Disabled Americans are fighting for justice in Magee v. Coca-Cola Refreshments USA, Inc., a Fifth Circuit decision that has been appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court. In 1990, Congress, in the name of justice, passed the “Americans with Disabilities Act” (ADA), a labor law that prohibits unjustified discrimination based on an individual’s disability. Twenty-five years […]
Author: Tony Black
Beyond Party Lines: Standing for What Is Right
A few months ago, if anyone had told me I would be attending a liberal led protest, I would have laughed in his or her face. But because of a recent executive order, what I once thought was unlikely became a reality. Last Sunday, thousands gathered in airlines across the country to protest president Trump’s […]
Letter to Obama: Reflections on a Wintry Legacy
Eight long years ago, a young black boy from Detroit—a descendant of slaves—saw perhaps one of the most amazing events in human history. Dear 44, Just like the elements of winter, memories of you are both beautiful and cold. Eight long years ago, a young black boy from Detroit—a descendent of slaves—saw perhaps one of […]
“Sex Offenders” and the 1st Amendment: Can Legislation Keep Sex Offenders Off Social Media?
Sex offenders are arguing that the First Amendment shields them from being blocked from social media websites that children utilize. The Supreme Court will soon rule on whether the First Amendment, in fact, does this.
Cavaliers, Cubs, and Trump … Oh My!
2016 has been the year of upsets. First the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the seemingly unstoppable Golden State Warriors; then the Cubs overcame a 100-year losing streak; and now Trump “trumped” the Clinton machine.
The American Jury: A Smoked-Filled Room For Racists To Hide In
Is it constitutional to prohibit evidence that may prove that a juror is racist? The Supreme Court of the United States is set to hear Peña-Rodriguez v. Colorado, which is about whether a no-impeachment rule constitutionally may bar evidence of racial bias offered to prove a violation of the Sixth Amendment right to an impartial jury. […]