Native Americans. Legal news and articles for November 28 - 30, 2011

Former NBC anchor Brokaw to address USC graduatesAcuna selling the big lie and the big guyTom Brokaw finds hope for US in YanktonD'Alessandro: Milt Campbell still a champion 55 years after he made history at ...Beyond 'Glory'My Convention For the Term African AmericanArthur Washington Jr., Kalamazoo's first African-American city commissioner ...Being young, black and female closes some doors, opens othersThanksgiving from Wampanoags to 2011Teacher in Nampa is changing hearts, mindsRedistricting special election could have preclearance problemsObama's still got itUSM hosts Human Rights Week starting todayCross City Residents Rally To Save Ten Commandments MonumentStatement from HRC on Rep. Barney Frank's retirement

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Historian says Georgia events 'influenced, changed world'
Newnan Times-HeraldNovember 5, 2011

He said the Atlanta race riots of 1906 directly led to the founding of the NAACP, which spearheaded decades of legal battles and protest to secure civil rights for African-Americans. That was the beginning of the worldwide movement for recognition of ...more »

Students Pay Tribute to Virginia Heroes
Virginia Connection NewspapersNovember 23, 2011

He chose to write about Arthur Ashe, the Richmond native and tennis champion who also stood up for Civil Rights and HIV/AIDS awareness. Vij said he believed every single word at the Great Falls Freedom Memorial could apply to Ashe, ...more »

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Former NBC anchor Brokaw to address USC graduates
The StateNovember 30, 2011

12 commencement, the University of South Carolina expects to award: The 71-year-old Brokaw's career spans from the Civil Rights era through the Sept. 11 terror attacks. He sat behind the NBC Nightly News desk for more than 20 years. ...more »

Acuna selling the big lie and the big guy
Tucson CitizenNovember 30, 2011

The continuing development of the Mexican American Studies mythology relies on propagandists like Acuna and David Morales. The legal fight requires the selling of the myth due to the fact that none of the legitimate and monied civil rights groups are ...more »

Tom Brokaw finds hope for US in Yankton
Sioux Falls Argus LeaderNovember 30, 2011

12:36 pm Tom Brokaw is a South Dakota native and veteran broadcaster. / NBC Photo: Mitchell Haaseth Veteran broadcaster Tom Brokaw has created a newsman's guide to revitalizing the American dream, and the road map includes a stop in his hometown of ...more »

D'Alessandro: Milt Campbell still a champion 55 years after he made history at ...
The Star-Ledger - NJ.comNovember 30, 2011

In the years ahead, he would presage the civil rights movement, becoming as uncompromising and fiercely independent as he is today. Campbell speaks of it more with irony than anger: As a black man in 1957, he knew he'd be less appreciated than other ...more »

Beyond 'Glory'
New York Times (blog)November 30, 2011

By the attack on Fort Sumter in April 1861, free black men had spent 40 years fashioning arguments for why they were citizens, entitled to vote, serve on juries and claim all the rights of native-born Americans. Sometimes they convinced those whites ...more »

My Convention For the Term African American
WEBCommentaryNovember 30, 2011

Today in 2011 we are not African anything anymore, ie those who were born in America and whose ancestry go as far back as 1609, when the first foreign Dutch cargo vessels loaded with African slaves docked on Native American soil. ...more »

Arthur Washington Jr., Kalamazoo's first African-American city commissioner ...
Kalamazoo Gazette - MLive.comNovember 30, 2011

KALAMAZOO — Arthur Washington Jr., Kalamazoo's first African-American city commissioner and a longtime civil-rights advocate and community volunteer, died Tuesday. "He was a true statesman, and he used that demeanor to be involved in the needs of our ...more »

Being young, black and female closes some doors, opens others
Medill Reports: ChicagoNovember 30, 2011

A lot of those civil rights issues aren't still present. I think people who are not people of color have neighbors or friends who are people of color, so a lot of those issues of race due to unfamiliarity with people who are people of color, ...more »

Thanksgiving from Wampanoags to 2011
NorthJersey.comNovember 29, 2011

Myles Standish and the Pilgrims who first settled in America shared the bounty of harvest with Native American Indians in a feast that eventually was declared Thanksgiving. That was truly an interracial event. Pocahontas, a Virginia Indian Chief's ...more »

Teacher in Nampa is changing hearts, minds
Idaho Press-TribuneNovember 29, 2011

Located in the southwestern part of Idaho, Nampa draws Mexican-American families who often work in the agricultural industry. But there also are Native American, Russian and Ukrainian families. Galaviz herself is the daughter of a Mexican father and a ...more »

Redistricting special election could have preclearance problems
Arizona Capitol TimesNovember 29, 2011

...Native Americans, predominantly vote Democratic, the feds might determine that a special election on the date of the Republican-only presidential preference election would be racially discriminatory, said Gerald Hebert, a former DOJ civil rights...more »

Obama's still got it
The Daily CampusNovember 28, 2011

Obama's black following is even more baffling when the black community has another African-American candidate to choose from, Herman Cain. Despite Cain's upbringing during the Civil Rights era and being a graduate of the prominent and historically ...more »

USM hosts Human Rights Week starting today
Hattiesburg AmericanNovember 28, 2011

There will be a forum focusing on current issues within Native American communities, as well as a discussion on human rights abuses faced by Native Americans. • Thursday: The Secular Student Alliance presents “Religion and Politics,” a discussion of ...more »

Cross City Residents Rally To Save Ten Commandments Monument
WCTVNovember 28, 2011

These rights include: Your FIRST AMENDMENT RIGHTS - freedom of speech, association and assembly; freedom of the press, and freedom of religion. Your RIGHT TO EQUAL PROTECTION under the law - protection against unlawful discrimination. ...more »

Statement from HRC on Rep. Barney Frank's retirement
Windy City TimesNovember 28, 2011

The Human Rights Campaign is America's largest civil rights organization working to achieve lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality. By inspiring and engaging all Americans, HRC strives to end discrimination against LGBT citizens and realize a ...more »

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