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Civil Rights Activist Amelia Boynton Robinson Dies at 104
Amelia Boynton Robinson, a civil rights activist who nearly died while helping lead the 1965 Selma ...


Federal Court Says Texas Voter ID Violates Voting Rights Act
A federal appeals court ruled Wednesday that Texas' voter ID law has a "discriminatory" effect on m...


Obama to Focus on Civil Rights Struggles Past and Present
President plans a speech for Saturday in Selma....


President Obama on Ferguson: 'I Feel A Great Urgency'
NPR released part of a new interview where he answers questions about race in the U.S....


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....


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....


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...


Commentary: GOP’s Assault on Voting Rights Is Focused and Vicious
The Republican Party is sparing no effort to make sure that voting becomes more of a challenge for ...


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....


Attorney Gen. Eric Holder Launches Voting Rights Fight in Texas
Attorney General Eric Holder announces his agency has asked a court to require Texas to seek pre-cl...


Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Voting Rights Case
The United States Supreme Court said it will review the constitutionality of a landmark portion of ...


BET Hosts Town Hall on Voting Rights
The Apollo Theater and BET Networks will partner to present "Vote Like Your Life Depends On It,” a ...


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


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...


Redistricting and Voting Rights Roundup
South Carolina and Texas are not giving up on the fight to preserve their new voting 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....


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

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