June 20, 2016

PBS News Hour June 20, 2016 By Joshua Barajas Fernandez. Guerrero. Martinez. As the names of the victims in the Orlando shooting were announced, it quickly became clear that the traumatic event had disproportionately affected the city’s Latino community. Nearly all 49 victims killed at the Pulse gay nightclub, were …

April 18, 2016

Miami Herald April 18, 2016 by Fred Grimm Florida mayors would recognize the scenario that led to so much turmoil in North Carolina: A city government passed a progressive ordinance that offended conservative sensibilities out in the hinterlands. The state legislature reacts. And to hell with local autonomy. After Charlotte, …

April 16, 2016

The Progressive Professor April 16, 2016 by Dr. Ronald Feinman The story of much of American history is the struggle and battles between the growing urbanization in America, and the desire of small town, rural America to keep “traditional values”. So the South, heavily rural historically, has always held back against …

April 11, 2016

Boston Globe April 09, 2016 By Gary D. Robertson The decision by the North Carolina legislature and Governor Pat McCrory to overturn Charlotte’s antidiscrimination ordinance for LGBT citizens isn’t simply another skirmish in the decades-old culture war between conservatives and liberals. It’s the latest muscle-flexing by leaders in Republican-controlled states to rebuff …

April 8, 2016

Equality Louisiana April 6, 2016 One of the most powerful parts of North Carolina’s sweeping anti-LGBTQ bill has to do with the concept of preemption: the state preventing cities, towns, and parishes from passing local protections for people like us. These protections come in two flavors: ordinances that can shield …