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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....


Obama Marks 50th Anniversary of Civil Rights Act
President Obama pays tribute to President Lyndon Johnson who signed the Civil Rights Act into law....


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...


Commentary: Hillary Clinton's Bold Move on Voting Rights
Presidential candidate wants an automatic voter registration process implemented across America....


Los Angeles County Settles Civil Rights Case With Feds
The nation's largest sheriff's department has agreed to pay $700,000 and a $25,000 penalty to minor...


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...


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...


Obama to Focus on Civil Rights Struggles Past and Present
President plans a speech for Saturday in Selma....


Obama Asks for $50 Million to Restore Civil Rights Sites
The president's budget includes money for improvements at the national historical trail from Selma ...


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 ...


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


Commentary: Dr. King and the Fight for Voting Rights
If we are to continue building the greater and more unified nation that Martin Luther King envision...


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


Watch the First Trailer for Ava DuVernay's Selma
David Oyelowo plays Martin Luther King Jr. in the drama....


Selma Coming to High Schools Everywhere
Paramount to give free DVDs of film to every high school in the U.S....

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