Civil Rights

Republicans Turn Off Women Voters in Droves

Obama Leads Romney by 12 Points Nationally President Barack Obama leads Republican front-runner Mitt Romney by 20 percent among women, and by 26 percent over Rick Santorum, according to a recent Pew survey. In the same survey, President Obama’s approval rating stands at 50 percent. He leads Romney in a head-to-head matchup by 12 points,…

Labor Unions Join Civil Rights March

The AFL-CIO and other labor unions joined the Selma-to-Montgomery Civil Rights March this year on the 47 anniversary of Bloody Sunday. Alabama AFL-CIO Al Henley addressed a night rally in White Hall on Wednesday night. Watch the video to see what he had to say. To see our full coverage of the events, check out…

Women Join Civil Rights March in Selma

Sharon McClendon Price speaks at The First Baptist Church of Selma on women’s issues on March 6, 2012 at one of the night rallies during the commemoration of the 47th Anniversary of the Selma-to-Montgomery March. This will make you cry.

Attacking the Montgomery Problem From Camp Gunter Hill

Glynn Wilson An armadillo, all the way from Texas, paid us a visit at the campsite Secret Vistas by Glynn Wilson CAMP GUNTER HILL, Ala., March 9 — You know, when I published the first column in this space nearly seven years ago in Takoma Park, Maryland, I never thought I would find myself back…

Demonstrators Descend on the Alabama Capitol in Human Rights Rally

Marchers End Weeklong Protest on Dexter Avenue MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Demonstrators descended on the old Alabama Capitol Friday at the culmination of the 47th anniversary of Bloody Sunday and the Selma-to-Montgomery March. This year held special significance, since the unions got involved and called it the March for America. Immigrant groups got involved due to…

Jesse Jackson Stirs Information Into the Inspiration Gravy in Selma

Former Presidential Candidate Insists Every High School Senior Should Register and Vote by Glynn Wilson SELMA, Ala. — The Rev. Jesse Jackson, a former candidate for president and founder of the Rainbow/PUSH Coalition, said while he was there to help provide inspiration for demonstrators in town to commemorate civil rights and fight for immigrant rights,…

Jesse Jackson Puts Some Meat in the Gravy in Selma

Glynn Wilson by Glynn Wilson SELMA, Ala. — The Rev. Jesse Jackson, a former candidate for president and founder of the Rainbow/PUSH Coalition, said while he was there to help provide inspiration for demonstrators in town to commemorate civil rights and fight for immigrant rights, labor rights and women’s rights, he insisted that “information” was…

The Latest Selma-to-Montgomery March Schedule

Jack Steele, 3rd Vice President for the Alabama NAACP, and Faya Rose Toure, led a rally for voting rights Monday night at Tabernacle Church in Selma. Speakers included National NAACP President Bernard Simelton, Alabama NAACP President Della Bryant, NAACP Education Chair Dr. Gregory Graves, Associate Executive Secretary of the Alabama Education Association, Rev. Al Sharpton,…

Selma-to-Montgomery March Crosses the Historic Edmund Pettus Bridge

SELMA, Ala. — The biggest crowd to ever attend the Selma-to-Montgomery March crossed the historic Edmund Pettus Bridge on Sunday on the 47th anniversary of Bloody Sunday. Labor unions, Hispanics and women swelled the crowd this year to protest anti-union legislation, controversial anti-immigration laws and anti-choice laws proposed by corporate and religious Republicans in Alabama…

March for America Crosses the Historic Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma

Glynn Wilson SELMA, Ala. — Official estimates are not in yet, but it appears the 47th Anniversary of the historic Civil Rights march from Selma-to-Montgomery could be the largest ever, in part due to the involvement of organized labor incensed at the anti-union activities of Republicans across the country, as well as Latinos taken aback…

Selma-to-Montgomery March Anniversary March 4-9 Could Be the Biggest Ever

They are calling it the “March for America” this year, and emphasizing the fact that due to Alabama’s draconian anti-immigration law, the struggle for civil rights continues. Organizers say the 47th anniversary of Bloody Sunday could be the biggest civil rights march in a very long time and involve new groups of activists, especially Hispanics…

Federalist Society Hears From Conservative Voter Suppression Expert

Patrina Boswell Hans von Spakovsky speaks to the Federalist Society in Birmingham by Glynn Wilson BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — The fate of the world is often decided by powerful men meeting in secret. That is a fact, but it’s not always the case — and doesn’t have to be so. No, this is no “conspiracy theory.”…