Video: How the Largest Civil Rights Class Action Lawsuit in U.S. History is Changing the Odds for Women

A new, brief video by the Rosenberg Foundation highlights the positive impact of a historic lawsuit currently pending before the U.S. Supreme Court -- Dukes v. Wal-Mart, the largest civil rights class action in U.S. history. Watch the video: Viewing litigation as an essential advocacy tool in the work to change the odds for Californians, the Foundation historically has invested in cutting edge impact litigation efforts....more

Who was Martin Luther King's lawyer?

Posted from my blog, Social Superheroes.Last weekend I went to a retreat for law students interested in public interest work. It was awesome. Really. Awesomeness in retreat form. So totally awesome that I poured my heart out about it on my law school's public interest blog. Here's a short excerpt:...more

Why the Movie, ‘Made in Dagenham’ Is Still Relevant Today

www.TheFeministBride.comMade in Dagenham is a British docudrama by Director Nigel Cole and is based on the true story of 187 female Ford Motor machinists in Dagenham, England, 1968. The female workers, led by Rita O’Grady (Sally Hawkins), unite in a strike after management reclassifies them as “unskilled workers” to justify a lower pay rate. The women take their demand for equal pay all the way to parliament. The movie’s message on women’s ability to overcome a culture that promotes sex discrimination is still as relevant today as it was then. But the movie’s comedic, cutesy tone glossed over the severity of the cause, which brings to light larger issues in non-fiction women’s films....more

NH Senate Candidate Kelly Ayotte is a GOP misogynist; lets cops abuse women. -- Reel News for Real PeopleYour really need to watch this video and read this lawsuit to see how hateful the new GOP really is.More women against Ayotte: lawsuit:

20 Years and Counting: The Americans with Disabilities Act

The history of mankind is a review of how humanity has managed to develop and create a method of interactive association. In other words, how working together benefits us all. We actually joined together in order to survive in the cruel and dangerous world of pre-history man. We needed support to protect ourselves from predators-mostly other humans. In coming together we found that doing things in concert created a better way of life for all. We as hunter-gatherers delineated chores in a way that benefited everyone....more

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(VIDEO) Where Is the Evidence in the New Black Panther Party Voter Intimidation Case?

Just in time for the slow news cycle before the run-up to the midterm elections, a former U.S. Justice Department attorney's charge that racial bias motivated the DOJ's decision to scale back a voter intimidation case against the New Black Panther Party for Self Defense (NBPP) has FOX news and conservative bloggers in going for blood, liberal bloggers seeing conspiracies, and major mainstream news outlets and personalities falling over themselves to make up for not having pushed the story....more

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NAACP Convention Dominated by Resolution Demanding Tea Partiers Denounce Racism

The 101st annual convention of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is meeting in Kansas City, Missouri this week, and the big headlines are going to a delegate resolution calling on leaders of  the Tea Party movement to repudiate racism in the "signs and speeches" of some of its supporters. Although the resolution does not call the movement racist, that's the focus of much of the commentary. The resulting controversy has given NAACP president Benjamin Jealous the best platform he has had to date to draw attention to the organization's civil rights agenda.  It has also renewed charges that the NAACP is a race-baiting organization pandering to Democratic political allies. ...more

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An Embarrassing Admission

It’s embarrassing to think that I didn’t pay attention to my own history. When I reflect on the history of civil rights or women’s rights, I have painfully ignored many of the women and men who helped secure my liberties and freedoms in this country. Sometimes, the past was just so hurtful; I chose ignorance instead of inquisition....more

(VIDEO) Dining While Gay: It's Legal in Some States to Refuse Service for Homosexuality

Did you see ABC's show What Would You Do? hosted by John Quinones last week? One of its segments featured families with gay parents in a restaurant and a loud waiter harassing them. Despite the children at the gay couple's table showing distress, most of the customers observing remained silent, later saying it was not their business how the people were treated. (I wonder how many of these people think it's their business if a gay couple wants to marry.) ...more

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Dorothy Height, Queen of the Civil Rights Movement, Dead at 98

Dorothy Height, matriarch of the civil rights movement and women's rights activist, died today at age 98. She is best known for her work in racial and gender equality. She labored tirelessly to enforce the 14th amendment of the Constitution. ...more

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