: News

Church Leaders Speak Out Against Immigration Bill

Play associated audio

By Peter Granitz

Local civic rights activists are staking positions against the Arizona immigration bill. There are more than just Latino-rights groups opposing the measure.

The bill would make it a state crime for a person to be in Arizona illegally. The federal government has controlled immigration enforcement in the past.

The national office of the NAACP opposes the plan, saying it violates the equal protection clause of the Constitution.

Reverend James Coleman is the chaplain for the Washington D.C. branch and says his chapter still needs to vote whether to endorse or oppose the measure.

Still, he says he’s personally opposed to the plan, and many people in Washington can relate.

“Certainly, persons who have been quote, oppressed, can relate to the sensitivity to any profile,” says Coleman.

Coleman, who is the pastor at All Nation's Baptist Church, says he's discussing the measure with fellow ministers in the region, and more of his congregants are starting to raise the issue with him.

NPR

'End Of The Tour': An Unauthorized 'Anti-Biopic' Of David Foster Wallace

Instead of telling the author's life story, the film (which the Wallace estate does not approve of) focuses on five days in 1996 during the publicity tour for Infinite Jest.
NPR

Humans Aren't The Only Ones To Go Ape Over Diets: Chimps Detox, Too

A group of Ugandan chimps has found a great way to boost their mineral intake and neutralize bitter compounds in their diet: by eating clay.
WAMU 88.5

The Politics Hour - July 31, 2015

Join us for our weekly review of the politics, policies, and personalities of the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia.

NPR

WikiLeaks Docs Purport To Show The U.S. Spied On Japan's Government

The documents also allege that the U.S. targeted Japanese banks and companies, including Mitsubishi.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.