COLORLINES: FROM SELMA TO THE ROBERTS COURT: REFLECTIONS ON VOTING RIGHTS HISTORY

From Selma to the Roberts Court: Reflections on Voting Rights History

Civil rights leaders who led and joined the March 1965 demonstrations that created the Voting Rights Act speak with Colorlines a week before the Supreme Court reviews the legislation.

What’s ‘Sequestration’ Mean in Real Life?

Economic Justice contributor Imara Jones explains the trillion-dollar budget cuts that are set to begin in a matter of days.

5 Ways the ‘Harlem Shake’ Meme Is (Slightly) More Complicated Than It Seems

The inescapable dance craze is drawing criticism from folks who say it’s just cultural appropriation. Channing Kennedy offers some meaningful context.

Watch: Harlem Residents React to ‘Harlem Shake’ Videos

Denver Takes Bold Step Toward Eliminating Its School-to-Prison Pipeline In the aftermath of the Sandy Hook Elementary massacre, elected officials, pundits and gun lobbyists have been calling for more police in schools. So why is Denver doing its own thing?

Obama’s Fatherhood Meme Ruffles Otherwise Ardent Supporters Critics are asking why the president sees family structure as the gun problem in Chicago, but not in Newtown.

A Black History Month Comic Nia King illustrates her journey through Black History Month.

‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Actor Jesse Williams Offers Tarantino Tips on How to Portray Slavery Williams asks why “Django Unchained” included stereotypical and graphic images of black slaves while “Inglorious Basterds” avoided much of that imagery.

Deported Father’s Case Ends as Congress Debates Immigration Changes Felipe Montes, who lost his three U.S.-citizen sons when he was deported to Mexico in December 2010, will now be allowed to take his children with him to Mexico.

San Francisco Jail Inmates Dance to Stop Sexual Violence [Video] As part of the One Billion Rising movement a group of choreographers visited San Francisco County jails to make sure inmates were able to participate in the global actions.

ACLU Obtains Emails That Prove ICE Officials Set Deportation Quotas Federal immigration authorities have claimed to target people who pose a threat to public safety but these emails show officials targeted immigrants convicted of minor crimes.

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  1. Super Sis

    RE: The meeting at the White House with African-American leaders and Pres. Obama (Feb. 2013)

    WE NEED TO GET OUR WEALTHY PEOPLE TO MAKE A COMMITTMENT TO HELP!

    This meeting is a positive sign that at least there is high level discussion of the many problems in the Black Community. In order to get things done, we have to create plans and find the resources to do them. Considering the TEA-PUBLICANS in Congress are trying to cut off all funds that help unemployed, working people, the poor college students, children, and the elderly…. there is a big challenge before we can expect “magic to happen for Black folks.” The GOP does not even want to give poor mothers and children food stamps.

    Pres. Obama’s committment to fighting CLIMATE CHANGE is one possible avenue for job creation. We also have to get some of our WEALTHY BLACK CELEBRITIES…the pro-athletes, rappers, preachers, etc. involved in putting some money into various non-profits, job training services, youth programs, etc. There are programs already doing good work…but they need some money. There are educators who offer seminars, books and materials…but they need to see more distribution of their goods into the schools, youth groups, etc.

    And of course, it was not long (not even a day) after this meeting took place…that the “negro Obama critics” started making snide, foul comments about this meeting…claiming “nothing got done.” It’s the same bunch that was ranting that…”Obama does not care about Black folks…” — and one of their leaders was at a forum yelping about…. “Obama does not deserve to put his hand on the MLK Bible.” But when you check to find out what those critics are doing to help anybody… the answer is: NOT MUCH…but blowing hot toxic air. Seldom a dirty word is said against the TEA-PUBLICANS and their foul actions against creating jobs or helping the poor. These ‘negro critics’ yelp about what Pres. Obama does or does not do for Blacks… while they are some of the biggest promoters of the foul antics of gold tooth rappers and celebrities who don’t do pooooo….to help anybody.

    Some of them could take one of their gold bling-bling necklaces off and pawn it and donate that money to a good cause…like “anti-gang programs”…or buying some books for youth groups…or sponsoring field trips for the schools.

    THEY TOO NEED TO QUIT COMPLAINING AND RAPPING and get busy doing something to solve these problems.

    * Suggested books = JOINING HANDS….. and… LIBERTY’S LEGACY ….and….
    A SCHOOL IS A TERRIBLE THING TO WASTE…. (amazon.com)

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