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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 ...


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...


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...


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 ...


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...


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


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...


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...


Civil Rights Leaders to March to Protect Voting Rights
On Saturday morning, in an effort initiated by the NAACP and in conjunction with over 150 civil rig...


Civil Rights Advocates Object as Tougher Voting Laws Set to Take Effect Jan. 1
The new year will ring in four more states with tougher new voting laws. But Texas may find its new...


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


South Africa to Vote Next Week
Twenty years after their nation's first all-race presidential vote, South Africans will head to the...


2 Chainz Named Spokesman for 2012 "Respect My Vote!" Campaign
The rapper will educate young voters on ex-felon voting rights....

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