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Certified Freedom Fighter: Stacey Abram’s Fair Fight Organization Drops New Heat Aimed At Jim Crow 2.0

Stacey Abrams' Fair Fight Action organization relaunched their Civics For The Culture series today. The eight-part series is aimed at voters in the 18-35 age group across the South in hopes of deepening engagement between elections. Attempts at voter suppression have been rampant since the 2020 elections.
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Biden Is Right To Call The State Of Voting Rights An Existential Threat. But The Walk Must Be As Aggressive As The Talk. 

This article is part of TPM Cafe, TPM’s home for opinion and news analysis.  Earlier this summer, the president of the United States traveled to the city where the Constitution was written, debated and signed and warned of mounting perils to American democracy. He invoked Jim Crow and called new election laws and voter suppression efforts in state legislatures the most dangerous threat to voting and the integrity of free elections in American history. [Author: Rev. Jesse L. Jackson Sr. and Dav...
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Ken Burns on 'Muhammad Ali,' his new 4-part documentary on the life of the late boxing legend

Muhammad Ali in March 1964. AP Photo Ken Burns spoke to Insider about the making of "Muhammad Ali," his new biographical documentary on the late boxing legend. In a wide-ranging interview, Burns also discussed the documentary in relation to his filmography and coming projects. See more stories on Insider's business page. Earlier this month, I spoke to Ken Burns about the making of his new four-part documentary on the life of Muhammad Ali.An eight-hour series that premieres Sunday on PB...
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‘How is Pauli Murray not a household name?’ The extraordinary life of the US’s most radical activist

She explored her gender and sexuality in the 20s, defied segregation in the 40s and inspired Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Now, a film is bringing her trailblazing achievements to lightIt seems inconceivable that someone like Pauli Murray could have slipped through the cracks of US history. A lawyer, activist, scholar, poet and priest, Murray led a trailblazing life that altered the course of history. She was at the forefront of the battles for racial and gender equality, but often so far out in front th...
Tags: Gender, Film, Race, US, World news, Culture, LGBT rights, Naacp, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Jim Crow, Murray, Brown, Board of Education, Greensboro, Thurgood Marshall, Pauli Murray


White House praises Fox for implementing a stricter version of Biden's vaccine-or-test mandate, despite on-air bashing of federal policy

Joe Biden delivers remarks on the public health and economic crises at The Queen theater in Wilmington, Delaware on January 14, 2021. Photo by JIM WATSON/AFP via Getty Images The White House praised Fox for its new vaccine-or-test mandate, which is stricter than the federal policy. Fox announced Tuesday it will require employees to either be vaccinated or tested daily. Biden announced last week that employers of 100-plus people must require vaccination or weekly testing. See more storie...
Tags: Politics, News, White House, America, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, Fox, Fox News, Biden, Jim Crow, Tucker Carlson, Wilmington Delaware, Carlson, JIM WATSON, Eliza Relman


Senate Democrats pitch new voting bill in effort to break filibuster logjam– live

• Freedom to Vote Act would make election day federal holiday• Bill would take 10 Republican votes to passSign up to receive First Thing – our daily briefing by email 3.04pm BST Voting rights groups continued to call for eliminating the filibuster on Tuesday immediately after Democrats unveiled new, compromise voting rights legislation.The groups said they support the new bill, which includes significant reforms, like 15 guaranteed days of early voting, protections against subversion for loc...
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‘These are the facts’: Black educators silenced from teaching America’s racist past

As 22 states pass or consider legislation on race and racism discourse in classrooms, some Black teachers are reminded daily that their racial identity is a liabilityHistory teacher Valanna White filed into the auditorium the first week of August for the customary back-to-school all-staff meeting at Walker Valley high school in Cleveland, Tennessee. What she heard shifted her outlook for the coming school year. On 1 July, a new law took effect banning the teaching of critical race theory in Tenn...
Tags: Education, Race, US, America, World news, US news, Tennessee, Ferguson, US education, Jim Crow, White, Plessy, Cleveland Tennessee, Walker Valley, Valanna White


Texas Vigilante Abortion Law Resurrects Jim Crow-Era Tactic That Gives States Legal Cover

This article is part of TPM Cafe, TPM’s home for opinion and news analysis. It first appeared at The Conversation. The new Texas law that bans most abortions uses a method employed by Texas and other states to enforce racist Jim Crow laws in the 19th and 20th centuries that aimed to disenfranchise African Americans. [Author: Stephanie Lindquist]
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Ready to read Colson Whitehead’s ‘Harlem Shuffle’? Take a look at his other novels, too.

When “The Intuitionist” arrived in 1999, Colson Whitehead’s debut novel was acclaimed for its unique blend of speculative fiction, noir-style mystery, and allegory about race and America. Whitehead was a writer to watch, winning a MacArthur “Genius” award in 2002 a year after his second novel, “John Henry Days,” although it was still far from obvious that Whitehead would mature into one of America’s greatest novelists of the 21st century. (Courtesy of Penguin Random House) Colson Whitehead...
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Aftermath

Yes, 9/11 affected me. Arriving on the last PATH train into the World Trade Center as the first jet hit, I witnessed the second jet’s impact and stayed to report. I still cannot bring myself to speak of some of what I saw. A block from the South Tower as it tilted, I ran, debris smashing the ground all around me, in the utter darkness of a man-made midnight. I emerged covered in the detritus of destruction, a gray statue in pulverized stone. In the immediate aftermath, I was afflicte...
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These Abortion 'Hot Takes' Are Bad, Actually

When the Supreme Court declined to block Texas SB8—which bans abortion after six weeks of pregnancy, functionally banning the procedure altogether—it set off an emotional shockwave. People processed their feelings on Twitter, firing off all manner of spicy tweets about backwards Texans, ignorant male politicians who…Read more...
Tags: Texas, Supreme Court, United States, Social Issues, Abortion, Lifehacks, The Daily Show, Roe V Wade, Trevor Noah, Jim Crow, Sexual Revolution, Abortion In Texas, Jerry Falwell, Wade, Roe, Lindy West


This Labor Day, For The First Time In Years, Senators Have A Choice On Workers Rights

This article is part of TPM Cafe, TPM’s home for opinion and news analysis. Here’s a Labor Day quiz: Most Americans support unions, but just over 10% are union members. What gives? Business leaders claim that American workers don’t want or need unions anymore. But the Gallup poll reveals that Americans’ support for unions has been increasing — from 48% in 2009 to 65% today. Researchers at MIT found that if nonunion workers who wanted to join a union could do so, union membership would skyrocke...
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With Veto, N.C. Governor Keeps Discriminatory Gun Permit Requirement

By Larry Keane With Veto, N.C. Governor Keeps Discriminatory Gun Permit Requirement IMG ILA istock USA – -(AmmoLand.com)- North Carolina Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper had an opportunity to end his state’s discriminatory Jim Crow-era law. Legislation to repeal the state’s requirement for citizens to obtain a pistol purchase permit from their local sheriff was passed by state lawmakers and sent to his desk for signature, in what would have ended a practice known to discriminate against African-Am...
Tags: Usa, Guns, Senate, Fbi, House Of Representatives, North Carolina, Jim Crow, Cooper, United States District Court, The University of North Carolina, NSSF, Eastern District of North Carolina, Roy Cooper, Gun Rights News, National Shooting Sports Foundation NSSF, Larry Keane


NC Gov. Cooper VETOs Repeal of Jim-Crow-Era Pistol Purchase Permit Law

NC Governor Cooper VETOs Repeal of Jim-Crow-Era Pistol Purchase Permit Law IMG governor.nc.gov North Carolina – -(AmmoLand.com)- By now, you probably know that “Governor Jim Crow” (a/k/a Roy Cooper) vetoed House Bill 398, which is GRNC’s latest effort to repeal our Jim Crow-era pistol purchase permit law – a law some urban sheriffs still use to obstruct handgun purchases by qualified applicants. You probably also heard the gleeful media claims that we have no chance of overriding Cooper’s vet...
Tags: Guns, Senate, America, House, North Carolina, Jim Crow, Irs, Pat Mccrory, Cooper, IMG, Democrat Party, McCrory, Sen Richard Burr, Roy Cooper, Gun Rights News, Grass Roots North Carolina


NC Governor Cooper VETO’s Repeal of Jim-Crow-Era Pistol Purchase Permit Law

NC Governor Cooper VETO’s Repeal of Jim-Crow-Era Pistol Purchase Permit Law IMG governor.nc.gov North Carolina – -(AmmoLand.com)- By now, you probably know that “Governor Jim Crow” (a/k/a Roy Cooper) vetoed House Bill 398, which is GRNC’s latest effort to repeal our Jim Crow-era pistol purchase permit law – a law some urban sheriffs still use to obstruct handgun purchases by qualified applicants. You probably also heard the gleeful media claims that we have no chance of overriding Cooper’s ve...
Tags: Guns, Senate, America, House, North Carolina, Jim Crow, Irs, Pat Mccrory, Cooper, IMG, Democrat Party, McCrory, Sen Richard Burr, Roy Cooper, Gun Rights News, Grass Roots North Carolina


12 books that best explain America's incarceration system, according to criminal justice lawyers

Some of the best criminal justice books include "The New Jim Crow," "Just Mercy," and "Punishment Without Crime," according to criminal justice lawyers Insha Rahman and Andrew Shear. Amazon; Alyssa Powell/Insider When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. The US criminal justice system is often described using sensationalizing statistics or stories. We spoke to 2 criminal justice lawyers to find the best, nuanced criminal justice books. For more no...
Tags: Amazon, Supreme Court, Germany, US, America, Trends, United States, Yale, CSI, Jim Crow, Black, Simon, Jeffrey Toobin, Rahman, Barnes Noble, Coates


North Carolina Passes Pistol Purchase Permit Repeal Law

North Carolina Passes Pistol Purchase Permit Repeal Law North Carolina – -(AmmoLand.com)- The North Carolina Rifle and Pistol Association (NCRPA) applauds the state Senate for passage of House Bill 398. This bill will repeal the pistol permit requirement in favor of the federal National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) background check. HB 398 was passed earlier in the House with bipartisan support, and passed last week along party lines, with two Senate Democrats not voting. I...
Tags: Guns, Senate, House, North Carolina, Jim Crow, Cooper, NICS, Phil Berger, Tim Moore, Gun Rights News, Jay Adams, Gov Cooper, North Carolina Sheriffs ' Association, Michael Wray, Wake County Sheriff 's Office, McFarling


Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick deflects criticism of COVID outbreak in his state by saying Democrats aren't getting enough Black Americans vaccinated

Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick appearing on Fox News' "The Ingraham Angle" Screenshot via Fox News Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick blamed Texas' COVID-19 surge on Democrats not getting Black residents vaccinated. "They're doing nothing for the African American community," Patrick claimed of Democratic leaders. White Texans, however, account for twice as many of Texas COVID-19 cases as Black Texans. See more stories on Insider's business page. Texas Lt. Governor Dan Patrick deflected cri...
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11,000 ‘self-identified’ US citizens still to be evacuated from Afghanistan, White House says – live

But White House won’t commit to continuing evacuation past 31 AugustSenators call on Biden to evacuate leading Afghan womenImage shows 640 people fleeing Kabul in packed US military planeBiden: US troops to stay until Americans and eligible Afghans evacuatedSign up to receive First Thing – our daily briefing by email 8.45pm BST The Guardian’s Sam Levine has more details on House Democrats’ new voting rights bill:The new bill will also clarify Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act, Rep. Terri Se...
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Buildings at Virginia University Renamed for Black Women

Four buildings at an historically Black university in Virginia named for white men with links to the Jim Crow era or to the Confederacy have been renamed for Black women.
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LIGHTSPEED Presents: 'Now You See Me' by Justin C. Key

io9 is proud to present fiction from LIGHTSPEED MAGAZINE. Once a month, we feature a story from LIGHTSPEED’s current issue. This month’s selection is “Now You See Me” by Justin C. Key. You can read the story below. Enjoy!Read more...
Tags: Science, Memory, Baby, Jim Crow, Lightspeed, Justin, Danny, Pam, The Arts, The Job, Pam Beesly, Occupations, Creative Works, Luann Ryon, Justin C Key


Is violence coming to City Hall?

In recent months, several Southern California school boards have been forced to relocate or cancel their meetings because planned discussions about ethnic studies led to threats of violence. On July 11, a fight broke out during Rep. Katie Porter’s town hall event at an Irvine park, when far-right figures organized a confrontation and one of Porter’s supporters was arrested for throwing a punch. Last week, a Victorville councilwoman was arrested after clashing with police as they tried to remove ...
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AOC says the notion that activists can 'out-organize' voter suppression is 'a ridiculous premise' that 'verges on naïveté'

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said Sunday that the idea of "out-organizing" voter suppression "verges on naïveté" Screenshot via CNN/"State of the Union" AOC is joining progressives criticizing the notion that voter suppression can be out-organized. Ocasio-Cortez told CNN that the notion "verges on naïveté" and is a "ridiculous premise." The Times reported that White House officials believe organizing can overcome restrictive voting rules. See more stories on Insider's business page....
Tags: Politics, Elections, Voting, Supreme Court, Congress, Senate, White House, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, Atlantic, Pennsylvania, Gop, House, Arizona, The Times


Analysis: Biden is following the script that led to a century of Jim Crow segregation

• Watch: This is the man leading the No. 1 fundraising effort in sham Arizona audit
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Analysis: Biden follows script that led to century of Jim Crow segregation

There comes a point in every awful horror movie where a character does something so careless and shortsighted a viewer loses faith in the storyteller.
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Biden is following the script that led to a century of Jim Crow segregation

• Georgia Republicans inch closer to a takeover of elections in state's largest county • Watch: This is the man leading the No. 1 fundraising effort in sham Arizona audit
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Democrats are on the verge of repeating a voting rights blunder that once made the rise of Jim Crow possible

There comes a point in every awful horror movie where a character does something so careless and shortsighted a viewer loses faith in the storyteller.
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Democrats are on the verge of repeating a voting rights blunder that led to the rise of Jim Crow

President Biden is following a script that once doomed Black voters -- and the party they supported -- by not going all out to protect voting rights.
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Analysis: Biden is following a script that once doomed Black voters and made the rise of Jim Crow possible

There comes a point in every awful horror movie where a character does something so careless and shortsighted a viewer loses faith in the storyteller.
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The ACLU Should End the Charade of Protecting American Civil Liberties

By Larry Keane The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) needs to change its name. At this point, it’s false advertising. IMG: iStock-1245041394 U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) needs to change its name. At this point, it’s false advertising. The ACLU recently argued that “anti-Blackness determined the inclusion of the Second Amendment in the Bill of Rights, and has informed the unequal and racist application of gun laws.” That’s plainly arguing that the Sec...
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