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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....


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


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...


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...


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....


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....


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...


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


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


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


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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