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Holder Vows to Defend Voting Rights Until His Last Day in Office
Attorney General Eric Holder remains steadfast in the fight to protect voting rights....


50th Anniversary of March to Tackle Today's Issues
Activists are planning to use the event to energize people to address issues of current day voting ...


Police Arrest Black LGBT Activist for Distributing Voting Rights Leaflets
Ty Turner was detained at a rally in Charlotte, North Carolina, condemning the state's record on ra...


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...


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


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....


Civil Rights Groups Form United Front on Voting Rights Battleground
Civil rights groups will use the March on Washington to mobilize Americans around voting rights....


Introducing What's at Stake
BET web series starts open dialogue about topics that matter to young African-Americans....


Elle Varner Talks Respect My Vote Campaign
Singer Elle Varner speaks about her work with the Hip Hop Caucus's "Respect My Vote" campaign, whic...


MC Lyte Co-Curates Planned Parenthood Playlist to Encourage Women to Vote
Don’t forget to go to the polls on Nov. 4....


Burkina Faso Leader Steps Down, Vote in 90 Days
President Blaise Compaore attempted to seek re-election for a fifth term, but opposition protestors...


This Day in Black History: March 7, 1965
Civil rights protesters attempt to march from Selma, Alabama to Montgomery but are halted by heavil...


NAACP Convention to Tackle New Voting Laws
This year's NAACP national convention is focusing on voter participation and the civil rights organ...


Commentary: The Republicans’ Sad Odyssey With Black Voting Rights
Republicans have sought to assault minority voting rights through a wave of identification 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 ...


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....


Voting Rights to Get Its Day in the Supreme Court
Supreme Court justices will hear arguments challenging the requirement that some states must get Ju...


Commentary: Stand Up for Our Voting Rights
U.S. Rep. Charles Rangel urges all Americans to fight new rules that make it more difficult for som...

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