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The New Civil Rights Movement Wins ‘Outstanding Blog’ at GLAAD Media Awards



The New Civil Rights Movement on Saturday won the “Outstanding Blog” award at the GLAAD Media Awards, held in New York City’s Waldorf Astoria hotel. The GLAAD Media Awards “recognize and honor media for fair, accurate and inclusive representations of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community that inspire change,” according to GLAAD. 

“We are extremely humbled to be honored by GLAAD with the award for ‘Outstanding Blog’ this year,” says David Badash, Founder and Managing Editor of The New Civil Rights Movement. “GLAAD is one of the nation’s most important and effective LGBT civil rights organizations.”

“The New Civil Rights Movement has worked hard for more than five years to help advance the civil rights of the LGBT community. As an influential and independent publisher, to have our work recognized as ‘outstanding’ by the good people at GLAAD is exceptionally rewarding to us,” Badash says.

Badash sees publishing as a “sacred trust” that must be earned. “Millions of people turn to us for our credible reporting, analysis, and opinion. We will continue to hold ourselves to the highest standards to help inform, educate, and rally the LGBT and progressive communities in our march toward advancing equality every day.”

Badash began The New Civil Rights Movement just days after Prop 8 was passed by California voters in 2008, out of frustration with what he saw as a lack of understanding about why people opposed marriage equality. The New Civil Rights Movement quickly grew into a highly cited media organization delivering news and opinion on politics and issues that affect LGBT people and the progressive community. The New Civil Rights Movement continues to be one of the fastest-growing news and opinion sites of its kind in the nation, frequently attracting nearly one million regular monthly visitors, often through its highly-trafficked Facebook and Twitter social media accounts. The New Civil Rights Movement has almost 140,000 Facebook fans and over 60,000 followers on Twitter.

The New Civil Rights Movement was nominated for a GLAAD Media Award in 2012, 2013, and 2014, before winning this weekend.

Home to almost two dozen authors and editors reporting from across the U.S. and from around the world, The New Civil Rights Movement’s masthead includes award-winning writers, attorneys, university professors, and leaders of LGBT and civil rights organizations. It is a well-read and well-respected voice on politics and civil rights, offering breaking news often well before the mainstream press, along with unique insight and analysis of stories across a variety of topics.

The New Civil Rights Movement next month will launch a completely redesigned news site — including the new logo above — built on a new platform that will enable it to interact more intimately with its readers, offer more services — including helping people register to vote — send petitions to the nation’s political, social, and business leaders, and organize and unite more minority and under-served communities around securing and expanding civil rights for all.

“Your rights, your movement” will be its new rallying slogan.

The New Civil Rights Movement today is also announcing it is beginning a search for additional experienced freelance writers to expand its coverage of political and civil rights news at the state, national, and international levels, to continue its strong tradition of journalistic excellence.

For example, in 2013, The New Civil Rights Movement offered unprecedented coverage of the Supreme Court’s DOMA and Prop 8 decisions. It published opinions and reports from legal LGBT notables from Georgetown University, Columbia Law School, the Anti-Defamation League, and the New York Civil Liberties Union.

It also published responses to the historic day’s rulings from others in the LGBT community, like LGBT activist and cousin of Chief Justice John Roberts; the plaintiffs in DeBoer v. Snyder – which may end Michigan’s ban on same-sex marriage; and the owners of a North Carolina-based international china replacement outlet, who accidentally became LGBT activists by just raising a family and living their lives.

Overall, The New Civil Rights Movement works to bridge the gap between blogs and mainstream news sites, which helps both LGBT and non-LGBT people see and understand the LGBT community’s issues more clearly. 

For more about The New Civil Rights Movement, visit The New Civil Rights Movement online, visit our Media page, or contact publisher David Badash at editor at or by telephone: (646) 875-8547.

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Trump Desperate to Keep Any Possible Criminal Evidence From Supreme Court: Legal Expert



Donald Trump’s decision to allow one of his lawyers to speak before a grand jury on Friday morning, instead of appealing all the way to the Supreme Court, may have been made out of fear of what the justices on the nation’s highest court might see if they reviewed the case.

According to MSNBC legal analyst Lisa Rubin, under normal circumstances, the former president would have dragged out a legal fight over attorney-client privilege that would have kept attorney Evan Corcoran from testifying under oath about Trump’s possession of government documents at his Mar-a-Lago resort that led to the FBI showing up with a warrant.

As Rubin notes, the fact that Trump let Corcoran testify over three hours raised eyebrows.

“For one, yes, it is indeed unusual, if not unheard of, for a lawyer to be litigating against a party one day and then testifying under court-ordered examination by that same party the next one,” she wrote before suggesting Trump and his legal team were looking at the long game when he might need the predominantly conservative Supreme Court to lend him a helping hand.

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Writing, “Trump has made clear he believes this Supreme Court — controlled by conservative justices, three of whom he appointed — owes him one,” she added, “My hunch is that Trump’s team let Corcoran’s testimony happen because of what’s likely involved in any request to pause, much less, review a crime-fraud-related ruling: the evidence.”

“Put another way, if Trump had petitioned the Supreme Court to stay Corcoran’s testimony and document production, the justices would have seen some, if not all, of what Judge Howell and the three-judge panel on the D.C. Circuit have already reviewed: proof that Trump misled Corcoran and engaged in criminal conduct,” she elaborated.

Rubin went on to note that Trump would likely appeal any conviction to the Supreme Court, writing, “And for someone whose one last hope, if he is ultimately charged or tried by any of the multiple entities now investigating him, is that same Supreme Court, letting the justices see evidence of his alleged crimes now would be a bridge too far.”

“Trump can’t afford to lose the Supreme Court yet,” she suggested.

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No TX Congressional Republican Will Say If They’re Attending Trump’s Rally in Waco – Will He Have Trouble Filling Seats?



Donald Trump‘s Saturday campaign rally in Waco, Texas, falls during the 30th anniversary of the 51-day siege that community is known for, when 86 people died after a failed ATF raid on an anti-government religious cult suspected of illegally stockpiling firearms amid allegations of sexual abuse, statutory rape, and polygamy.

Experts have been warning for a week that Trump’s choice of Waco, synonymous with violent anti-government extremism, was no accident. His rhetoric this week, including most recently Friday when he warned of “potential death & destruction” should he be indicted, has been seen as encouraging violence.

NCRM was among the first news outlets to report experts’ concerns over Trump’s choice to hold a rally in Waco during the 30th anniversary of the deadly siege.

Not a single congressional Republican from Texas will say they are attending, nor has the town’s GOP mayor, according to a report from Insider, which contacted over two dozen Republican lawmakers and other elected officials.

“None of the 30 Texas Republicans Insider contacted about the event said they were going,” Insider reveals.

“Most of the 30 GOP members contacted about Donald Trump’s inaugural visit to the site of a 30-year-old standoff between cult leader David Koresh and federal authorities did not respond to requests for comment about whether they intended to rally with the scandal-plagued candidate and perhaps say a few kind words,” Insider reports.

“Rep. Pete Sessions, a Waco native who now represents the surrounding 17th congressional district, praised Trump for shining a light on his hometown but said he’d have to miss the spectacle,” Insider adds. “Aides to Rep. Troy Nehls, one of the four House Republicans from Texas who have formally backed Trump’s 2024 run, told Insider he wouldn’t be heading to Waco because of a prior commitment in Washington, DC, this weekend.”

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Meanwhile, in addition to guest list challenges – the campaign refused to tell Insider who the guest speakers will be – Trump may have trouble filling seats.

Mary Trump, the ex-president’s niece who opposes him, has been running a campaign to get anti-Trump Americans to “sign up” for tickets to the Saturday rally, in the hopes of being able to turn away supporters.

“Donald has a rally in Waco this Saturday,” she also said via Twitter. “It’s a ploy to remind his cult of the infamous Waco siege of 1993, where an anti-government cult battled the FBI. Scores of people died. He wants the same violent chaos to rescue him from justice.”

“But we can stop him. If we book the 50,000+ venue, we can make sure most of the seats are empty when the traitor takes the stage,” she said. “We can no longer fail to hold powerful men accountable for their crimes against our country.”

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‘Utter Cowardice’: Jim Jordan Blasted for Telling Reporter He Can’t Read Trump’s Violence-Threatening Post Without Glasses



Countless GOP lawmakers over the years have professed ignorance over Donald Trump’s tweets as reporters ask them to respond, often claiming they hadn’t read them, but House Republican Judiciary Chairman Jim Jordan took that performance to a whole new level Friday afternoon.

NBC News senior national political reporter Sahil Kapur asked the Ohio Republican congressman to weigh in on Trump’s social media post threatening “potential death & destruction” if he gets indicted.

“Jordan said he hasn’t seen Trump’s post,” Kapur said via Twitter. “When I showed [it] to him on my phone, he said he can’t read well without his glasses.”

“He added he’s reviewing DA Bragg’s letter,” Kapur added.

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Jordan, who didn’t need glasses to appear on Fox Business just two days ago (photo) is getting blowback.

VICE News Deputy DC Bureau Chief Todd Zwillich explained the progression.

“The stages of ignoring incitement,” he tweeted. “2016: I don’t respond to tweets —> 2018: I havent seen the tweet —-> 2023: I literally can’t see the tweet.”

“Utter cowardice,” declared former GOP Congressman Joe Walsh. “Not at all the @Jim_Jordan I knew & served with in Congress 10 yrs ago. Or…maybe it is.”

“The sheer dishonesty and cowardice of these people,” lamented MSNBC’s Mehdi Hasan, echoing Walsh’s remarks.

Government watchdog group Citizens for Ethics said the “extent to which Trump’s backers in Congress are going to not condemn [his] calls for violence are ludicrous.”

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Some tied Jordan’s inability to see the post to his apparent inability to see or remember all the Ohio State wrestlers who say they complained to Jordan when he was their assistant coach, about being sexually harassed or assaulted by the team doctor. To this day despite numerous reports and people publicly coming forward, Jordan denied it ever happened.

“Apparently, Jim Jordan is unable to see wrestlers being sexually abused or Donald Trump social media posts,” attorney and Republican turned Democrat Ron Filipkowski tweeted.

“Well, @Jim_Jordan has shown before that he has trouble seeing threats right in front of his nose, so this checks out,” tweeted historian Kevin M. Kruse.

But Jordan’s Democratic colleagues on the Judiciary Committee may have served up the best response: “Why do you need your glasses to condemn violence @Jim_Jordan?”

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