October 11, 2012

Model aimed to Help Indian Tribes Fight against Discrimination

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has set forth a model plan to help Indian tribes partner with the EEOC in an effort to combat employment discrimination. The model is called the Model Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). This memo can be entered into by EEOC District Offices and individual Indian tribes. Each MOU allows the EEOC and the individual tribe to coordinate investigations, share information and provide training to end employment discrimination. See: http://www.eeoc.gov/eeoc/newsroom/release/9-18-12.cfm […]
October 11, 2012

Iranian cleric beat up after he told woman to cover up

In recent news, an Iranian cleric, Hojatoleslam Ali Beheshti, who is a mid-level cleric in the northern province of Semnan, spent three days in the hospital after he was beaten by a woman. According to reports he criticized her for having her head partly uncovered. He warned her to cover up, and she spat back, “You cover your eyes.” As result of repeated warnings, she beat him up. In Iran, state law makes it mandatory […]
June 1, 2012

11 Secret Service Agents Placed on Leave

In Colombia, 11 secret service agents were placed on leave because of their alleged involvement in misconduct. The nature of the misconduct was not disclosed. However, it has been reported that all 11 of the agents brought women back to their rooms at a hotel separate from where Obama was staying who were “presumed to be prostitutes.” The controversy threatened to unravel a two day summit in which Obama’s trip focused on boosting economic ties […]
January 19, 2012

PA liquor board pulls Date Rape Advertisement

A Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board advertisement has been pulled from public view after critics found that it blamed women for being victims. The advertisement was intended to warn young people about the relationship between excess drinking and rape.
March 31, 2011

Equal Rights for Female Painters of Bridges and Tower

Efrosini Katanakis fought four years in the courts to win the right to be able to get a job which pays $44 per hour job to paint New York City’s bridges and towers in all kinds of weather.   She, along with three other women, won a lawsuit in September 2010 when Judge William Pauley III of Federal District Court in Manhattan ruled that the city ran bridge painting as a “de facto boys’ club”, turning […]
December 9, 2010

Ex-Alabama Trooper Finally Sentenced for Killing Which Led to 1965 “Bloody Sunday”

Former state trooper, James Bonard Fowler, a 77 year old white man, has pleaded guilty to a charge in the 1965 shooting death of a black man at a civil rights protest.  The defendant entered a misdemeanor plea of second-degree manslaughter just two weeks before he was scheduled to go to trial on a murder charge for the death of Jimmie Lee Jackson. This ends the case of a long-unresolved killing from the civil rights […]
November 17, 2010

No African-Americans in next U.S. Senate

Despite record election achievements by African-Americans in the House, an African-American is not currently listed in the United States Senate.  All three black Senate candidates, Kendrick Meek (D-FL), Alvin Greene (D-SC) and Mike Thurmond (D-GA) were projected to lose the Congressional race in the November 2nd election run. Additionally, the only incumbent black senator, Roland Burris (D-IL), is retiring.  Only six black senators have served in the United States Senate, including the President, Barack Obama […]