No one’s trying to compare being gay to being black. What we are comparing is that you have a group of people who are not able to execute their full rights as American citizens, which is the same as people supporting African Americans, who at the time, then, were also asking for the same equal protection and equal rights.

L. Joy Williams

Williams (host of “TWiB! in the Morning”) and comedian Elayne Boosler came on Viewpoint to talk to John Fugelsang about whether it’s OK to compare the fight for LGBT equality to the civil rights movement.

Guest co-hosts Michael “Epic Politics Man” Shure and Brown University Professor Tricia Rose talk to Dr. Anthony Iton, Senior Vice President of Healthy Communities of the California Endowment, as part of our Currently: Feeding the Need Initiative. Iton says that you can overlay maps that show racial segregation — even decades ago — with life expectancy and see remarkable similarities. “Segregation has not only economic impact but also has profound health impacts that can be manifest in the actual length of people’s lives,” Iton says. Iton’s organization works to help create healthy food alternatives in these neighborhoods in one attempt to reverse that trend. For more go to current.com/currently.

"The GOP cannot sustain as a party without finding a way to talk to Hispanic voters." Chris Cillizza, the writer behind The Washington Post’s The Fix, spoke with Stephanie Miller: http://bit.ly/O0fBtO (infographic via LatinoBrandingPower.com)

"The GOP cannot sustain as a party without finding a way to talk to Hispanic voters." Chris Cillizza, the writer behind The Washington Post’s The Fix, spoke with Stephanie Miller: http://bit.ly/O0fBtO (infographic via LatinoBrandingPower.com)