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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...


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...


Obama to Headline Civil Rights Summit in Texas
President Obama and other leaders to honor Lyndon B. Johnson's contributions....


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....


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....


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


Commentary: The Republicans’ Sad Odyssey With Black Voting Rights
Republicans have sought to assault minority voting rights through a wave of identification laws....


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


Civil Rights Sit-In Pioneer Franklin McCain Dies
Franklin McCain, who helped ignite an important part of the civil rights movements, is dead....


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.,...


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...


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. ...


News| Hurricane Katrina | Civil Rights Leaders Prepare New Orleans Election Fight
Posted March 24, 2006 -- First they were battered, brutalized by Hurricane Katrina, and scattered t...


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


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


Ala. Ex-Trooper Pleads in Civil Rights-Era Slaying
Ala. Ex-Trooper Pleads in Civil Rights-Era Slaying...

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