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This Day in Black History: Aug. 6, 1965
President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Voting Rights Act....


Civil Rights Leaders Want Action on Voting Rights Amendment Act
Civil and voting rights groups urge Congress to move forward on the Voting Rights Amendment Act....


Supreme Court Strikes Down Key Part of Voting Rights Act
The Supreme Court rules Congress must decide which states must get permission to change voting laws...


Historic Civil Rights Act of 1965 Celebrates a Bittersweet Birthday
The Voting Rights Act of 1965 turns 48 today, and since it was signed into law it has been met with...


NAACP, SCLC Seek Expansion of Civil Rights Death Law
There has only been one prosecution since the Emmett Till Act was signed in by then-President Georg...


Activists Honor the Anniversary of 'Bloody Sunday'
Thousands march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge on the 49th anniversary of Bloody Sunday....


This Day in Black History: Aug. 6, 1965
The Voting Rights Act of 1965 was signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson on Aug. 6, 1965....


Redistricting and Voting Rights Roundup
South Carolina and Texas are not giving up on the fight to preserve their new voting laws....


Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Voting Rights Case
The United States Supreme Court said it will review the constitutionality of a landmark portion of ...


John Lewis, Civil Rights Icon, Urges Americans to Vote
Congressman John Lewis condemns voter ID laws and urges Americans to vote....


What's Next for the Voting Rights Act?
Black leaders discuss the future of the Voting Rights Act....


Voting Rights Gets Capitol Hearings
The House and Senate begin considering how to update the Voting Rights Act of 1965....


This Day in Black History: March 7, 1965
Civil rights protesters attempt to march from Selma, Alabama to Montgomery but are halted by heavil...


This Day in Black History: March 21, 1965
Led by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., civil rights demonstrators begin historic trek from Selma, Ala.,...


Ava DuVernay to Preview Selma at Urbanworld Film Festival
Director will share exclusive clips of her upcoming film....


Commentary: Stand Up for Our Voting Rights
U.S. Rep. Charles Rangel urges all Americans to fight new rules that make it more difficult for som...


Longtime civil rights lawyer William Taylor dies
Longtime civil rights lawyer William Taylor dies...


Jesse Jackson Says Michigan Voters’ Rights Are Being Undermined
Emergency managers have taken over predominately black cities in Michigan, stripping elected offici...


News| Politics | Black America's Vanishing Vote: Myth or Reality?
We want to hear your opinion. Click the “Discuss Now” link and weigh in on the debate. Posted Aug. ...


Breakdown: Apartheid vs. Jim Crow
The pervasive racism, discrimination and degradation faced by Blacks and other ethnic minorities un...

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