3 states deny gay unions despite appellate rulings

WASHINGTON (AP) The writing is on the wall for gay marriage bans in Kansas, Montana and South Carolina after federal appeals courts that oversee those states have made clear that keeping gay and lesbian couples from marrying is unconstitutional.

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People cherish apartheid in South African town of Orania – Video

People cherish apartheid in South African town of Orania To the world, Apartheid in South Africa came to an end in 1994. But to this day, there are some people who still cherish the system of racial segregation. Li… By: PressTV News Videos

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Orania: the South African town where apartheid still exists – Video

Orania: the South African town where apartheid still exists In this episode of A Broad Abroad, we visit Orania, a South African town intended only for Afrikaners, descendants of the nation's apartheid-era ruling class. To learn more, visit: http://yhoo.it/… By: Yahoo Travel

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SC Attorney General’s response to gay marriage in SC – Video

SC Attorney General's response to gay marriage in SC Attorney General Alan Wilson stopped by Rock Hill Monday. Here is his response to the possibility of same-sex marriage being legalized in South Carolina. By: rockhillheraldonline

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Gay marriage could be worth millions to Grand Strand wedding business – Video

Gay marriage could be worth millions to Grand Strand wedding business The recent US Supreme Court decision paving the way for same-sex couples to marry in South Carolina could generate millions of dollars in new business for the Grand Strand. Follow us on Twitter:… By: WPDE NewsChannel 15

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A Black South African on Israel and Apartheid – Video

A Black South African on Israel and Apartheid Is Israel an apartheid state, as its enemies claim? Who better to answer that charge than a Black South African who lived through apartheid? Kenneth Meshoe, a member of the South African… By: PragerUniversity

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South Africa: The Complexion of Newsrooms Changed – but Old Norms Haunt Us

analysis October is media freedom month in South Africa. This is the second week of our series of articles by prominent journalists reflecting on the state of our profession. Can we claim to be developing a truly South African Journalism? And what exactly is that? The post-apartheid journalism narrative is, in the main, one of doom and despair. Of a South Africa sinking under the weight of poverty and corruption. There appears to be no noteworthy social achievements. Even when it is difficult to ignore the positives, there is always the “yes, but..” rider. In this instance the mainstream media in South Africa, follows the model assumed by the major western media houses when it comes to reporting on Africa – a negativity that does not inspire confidence. From the earliest days of the commercial media in South Africa, it was the Anglo-American model that was held up as the standard. This has been the norm right through to the modern era. Apartheid apologists often pointed out that racial segregation in South Africa preceded 1948 and that racial segregation, and with it the notion of racially superiority, was just a way of life in South Africa. Even the so-called liberal press fell in line with racially discriminatory practices. Journalists of colour were paid less than their white counterparts, canteens (where they existed) were segregated as were even the toilets. In South Africa the picture started changing quite drastically in the early 1980s. There was a revolution sweeping through the land. From the major metropoles to the tiniest villages, there was a realisation amongst the oppressed that change was coming. Whereas in the 1970s the mainstream media could, in the main, under report the mass protests that were brewing in the urban townships, the 80s was another story. Initially the apartheid security forces were able to restrict the protests to the townships and the rural villages. The events were poorly reported in the main newspapers and totally ignored by television. When asked why the newspapers were paying scant attention to what was going on in the surrounding townships, a prominent English speaking editor opined that it was important not to discourage foreign investment with scare stories. And although what was happening in the townships was unfortunate, the reality was that the security forces would soon have everything ‘under control’. But when it started spilling over into the metropolitan areas and into the suburbs, the situation was difficult to ignore. Hundreds of lives were being lost through the actions of the police. Schooling in Black areas had practically come to a halt. Widespread strike action was the order of the day. And by the time a State of Emergency had been declared, hundreds of people were in detention, including an increasing number of black journalists. It was at this time that history offered South African journalists the grand opportunity to step forward and take their place alongside those who were championing the cause of freedom and democracy. Sadly, only a few availed themselves. The vast majority of mainstream journalists hid behind that chestnut that dictated; ” The role of journalists is to report (objectively of course) and not to get involved.”

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24 Johnson: NAACP Campaigns in Florida and South Carolina – Video

24 Johnson: NAACP Campaigns in Florida and South Carolina John Johnson talks about NAACP campaigns in Florida and South Carolina. John Johnson was born in Franklin, Kentucky and is the Executive Director of the Kentucky Commission on Human Rights…. By: nunncenter

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SC NAACP seeks slavery apology from newspaper

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) – At first glance, past ads connected to slavery may have you doing a double take. They come from one of the South’s oldest newspapers still serving communities in the Carolinas. The Augusta Chronicle’s reach extends into towns like North Augusta, South Carolina. That’s why state NAACP President Lonnie Randolph wants the paper to issue an apology for content it ran in the 18th and 19th centuries. Augusta-based Morris Communications owns the Chronicle, and Randolph feels pointed remnants of this disturbing past need to be examined. They need to look at their history, he said. It will be difficult but they need to make an attempt to be straightforward and honest, and admit the wrongs that have been committed in your legacy, said Randolph. Several years ago, Connecticut’s Hartford Courant did just that by offering an apology for running similar ads. Dr. Tom Hanchett, staff historian with the Levine Museum of the New South, offered some context. Newspapers in the 19th century were blatantly political, he said. The Chronicle’s pro-slavery editorials often made that point. One Civil War column said, the Negro race shows them to be physically, mentally, and morally inferior to the white race. Observers say publications during that time were less than inclusive. Today we expect newspapers to be objective, to show the multiple sides to have many voices. That was not the expectation in the years before the civil war,Hanchett said.

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Gay marriage to commence in Nevada, West Virginia

Gay marriage is poised to commence in West Virginia and Nevada but blocked in South Carolina and possibly in North Carolina. The flurry of activity was launched after the Supreme Court and the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals issued orders in gay marriage cases this week. On Monday, the Supreme Court denied review of three circuit court rulings and let stand rulings that threw out state laws against same-sex marriage. West Virginia, South Carolina and North Carolina are part of the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals region and presumably bound by that courts decision to overturn Virginias marriage law. But officials in all three states balked at performing gay marriages so quickly. On Thursday, however, West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey, a Republican, said he would no longer fight to uphold that states 2000 law that defined marriage as the union of a man and a woman. While we disagree with the Supreme Courts decision to allow the 4th Circuits opinion to stand and believe it improperly displaces state and local decision-making, we will respect it, Mr. Morrisey said. West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin, a Democrat, quickly advised the state to accommodate same-sex marriages, saying recent events make it clear that laws banning same-sex marriage have been declared unconstitutional. Karen L. Bowling, secretary of the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources, said the agency has been preparing. We expect that county clerks across the state will be able to issue marriage licenses for same-sex couples by Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014, at the latest, said Ms. Bowling. The states first gay marriage reportedly took place Thursday afternoon in Cabell County. In South Carolina, state officials won a stay on gay marriages when the South Carolina Supreme Court unanimously agreed that the status quo should be maintained pending a federal ruling in a gay marriage case.

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Nelson Mandela 1918 2013 Anti apartheid leader First President of democratic South Africa in 1994 – Video

Nelson Mandela 1918 2013 Anti apartheid leader First President of democratic South Africa in 1994 Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela (/mndl/;[4] Xhosa pronunciation: [xoliaa mandela]; 18 July 1918 5 December 2013) was a South African anti-apartheid rev… By: BOOK OF GK

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Apartheid: The South African Mirror – Ciraj Rasool – bluecoffeeandbooks.com – Video

Apartheid: The South African Mirror – Ciraj Rasool – bluecoffeeandbooks.com Book Summary: Apartheid: The South African Mirror – Ciraj Rasool ISBN: 9788496954038 Share the book of your favorite author. See more http://www.bluecoffeeandbooks.com http://www.youtube…. By: Blue Coffee And Books

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'We want our home back' after apartheid evictions

Will South Africans be able to win back their land?

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WWl: No 35 Sub sank ship full of nurses

Hundreds of vessels were sunk by U-boats and Allied submarines during World War I, from the Mediterranean to the South Atlantic to the Pacific.Somehow, hospital ships became caught up in the carnage – and New Zealand was dragged…

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Denmark: Muslim “Youth” beat up soldiers with fists and glass bottles

Keep importing these hostile invaders — that’s the ticket. If these Dane soldiers fought back, the world would be shrieking about islamophobia and Muslim backlash. So just lay there and take it to show how tolerant you are. 2/10 Denmark: “Youth” of Middle Eastern appearance beats up soldiers with fists and glass bottles, 05 October 2014 | Source (thanks to Religion of Peace) Having worked in a prison and followed the news intensely for years, I have no doubt that the attackers are Muslims: “Friday, two young soldiers aged 20 and 21 were attacked around four o’clock in Kræmmergade in Varde. The two soldiers were on their way back to Varde Barracks, when they were attacked by four to six young people who beat up the two soldiers with kicks, fists and bottles. According to the duty officer at the South Jutland police there had been no prior contact between the soldiers and the perpetrators. … why the two young soldiers were attacked, remain unclear. … Description of two of the attackers: Offender 1 20-25 years, slim build, dark short hair and wearing a light t shirt that was dark in front. Offender 2 18-25 years old, 170 cm tall, average build, Middle Eastern-looking, dark short hair. He was wearing a green t shirt and loose jeans.”

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Tommy Meets Terry and Apartheid in Rhodesia and South Africa – Video

Tommy Meets Terry and Apartheid in Rhodesia and South Africa This video is about Apartheid in Rhodesia and South Africa and it's impact on one family. By: Susan Mary Davidson

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Inside South Africa's whites-only town

Inside the South African town where apartheid lives on

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Ghost of apartheid haunts Cape Town rugby

LIAM NAPIER explains the mystery of why South African rugby bosses are keeping the All Blacks away from the nation’s second-biggest city. It’s one of the world’s most popular destinations. In 2008, 25,000 readers of the UK’s Daily and Sunday Telegraph voted it the world’s best city. But while the All Blacks travel to South Africa at least once every year, 2008 was the last time Cape Town hosted the All Blacks. Over that six-year period the All Blacks have played once each in Port Elizabeth, Durban, Bloemfontein, and four times in Johannesburg, the host of this morning’s test. Cape Town and its Newlands Stadium, however, has been shunned. While the Wallabies are regular guests, the All Blacks are on the outer. On the face of it, it makes no sense. But like everything in South African rugby, there are various factors at play. But there is one over-riding reason and it is concern over the hostility created by a sizeable minority of coloured supporters who openly support the All Blacks – and the Crusaders when they are in town – because of historical grievances against the apartheid regime. After more than two decades of democracy, this section of South Africans still refuses to support the Springboks because of the team’s historical links to the past white elite. Many of the young South African coloureds who grew up hating the Boks are now grandfathers, and the passion they had for the All Blacks has now passed through to a new generation. But the aggression and frustration have also grown stronger.

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Khalid Muhammad Call for White Genocide! – Video

Khalid Muhammad Call for White Genocide! The late Khalid Muhammad, former spokesman of the Nation of Islam and head of the New Black Panther Party gives a speech calling for the extermination of white people in South Africa. This… By: OBAMA AND THE ILLUMINATI CONSPIRACY

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Africa is more than disease and terrorism, says African Union leader

When the headlines coming out of Africa are Ebola, terrorists who kidnap schoolgirls and various rebel movements taking over various governments, its difficult to talk about what Africa is beyond that collection of crises. But thats part of the mission of the chairwoman of the African Union Commission, which oversees the African Union, an organization made up of 54 nations on the continent. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, a former South African minister who now chairs the African Union Commission, headquartered in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, was in Los Angeles Thursday with U.S. Rep. Karen Bass (D-Los Angeles), the ranking member on the House’s Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights and International Organizations. We see opportunities more than concerns, Zuma says. When we look at our demographics, we are a billion strong. And the majority of the continent’s population is young, she noted. What she would like to see is a more self-sufficient Africa, producing its own food products, developing a more skilled work force, and partnering with companies, not simply allowing them to extract oil and mineral riches. China has been in Africa during good weather and bad weather. Now they are seizing those business opportunities, Zuma said. We think the U.S. should seize those opportunities where we can work together. The U.S., she said, is not bringing the type of investments that are important now: manufacturing. China is. Bass is deeply involved in the effort to reauthorize the African Growth and Opportunity Act, a trade agreement that fosters trade and commercial ties between the U.S. and sub-Saharan Africa in particular. It is considered the cornerstone of U.S.-Africa trade engagement. The U.S. still sees Africa as a charity case,” Bass said. “If all the U.S. knows about Africa is disease, conflict and famine, why would anyone invest there? Good point. Africa is a complex continent that Americans sometimes think of as simply one big country. Its not. For example, terrorism, saidZuma, affects fewer than 10 countries in the whole of Africa. Its a touchy subject for her. I never hear people say: How does terrorism affect America? she said. (The difference, of course, is that the U.S. has a stable central government and the resources and technological infrastructure to battle terrorism. Some of the African countries wracked by terrorism do not.) Another touchy subject for Zuma is her life in South Africa. A former minister of several governmental departments under four South African presidents, starting with Nelson Mandela, her last term in office was under her former husband, Jacob Zuma, the controversial current president of South Africa. She resigned in 2012 after she won election to the chairmanship of the African Union Commission. Its always shes the former wife, she said wearily of the way she is often referred to, as if that wipes out all her achievements. Frankly, I think Zuma might have some interesting insights into the trajectory of South Africa from Mandela through her ex-husband and the difficulties and controversies that all those post-Mandela leaders have had. But for now Zumas agenda is fostering the growth of trade and infrastructure and dispelling distorted images of the continent. However, she clearly understands that she must address the Ebola crisis.

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The Other Man – F.W. de Klerk and the End of Apartheid in South Africa – Video

The Other Man – F.W. de Klerk and the End of Apartheid in South Africa Political thriller about Nobel FW de Klerk, South Africa's last white-era President, who went from being Nelson Mandela's jailor to his deputy president. Description F.W. de Klerk was South… By: Nicolas Rossier

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Powerage — Protest to Survive – The "Stop Apartheid" 7′ EP – Video

Powerage — Protest to Survive – The “Stop Apartheid” 7' EP punk from South Africa, 1985. Songs. Stop Apartheid, Death Dance, Adapt or Die, Freedom. By: Sacramento Punkshows

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About Ubuntu and South Africa 20 years after the end of Apartheid – Video

About Ubuntu and South Africa 20 years after the end of Apartheid Mehr ber dieses Thema im SINNREICH Magazin: http://sinnrei.ch. By: SINNREICH Mag

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Nelson Mandela, Anti-Apartheid Hero, Dead at 9 – Video

Nelson Mandela, Anti-Apartheid Hero, Dead at 9 Former South African president turned global icon changed the world with his beliefs. By:

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At 69, South African Satirist Keeps Laughing

The cross-dressing South African satirist says he doesn’t tell jokes and can’t remember punchlines. “Sometimes the truth is funnier,” said Pieter-Dirk Uys, who lampooned the leaders of white racist rule decades ago and now pokes fun at South Africa’s politics 20 years after its first all-race elections. Uys, who is 69 years old but said Tuesday that he feels 30 years younger, was on the cutting edge of criticism of South Africa’s white rulers, who more or less tolerated his pointed humor during an era of conflict and censorship. And he’s still around, a monument to reinvention who targets a messy democracy. In a sense, Uys is back where he started. In 1981, when apartheid South Africa was edgy and fearful, he launched a one-man show called “Adapt or Dye” at Johannesburg’s Market Theatre, a crucible for criticism of apartheid despite official curbs on expression. He used to bring a cardboard box with his outfits onstage so he could change under the lights, just in case police were waiting in the wings. Now, on the same (recently renovated) stage, he is opening a four-week run of “Adapt or Fly,” in which he sends up political figures of the past and present. They include P.W. Botha, an apartheid president; Nelson Mandela, South Africa’s first black president; and Julius Malema, a former member of the ruling African National Congress who is now one of its fiercest critics. Uys will play signature character Evita Bezuidenhout, a flamboyant white woman from the Afrikaner minority and stalwart of the apartheid era. Uys has kept the character current Evita is now a member of South Africa’s ruling African National Congress, which won re-election this year but has lost some luster because of concerns about corruption and mismanagement. Evita even has her own Twitter account. “It’s really important that she is in the armpit of power because she reflects power,” said Uys, who put on false eyelashes, makeup (including lip gloss, or “portable Botox,” he said), a wig and a wispy garment in the ruling party colors of green, gold and black.

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