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'March: Book Two' Shows All Sides of Civil Rights Movement
Georgia Democratic congressman and Civil Rights Movement icon John Lewis hopes his latest graphic n...


Obama Plans to Visit Selma, Alabama, to Commemorate Marches
The trip on March 7 marks the 50th anniversary....


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


Black Business Leaders Sponsor Selma Tickets for Students Nationally
Thanks to a group of generous African-American business leaders, students in several U.S. cities ca...


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....


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....


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...


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...


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


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....


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....


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...


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...


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

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