Category Archives: Civil Rights

Celebrating Freedoms

Tomorrow, people will celebrate our nation’s independence day.  Already the frenzy over grabbing the best cuts of beef, ribs, chicken, fish, and a whole gamut of vegetables, has been a dizzying scene at most food retailers.  Families and friends will … Continue reading

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To Ms. Ibrahim: We Are Sorry!

I had posted with great indignation, the plight of Ms. Rahinah Ibrahim, early in December (here), to clear her good name.  More importantly, to get her name off the No-Fly list. The saga has dragged for nine (9) years already. … Continue reading

Posted in Civil Liberties, Civil Rights, Flying, Government Watch List, Homeland Security, Justice, KQED, No-Fly List, NPR, Terrorism | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

Farewell, Mr. Mandela

Farewell, great man!  We have always admired your steadfast insistence on never sullying your hands as your oppressors have on you and all the others who were oppressed in South Africa. I will never forget listening intently in one of … Continue reading

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SNL & Affirmative Action?

My nephew mentioned to me last Monday how crazy last Saturday’s run of SNL was.  On my way home that evening, I heard it on the news too.  So, I looked it up online. Boy oh boy!  SNL is being … Continue reading

Posted in Affirmative Action, BlogHer, Civil Rights, Daily Post Challenge, Diversity, DPChallenge, Equality, Race and Gender Issues, Saturday Night Live, SNL, YeahWrite | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Let’s Join The Fiercies!

On our recent trip to Cabo San Lucas, I decided to bring along a couple of magazines. One of them was More Magazine.  I noticed it on the newsstand section of our local supermarket about two years ago. Its tagline, … Continue reading

Posted in Civil Rights, Equality, Human Rights, Planned Parenthood, Race and Gender Issues, same-sex marriage, Sandra Fluke, Women's Movement, Women's Reproductive Rights, women's rights | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

An Oscar Nod To Abe?

Tomorrow evening, we will find out who have garnered the Oscar nod for best picture, actors, directors, screenplays, etc.  I think of the contenders and I’m excited and nervous for them.  Of the nine nominated films for best picture, I … Continue reading

Posted in Academy Awards, Best Actor, Best Picture 2013, Civil Rights, Historical Fiction, HIstorical Film, Movies, Oscar Nomination | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 10 Comments