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Relist Watch

John Elwood reviews Monday’s relists. I’m today, so I’m going to be more summary than usual. The April calendar already appears to have a full complement of 12 cases, but the court in theory could add to it with this Friday’s grants. Admittedly, if it does so, petitioners won’t have the full 30 days to file reply briefs before oral argument. After this Friday, the court’s next scheduled conference isn’t until February 15 – almost a month from now. And any cases granted at that conference will ...
Tags: Texas, Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Congress, Virginia, New York City, Freedom, Alabama, Indiana, Dhs, United States, House Of Representatives, Kansas, Louisiana, Nielsen


NAACP Slams CBS News’ 2020 Team’s Lack of Black Representation (EXCLUSIVE)

The NAACP has slammed CBS News for not including any African-American journalists on its 2020 election coverage team. CBS News came under fire over the weekend after an associate producer tweeted out an image of the news outlet’s 2020 team. In a statement obtained exclusively by Variety, a spokesperson for the NAACP said CBS News’ lineup “proves the voting […]
Tags: News, Cbs News, Naacp, Variety


After 30 Years, Emily Mann To Retire From McCarter Theatre Center

“In her role at McCarter Theatre Center in Princeton, Mann has overseen more than 160 productions, including more than 40 world premieres, since she became [the artistic director and resident playwright] in 1990. In that time, the theater won a Tony Award for outstanding regional theater, and Mann was twice nominated for Tony Awards as a playwright and director, as well as winning a Peabody Award and numerous NAACP awards.” — NJ.com
Tags: Art, Theatre, Naacp, Mann, Emily Mann, McCarter Theatre Center, 01.11.19, Princeton Mann


Government urges judge to toss NAACP lawsuit over census

GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — Government attorneys have urged a federal judge in Maryland to throw out a lawsuit that claims inadequate funding and staffing for the U.S. Census Bureau will lead to a massive undercount of blacks and other racial and ethnic minorities in 2020. U.S. District Court Judge Paul Grimm didn’t immediately rule Monday […]
Tags: News, Maryland, Nation, Naacp, Greenbelt, U S District Court, U S Census Bureau, Md AP, Paul Grimm


Federal campaign finance reform helps special interests

One of the new Democratic House majority’s top priorities is so-called campaign finance reform legislation. Contrary to the claims of its supporters, campaign finance reform legislation does not limit the influence of powerful special interests. Instead, it violates the First Amendment and burdens those seeking real change in government. The First Amendment of the Constitution forbids Congress from interfering in any way with any citizen’s ability to influence government policies. Spending money...
Tags: Supreme Court, Congress, California, Opinion, Alabama, America, Sport, Soccer, House, House Of Representatives, Lausd, Ron Paul, National Organization For Marriage, Federal Reserve, Naacp, Irs


Book review: “Ruth Bader Ginsburg”: The evolution of a justice

One might think that the market for treatments of the life and legacy of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg would be saturated by now. The past three years alone have seen the release of a carefully curated collection of the justice’s writings, “My Own Words,” a surprise hit documentary about her life and career, “RBG,” and a recent feature film, “On the Basis of Sex,” which focuses on the first sex-discrimination case Ginsburg argued in federal court. Now comes “Ruth Bader Ginsburg: A Life,” by Jane...
Tags: Featured, Sweden, Supreme Court, Law, Virginia, Book Reviews, Brooklyn, United States, Aclu, Bill Clinton, Naacp, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Columbia Law School, Harvard Law School, Senate Judiciary Committee, American Civil Liberties Union


Ted Lieu donating $18,500 to LGBTQ groups after 2nd dead man at Ed Buck’s apartment

Congressman Ted Lieu said Tuesday, Jan. 8 he would be donating campaign contributions from prominent Democratic donor Ed Buck to five gay and civil rights organization, a day after a second man was found dead at Buck’s West Hollywood apartment. Lieu said he would donate $5,000 each to Lambda Legal and the NAACP, $3,000 each to GLAAD and The Trevor Project, and $2,500 to the Equality California Institute. “I am deeply disturbed by the latest revelations of a second death by overdose at the home o...
Tags: News, Office, Sport, Soccer, Lgbtq, Local News, Naacp, Campaign Finance, Lambda Legal, West Hollywood, Ed Buck, Los Angeles County, Moore, Buck, GLAAD, Charles Moore


Ted Lieu donating $18,500 to LGBTQ groups after 2nd dead man found at Ed Buck’s apartment

Congressman Ted Lieu said Tuesday, Jan. 8 he would be donating campaign contributions from prominent Democratic donor Ed Buck to five gay and civil rights organization, a day after a second man was found dead at Buck’s West Hollywood apartment. Lieu said he would donate $5,000 each to Lambda Legal and the NAACP, $3,000 each to GLAAD and The Trevor Project, and $2,500 to the Equality California Institute. “I am deeply disturbed by the latest revelations of a second death by overdose at the home o...
Tags: News, Office, Sport, Soccer, Lgbtq, Local News, Naacp, Campaign Finance, Lambda Legal, West Hollywood, Ed Buck, Los Angeles County, Moore, Buck, GLAAD, Charles Moore


San Bernardino County gang prosecutor resigns after backlash over racist rants on social media

Former San Bernardino County gang prosecutor Michael Selyem, who was suspended in the wake of his racist rants on social media that triggered a backlash from civil rights leaders, has resigned from the District Attorney’s Office. Selyem, a former Orange County sheriff’s deputy-turned-prosecutor, voluntarily resigned on Jan. 2, county spokeswoman Felisa Cardona said Tuesday. Civil rights leaders lashed out at Selyem in July after the Southern California News Group revealed the veteran prosecutor’...
Tags: Facebook, News, Sport, Soccer, Michelle Obama, Jackson, Local News, Orange County, Naacp, Anderson, Ucla, Trump, San Bernardino, San Bernardino County, Maxine Waters, Orange County Sheriff 's Department


Grace and Frankie Are Too Old For This In Season Five Trailer

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Grace and Frankie are too old for this in season five trailer Netflix has debuted the first trailer for the upcoming fifth season of its acclaimed sitcom, Grace and Frankie, starring Jane Fonda (Book Club) and Lily Tomlin (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse), which can be viewed in the player below! PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[], 'gptStandAlone':[]...
Tags: TV, Movies, Trailer, Netflix, Brooklyn, TV News, Naacp, Jane Fonda, Grace, Lily Tomlin, Marta Kauffman, Frankie, Peter Gallagher, Grace and Frankie, Howard J Morris, Baron Vaughn


NAACP links earthquake signs in Oregon to white supremacy

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The NAACP of Portland says a new city policy requiring public signs on brick buildings warning they might collapse in an earthquake is part of a long history of white supremacy aimed at forcing black people to move out of neighborhoods. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports that the group on Thursday decried the […]
Tags: News, Oregon, Ap, Portland, Naacp, Northwest


NAACP Image Awards to televise live for first time in March

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The NAACP Image Awards will be televised live for the first time. NAACP and TV One officials announced Thursday that the 50th awards ceremony will be televised on the cable network at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California, on March 30. The event will spotlight the contributions of the NAACP and […]
Tags: Television, News, Entertainment, Los Angeles, Ap, Nation, Naacp, Hollywood California


Soul Serenade: Nancy Wilson, “Face It Girl, It’s Over”

Happy New Year! During the holidays I decided to determine once and for all how long I’ve been writing this column. I searched the Popdose archives for that first column which I knew featured the King Curtis song that gave the column its name. And there it was, published on April 15, 2010. Soul Serenade is approaching its ninth birthday. In that whole time I’ve only taken a few weeks off (alright, one of them was last week) so simple math tells me that there have been well over 400 entries in th...
Tags: Music, New York, California, Aretha Franklin, Carol Burnett, Canada, Hawaii, Ohio, Npr, Naacp, Hollywood Walk Of Fame, Popdose, Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Wilson, Midwest, Capitol Records


Argument preview: Is foreclosure debt collection?

Alpha Stock Images – http://alphastockimages.com/ This is a case in which the more precise you think the statutory language is, the less obvious the right answer becomes. The question presented in Obduskey v. McCarthy Holthus LLP is whether the definition of “debt collector” under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act includes attorneys who effect nonjudicial foreclosures. This case is difficult, not because the statutory language is inherently ambiguous, but because words like “debt” and “f...
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Congress, Colorado, United States, Naacp, Mccarthy, Wells Fargo, Fdcpa, U S Court of Appeals, Colorado Supreme Court, Brosnan, Constitutional Accountability Center, 10th Circuit, Merits Cases


Trust Inspires Growth and Success

Trust inspires excellence. When we trust our team, we elevate their status and inspire them to exceed their own expectations. By trusting others, we can breathe life into them. Expectations and Trust In 2000, President George W. Bush coined the phrase, “the soft bigotry of low expectations.” He was speaking to the NAACP about discrimination that results when we expect people to do less than their potential. Many studies have shown that people who think of themselves as high-achievers generally...
Tags: Leadership, Trust, Professional Development, Naacp, Expectations, George W Bush, Jacobsen, Rosenthal, Feedback Loops, Leading With Trust, Trust Building, Sonia Nieto, Nieto Sonia Affirming Diversity


Black Leaders Forged Bond With Trump To Pass Reform Bill: ‘People Are Still Mad At Us’

WASHINGTON (AP) — A rare bipartisan deal in Congress to overhaul federal sentencing laws passed after a few black ministers, leaders and lawmakers forged an alliance with President Donald Trump, who some have condemned as racist for the last two years. The reforms could offer a path to freedom for hundreds of black and Latino inmates who were sent to prison by a justice system that critics say has long been stacked against minorities. “It’s like threading a needle politically,” said Marc Mori...
Tags: News, Congress, Washington, White House, Ap, New Jersey, Jackson, Naacp, Martin Luther King, Donald Trump, Booker, Trump, National Urban League, Cory Booker, Beltsville Maryland, Marc Morial


Idris Elba Confirms Luther is Headed to the Big Screen

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Idris Elba confirms Luther is headed to the big screen Luther is heading to the big screen. Speaking with Variety, Idris Elba revealed that the show’s creator, Neil Cross, is currently hard at work on a script that would transport the popular crime fighter onto the silver screen after Season 5. PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[], 'gptStandAlone':[]}; ...
Tags: TV, London, Movies, News, Film, Bbc, Gotham, Idris Elba, Luther, Naacp, Season 5, Premiere, Golden Globe, Neil, Elba, Neil Cross


Estate of 1st U.S. self-made female millionaire sold

The New York estate built a century ago by a daughter of slaves who made her fortune selling hair care products for black women has been bought by an organization founded by the owner of Essence magazine. The National Trust for Historic Preservation announced Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018, that Villa Lewaro was recently bought by Richelieu Dennis and his family. The price wasn’t released. (AP Photo/Ed Bailey, File) The National Trust for Historic Preservation announced Thursday that Madam C.J. Wa...
Tags: New York, Washington, New York City, Sport, Soccer, United States, Louisiana, St Louis, Naacp, Central America, National Trust, Hudson, Time Inc, Harlem, Dennis, Hudson River


Russia's disinformation campaign wasn't just on Facebook and Twitter. Here are all the social media platforms Russian trolls weaponized during the 2016 US elections (GOOG, FB, VZ)

Russia influence on the 2016 presidential election spanned beyond Facebook and Twitter, according to new reports provided to the Senate intelligence committee. The research concluded that the disinformation campaign reached several social media platforms previously unnamed, including Instagram, Vine, and Pinterest. Business Insider has compiled all the social media platforms named in the reports, and the roles that each platform played in the Russian-linked influence operation. The use of soc...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Congress, Senate, Russia, US, Trends, Oxford, Ira, Tumblr, Naacp, Business Insider, Congressional, Internet Research Agency


After rejection of contentious proposed amendments, FIRST STEP Act passed by Senate by vote of 87 to 12!!!!

In this post back in August I wondered "Could enhanced FIRST STEP Act get more than 90 votes in the Senate if even brought up for a vote?".  Well, it seems I was off by three votes, as tonight the the US Senate voted 87 to 12 to enact the FIRST STEP Act.  With a vote in the House scheduled for later this week, this bill should be on Prez Trump's  desk before the end of this week and law before Prez Trump heads down to Mar-a-Lago for the holidays.  This USA Today article, headlined "Senate passes...
Tags: Utah, New York, Law, Congress, Senate, America, Barack Obama, Arkansas, House, Ted Cruz, Aclu, Mitch McConnell, US Senate, Louisiana, Usa Today, Naacp


COO Sheryl Sandberg admits Facebook needs to 'do more' to protect civil rights (FB)

Civil rights groups are calling for Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and COO Sheryl Sandberg to resign from the company's board. The calls come after a new report detailed how Russian operatives used Instagram for a voter-suppression campaign targeting African-Americans. Sandberg conceded that Facebook "need[s] to do more" in a statement, but did not address the calls for her to quit Facebook's board of directors. Facing calls to resign from Facebook's board of directors, chief operating officer ...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram, Trends, Aclu, Naacp, Donald Trump, Signal, Sheryl Sandberg, Murphy, Sandberg, Laura Murphy, Joel Kaplan, Google Home Hub


Facebook Detailed the Results of a Civil Rights Audit Led by Laura Murphy

On the same day that the NAACP kicked off a seven-day boycott of Facebook and Instagram due to its data and privacy issues and their impact on African Americans, the social network released the results of the civil rights audit it has been conducting over the past few months. The NAACP is leading #LogOutFacebook, starting...
Tags: Facebook, Advertising, Naacp, Laura Murphy, Social Pro Daily


NAACP Lashes Out At FB Over Misinformation Campaigns Targeting Black People

The #LogOutFacebook boycott started on Tuesday.
Tags: News, Naacp, LogOutFacebook


Rosa Parks Biopic in Development from Winter State Entertainment

Rosa Parks biopic in development from Winter State Entertainment Winter State Entertainment is developing a feature film about the courageous activist Rosa Parks, Deadline has confirmed. The producers are fast-tracking the project in order to start filming next year. PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[], 'gptStandAlone':[]}; googletag.cmd.push(function() { var...
Tags: Movies, Alabama, Naacp, Parks, Kessler, Rosa, Rosa Parks, Hamid, Brooklyn College, Movie News, Theoharis, Jeanne Theoharis, Charlie Kessler, Rosa Parks Deadline, Hamid Torabpour Kessler Lapham, Association of Black Women Historians Oscar


NAACP Calls for Facebook Boycott After Report Details Russian Trolls Targeted Black Communities 

Starting today, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is calling for users to log out of Facebook and other Facebook-owned social media and chat apps like Instagram and WhatsApp. The weeklong boycott is in response to two reports released on Monday detailing how Russian hackers specifically…Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Instagram, Social Media, Naacp, Boycott, Russia Election Interference, Russian Trolls


As NAACP kicks off boycott, Facebook says content moderation, infrastructure changes are coming in 2019

Facebook’s ongoing efforts to repair its image as a greedy, neglectful accessory to the spread of misinformation and other nefarious practices has taken a turn to civil rights and specifically how it serves non-white users, which proportionately account for the social network’s most active members. Today — the first day of , a week-long boycott of the service led by the NAACP — Facebook published an update to its ongoing civil rights audit, where it laid out some goals for the year ahead. In 20...
Tags: TC, Facebook, Russia, Tech, Aclu, Naacp, Senate Intelligence Committee, Sheryl Sandberg, Murphy, Derrick Johnson, Laura Murphy, NAACP Facebook


What you need to know in advertising today

Streaming video could soon have a big impact on the TV-ad business — even bigger than it's already had. Americans are increasingly watching video on their televisions via streaming devices such as Roku's players instead of from traditional broadcast or cable services, Brian Wieser, a financial analyst with Pivotal Research Group, wrote in a new report. That's bad for the ad industry because the kinds of video that consumers are streaming are less likely to have advertisements in them than video ...
Tags: Facebook, Senate, Russia, US, America, Trends, Roku, Cbs, Fox News, Nielsen, Naacp, Tucker Carlson, Wendy, McDonald, Les Moonves, Pacific Life


#LogOutFacebook: NAACP Calls for Boycott, Civil Rights Groups Demand Board Changes

The NAACP is calling on Facebook users to take part in a one-day boycott of the social network this Tuesday to pressure the company to do more against disinformation and racial discrimination. Separately, a coalition of about three dozen social justice groups called on Facebook to remove key executives from its board of directors. The […]
Tags: Facebook, News, Naacp


NAACP Seeks Week-Long Facebook Boycott Over Racial Targeting

The NAACP urged its members and supporters to log out of Facebook and sister platform Instagram in response to a report released Monday which found that Russian hacking of the 2016 election heavily targeted African-Americans. “Facebook’s engagement with partisan firms, its targeting of political opponents, the spread of misinformation and the utilization of Facebook for propaganda promoting disingenuous portrayals of the African American community is reprehensible,” NAACP president and CEO Derr...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Instagram, Congress, Naacp, Derrick Johnson, NAACP Seeks Week Long Facebook Boycott


New reports show Russia's political influence campaign on social media targeted black voters — and the NAACP is now calling for a boycott of Facebook and Instagram (FB)

Facebook, Instagram, and other social media platforms were used to specifically target black Americans as part of the massive online campaign out of Russia to influence the outcome of the 2016 presidential election. According to two new reports the Senate's intelligence committee, Russian-linked accounts and posts were used to spread content focused on racial tensions and suppress black voter turnout. After the reports were released, the a week-long #LogOutFacebook campaign to protest the t...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram, Senate, Russia, US, Trends, US Senate, Ira, University of Oxford, Naacp, Zuckerberg, Facebook Instagram, Internet Research Agency, Mueller