Posts Tagged as ‘Civil Rights’

culture shockers: Tax day, Passover week: labor, migration & justice, now…and in 2049

On this year’s Tax Day that has just passed, several organizations including the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), MoveOn, Daily Kos and the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) joined forces for ‘Tax Day: Make Them Pay.’ The groups organized peaceful protests around the country outside the offices of big corporations and [...]

April 18, 2011 by Pulkit | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

breakthrough beat: Breakthrough’s new Facebook game, America 2049, featured in TIME, Wired

Breakthrough is pleased to present our ground-breaking new Facebook game, AMERICA 2049! (Twitter hashtag #America2049) The game has already been featured by TIME.com and Wired.com and this is just the beginning! We invite you to play by becoming an agent, charged with the responsibility to protect the future of our country. The game features appearances [...]

April 5, 2011 by Pulkit | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

b-the change: This MLK Day, Arizona moves forward

In the aftermath of the shootings in Tucson, debates are raging over hate-filled rhetoric in the political sphere. According to Daniel Hernandez, the brave volunteer in Gabriel Zimmerman’s office who helped his boss amidst all the chaos: I think a lot of people are realizing that the political discourse has, for years, become completely destructive [...]

January 14, 2011 by Zebunnisa | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

culture shocker: Write a letter to Obama and face deportation?

We covered the story about Eric Balderas, a promising Harvard sophomore on scholarship, facing deportation to Mexico, a land he called his own for only the first 4 years of his life.  The harsh immigration system continues to crack down on innocent people, like Hervé Fonkou Takoulo (at right) who hold the promise of America’s future, and [...]

June 23, 2010 by Priya | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

b-activists: Joe Sestak is making strides for LGBT rights and women’s rights

Joe Sestak, who on Tuesday won in Pennsylvania’s Democratic Senate primary, gives us hope for progress in the struggle for both LGBT and women’s rights.

May 20, 2010 by Annie | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

b-activists: Thank you Dorothy Height

We recently read that Dorothy Height, a profound educator and leader in the civil rights movement passed away this morning, she was 98. Living a full life, she experienced much that in turn gave her the strength to push for equal rights.  As she arrived as a new student at Barnard college, she was turned [...]

April 20, 2010 by crissy spivey | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off

b-the change: For Justice Stevens’ birthday, you should say “thank you”

Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, a longtime leader of the liberal bloc of judges on the Supreme Court, is stepping down after decades of service and commitment to upholding the rights of individuals, human dignity, civil rights, women’s rights and environmental issues. He joined the Supreme Court in 1975 and after being the longest [...]

April 9, 2010 by ishita | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

b-day: New York gives African Americans the right to vote 140 years ago today

Ratified by New York: March 30, 1870 Added to the Constitution: Feb 3, 1870 The 15th Amendment was apart of the Reconstruction Amendments, and it gave African-Americans the right to vote throughout the country, by banning voter discrimination based on “race, color or previous condition of servitude.” Did you know? After the amendment was ratified, [...]

March 30, 2010 by Stefani | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

b-activists: Hats off to the 200,000 that marched for the rights of immigrants in D.C.

A colorful crowd of 200,000 marched on Washington over the weekend in an energetic and powerful appeal for immigration reform.

March 24, 2010 by Annie | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

b-days: Happy 100th Birthday National Urban League!

Born: 1910 Claim to fame: The NUL was founded in New York City by Ruth Standish Baldwin and Dr. George Edmund Hayes. It grew as a result of the Great Migration, the mass movement of African Americans from the south to northern cities in the early to mid 1900s. It responded to a need to [...]

March 4, 2010 by Stefani | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

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