Ben Jealous

Ray Kelly: 'No Question' People Will Die If Stop-and-Frisk Is Ended
New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly on Sunday asserted that people would die if the city's controversial policy of stopping and frisking suspects without a warrant was halted. Read more...
ALEC created the Stand Your Ground Law that allowed George Zimmerman to kill an unarmed, innocent black teenager and be acquitted in a court of law by a jury of his peers. The verdict is a travesty. But it's a travesty that goes much deeper than a courtroom in Sanford, Florida. Read more...
We have to end the filibuster, at the very least for nominations, if not for everything. This has to happen because Republicans are now obstructing everything, and agencies of our government are going to start shutting down over this summer. Without action the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) closes its doors at the end of August and not long after that the Consumer The Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) will be without a director. These are just some of the nominations being obstructed -- filibustered -- in order to block these agencies from operating. Read more...
Former Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC) on Sunday turned the subject to abortion and "unborn children" after being asked about "racist comments" that hurt the Republican Party brand. During a panel segment on NBC's Meet the Press, host David Gregory asked Read more...
NAACP President and CEO Ben Jealous on Monday became emotional as he spoke to reporters about his organization's decision to support marriage rights for LGBT couples. "Our calling as an organization is to defend the U.S. Constitution," Read more...

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From Democracy Now -- Over 500,000 Sign Petition to Stop Georgia Execution of Troy Davis: Thousands of people who believe the state of Georgia is about to execute an innocent man are rallying behind the high-profile death row inmate Troy Read more...
Ed Schultz and the NAACP's Ben Jealous took Glenn Beck to task for his revisionist history, dismissing the fact that Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. died while fighting for the rights of public sector union members. As they rightfully pointed out, if he Read more...
The president of the NAACP condemned the New Black Panther Party Sunday but said there was really no comparison with the Tea Party. On Tuesday, the Read more...