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Jan 25, 2015, 3:44
Rabbi Heschel (2nd from right) marching with Martin Luther King Jr. in Selma, Alabama

Witness to Selma

01.16.2015

David Goldstein, the executive director of the Greater Kansas City Jewish Community Relations Bureau / American Jewish Committee from 1972 until 1998, marched in Selma during the voting rights fight in 1965—twice.  So IREHR sat down with him as he remembered those days, now commemorated in the movie Selma.

North Carolina NAACP, UFCW Local 1208, Raise Up for 15, and other Moral Monday supporters rallied in Bladenboro for Lennon Lacy.

Was Lennon Lacy Lynched in North Carolina?

01.05.2015

At dinnertime on Thursday, August 28, 2014, 17 year-old Lennon Lacy weighed 195 pounds on a 5’11” frame.  He could press 200 pounds at the gym, or his older brother over his head.  He worked out every day, was in good physical condition, had wrestled previously and aimed at  playing linebacker for the Bladenboro, North Carolina high school football team.  On Friday morning, he was dead—found hanging from a swing set blocks from home.

Incoming House Majority Whip, Steve Scalise (R-LA)

House Majority Whip Confesses to Speaking at White Nationalist Conference

12.30.2014

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) has admitted that he delivered a speech to a so-called "white rights" conference in 2002, held by an organization known as EURO, headed by the neo-Nazi leader David Duke. Scalise has also insisted that he shares American society’s abhorrence of such “hate groups" -- and that he did not know what kind of group he was talking to.  He is asking the public to believe that he did not notice any of the virulent racist and anti-Semitic talk by the Klansmen, neo-Nazis, and assorted white nationalists in attendance at this gathering.