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The National Center for Civil and Human Rights commemorates and celebrates Juneteenth 

“The people of Texas are informed that in accordance with a proclamation from the Executive of the United States, all slaves are free,” wrote Major General Gordon Granger 155 years ago in General Order Number Three. This freedom, he continued, “involves an absolute equality of rights and rights of property between former masters and slaves.” Granger’s Order enforced the Emancipation Proclamation signed by President Abraham Lincoln in 1862.  Enslaved […]

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Mari Copeny: More Than A Pageant Queen

In the small town of Flint, Michigan, in 2016, one child sent a letter to Former President Barack Obama to advocate for environmental change in her community. Unlike many other children growing up in America—she did not have clean water. Her name is Mari Copeny, also known as “Little Miss Flint.” However, she is so […]

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Re-Election Campaign Spokesperson Pushes Mt. Rushmore Meme That Adds Trump to Monument of Famous Four Presidents

Would adding President Donald Trump to the famous Mt. Rushmore monument to four of  America’s greatest president’s make it better? A spokesperson and Trump re-election campaign “Rapid Response” official seems to think so. Just hours before President Trump is set to travel to South Dakota’s famous 60-foot tall 80-year old carving, Abigail Marone posted a widely-circulated […]

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Right Now Trump Is at His Virginia Golf Club – It’s His 365th Day at One of His Properties Since Becoming President

Friday, July 3, 2020. 9:52 AM ET. “The President’s motorcade arrived at Trump National Golf Club, in Sterling, VA,” the White House press pool reports. To greet him were “a woman near the entrance holding a ‘Trump is a Traitor’ sign and separately a man giving the motorcade a thumbs up.” While today is a […]

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Memorial Day Message from Assistant Attorney General Eric Dreiband

On the final Monday in May each year we pause as a nation to pay our respects to those members of the Armed forces who have devoted themselves and risk their lives to the defense of our nation.  This year, while all else has changed, we continue this important task.  In our country’s history, members […]

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Landover Man Sentenced to More Than 12 Years in Federal Prison for an Armed Carjacking

U.S. District Judge Paul W. Grimm today sentenced Dante Tyler-El, age 54, of Landover, Maryland, to 150 months in federal prison, followed by five years of supervised release, for carjacking and for using, carrying and brandishing a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence. Tyler-El entered his guilty plea on February 25, […]

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COVID-19: Servicemembers’ Civil Rights – Message from the Assistant Attorney General

As the Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice, I am entrusted with the responsibility of protecting the civil rights of the brave men and women of our nation’s armed forces, and our nation’s veterans.  Since COVID-19 has come to our shores, active duty servicemembers and members of the […]

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Justice Department Reaches Settlement with Richmond County Sheriff’s Office Resolving the Military Employment Discrimination Claim of an Active Duty Servicemember and Requiring Development of a USERRA Policy

The Justice Department announced today that it has reached a settlement with the Richmond County (GA) Sheriff’s Office (RCSO) that resolves allegations that the RCSO violated the employment rights of Private First Class (PFC) Auben Kendall under the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA). Powered by WPeMatico

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Justice Department Announces Settlement with Walmart Over Discrimination Claim by Naval Reservist

The Department of Justice announced today the resolution of a lawsuit in which Naval Petty Officer Third Class Lindsey Hunger alleged that Walmart violated her rights when it failed to offer her employment at the Walmart store located at 2545 Rimrock Avenue in Grand Junction, Colorado because of her upcoming Naval Reserve commitments. Ms. Hunger […]

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‘Spawned,’ ‘Seeded,’ and ‘Spread’: Trump Official Spins Out-of-Control Anti-China Coronavirus Conspiracy Theory

Trump White House Trade advisor Peter Navarro used the long Independence Day weekend to spin a fantastical conspiracy theory that directly blames China for creating the deadly coronavirus, then sending “hundreds of thousands” of its people to the U.S. to infect and ultimately kill Americans. “It is the Chinese Communist Party that is making us […]

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‘Groucho? Harpo? Chico?’: Matt Schlapp Mocked for Claim This May Be Final 4th of July Before ‘Marxists’ Take Over US

Far right wing lobbyist, Fox News contributor, Trump campaign surrogate, and provocateur Matt Schlapp is being mocked after claiming Marxists are taking over the country and warning that as a result, Saturday may be America’s final Fourth of July. Schlapp apparently was forced to use a photo of umbrella-holding protestors fleeing what looks like tear gas, […]

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Brazil: Supreme Court Allows Satire of Political Candidates

(June 26, 2018) On June 21, 2018, the Brazilian Federal Supreme Court (Supremo Tribunal Federal, STF) ruled as unconstitutional provisions of the Elections Law that prevented radio and television broadcasters from running humorous programs ridiculing or lampooning candidates, political parties, and coalitions in the three months prior to an election. (Lei das Eleições, Lei No. […]