Tagged With "Supreme Court"

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Re: Justice Dept. Probing Domestic Spying Leak

Blacksanction ·
It is can be either- whatever direction they are given re strategic policy of the government of the day. The part that everyone likes to miss is that the interception of telcom in and out of the US has been going on for decades. Think about it... the US does this with its allies so I listen to your people and I listen to yours and then we trade the information. Agents of the state (whether Fed, State or local police) depending on the circumstances do engage from time to time in unlawful acts...
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Re: Constructive Feedback Is Right!!

Guest ·
And YOU seem to know the talking points of the WHITE SOCIALIST rather well. You see MBM - you have an open ended heart. You and other fundamentalist believe that you have MORAL SUPERIORITY because you stand for PROVIDING MAXIMUM BENEFIT FOR THE MASSES. How touching. You fail miserably when it comes to the concept of EXPECTING SOMETHEM FROM THE POOR. My wife and I COULD have a 3rd, 4th or even 8th baby. We know that by doing so it would impact us financially, time-wise, housing-wise and...
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Re: My dad's barbershop -- and personal responsibility

Nmaginate ·
One thing to note here and in other situations when CONservatives like to speak with some perversed order in their imagined Moral Court... (like HiREZ in CON-Feed's "CONCUSSED Liberal?" quoted thread)... they claim some moral victory not by how they displayed a more reasonable or superior position to their vocational or intellectual/academic equal... they(he) tries to project a victory over men who cut hair for a living and engage in talk about life, politics and racism as a leisure type of...
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Re: Bush Selects Alito for Supreme Court

Kweli4Real ·
We can't let this important issue die. http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...&address=132x2352250
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Re: Afrocentric versus Eurocentric

Fine ·
Yes. ------------------- Dusty Elbow: We "can" very well talk about Americas slavery and there is alot to talk about: Connecticut Military Law, 1784--forbade blacks from serving in military First Naturalization Law, 1790--congress declared US a white nation Federal Militia Law, 1792--only whites could enlists in peacetime militia Fugitive Slave Law, 1793--protected slaveholders rights, discouraged blacks from running away Virginia Migration Law, 1793--forbade free blacks from entering that...
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Re: Negroes who defend the status quo once they've "gotten theirs"

Michael ·
....more likely, it is the Black community that is nutty, backwards, sleazy, cowardly, disloyal, and/or treasonous towards itself...... ...and since I believe in the laws of this land, I don't make any attempt to justify illegal activity. ...instead it is better served to seek redress, as opposed to asking the perpetrators why they did it. ......more important than the why, is the proving that they did. Last time I checked, more so that not, those behind bars are there, because it was proven...
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Re: Negroes who defend the status quo once they've "gotten theirs"

Michael ·
"Notice how they get longer as a way to be more distracting...man behavioral science is something else........ **What I have learned is that once you find out the motivation behind a person's behavior, you are not distracted by the behavior itself and less inclined to become angry because of it. you understand what they are striving for as a goal, eliminate their possibility of accomplishing it...and go on about your merry day." by Kevin41 ************************************ I pay Kevin41,...
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Re: Law, Morality, and Christians

Nikcara ·
I am a Christian, I am heterosexual, I think gays should be allowed to marry, I think women have the right of choice and affirmative action is desparately needed because children are still being left behind. Law in the USA is not about morality it is about power and money. It was law that enslaved my ancestors using the Christian Bible, it was law that separated the races under Jim Crow using the Christian Bible , it was law that cause the police to sick dogs on citizens because they were...
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Re: Law, Morality, and Christians

Empty Purnata ·
Alright, here's the reality of the land: America was founded on Englightenment Principles (the ideas in our Constitution are borrowed from the French Constitution and inspired by Englightenment Age philosophy on liberty, freedom and justice). There is a radical Seperation of Church and State. Church cannot regulate religious beliefs as laws, and the State cannot regulate religious beliefs. This is mutally beneficial, it provides a safe, bias-free (in theory) system that does not make...
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Re: Law, Morality, and Christians

Melesi ·
EP, Yes, John Locke and the idea of universal rights is very European, though they did not spring full-grown from the head of the French Revolution, especially that part of it that so quickly degenerated into the Reign of Terror and was well criticized by such as Edmund Burke, a supporter of much of the American philosophy. But this couldn't have arisen without the ground of the Christian faith. It's no wonder that the Magna Carta was forced on King John in England. It was a first step...
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Re: Negroes who defend the status quo once they've "gotten theirs"

Michael ·
"You can take your small cracks at what I think about my abilities and all that ....but for years and years, you haven't been around to watch me burn the midnight oil.... so fuck you ....because I have told you stories of people that I knew were semi-illiterate that became scientists and engineers......people probably say that bullschit to them....but none of them were around to watch those individuals, struggle and put forth efforts towards their self-improvement that most others in their...
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Re: Prove Christ exists, judge orders priest

HonestBrother ·
I wonder what they'll be writing about 2Pac 2000 years from now....
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Re: Negroes who defend the status quo once they've "gotten theirs"

Kevin41 ·
Affirmative Action: Who Benefits? -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Contents A Policy That Suffers an Identity Crisis Answers to Frequently Asked Questions About Affirmative Action Where Do We Go From Here? Bibliography -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- A Policy That Suffers an Identity Crisis Few social policy issues have served as a better gauge of racial and ethnic divisions among the American...
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Re: Now Speaking of an Endless Loop Cycle of Poverty, Heavy Dependence on Social Welfare

Michael ·
"Former Aide's Guilty Plea Implicates Congressman Brett M. Pfeffer details conspiracy and bribery claims against Democrat William J. Jefferson. By Ralph Vartabedian Times Staff Writer January 12, 2006 Rep. William J. Jefferson (D-La.) sought bribes, jobs for his children and other favors for providing political support to a company setting up Internet service in Nigeria, according to a former aide's guilty plea, entered Wednesday in federal court in Alexandria, Va. In an alleged conspiracy,...
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Re: Negroes who defend the status quo once they've "gotten theirs"

Michael ·
...the legacy of AA, Social Welfare, our disgraceful elected representatives, and/or that no good Black middleclass who praise them. .....and pat yourself on the back if you've distanced yourself from that inept, sleazy, worthless no good Black middleclass..... ********************************** "Former Aide's Guilty Plea Implicates Congressman Brett M. Pfeffer details conspiracy and bribery claims against Democrat William J. Jefferson. By Ralph Vartabedian Times Staff Writer January 12,...
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Re: The Black Commentator vs. The Wall Street Journal

Faheem ·
This has to be the best op-ed I have read all year, albeit it is only the 13th of January. Brother Bruce articulates all that was running through my mind as I was reading white folk commenting about Black folk on a white Blog this morning in regards to a report that was published in Seattle's paper yesterday about the difference in length and how often Black students are suspended and disciplined in School in relations to white students. The garbage that was coming out of these white folk...
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Re: Now Speaking of an Endless Loop Cycle of Poverty, Heavy Dependence on Social Welfare

Michael ·
I've lived in predominate Black communities, such as Oakland, Detroit, Baltimore, Compton, Watts, and South Central Los Angeles (when it was predominately Black), the working class community of Inglewood, West of La Brea when it was predominately Caucasian, stayed with a Canadian Caucasian farm family during my youth while with other family members, an integrated community such as West Adams where I continue to live until this day...... .......to which in every instance the predominately...
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Re: Impeach Bush?

Michael ·
...More likely the Democratic Party is losing steam, in trouble, losing its following, etc., etc. " Democrats target Alito, but miss the mark January 12, 2006 BY ROBERT NOVAK SUN-TIMES COLUMNIST Edward M. Kennedy, the 73-year-old liberal lion of the Senate, did not so much roar as huff and puff Tuesday, as he faced Judge Samuel Alito. He and other Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee who had spent weeks preparing for Alito's Supreme Court confirmation hearing seemed to be shooting...
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Re: Impeach Bush?

Michael ·
...More likely the Democratic Party is losing steam, in trouble, losing its following, etc., etc. " Democrats target Alito, but miss the mark January 12, 2006 BY ROBERT NOVAK SUN-TIMES COLUMNIST Edward M. Kennedy, the 73-year-old liberal lion of the Senate, did not so much roar as huff and puff Tuesday, as he faced Judge Samuel Alito. He and other Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee who had spent weeks preparing for Alito's Supreme Court confirmation hearing seemed to be shooting...
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Re: Vouchers ???

Nmaginate ·
I don't think either JWC or SweetWuzzy quite got Nmag's clear point. With all the anti-school desegregation machinations where Whites tried to get government funding for their private schools... I'm like trying to see how come that RACIST history is ignored or forgotten. To answer Sweet... The intention is for Whites to obtain government subsidies for their private school perogatives. The problem and even the reason for concern over integration is how it is an American Social/Political Fact...
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Re: Vouchers ???

Empty Purnata ·
Now there is no debating that. Anyone who tries to deny the fact that "school vouchers" have a racist past, and most likely a racist modern-day intent, have their heads buried in the ground. Of course, many White racists will deny it to the end, and their Black-faced, chicken-eating, greasy-grinnin', coon-shuffling lackies will follow them to the ends of the Earth and beyond.
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Re: The 'Promised Land': Why We're Still Waiting

Nmaginate ·
Seriously, you would have to tell me when an actual process of a Dialogue even began, in earnest. And that's the thing. In my thinking, an earnest attempt would require dealing with that one thing that caused us (you and I) some trouble earlier - WHITE SUPREMACY. My view, when talking about Race RELATIONS, there has to be a real conversations about RELATIONSHIPS. Power Relationships. In short, there can be no dialogue when a Slave - Master Relationship, a "Superior-to-Subordinate"...
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Re: Conservative Idiots

Isome ·
Uhhhh, just because I think I'll post this here! Released: January 15, 2006 Bush job approval dips again to 39% New Zogby Survey shows Iraq a Partisan War In the face of rising gas prices, partisan sniping over Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito, and a resumption of insurgent violence in Iraq, President Bush's job approval rating has slipped into a post-holiday funk, again dipping below 40%, a new telephone poll by Zogby International shows. His approval rating almost mirrors the percentage...
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Re: House of Representative is like a Plantation...

sunnubian ·
No, Hillary is correct. I think what is being misunderstood is that she is in the comparison the House of Representatives ARE the masters and the masses of American citizens are the slaves. I totally agree with her, and will go on to say that (as I have said before) that this republican regime IS running America like a plantation; During slavery, those with money held all the power in this country and disbursed it to whom ever and where ever they chose to, and held it back from whomever they...
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Re: House of Representative is like a Plantation...

Faheem ·
You have any proof that this is what she meant? I opined as you did that if she was talking about the Congress relationship with the masses of men and women in America as one of Slave and Master than she is not that far from the truth albeit the analogy still pales in comparison to what our ancestors lived through and that legacy should not be disrespected by equating it with realities far less inhumane.
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Re: House of Representative is like a Plantation...

sunnubian ·
--------------------------------------------- I can't see the difference in whether she said house of representatives, congress, supreme court, republican dominated political posts across the board, same difference; republican dominated and controlled and the neo-republican party is dominated and controlled by racist white southerners. But I guess you may have to have been born and raised in the south and know enough about southern history to know for a fact that post slavery, the south was...
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Re: father claims rights denied

Frenchy ·
What a complete joke. Unless those kids live with you, you are not buying them all that they need to survive and thrive. If it pains you to not have those gifts deducted from your financial obligations, then stop buying the stuff and just give the checks. Sometimes I wonder if people like this were ever in the picture. It's like they don't have a full comprehension of how expensive it is to raise children... like they don't know that children need things daily, they don't follow some kind of...
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Re: Plane Hits Building...

MBM ·
Similarly, in the face of considerable evidence to the contrary, why people passively consume what they are fed by the government (a group that is known to do anything for political gain) is beyond me. At some point, if one is a critical thinker, thay have to ask the serious question: who benefitted by 9/11? Our president had zero political leverage and extremely weak popular support prior to 9/11. The public realized that, for better or worse, the Supreme Court put Bush in office NOT the...
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Re: How about those Blue Devils?????

ocatchings ·
Speaking of upsets the Duke/Georgetown game wasn't as big as North Dakota surprising Wisconsin as some "experts" felt Duke would lose. Again the under-dog does it again Also, If I may get your opinion on the athlete vs. others debate......... Concerning Olympic b-ball, do we need athletes or team players? I personally feel he US will not medal in the next games due to the egos we have on the court. catch
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Re: Civil Rights Focus Shift Roils Staff At Justice

Kweli4Real ·
Politics Alleged In Voting Cases Justice Officials Are Accused of Influence By Dan Eggen Washington Post Staff Writer Monday, January 23, 2006; A01 The Justice Department's voting section, a small and usually obscure unit that enforces the Voting Rights Act and other federal election laws, has been thrust into the center of a growing debate over recent departures and controversial decisions in the Civil Rights Division as a whole. Many current and former lawyers in the section charge that...
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Re: I finally found the Black women's reply to the "Where is the love?'" from Tampa

bigddouble ·
Hang in there HB - we are clearly stating our desire for an honest dialogue (if that wasn't clear before) about criteria in choosing a Black man. Yes, we have presented uncomfortable theories & questions. We may get uncomfortable answers & counter-theories, once we actually get some substantive ones. Now the ball is in the ladies' court. Let's see what happens. Maybe a new thread is in order...
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Re: father claims rights denied

MidLifeMan ·
And this means that the other parent "complies" with the court order? Just becasue the court says the father has rights to see the child doesn't mean the mother complies no more then when the court orders the father to pay child support that he complies. And it can get expensive taking someone to court all the time to fight for you rights. Any why is that? I'm sure most may say it is not the norm but I watch my brother in law get f*cked by the courts. And he DID provide ALL of the childrens...
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Re: father claims rights denied

Nikcara ·
Sorry, but men whether they are good fathers or bad get screwed on child support. The Bad need to get screwed and I have no problems putting them in jail, yes I said jail. I had a man arrested the second he walked into the courtroom, but that is another story. Good fathers get truly screwed because they want their kids but the mothers use the children as pawn for money. It is totally discretionary for the mother. But men, unlike women will not usually fight for their children. Our...
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Re: father claims rights denied

sunnubian ·
_________________________________________________________________________ Often this may be the case when there has been a long marriage and an agreement for the wife to be a stay at home mom, etc., the court takes into consideration the number of years the wife could have been either educating herself and/or working, but instead stayed at home and maintained the household and raised the children while the husband worked and establish an avenue of independent livelihood outside the home.
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Re: father claims rights denied

sunnubian ·
[QUOTE]Originally posted by Nikcara: "Good fathers get truly screwed because they want their kids but the mothers use the children as pawn for money. It is totally discretionary for the mother." -------------------------------------------- This is not a totally true statement, though I am sure, no I know that there are some mothers out there like that, but usually, court ordered childsupport has a formula for computing childsupport, which takes into consideration both parents incomes which...
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Re: Conservative Idiots

Kevin41 ·
Poison Justice Stevens, Coulter jokes LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas (AP) -- Conservative commentator Ann Coulter, speaking at a traditionally black college, joked that Justice John Paul Stevens should be poisoned. Coulter had told the Philander Smith College audience Thursday that more conservative justices were needed on the Supreme Court to change the current law on abortion. Stevens is one of the court's most liberal members. "We need somebody to put rat poisoning in Justice Stevens' creme...
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Re: Conservative Idiots

HonestBrother ·
Too bad somebody didn't put rat poison in Ann Coulter's cappuchino.... And that wasn't a joke.
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Re: father claims rights denied

Nikcara ·
By Sunnubian I am not sure where you practice law, but in NJ, child support is calculated based on both incomes, thereafter, the non-custodial parent, pays in cash or check directly to the cusotidal parent or to the child support office[in NJ it is called the Probation Department], who converts the cash into a check that is either deposited directly into the custodial parent's account or mailed to him or her. The Custodial Parent has the discretion to spend the money as he or she see fit.
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Re: father claims rights denied

sunnubian ·
"I am not sure where you practice law, but in NJ, child support is calculated based on both incomes," ----------------------------------------------- I could have sworn that I stated that, but anyway, since that is how it is caculated, how can it be unfair to either party, especially to him or whichever parent does not actually have the children? -------------------------------------------- "thereafter, the non-custodial parent, pays in cash or check directly to the cusotidal parent or to...
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Re: Judge Alito: Bye Bye Affirmative Action

Kweli4Real ·
Again I ask, since Alito answered that he would approach the right to privacy, as announced and settled in Roe v. Wade, the same as he would any other case coming before him - "with an open mind"; does that mean he would approach the equally settled law that "separate is inherently unequal" announced Brown v Board of Education with an "open mind?" What about about the premise that the constitution divided power, equally, amongst the three branches of government. Would Alito also approach a...
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Re: Judge Alito: Bye Bye Affirmative Action

HonestBrother ·
Yep... the Bush folks made up a fancy expression for it: the Unitary Executive . And this basically says he can do whatever he wants to do.
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Re: What is a Sellout?

Nmaginate ·
Don't believe that's such a problematic thing. The problem comes in when the range of possibilities, the range of "acceptables" are so broad... no one statement can capture the essence. Now, too often that may be the problem: Trying to give a simple, hard answer to a question that is at least as fluid as it is complex (complex in the sense that it's broad and one almost has to speak in broad generalities in an attempt to arrive at definition). And honest observations would reveal that...
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Re: father claims rights denied

MidLifeMan ·
It's pretty much a done deal now. They finally sold the house and divided the proceeds. He was the only one to pay for the house but she got 70% of the proceeds...a compromise to alimony I think. He did take pictures but his lawyer didn't present ANY of his evidence.
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Re: father claims rights denied

xxGAMBITxx ·
Nicara is right on. I fought. I mean I fought hard. Anything thing I could get on my ex wife I did. I had documented everything and anything. I went to court like I was ready for war. And I won. The ex could'nt even put up a fight. When we split I left with the money and a game plan and I executed it; and this is in Ohio where a man has damn near zero chance of getting custody unless he shows he is determined and sincere. Men better start returning to the "hunter" mentallity we're known for...
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Re: State of the Union: NPR WANTS YOUR VIEW

Kweli4Real ·
The State of the Union is bleak, and our future without change does not look much better. We are witnessing crisis in terms of our constitutional democratic republic that is presently going unchallenged. We suffer a Machiavellian administration that believes that we are a nation of men; rather than a nation of laws. An administration whose mission is not to protect the Constitution; but rather, to enrich its friends and punish its detractors. An administration that would dishonor the deaths...
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Re: Ford, black leaders at odds over Alito

James Wesley Chester ·
Hilary Shelton, director of the NAACP's Washington bureau, was less understanding. "It is surprising to us that Harold Ford, who has had such a distinguished record on civil rights, would not get in line." He added: "It is deeply concerning to us that he would take a stance like that that is so important to the African-American community and to other communities of color."---article Shelton, the director of the NAACP's Washington bureau, said that the Democratic congressman could make a...
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Re: Judge Alito: Bye Bye Affirmative Action

Nmaginate ·
And I guess that happened via omosis or something. Like AA wasn't or hasn't been a factor in the military. Apparently, you need a serious education. And here are some selected quotes/notes from the Affirmative Action Baby himself, COLIN POWELL: Powell defends affirmative action in college admissions Affirmative action in the military is a success. "Affirmative action gives minorities a competitive choice." "I'm a great believer in affirmative action and equal opportunity. I've seen it work...
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Re: Edna Griffin: The Rosa Parks of Iowa

ricardomath ·
Activists keep alive memory of Iowa's civil-rights pioneers Fifty years ago, three blacks facing discrimination said enough was enough Edna Griffin challenged prejudice 50 years ago by asking to be served at the Katz Drug Store in downtown Des Moines. A year later she and two other blacks had their right to equal service affirmed. It was a watershed event in the civil-rights movement. By SHIRLEY SALEMY REGISTER STAFF WRITER Originally published 6/21/1998 On a hot summer afternoon, two Des...
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Re: Edna Griffin: The Rosa Parks of Iowa

ricardomath ·
Marking a civil-rights victory D.M. honors those who fought, won Edna Griffin sits amid friends and family at the site of Des Moines' former Katz Drug Store, where she was denied service 50 years ago because of her skin color. By SHIRLEY SALEMY REGISTER STAFF WRITER Originally published 7/8/1998 Fifty years after being denied service at a downtown drugstore soda fountain because of the color of their skin, Des Moines civil-rights pioneers were honored Tuesday with proclamations, a plaque -...
 
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