[WASHINGTON, DC] Farea Al-Muslimi, a Yemeni youth activist and writer, testified today at a hearing of the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Human Rights chaired by Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) on the moral, legal and constitutional issues surrounding targeted killings and the use of drones.
Our current immigration system is broken. Deportations are at a record high, families are being separated, immigrant workers exploited, human lives are being lost at the border, there is rampant persecution and discrimination of immigrants and a continuation in the perpetuation of negative stereotypes and the criminalization of migration.
How did we get here? How did we sacrifice basic human and civil rights in the name of political posturing, agendas and money interests? What can we do to reverse this?
Diana Adams is a committed polyamorist, a Brooklyn lawyer and a sexual civil rights activist. In this pod, by vc2 producers Still Point Pictures, we'll see Diana juggle her multiple committed polyamorous relationships, go with her to court where she defends the rights of alternative families and see how she is defining new sexual norms at Poly Pride Week.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.: Jordan Peele
Mahatma Gandhi: Keegan-Michael Key
The ladies of Elite Delta Force 3 and Wayne Brady re-create one of the most popular reality shows like only they can do! Written by Angela Yarbrough, Directed by Ken Whittingham, Starring: Wayne Brady (Martin Luther King, Jr.) and the Ladies of EDF3: Nefetari Spencer (Betty Shabazz), Angela Yarbrough (Marilyn Monroe), Robin Thede (Coretta Scott King), Leshay Tomlinson-Boyce (Mya Angelou), Nikea Gamby Turner (Winnie Mandela), Indira Gibson (Rosa Parks).
Special Thanks to Chuck Deezy (Malcolm X), David Villar (Waiter), Erik Nicolaisen (Cop).
Beginning with the end of the U.S. Civil War in 1865, African Americans toiled to reach equal status in the eyes of the law. http://www.WatchMojo.com explores the history of the United States' Civil Rights Movement.
Navy Chaplain Gordon Klingenschmitt quotes the New Testament to support his claims that straight voters will be punished by God for supporting civil rights in America. ZOMGitsCriss decided to read the rest of that Bible passage, so Christians don't have to.
This hip-hop act broke new ground when they released this song about marriage equality on their new hit CD. Watch the performance that brought Ellen's audience to their feet, right here.
Same Love, as featured on the debut album from Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, The Heist
The Southern Poverty Law Center, a civil rights group, says Wisconsin shooting suspect Wade Michael Page was a member of the most violent parts of the white supremacist scene: the racist, skinhead music scene. (Aug. 6)
Highlights of this day in history: Nazi police arrest Anne Frank and family; Britain declares war on Germany in World War I; Three civil rights workers found slain in Mississippi; The Bordens axed to death; Jazz great Louis Armstrong born. (Aug. 4)
Sybrina Fulton, Trayvon Martin's mom, released a video asking parents nationwide to support the Second Chance campaign, a new national campaign working to reform, repeal and prevent passage of new Florida-style "Shoot First" laws around the country.
The Second Chance campaign launched after Martin's death with the NAACP, the National Urban League, the National Action Network, Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights, VoteVets and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg to oppose reckless Shoot First laws that are on the books of 26 states and pending in 10 more.
Society has a responsibility to explore. We once were excited about the unknown, relishing every opportunity to turn a new corner, eager to see what lay ahead on the horizon. We've orbited the Earth, walked on the moon and used great machines to see into the far expanses of the Universe. There is so much left to be learned.
NASA has been facing massive bugget cuts over the past ten years. Visit theskyiscalling.us to tell Congress that you want more money to be diverted to the program.
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Music: Broken Dreams by UNKLE
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Tree of Life (Terrance Malick)
The Expanding Universe
Civil Rights Heroes
Right Here All Over
Where Do We Go From Here?
Wet on Wet
A Blast From The Past: Shuttle Through The Decades
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Marlon Brando, James Baldwin, Harry Belafonte, Charlton Heston, Joseph Minklelwitz, and Sidney Poitier, talk about the Civil Rights Movement of 1963.
10 questions about democracy are answered by Metallica rock star Lars Ulrich, football super star Pel, former UN Secretary General Boutros Boutros-Ghali, author Margaret Atwood, architect Daniel Libeskind, Danish Prime Minister Anders Fogh-Rasmussen, Mayor of London Ken Livingstone, Film Director Ken Loach, civil rights activist Jesse Jackson, and many others.