Tag: supreme court

‘Religious freedom’ scams

‘Religious freedom’ scams

| April 15, 2015

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist Pity the poor, put-upon anti-gay bigots. Worried by recent steady march of federal court decisions advancing the right of gays and lesbians to marry, forces in Arkansas and Indiana tried to copy the Supreme Court majority’s flim-flam maneuver of last year in the Hobby Lobby case: By asserting a […]

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LBGT community exerts pressure on Mormon Church

LBGT community exerts pressure on Mormon Church

| March 14, 2015

Letter to the Editor President Thomas S. Monson’s closing remarks in last October’s LDS General Conference admonished us all to “stand up for what you believe in.” The tone of the Jan. 27 LDS Church press conference was very Christ-like in terms of love and compassion towards our LGBT brothers and sisters.   I question […]

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THE RELIGION CORNER: Black History Month—A true Supreme Court story

THE RELIGION CORNER: Black History Month—A true Supreme Court story

| February 26, 2015

By Lyndia Grant Special to the NNPA from The Washington Informer Floyd Hill was a young boy who grew up in rural North Carolina. He dreamed that one day he would own a very large farm. Hill was born in 1907. He disregarded the extreme racism that existed in the South, and he refused to […]

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Scholar says race-neutral approach needed for affirmative action

Scholar says race-neutral approach needed for affirmative action

| January 10, 2015

By Freddie Allen NNPA Senior Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)–In the wake of unrelenting lawsuits seeking to abolish affirmative action coupled with nearly half of all universities dropping consideration of race as a factor in college admissions, it is time to shift gears and devise a less objectionable race-neutral approach that will diversify higher education, said […]

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The 2014 Elections: What’s at stake for African Americans

| October 30, 2014

By Norman Hill and Velma Murphy Hill The 2014 elections are almost here, and the focus is whether the Republicans can gain control of the U.S. Senate, a first since 2006. Thirty-six seats are being contested, and Republicans need only six gains to win a majority. The stakes are extraordinarily high for the nation. But […]

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How Supreme Court could scuttle critical Fair Housing rule

| October 16, 2014

By Jeff Larson and Nikole Hannah-Jones Special to NNPA from ProPublica SPECIAL REPORT The U.S. Supreme Court has announced that it will take up a key enforcement tool used to address systemic discrimination under the Fair Housing Act. This is the third time in recent years that the Court has decided to hear a case […]

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The Supreme Court’s ‘religious freedom’ scam

The Supreme Court’s ‘religious freedom’ scam

| July 16, 2014

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court issued two decisions that the Court’s conservative majority and the larger conservative movement pretended were about “religious freedom.” In the one case, involving the Hobby Lobby chain of craft stores and the Conestoga Wagon Specialties company, which makes wood cabinets, the majority ruled […]

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Right wing media pretends racism doesn’t exist

Right wing media pretends racism doesn’t exist

| June 11, 2014

By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist A new posting by MediaMatters.org, the media watchdog group, sums up the conservative strategy under the headline, “Don’t Litigate It, Don’t Ever Talk About It: Right-Wing Media’s Solution to Racial Discrimination.” The report recounts the media storm touched off by “The Case for Reparations,” Ta-Nehisi Coates’ excellent cover story in […]

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Supreme Court’s air pollution surprises Texas

Supreme Court’s air pollution surprises Texas

| April 30, 2014

We would love here a detailed analysis of the court’s thinking on what looks like a very surprising ruling from a “conservative” court. Supreme Court’s Air Pollution Ruling Goes Against Texas by Neena Satija photo by: Andrea Parker / Cory Maluski *Correction appended Editor’s note: This story has been updated throughout. The state of Texas, […]

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Supreme Court ruling emphasizes need for black colleges, universities

Supreme Court ruling emphasizes need for black colleges, universities

| April 29, 2014

By Brenda Robinson Like spring this year, the Supreme Court decision, stimulated by the 2006 Michigan voters’ ban on affirmative action in the state’s colleges and universities, came late. The high court heard arguments on the case Oct. 15, 2013, following a Michigan federal court reversal of the voters’ ban earlier that same year. Last […]

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