civil rights http://blog.wlrn.org en The Season in Black College Football That Transformed the Sport and the Course of Civil Rights http://blog.wlrn.org/post/season-black-college-football-transformed-sport-and-course-civil-rights <div></div><div>03/19/14- Wednesday's <a href="https://www.facebook.com/TopicalCurrents"><strong>Topical Currents</strong></a>: The City of Miami’s&nbsp;Orange Bowl stadium is gone. &nbsp;The high-tech Marlins stadium is now at the sight. &nbsp;But it was the venue of many, many impactful games. &nbsp;Think of the many Orange Bowl classics . . . Or Joe&nbsp;Namath and the Jets winning the Super Bowl . . . The underdog Hurricanes outlasting Nebraska by a point in 1984 . . . Or Dan&nbsp;Marino &amp; Don Shula besting the undefeated Chicago&nbsp;Bears in 1985. Wed, 19 Mar 2014 17:00:00 +0000 Joseph Cooper, Bonnie Berman & Paul Leary 29450 at http://blog.wlrn.org The Season in Black College Football That Transformed the Sport and the Course of Civil Rights Breaking the Line: 1967’s Transformation Orange Blossom Classic Football Game http://blog.wlrn.org/post/breaking-line-1967-s-transformation-orange-blossom-classic-football-game <p></p> Mon, 09 Dec 2013 18:00:00 +0000 Joseph Cooper, Bonnie Berman & Paul Leary 24756 at http://blog.wlrn.org Breaking the Line: 1967’s Transformation Orange Blossom Classic Football Game In Florida, 'Revenge Porn' Is A Moving Target http://blog.wlrn.org/post/florida-revenge-porn-moving-target <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Lovers in happy times often take intimate photos and videos of each other. But after an angry break-up, those images can become weapons.</span></p><p>It happened to Holly Jacobs, a Ph.D.-level researcher who lives in Florida. A month after her break-up, someone -- and she suspects her ex-boyfriend -- posted nude pictures and sex videos of her all over the Internet, sometimes on specialty "revenge&nbsp;porn" web sites.</p> Wed, 04 Dec 2013 12:56:42 +0000 Rick Stone 24411 at http://blog.wlrn.org In Florida, 'Revenge Porn' Is A Moving Target Florida Dems Honor Senator And Former Civil-Rights Protester http://blog.wlrn.org/post/florida-dems-honor-senator-and-former-civil-rights-protester <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Arthenia Joyner is an African-American, Democratic state senator from Tampa, but 50 years ago she was a college student getting arrested for being a nonviolent protester just minutes from the state capitol in Tallahassee.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">“Everything was segregated. You couldn’t go anywhere,” Joyner said. That’s why she was protesting outside Tallahassee's Florida Theater, the whites-only theater where she was arrested.</span></p> Thu, 07 Nov 2013 00:53:32 +0000 Jordan Michael 23308 at http://blog.wlrn.org Florida Dems Honor Senator And Former Civil-Rights Protester Lawmakers Hold First Broward LGBT Town Hall http://blog.wlrn.org/post/lawmakers-hold-first-broward-lgbt-town-hall <p>In conjunction with LGBT History Month, state legislators met Monday night to host what was billed as the state’s first town hall meeting specifically focused on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) issues.</p><p>It was standing room only in Wilton Manors City Hall, where the room buzzed with enthusiasm fueled by this summer’s Supreme Court rulings striking down the Defense of Marriage Act and also allowing federal benefits for domestic partners.</p> Tue, 29 Oct 2013 16:18:02 +0000 Rachel Morello 22841 at http://blog.wlrn.org Lawmakers Hold First Broward LGBT Town Hall Getting Federal Benefits To Gay Couples: It's Complicated http://blog.wlrn.org/post/getting-federal-benefits-gay-couples-its-complicated It has been four months since the U.S. Supreme Court <a href="http://www.npr.org/2013/06/26/195956196/supreme-court-extends-gay-marriage-rights-with-two-rulings" target="_blank">struck down a law</a> that defined marriage as between a man and a woman. Tue, 22 Oct 2013 12:16:01 +0000 Carrie Johnson 22476 at http://blog.wlrn.org Getting Federal Benefits To Gay Couples: It's Complicated New Push For Adding 'T' To 'LGB' In Miami-Dade's Human Rights Ordinance http://blog.wlrn.org/post/new-push-adding-t-lgb-miami-dades-human-rights-ordinance <p></p><p>More than 60 activists huddled in the shade during a rally on Sunday in support of an amendment to the Miami-Dade County human rights ordinance. They were joined by faith leaders including Temple Israel of Greater Miami, Unity on the Bay and All Souls' Episcopal Church.</p> Mon, 23 Sep 2013 18:44:17 +0000 Wilson Sayre 21045 at http://blog.wlrn.org New Push For Adding 'T' To 'LGB' In Miami-Dade's Human Rights Ordinance How The March On Washington Lives On 50 Years Later For Those Who Weren't There http://blog.wlrn.org/post/how-march-washington-lives-50-years-later-those-who-werent-there <p></p><p>For the hundreds of thousands of people who participated in the 1963 March on Washington, many can recount the moving moments of that day.</p><p>But for a particular group of four ladies,&nbsp;the impact of the event is still profoundly felt decades later. All were young teens at the time of Martin Luther King’s historic “I Have a Dream” speech, but didn’t attend the march.</p> Thu, 05 Sep 2013 18:46:44 +0000 Chloe Herring 20156 at http://blog.wlrn.org How The March On Washington Lives On 50 Years Later For Those Who Weren't There Obama To Outline Unfinished Work, Decades After King's Dream http://blog.wlrn.org/post/obama-outline-unfinished-work-decades-after-kings-dream President Obama will stand in the symbolic shadows of Martin Luther King and Abraham Lincoln Wednesday, as he marks the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington.<p>Aides say Obama will use the opportunity to celebrate the progress that's been made, thanks to the civil rights movement. He'll also discuss the work that he says still has to be done to realize King's dream of racial justice in America.<p>That includes fighting to protect voting rights and building what the president calls "ladders of opportunity" for poor people of all races.<p>Obama doesn't often talk publicly about race. Wed, 28 Aug 2013 16:43:56 +0000 Scott Horsley 19707 at http://blog.wlrn.org Obama To Outline Unfinished Work, Decades After King's Dream MLK's March On Washington: Hear From The Folks Who Were There http://blog.wlrn.org/post/mlks-march-washington-hear-folks-who-were-there <p></p><p><em>Editor's Note: Below are Americans with South Florida connections who went to hear the Rev. Dr. &nbsp;Martin Luther King&nbsp;Jr. deliver his famous "I Have A Dream" speech in Washington, D.C., one of the most significant civil rights events in history. &nbsp;Their bios are compiled from public and private sources. Listen to what they have to say.&nbsp;</em></p><p></p><p><strong>SHIRLEY JOHNSON</strong></p><p></p><p></p> Wed, 28 Aug 2013 14:34:14 +0000 Daniel Hicks, Alicia Zuckerman, Terence Shepherd & Wilson Sayre 19699 at http://blog.wlrn.org MLK's March On Washington: Hear From The Folks Who Were There Miami Groups Gear Up For March On Washington Anniversary http://blog.wlrn.org/post/miami-groups-gear-march-washington-anniversary <p></p><p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px; text-align: left; ">In honor of the&nbsp;</span>50th<span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px; text-align: left; "> anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington, local groups staged a “Pre-March on Miami” on Sunday.</span></p> Mon, 19 Aug 2013 19:02:55 +0000 Patience Haggin 19262 at http://blog.wlrn.org Miami Groups Gear Up For March On Washington Anniversary Binational Gay Couple In Fort Lauderdale Becomes First To Receive U.S. Green Card http://blog.wlrn.org/post/binational-gay-couple-fort-lauderdale-becomes-first-receive-us-green-card <p style="margin-bottom: 12px; padding: 0px; line-height: 19px; color: rgb(26, 39, 50); font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Two Fort Lauderdale men are the first wedded same-sex couple recognized by the United States for a green card, winning their immigration battle two days after the Supreme Court ordered the federal government to honor gay marriages.</p> Mon, 01 Jul 2013 14:37:47 +0000 Steve Rothaus 16694 at http://blog.wlrn.org Binational Gay Couple In Fort Lauderdale Becomes First To Receive U.S. Green Card How Will The GOP React To DOMA Ruling? http://blog.wlrn.org/post/how-will-gop-react-doma-ruling Transcript <p>LINDA WERTHEIMER, HOST: <p>This is WEEKEND EDITION from NPR News. I'm Linda Wertheimer.<p>This was a week of big Supreme Court decisions which will have long-lasting implications and are also certain to present plenty of opportunities for partisan politics.<p>NPR's national political correspondent Mara Liasson joins us now to talk it through.<p>Hello, Mara.<p>MARA LIASSON, BYLINE: Hello, Linda.<p>WERTHEIMER: Let's start with the Defense of Marriage Act, DOMA, the 1996 law the Supreme Court struck down in their last session. Mon, 01 Jul 2013 10:34:30 +0000 16687 at http://blog.wlrn.org Same-Sex-Marriage Fight Shifts Back To States http://blog.wlrn.org/post/same-sex-marriage-fight-shifts-back-states The dual victories the Supreme Court <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/06/26/195857796/supreme-court-strikes-down-defense-of-marriage-act">handed</a> to gay-marriage supporters Wednesday seemed to temporarily shift the focus of the fight from Washington to the states.<p>For instance, one of the more notable reactions to the Supreme Court decisions overturning the Defense of Marriage Act and upholding a lower court ruling that blocked California's Proposition 8 from taking effect came from the American Civil Liberties Union.<p>The <a href="http://www.aclu.org/lgbt-rights/aclu-hi Thu, 27 Jun 2013 11:45:53 +0000 Frank James 16506 at http://blog.wlrn.org Same-Sex-Marriage Fight Shifts Back To States Here Are Reactions From Across Florida To Wednesday's Ruling On Gay Marriage http://blog.wlrn.org/post/here-are-reactions-across-florida-wednesdays-ruling-gay-marriage <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'Museo Sans', 'Helvetica Neue', sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 24px;">The Defense of Marriage Act has been declared unconstitutional by the&nbsp;Supreme Court of the United States on the basis of equal protection.</span><br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'Museo Sans', 'Helvetica Neue', sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 24px;"><br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'Museo Sans', 'Helvetica Neue', sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 24px;"><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'Museo S Wed, 26 Jun 2013 21:30:11 +0000 Daniel Rivero 16460 at http://blog.wlrn.org Here Are Reactions From Across Florida To Wednesday's Ruling On Gay Marriage