavel passing ceremony in Sacramento today, Wednesday, April 16th.

Obama: Equal Pay for Women
By April 13, 2014 Read More →

Obama: Equal Pay for Women

U.S. President Barack Obama has called for women to be paid at the same rate that men are paid on the same job. The U.S. leader said in his weekly address Saturday that is is an embarrassment that women earn less than men in the same professions and with the same education. President Obama issued […]

Mississippi Gov. Bryant signs ‘Turn Away The Gays’ Bill Into Law
By April 5, 2014 Read More →

Mississippi Gov. Bryant signs ‘Turn Away The Gays’ Bill Into Law

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant (R-Brandon) signed the “Religious Freedom Restoration Act” into law Thursday afternoon, making his state the first in the nation where people and businesses can refuse goods or services to anyone, based on a “strongly held religious belief”. The bill, which was passed Tuesday by the GOP-dominated Legislature, is widely understood to be aimed at the state’s LGBT community, and is the most far-reaching legislation of its type in the United states.

Pentagon Overhauls Effort to Identify its Missing
By April 1, 2014 Read More →

Pentagon Overhauls Effort to Identify its Missing

The Pentagon is overhauling its efforts to find and identify missing service members from past wars, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced Monday. The changes address the problems laid out in an investigation by ProPublica and NPR, including outdated scientific methods, overlapping bureaucracy, a risk-averse disinterment policy for the 9,400 unknowns buried around the world, and poor laboratory management that inhibited the mission.

NSA Invokes “National Defense” on Nelson Mandela
By March 26, 2014 Read More →

NSA Invokes “National Defense” on Nelson Mandela

NSA Invokes “National Defense” and the Espionage Act to Block MIT Student’s FOIA Request on Nelson Mandela Ryan Shapiro, a Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) PhD candidate and animal rights activist filed a lawsuit in January 2014 against the National Security Agency, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Central Intelligence Agency, and the Defense Intelligence […]

Supreme Court to hear contraception coverage cases
By March 23, 2014 Read More →

Supreme Court to hear contraception coverage cases

Supreme Court to hear contraception coverage cases Women’s rights groups vow to fight back, say wrong decision could establish dangerous precedent By D. Kevin McNeir On Tuesday, March 25, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in a case that some say could drastically alter the scope of the First Amendment. The case – […]

Obama’s new “initiative” hopes to improve odds for minority boys
By March 11, 2014 Read More →

Obama’s new “initiative” hopes to improve odds for minority boys

Obama’s new “initiative” hopes to improve odds for minority boys President says he will continue project even after leaving the White House By D. Kevin McNeir Few would deny that the many challenges facing young Black and brown boys in America are often overwhelming. From inequities in education to poverty, inadequate health care or a […]

Ugandan LGBT Activist Meets With National Security Council
By March 1, 2014 Read More →

Ugandan LGBT Activist Meets With National Security Council

Members of President Obama’s National Security Council met with Uganda’s leading LGBT activist in Washington this morning, to discuss the impact of the recently signed Anti-Homosexuality Act in that Central African country.

Obamas Host French President at State Dinner
By February 12, 2014 Read More →

Obamas Host French President at State Dinner

WHITE HOUSE — President Barack Obama hosted French President Francois Hollande at a state dinner filled with business leaders, political donors, and Hollywood celebrities. By Dan Robinson Hollande, who recently announced his split with longtime partner Valerie Trierweiler, was seated between Barack and Michelle Obama, in a heated outdoor tent that accommodated a crowd of 350. […]