Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Dear Civil Rights and Social Justice News Readers:

Just got a wonderful story passed on to me, via eMail, and I wanted to share it with you:

A 50-something year old white woman arrived at her seat on a crowded flightand ... immediately didn't want the seat. The seat was next to a black man.Disgusted, the woman immediately summoned the flight attendant and demandeda new seat. The woman said "I cannot sit here next to this black man." Thefight attendant said "Let me see if I can find another seat." Afterchecking, the flight attendant returned and stated "Ma'am, there are nomore seats in economy, but I will check with the captain and see if thereis something in first class." About 10 minutes went by and the flightattendant returned and stated "The captain has confirmed that there are nomore seats in economy, but there is one in first class. It is our companypolicy to never move a person from economy to first class, but being thatit would be some sort of scandal to force a person to sit next to anUNPLEASANT person, the captain agreed to make the switch to first class."Before the woman could say anything, the attendant gestured to the blackman and said, "Therefore sir, if you would so kindly retrieve your personalitems, we would like to move you to the comfort of first class as thecaptain doesn't want you to sit next to an unpleasant person." Passengersin the seats nearby began to applause while some gave a standing ovation.If you are against racism, share this.
After listening to all of the crap that is being said during the GOP primaries (racist, sexist, homophobic and more), this finally brought me a smile, and I hope it does to you, too.


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Friday, February 24, 2012

Equal Treatment in Drug Bust; Doesn't Look Likely

by Alan Bean, 
A routine drug bust in Fort Worth, Texas ... has sparked a firestorm of media interest.Seventeen people have been arrested, almost all of them charged with selling small amounts of marijuana to an undercover agent.
Fifteen of the defendants are students at Texas Christian University and four are football players.  Without the sports connection, no one would give much attention to a routine drug roundup, but in Fort Worth the Horned Frogs are the biggest thing going.
Reading through the stories in the Star-Telegram, I couldn’t help thinking about the big Tulia drug bust in 1999.  But there is a difference.  Media response to the Tulia bust was universally positive.  Seldom was heard a discouraging word . . . until Friends of Justice got involved. Continue reading.


Tuesday, February 14, 2012

The Injustice Files; Lynching Topic Featured on upcoming installment

Keith A. Beauchamp
Executive Producer/Host

Mr. Beauchamp

'The Injustice Files' Investigation Discovery

I write today to ask your support for my upcoming installment of 'The Injustice Files: At The End Of A Rope.' The 2 Hour Special Airs next Tuesday, Feb. 21st. @ 8 P.M. EST - 7 P.M. CST on Investigation Discovery and I hope that you will take the time out of your busy schedules to tune in.

This Installment of 'The Injustice Files' you do not want to miss!!!!!!!! Watch Live or TIVO the show.



Keith Beauchamp

(Editor's note: Keith Beauchamp's dedication to getting out the story on Emmett Till is the reason we know so much about this lynching and others. Don't miss his program! Susan Klopfer)


Monday, February 13, 2012

Freedom Groups Sets Underground Railroad Tour; Chicago to Cincinnati

Released by

Mia Henry
Freedom Lifted, LLC

National Underground Railroad Freedom Center Travel Tour Set for March 30 - 31,

We are pleased to announce a new weekend tour from Chicago to Cincinnati to visit the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center. In addition to a tour of this incredible national treasure, participants will visit the home of Harriet Beecher Stowe and other related historical sites. This a great opportunity for people in the Chicago area to take a short educational tour with family and friends. Be sure to register by March 2.

Don't hesitate to contact us for more information at 773-359-4921 or tours@freedomlifted.com. Also, be sure to follow us on Twitter and "Like" us on Facebook.

Make time to take a ride through history!

Day 1

Travel from Chicago to Cincinnati, OH

Underground Railroad historical site in Indianapolis

Film: "The Underground Railroad"

Soul Food Dinner

Day 2

Harriet Beecher Stowe House

National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

Travel from Cincinnati to Chicago

Time Frame: 2 days, 1 night

Tour prices include:
Ground travel via charter bus from Chicago
1 night at Hampton Inn Hotel and Suites
Three meals
Museum entrance fees

Participants are responsible for:
Roundtrip travel to Chicago, arriving by 12:00 pm on Friday, March 30 and leaving after 8:00 pm on Saturday, March 31.
Health and travel insurance coverage
Spending money for snacks, souvenirs


$225 - Adults

$195 - Seniors ages 65+/Students 13+ w/I.D.

$145 - Youth ages 6 - 17 (must be accompanied by adult)

+$35 - late registration fee (after March 16)

+$50 - single hotel room supplement

Registration and full payment due March 2.

Register online today! Or download form and email to tours@freedomlifted.com.