Egyptian TV Host Riham Said Removes Veil during Interview, Clashes with Guest Cleric Sheik Yousuf Badri
Al-Nahar TV (Egypt) - April 17, 2013
26 years after his death~ iconic civl rights leader ~ BAYARD RUSTIN is finally acknowledged.
On Thursday, the White House announced that Bayard Rustin, the trailblazing civil rights activist, will be posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian award in the United States.
The timing couldn’t be better. Rustin was a key advisor to Martin Luther King and the primary organizer of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom — a job he seemed to have prepared for all his life. Many Americans will be celebrating that event’s 50th anniversary on August 28, and insisting that the country complete the march’s unfinished business of economic justice, full employment, voting rights, and equal opportunity.
Honoring Rustin with the Medal of Freedom tells us something about how far America has come as a nation in the past 50 years. After all, he had four strikes against him. He was a pacifist, a radical, black and gay. Controversy surrounded him all his life.
From One Second To The Next is a documentary by legendary filmmaker Werner Herzog which takes a look at the dangers of texting and driving at the same time. Created as part of AT&T's "It Can Wait" campaign, the 35-minute film examines the lives of four people who have been effected by texting-related car accidents and is being distributed to over 40,000 schools across America to help educate young drivers and soon-to-be drivers. Intelligently shot and produced, the harrowing documentary features vivid accounts of the accidents and shows how deep the pain runs through the families of the victims.
In 1972, gays answering blunt questions on television was new territory. RANDOLFE WICKER was the first homosexual to appear on television, full-faced & undisguised, in NYC on the Les Crane Show in 1965.
He then went to Chicago to be on the Kupcinent Show in the 1960s because there was no homosexual willing to appear on TV in Chicago.
randolfe used the first money he made in the hippie-oriented anti-war slogan-button business to buy the first portable Sony CV video system. Using that equipment he saved this one Pittsburgh appearance from the trash-bin of history. TV stations didn't save tapes of even nationally broadcast shows, so virtually none of the early appearances by LGBT activists even after Stonewall and into the 1970s have survived.
randolfe wicker says, "I consider this my best appearance as an early activist--taking on all callers. I always could talk..... Even the Hotline host made a joke about that."