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Pelosi mulling ‘John Lewis Voting Rights Act’ to overturn Supreme Court decision

Former Speaker of the House Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said Wednesday that Congressional Democrats are planning new legislation to render ineffective Chief Justice John Roberts’ decision on Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act, the historic 1965 legislation that guaranteed equal access to the vote for all Americans, regardless of…

Civil rights icon moved to tears by Alabama police chief’s apology

Rep. John Lewis (R-GA) was moved to tears on Saturday by an apology from a police chief in Montgomery, Alabama, who said his department utterly failed to protect civil rights marchers as they disembarked from a Grayhound bus into a segregated terminal in 1961. Lewis was one of 21 protesters…

Fishin’ With Babe Breitbart

Why aren’t these race-baiters taking Andrew Breitbart’s bait??? You see, a few weeks ago, some Teabaggers screamed some racial slurs at some black congressmen. One of them was John Lewis, who’s kind of a big deal, and the other two were black, which was relevant. Now, there were two ways…

Glenn Beck accuses John Lewis of thinking he’s John Lewis

One of the most annoying habits of conservative pundits is their tendency to take faux umbrage whenever it’s suggested that modern day liberals are the ones carrying the legacy of the civil rights movement when they do things like fight poverty (something Martin Luther King Jr. died trying to do)…

Video: Must-see speech of ally Congressman John Lewis at Equality Alabama gala

It was an amazing evening with many old and new friends at Equality Alabama‘s Gala Saturday night. The highlight was keynote speaker Rep. John Lewis (D-GA), who is a native of Troy, Alabama. His played a legendary fearless role in the civil rights struggles of the 60s — and he…

Wise Black Man: Apologize!

John McCain’s campaign is demanding that civil rights leader John Lewis take back his statements regarding the, er, shall we say putschesque nature of recent McCain rallies. I really don’t see what issue there is with taking a racial minority, making them a catch-all scapegoat for all of society’s problems…

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