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Georgia County Will Pay Up $180K After Disenfranchising Many Black Voters
The county reportedly committed more than a dozen violations of the state law, Think Progress repor...


Baltimore Judge to Schedule First Trial in Freddie Gray Case
Barry Williams called for a conference for Tuesday afternoon....


Commentary: Putting a Number on Voter ID Disenfranchisement
New research suggests that as many as half a million voters in the 10 states with voter ID laws cou...


Commentary: Voter-ID Laws Are Just the Tip of the Iceberg
There's more than one way to disenfranchise voters. What about anonymous corporate campaign donors?...


Commentary: #BlackLivesMatter and Our Fight to End AIDS
Feb. 7 is National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day....


NAACP and Fayette County Voters File Suit Alleging Voter Disenfranchisement
The lawsuit alleges that the at-large election process prevents Black candidates from winning count...


House Democrats Ask States to Oppose New Voter ID Laws
Democrats say they will fight efforts to disenfranchise voters....


Q-Tip Gives Iggy Azalea a Hip Hop History Lesson
Rap veteran schools “Fancy” rapper in a series of tweets....


Attorney Gen. Holder Urges Restoring Voting Rights to Ex-Inmates
Attorney General Eric Holder says people who've paid their dues should not be disenfranchised....


Biden Decries Voting Restrictions in NAACP Address
Vice President Joe Biden urges the NAACP to spread the word about efforts to disenfranchise voters....


Once Imprisoned Then Homeless, Florida Man Earns Law Degree
After decades spent in prison, depressed and homeless, Desmond Meade of Florida graduated with a la...


NAACP Will Complain to UN About US Voting Rights and Civil Rights Issue
Leaders of the civil rights organization will travel to Geneva to report to the United Nations on c...


On Democracy: Silencing the Rising American Electorate
Without immediate action to protect voting rights, America faces a future in which voter suppressio...


Democratic National Committee Hires New Voter Protection Director
Pratt Wiley will spearhead the DNC's efforts to ensure every eligible person is able to vote....


Justice Department to Sue Texas Over Voter Law
The Justice Department will join in two law suits against the state of Texas over redistricting and...


Commentary: A Heartbreaking Decision on the Voting Rights Act
In striking down a key provision of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, the Supreme Court has done a dis...


Redistricting and Voting Rights Roundup
Here's the latest news on efforts to combat voter disenfranchisement....


Meek Mill Endorses Respect My Vote Campaign
The MMG rapper plans to engage high risk voters at upcoming New Jersey concert....


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...


Holder Defends Obama Administration’s Civil Rights Record
Eric Holder offered an impassioned defense of the Obama administration’s record on civil rights, sa...

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