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Black Female Lawmakers Challenge Army Hairstyle Ban

Black Female Lawmakers Challenge Army Hairstyle Ban

Source: AP / CBS News WASHINGTON - Black female lawmakers are urging Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel to reconsider revised Army regulations that ban hairstyles frequently worn by minority women in the military. Sixteen female members of the Congressional Black Caucus signed a letter Thursday to Hagel, stating that the changes are “discriminatory rules targeting soldiers who […]

‘Shoe’ Thrown At Hillary Clinton During Speech

‘Shoe’ Thrown At Hillary Clinton During Speech

Source: AP / ABC News A woman was taken into custody after throwing what she described as a shoe at Hillary Clinton during a Las Vegas speech. The incident happened moments after Clinton took the stage Thursday at an Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries meeting at the Mandalay Bay hotel-casino. Clinton ducked but did not […]

President Obama: Civil Rights Act Opened New Doors

President Obama: Civil Rights Act Opened New Doors

Barack Obama was 2 years old when Lyndon Baines Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act. Thursday, Obama is commemorating what’s been accomplished in his lifetime and recommitting the nation to fighting the deep inequalities that remain. (April 10)

A Fed-Up Eric Holder Goes After Congress: ‘Unprecedented, Unwarranted, Ugly And Divisive’

A Fed-Up Eric Holder Goes After Congress: ‘Unprecedented, Unwarranted, Ugly And Divisive’

Source: Mike Levine / ABC News A fed-up Attorney General Eric Holder is accusing congressional critics of launching “unprecedented, unwarranted, ugly and divisive” attacks on him and the Obama administration. During a speech to the National Action Network in New York on Wednesday lauding the organization’s effort to advance racial equality, a heated Holder went a little […]

President Obama Returns To Fort Hood Offering Comfort

President Obama Returns To Fort Hood Offering Comfort

President Obama returned to Fort Hood on Wednesday where he first took on the job as the nation’s comforter five years ago, mourning with families and the uniformed comrades of those killed during last week’s shooting spree. (April 9)

Iowa GOP Senate Candidate: Obama’s Race Shields Him From Impeachment

Iowa GOP Senate Candidate: Obama’s Race Shields Him From Impeachment

Source: Breanna Edwards / The Root When it comes to Obama and impeachment, Republican Senate candidate Sam Clovis of Iowa believes that race and a concern about the media coverage are the reasons the House of Representatives hasn’t seriously pursued the notion, the Daily Times Herald reports. “I would say there are people in the […]

Has Civil Rights Activism Been Replaced By Endless Panels?

Has Civil Rights Activism Been Replaced By Endless Panels?

Source: Lauren Victoria Burke / Politic365 Ask yourself: Have you ever seen a photo of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. sitting on a panel? On the eve of the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Civil Rights Act we should ask ourselves: Has activism been replaced by “paneling” and hot air? At every annual convention.  At every […]

Kissing Congressman To Seek FBI Probe Of Leaked Video

Kissing Congressman To Seek FBI Probe Of Leaked Video

Source:  Catalina Camia / USA Today An aide to Rep. Vance McAllister, R-La., says the congressman will ask the FBI to investigate the leak of a video showing the lawmaker kissing an aide. The News Star in Monroe, a daily newspaper in the congressman’s district, says McAllister will make the investigation request Wednesday by sending a letter to House Speaker […]

Senate Blocks Pay Equity Bill

Senate Blocks Pay Equity Bill

Source:  Burgess Everett / Politico Senate Republicans banded together on Wednesday to block the Paycheck Fairness Act, a Democratic bill aimed at narrowing the pay gap between men and women. The legislation failed to clear a 60-vote threshold to open debate on the bill, falling short, 53-44. Immediately following the vote, senior Democrats vowed that they […]

President Obama Signs Actions Taking Aim At Gender Pay Gap

President Obama Signs Actions Taking Aim At Gender Pay Gap

President Barack Obama signed two executive orders Tuesday aimed at reducing the gender pay gap. The actions make it easier for employees of federal contractors to get information about wages and find out how much colleagues are making. (April 8)

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