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


High Court Sends Alabama Redistricting Case Back for Review
Justices divided on whether the GOP-led legislature rely too heavily on race when it redrew the sta...


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...


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....


Can the Voting Rights Act Be Saved?
Lawmakers introduce a bipartisan bill to restore Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act....


The New Civil Rights Movement: Has the Momentum Died?
Young activists discuss the next phase of their movement....


Commentary: Why You Should Go See Selma Today
Ava DuVernay's film is a timely representation of the state of civil rights in America....


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...


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...


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...


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 ...


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


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....

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