Archive for August, 2015

We’ve lost a champion

By:Morris Dees August 16, 2015 It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of legendary civil rights activist Julian Bond, SPLC’s first president. He was 75 years old and died last evening, August 15, in Fort Walton Beach, Florida. From his days as the co-founder and communications director of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating […]

Milwaukee Bucks’ New Arena is a Multimillion Dollar Mistake

Though Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has already signed a bill that calls for $250 million of taxpayer money to go towards a new arena for the NBA’s Milwaukee Bucks, the reality of the matter is that the team itself should be paying for that kind of luxury. As was reported by the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, the […]

At least 23 arrested on fourth night of demonstrations in Ferguson

At least 23 people were arrested in Ferguson, Mo. Monday night as protesters confronted police on a fourth consecutive night of demonstrations to mark the one-year anniversary of the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown. St. Louis County Police spokesman Officer Shawn McGuire said early Tuesday that police were still confirming official totals. Despite the arrests, […]