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Civil Rights Groups Sue to Get Voter Registration Applications Processed
Georgia secretary of state forced to act on tens of thousands of applications....


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....


This Day in Black History: July 2, 1964
President Lyndon Johnson signs the Civil Rights Act of 1964 into law....


Texas Republicans Call for Repeal of Voting Rights Act
The Republican Party in Texas has placed in its platform a call for Congress to repeal the Voting R...


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...


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


Senate Republicans Seem Open to Weakening Voting Rights Act
Some Republican senators believe that Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act is no longer needed and ce...


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...


Commentary: Trading Hoods for Neckties
As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act, Keith Boykin reminds us that the move...


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 ...


South Carolina Voter ID Gets Judges' Scrutiny
South Carolina is returning to federal court over whether its voter photo identification law will k...


Bryan Cranston on Heisenberg, Civil Rights and Godzilla
Breaking Bad star talks about his new summer blockbuster....


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


Florida Challenges Voting Rights Act Provision
Secretary of State Kurt Browning says that requiring preclearance from the Justice Department for n...


Commentary: Why Jesse Jackson Is Wrong About "Obamacare"
Why Jesse Jackson is wrong about "Obamacare."...


This Day in Black History: Oct. 15, 1883
The Civil Rights Act of 1875 ruled unconstitutional....


North Carolina Senate Rewrites Racial Justice Act
Just two years after passing the Racial Justice Act, which allows death-row inmates to use statisti...

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