civil rights

Our civil rights are infringed upon every day in America. Our civil rights topics range from gay rights, abortion, women’s rights, transsexual rights, minorities rights to any disenfranchised groups that is continually oppressed by society or the government.

Record Number of Women Elected to US Congress

WASHINGTON — A record number of women were elected last week to the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate.  When the new Congress convenes in January, there will be about 80 female members of the House, and 20 female members of the Senate -...

Supreme Court To Hear Challenge to the Voting Rights Act

The US Supreme Court will hear a challenge to a key section of the Voting Rights Act, a law adopted to prevent discrimination at the polls. It will hear an Alabama challenge to the requirement that states with a history of racial bias seek permission...

Gay Marriage, Marijuana Proponents See Victory in Election

Proponents of same-sex marriage and legalized marijuana use gained ground in ballot initiatives across the United States Tuesday. The northeastern state of Maine and the mid-Atlantic state of Maryland became the first two states to approve gay marriage through a popular vote. Six U.S. states...

Annual UN Meeting Wraps Up in New York

UNITED NATIONS — The U.N. General Assembly annual debate closed on Monday.  The week of speeches and meetings focused largely on problems in the Middle East and Africa, including Islamophobia, the conflict in Syria, Iran’s nuclear program and the effort to send military help to...

Illegal Immigrants Offered Lower Tuition for Higher Education

SILVER SPRING, MARYLAND — This November, voters in the eastern U.S. state of Maryland will decide whether to uphold a state law giving some undocumented immigrants tuition breaks at state-run universities and community colleges. Maryland could become the 12th state in the nation to offer undocumented...

Racism At RNC: Black camerawoman insulted, called an animal and thrown nuts

Racism mars the RepublicanNational Convention after a GOP attendee was ejected for throwing nuts at an African American camerawoman while saying "This is how we feed animals." Former MSNBC anchor and Current TV host David Shuster originally reported the story via Twitter. On Tuesday, August 28, Schuster tweeted: “GOP attendee ejected...

The Numbers Game

The numbers men throw around now days when bragging about sexual conquests are often astounding to the female ear. The typical range, in my own experience, tends be between fifteen and thirty, but I've heard figures going into the hundreds; and let's not forget...

An Autonomy of Self

The United States lags behind in social progress as many countries regulate and legalize prostitution. In 2003, the United States Supreme Court oversaw Lawrence v. Texas, ruling to legalize sodomy in the entire nation. Justice Kennedy remarked, "Liberty presumes an autonomy of self that includes...

America as Dystopia

Dystopian novels have been regarded as everything from warnings to prophecies to a rebellious but harmless form of entertainment which can make a big profit with teenagers. But sometimes it seems as if major political leaders have studied these books for tips.  In many...

Woman Up!

An overview of the women’s political journey, and how we can continue to be involved “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.” We all know by now that not only was this statement total crap when it was written in...