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An Oddly Compelling Interview, Denis Kitchen Talks Comics and Creation of CBLDF

March 27, 2019
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An Oddly Compelling Interview, Denis Kitchen Talks Comics and Creation of CBLDF

CBLDF Founder and Advisory Board Co-Chair, Denis Kitchen was a guest on S.W. Conser’s Words and Pictures radio show on KBOO FM dedicated to the visual arts. During their hour chat, Kitchen waxed eloquently about underground comix, Stan Lee as an unlikely pen pal, the genius of his friend Will Eisner, and the creation of…

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JUST ANNOUNCED! Humble Hot Date Bundle Benefits CBLDF & NCAC!

March 26, 2019
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JUST ANNOUNCED! Humble Hot Date Bundle Benefits CBLDF & NCAC!

Celebrate free speech with a slew of visual novels in the latest Humble’s latest Hot Date Bundle! Get titles like Just Desserts, Highway Blossoms, and more, for a fraction of the price – all while supporting the important work of Comic Book Legal Defense Fund and National Coalition Against Censorship! Check out the full bundle…

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New Jersey Considers Motion to Chuck Huckleberry Finn

March 25, 2019
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New Jersey Considers Motion to Chuck Huckleberry Finn

Lawmakers have proposed a resolution in New Jersey politely asking schools to ban Huckleberry Finn from their curriculum due to the excess of racist language in the book. The classic by Mark Twain is seen by many to be one of the first books to tackle the disgusting nature of racism in the early days of Jim…

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The Magicians Demonstrates Library Shelving is a Crucial Form of Speech

March 22, 2019
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The Magicians Demonstrates Library Shelving is a Crucial Form of Speech

“That’s why these books are so important; they’re such a gift. They can allow you to see other points of view.” – Penny 23, The Magicians on SyFy Last month, a long-fought victory in a Kansas library allowed the continued shelving of LGBTQIA kids books with other books for readers of a similar age instead…

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CBLDF at C2E2! Chicago March 22 – 24

March 21, 2019
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CBLDF at C2E2! Chicago March 22 – 24

Mark your calendar for CBLDF’s Comics Code at 65! Are you ready for C2E2 in Chicago tomorrow? Comic Book Legal Defense Fund has lots of great stuff planned for the weekend, so make sure you stop by Booth #711 when you arrive. We’re bringing tons of great rewards for CBLDF supporters, including signed graphic novels…

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Destructive Legislation Explained by Florida Education Defenders

March 19, 2019
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Destructive Legislation Explained by Florida Education Defenders

Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, as proud members of Florida Education Defenders, has released a fact sheet about the devastating new legislation currently in the Florida state legislature. These bills are a blatant attempt from Florida Citizens Alliance to control educational materials and agendas, censor information they oppose politically and leave generations of students worse…

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South Carolina Principal Presented Intellectual Freedom Award

March 18, 2019
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South Carolina Principal Presented Intellectual Freedom Award

In recognition of standing up for her students and their right to read, South Carolina Association of School Librarians gave Wando High School Principal, Dr. Sherry Eppelsheimer, the Intellectual Freedom Award. This stems from an incident last year when a Wando High School summer reading list caused a national stir after local police spoke out…

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Victory for EBSCO and Colorado Libraries May Still Chill Speech

March 15, 2019
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Victory for EBSCO and Colorado Libraries May Still Chill Speech

The preposterous lawsuit against the Colorado Library Consortium (CLiC) and EBSCO, a media aggregate database company, purporting the two conspired to traffic pornography to school children, has been dismissed with prejudice, meaning it can not be brought refiled. While this seems a victory for students’ First Amendment rights, it’s a mixed blessing for the nonprofit…

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Student Stands Up for LGBTQIA Community and Her Own First Amendment Rights

March 14, 2019
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Student Stands Up for LGBTQIA Community and Her Own First Amendment Rights

A Fourth Grader in South Carolina is suing her school district for infringing on her First Amendment rights after they refused to accept her essay on LGBTQIA rights. The assignment was to craft a letter “to society” about something the student wanted to talk about, then the letters would be collected into a book and…

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Revisiting Preludes & Nocturnes At 30

March 13, 2019
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Revisiting Preludes & Nocturnes At 30

In November, CBLDF marked the 30th Anniversary of Sandman Issue #1 by a look back at both the praise and censorship that the series has received. The series as a whole stands as one of the most lauded works in comics, but regularly fans overlook the merits of Preludes & Nocturnes, the first volume of…

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