Thousands Expected to March in Florida for Affirmative Action
Thousands are expected to March Tuesday on the Florida State capitol to denounce Gov. Jeb Bush's One Florida plan to eliminate affirmative action programs for women and minorities in state universities and contracts.
Rev. Jesse Jackson, Martin Luther King III, Kwesi Mfume, president of NAACP, Hugh Price, Urban League president, and Patricia Ireland, president of NOW will join a group called Coalition of Conscience for the march, which is expected to draw up to 10,000 people.
Although Bush has adamantly stood by his One Florida plan, march organizers hope to galvanize enough public support against it to change the Governor's mind.
5/6/2015 Four Sentenced to Death, Eight to Prison for Brutal Murder of Afghan Woman - The verdict for the 49 men charged with the murder of 27-year- old Farkhunda came yesterday, following a highly publicized and televised week-long trial and public outrage for violence against women in Afghanistan.
Farkhunda, who was an Islamic law student, accused a local Mullah of acting inappropriately. . . .
5/5/2015 Sen. Reid Promises to Filibuster "Fast Track" for the TransPacific Partnership - Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid has promised to delay efforts to push through the controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal until the Senate first deals with two stalled bills that may soon expire.
Reid says that the two measures, an infrastructure bill on highway funding, and reforms to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), are "very complicated issues," that require the Senate's attention "before we even deal with [the Trans-Pacific Partnership]."
The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a massive free trade agreement currently being promoted by the Obama Administration, has been heavily criticized by humanitarian groups, environmental groups, and medical groups. . . .