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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...


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....


Martin Luther King Jr., Wife Honored With Congressional Gold Medal
The Kings were awarded the medal at an event honoring the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act ...


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....


Voting Rights Gets Capitol Hearings
The House and Senate begin considering how to update the Voting Rights Act of 1965....


MLK III Reflects on Voting Rights as Congress Honors His Parents
Martin Luther King III came to Washington to receive a posthumous gold medal for his parents, but s...


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....


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


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....


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


Minority Groups in San Diego County Oppose Redistricting Plan
Minority groups oppose redistricting maps drawn by the San Diego Board of County Supervisors, which...


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....


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. ...

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