Society

  • Planned Parenthood asked federal judge to block Medicaid cuts in Texas
    Planned_parenthood_asked_federal_judge_to_block_medicaid_cuts_in_texas 2017-01-18 07:35:20 UTC
    By Jon Herskovitz | AUSTIN, TEXAS The leaders of Texas Planned Parenthood asked a federal judge on Tuesday to block the state's bid to halt Medicaid funding for the healthcare group, which has long been targeted by Republicans for providing abort...
  • Anti-Trump protesters stage civil rights march
    Anti-trump_protesters_stage_civil_rights_march 2017-01-18 04:06:39 UTC
    We stand together, not as a people of hate, but as a people of hope. By Lacey Johnson | WASHINGTON U.S. civil rights activists vowed on Saturday to defend hard-fought gains in voting rights and criminal justice during the presidency of Donald ...
  • Singer Jennifer Holliday pulls out of Trump inauguration event
    Singer_jennifer_holliday_pulls_out_of_trump_inauguration_event 2017-01-18 04:06:30 UTC
    By Dan Whitcomb | LOS ANGELES Broadway star Jennifer Holliday said on Saturday she was pulling out of a concert celebrating the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump, citing an online article that cast the performance as a "betrayal" of he...
  • Noam Chomsky and Harry Belafonte in Conversation on Trump
    Harry_belafonte__artist_and_civil_rights_activist__endorses_bernie_sanders_for_president 2016-12-30 09:12:42 UTC
    <h3>Harry Belafonte</h3> <strong>Longtime civil rights activist who was an immensely popular singer and actor. He was one of Martin Luther King’s closest confidants and helped organize the March on Washington in 1963.</strong><hr><img alt="Amy_goo...
  • North Dakota: Victory for Native Americans and climate activists
    North_dakota-_victory_for_native_americans_and_climate_activists 2016-12-05 05:00:23 UTC
    CANNON BALL, N.D./WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said on Sunday it turned down a permit for a controversial pipeline project running through North Dakota, in a victory for Native Americans and climate activists who have pr...
  • U.S. hate incidents rise sharply after Trump win
    U.s._hate_incidents_rise_sharply_after_trump_win 2016-12-05 05:01:52 UTC
    <h2>Data Dive: U.S. hate incidents rise sharply after Trump win: civil rights group.</h2> The number of hate and bias incidents reported across the United States spiked in the 10 days following Donald Trump's presidential election victory, acco...
  • American Neo-Nazi 'alt-right' crowd cheers 'Heil Trump'
    Neo-nazi_'alt-right'_crowd_cheers_'hail_trump' 2016-11-22 08:47:29 UTC
    Washington - A newly released video shows a room full of people doing the Hitler salute and yelling "Heil Trump!" after listening to a speech about white nationalism that invokes Nazi terminology. The video was taken over the weekend by a repor...
  • U.S. White Women, Men, College-Educated, Non-College-Educated, Young And Old Elected Donald Trump
    Trump-supporters-front 2016-11-15 01:52:52 UTC
    White people elected Donald Trump By Emma Fidel In the run-up to Election Day, most discussion of demographics emphasized growing turnout among Latino voters and hand-wringing over whether Democrats could turn out black voters. But by early ...
  • U.S. Whitelash After A Black Presidency
    U.s._whitelash_after_a_black_presidency 2016-11-11 17:45:29 UTC
    The foul stench of fascism in the U.S. - By John Metta. Throughout this summer and autumn, I have interviewed fellow minorities, asking them about their feelings and experiences regarding this presidential election. In all of these interviews, ...
  • 'Not Our President': Protests Erupt in the Bay Area After Trump's Victory
    'not_our_president'-_protests_erupt_in_the_bay_area_after_trump's_victory 2016-11-09 09:59:35 UTC
    Students took to the streets of San francisco, Berkeley, Oakland and San Jose minutes after Donald Trump was declared the 45th president of the United States, blocking freeways, lighting flares and chanting, "Not our president" and "F--- Trump." ...
  • Texas professors ask U.S. court to ban guns in their classrooms
    Texas_professors_ask_u.s._court_to_ban_guns_in_their_classrooms 2016-08-05 08:13:21 UTC
    REUTERS - Three University of Texas professors asked a U.S. judge on Thursday to give them the option of barring students from bringing guns into their classroom after the state gave some students that right under a law then went into effect this ...
  • Florida/ Fort Myers: 2 dead, 18 wounded in shooting at nightclub
    Florida__fort_myers-_2_dead__16_wounded_in_shooting_at_nightclub 2016-07-25 16:58:20 UTC
    Gun violence in the United States — Two male teenagers are dead and 18 others injured after a shooting at a Fort Myers, Florida, nightclub, according to the Fort Myers Police. The latest burst of gun violence to wrack the state this summer occu...
  • Gavin Eugene Long, an anti-government activist kills three police officers in Louisiana
    Gavin_eugene_long__an_anti-government_activist_kills_three_police_officers_in_louisiana 2016-07-17 23:22:16 UTC
    A suspected gunman in the ambush that killed three Baton Rouge police officers on Sunday was a Missouri man who orchestrated the attack on his 29th birthday and may be linked with an anti-government group. NBC and CBS News identified the gunman...
  • New Black Panther Party asking to carry arms in Cleveland
    New_black_panther_party_asking_to_carry_arms_in_cleveland 2016-07-12 21:30:42 UTC
    The New Black Panther Party, a "black power" movement, will carry firearms for self-defense during demonstrations in Cleveland ahead of next week's Republican convention if allowed under Ohio law, the group's chairman said. The plan by the grou...
  • Mass protests across America reflect anger at police brutality
    Mass_protests_across_america_reflect_anger_at_police_brutality 2016-07-10 09:45:48 UTC
    Protests against the shootings of two black men by police officers shut down main arteries in a number of U.S. cities on Saturday, leading to numerous arrests, scuffles and injuries in confrontations between police and demonstrators. Undeterred...
  • Obama: Guns in U.S. society is one factor behind American violence
    Obama 2016-07-09 18:08:01 UTC
    President Barack Obama said on Saturday that the prevalence of guns in U.S. society is one factor behind American violence and the fact that there was a gun in the car contributed to the shooting of a black Minnesota man last week. "In Minneapo...
  • Rallies across U.S. to protest police violence
    Protesters_clogged_roadways_in_new_york_city__atlanta_and_philadelphia__and_events_in_san_francisco_and_phoenix 2016-07-09 17:47:23 UTC
    San Francisco — Thousands of people took to the streets in U.S. cities on Friday to denounce the fatal police shootings of two black men this week, marching the day after a gunman killed five police officers watching over a similar demonstration i...
  • Five police officers shot at protest in Dallas
    Dallas_shooting 2016-07-08 12:50:08 UTC
    Snipers operating from rooftops in Dallas killed five police officers and wounded six more in a coordinated attack during one of several protests across the United States against the killing of two black men by police this week. Police describe...
  • Mateen altered looks, researched anti-psychotic drugs before attack
    Omar_mateen_was_gay 2016-06-23 06:12:01 UTC
    On the morning before the massacre at Orlando’s Pulse gay nightclub, shooter Omar Mateen drastically altered his appearance, shaving his head and face, and seemed agitated and surly, said an acquaintance who saw him that day. Mateen also talked...
  • NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity finishes work at Marathon Valley on Mars
    Mars_'marathon_valley'_overlook 2016-06-19 03:22:31 UTC
    Pasadena, CA – “Marathon Valley,” slicing through a large crater’s rim on Mars, has provided fruitful research targets for NASA’s Opportunity rover since July 2015, but the rover may soon move on. Opportunity recently collected a sweeping panoram...
  • Hillary Clinton: An open letter on Charleston
    Republicans_showdown_with_hillary_clinton_over_benghazi 2016-06-18 10:01:09 UTC
    <blockquote><i>Friends, One year ago today, <a href="http://global-gathering.com/news/16032"><strong>our nation lost nine precious lives</strong></a>. They were mothers and fathers, students and coaches, pastors and choir members. They were me...
  • The power of the LGBT community's courageous love
    The_power_of_the_lgbt_community's_courageous_love 2016-06-14 17:29:19 UTC
    By Bob Schneider, The shooting at the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando is a hate crime. The LGBT community is the target. I’m not using the past tense verb was rather the present tense, because the LGBT community still is a target. A natural born A...
  • No Evidence the Orlando Shooter Was Directed Externally
    No_evidence_the_orlando_shooter_was_directed_externally 2016-06-14 17:35:14 UTC
    U.S. President Barack Obama says it appears the Orlando nightclub shooter was inspired by extremist information disseminated over the internet. We see no clear evidence that he [Omar Mateen] was directed externally, said Obama. Mr Obama calls f...
  • No evidence linking the ISIS to the massacre in Orlando: U.S. Officials
    Pulse_shooter 2016-06-14 17:35:37 UTC
    Islamic State claimed responsibility on Sunday for the worst mass shooting in U.S. history, but U.S. officials said they had seen no immediate evidence linking the militant group to the massacre in Orlando, Florida. Islamic State's claim was ca...
  • BREAKING NEWS: Gunfire erupts a LGBT nightclub in Orlando
    Untitled_6 2016-06-14 17:34:37 UTC
    A gunman armed with an assault rifle killed 50 people at a packed gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida on Sunday in the worst mass shooting in U.S. history which authorities described as a possible act of terrorism. Police killed the shooter, who ...