Tag Archive: descrimination

Jan 24 2014

King celebrations brings community together

   Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, annual memorial event brought out many diverse celebrations. There was the annual parade with so many people in attendance. The beautiful weather allowed many in the community to attend.    According to Lamar Jones, Chairman of  MLK Jr. annual event,  this was one of the best years because of the …

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Oct 23 2013

Washington’s “R” Word:The football team of the nation’s capital region needs a new name that’s not a racial slur

On a recent Sunday, as Dallas and Washington revived their annual NFL football rivalry, they also landed in the middle of an escalating fight over the Washington football team’s name. As part of its “Change the Mascot” campaign, the Oneida Indian Nation is running radio ads in Dallas and the other cities where the Washington …

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Apr 18 2013

Landlord workshop slated

This month commemorates the 45th anniversary of the Fair Housing Act and its promise of equal housing for all Americans. President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Fair Housing Act into law on April 11, 1968, one week after the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. In observance of this landmark legislation, the City of …

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Apr 07 2013

Texas A&M Rejects Student Group Discrimination

WASHINGTON — Today the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization, praised the decision of Texas A&M Student Body President John L. Claybrook to veto a bill that would have allowed discrimination against on-campus LGBT organizations.  The proposal would have allowed students to opt-out of activity …

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Mar 19 2013

Voting rights act in danger?

The U.S. Supreme Court recently heard a case which seeks to overturn the historic Voting Rights Act. If opponents of the Voting Rights Act succeed, I believe the protection of Texas voters and those all across the nation would be at severe risk. The court heard arguments in Shelby County v. Holder, which argues that …

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