Civil rights leaders are urging the Clinton administration to appeal a U.S. Court of Appeals decision against the Federal Communication Commission’s (FCC) 30-year-old equal employment opportunity (EEO) policies. Civil rights leader Jesse Jackson and others met with the Justice Department’s acting Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights, Bill Lann Lee, to discuss an appeal.
The decision, announced last week, declared the FFC’s EEO policies, which required hiring of minorities of women in television and radio stations throughout the country, unconstitutional.
FCC Chairman William E. Kennard said in a statement last week, “Our rules have opened doors for minorities and women and have led to more minorities and women in front of and behind the television camera and inside and outside of the radio booth.”
5/1/2015 House Reverses DC Law Banning Reproductive Health Discrimination by Employers - The US House of Representatives voted Thursday night to overturn a Washington, DC, law that makes it illegal for employers to retaliate against employees who use their insurance to cover procedures like in-vitro fertilization or abortion and contraception like birth control pills and IUDs for themselves, their spouses, or their children.
The District's council passed the Reproductive Health Non-Discrimination Amendment Act last year. . . .
4/30/2015 400 Women and Children Have Been Rescued From Boko Haram in Nigeria - In two different operations in under a week, Nigerian troops have rescued more than 400 women and children who had been kidnapped by Boko Haram.
On Tuesday, Nigerian troops announced they rescued 200 girls and 93 women from Boko Haram - and today news has come out that troops rescued another 160 women and children.
While the news is promising and shows progress made in Nigeria to combat Boko Haram, the girls rescued were not the Chibok girls who inspired the #BringBackOurGirls movement last year. . . .