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  • Why not just have civil unions for everyone?

    Why not just have civil unions for everyone?
    Today's question: Why should the state recognize marriage at all? Wouldn't it be better to leave marriage to religious groups and instead have civil unions for everyone? Previously, Broyles and Jean offered their views of what would happen to married...
  • Charles Morgan Jr. dies at 78; lawyer challenged racism in the South

    Charles Morgan Jr. dies at 78; lawyer challenged racism in the South
    Charles Morgan Jr., a civil rights lawyer who challenged the racism of his native South and won numerous landmark cases for equal rights before the U.S. Supreme Court, died Thursday at his home in Destin, Fla. He was 78 and had Alzheimer's disease. In...
  • Griffin Bell dies at 90; former attorney general and federal judge was at center of racial disputes

    Griffin Bell dies at 90; former attorney general and federal judge was at center of racial disputes
    Griffin B. Bell, a Southern judge who earned both enmity and praise during the civil rights era -- and later served as a reform-minded attorney general under President Carter -- died Monday morning at an Atlanta hospital. He was 90. Bell died of...
  • Washington closed, White House open

     
    by Mark Silva and James Oliphant The answers may be blowing in the wind, but the snow certainly was -- though this couldn't stop Bob Dylan, Morgan Freeman and a cast of all-stars from acknowledging the struggles of the Civil......
  • Obama win a civil-rights revolution

     
    by James Oliphant Remember the struggles. Little Rock. James Meredith at the University of Mississippi. Brown vs. Board of Education. Birmingham and Bull Connor. The Boston busing riots. Throw in, if you like, Rosa Parks. Or Jackie Robinson. Social...
  • Sharpton Calls On FCC To Investigate News Corp

    NEW YORK (WPIX) -- Outrage and protests continue to mount over The NY Post's controversial cartoon interpreted by many as comparing President Obama to a chimpanzee that was shot and killed by police in Stamford, Connecticut last week. Reverend Al...
  • NAACP head hopes to mobilize voters

    By age 6, Benjamin Todd Jealous had read through all of the books about African-Americans in his elementary school library and inquired why there weren't more. At 7, he told his family that he wanted to become a civil rights lawyer. At 14, he organized...
  • Black activists go blogging in challenging status quo

    Black activists go blogging in challenging status quo
    The first time Eddie Griffin set out to fight for civil rights, back in 1972, he joined the Black Panthers, picked up a gun and robbed a bank in Ft. Worth. The crime landed him in federal prison for 12 years. Today, Griffin's weapon is an Internet blog....
  • WGA gives Image Awards a break

    WGA gives Image Awards a break
    The show will go on for the 39th NAACP Image Awards. The WGA agreed Tuesday to give the Feb. 14 show a waiver that allows writers to script the show and keep the picketers away. Here is the press release: LOS ANGELES – The Writers Guild of America, West...
  • 'Eyes on the Prize: America's Civil Rights Years, 1954-1965'

    'Eyes on the Prize: America's Civil Rights Years, 1954-1965'
    One of television's most celebrated documentary miniseries, creator-producer Henry Hampton's PBS-broadcast program re-examines many pivotal events connected to the title subject - including the Montgomery, Ala., bus boycott and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'...
  • Civil Rights Leader Benjamin Hooks Dies at 85

    Civil Rights Leader Benjamin Hooks Dies at 85
    Benjamin L. Hooks, a civil rights leader who led the NAACP from 1977 to 1992, has died, said the vice president for communication at the NAACP. The cause of death was not immediately known, the NAACP's Leila McDowell said Thursday. Hooks was "a vocal...