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Department of Justice Files Civil Rights Suit Against City of Ferguson
Attorney General Loretta Lynch says Ferguson officials have demonstrated a clear pattern of Constit...


Federal Court Says Texas Voter ID Violates Voting Rights Act
A federal appeals court ruled Wednesday that Texas' voter ID law has a "discriminatory" effect on m...


On Anniversary, Obama Says Too Few Use Hard-Won Voting Right
America owes great debt to those who were courageous enough to demand equality....


Silent Protest: Woman Reading Book at Trump Rally Is Your New Hero
Johari Osayi Idusuyi won't be voting for Trump....


President Obama on Ferguson: 'I Feel A Great Urgency'
NPR released part of a new interview where he answers questions about race in the U.S....


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


Look Who Killer Mike Had Lunch With Today
MC breaks bread with presidential candidate....


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: Aug. 6, 1965
President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Voting Rights Act....


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


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...


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...


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


Selma Heading Back to Theaters With Two-for-One Ticket Offer
Re-release timed with 50th anniversary of march....


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


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


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


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Ledisi on Selma: I Was Proud and Afraid to Play Mahalia Jackson
The nine-time Grammy nominee talks transforming into the legendary gospel singer for the civil righ...

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