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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...


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...


This Day in Black History: Aug. 6, 1965
President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Voting Rights Act....


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....


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...


Voting Rights Issues Are Critical to Black Elected Officials, Caucus Leader Says
The president of the National Black Caucus of State Legislators said his members are focused on vot...


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...


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...


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


Ugandan Court Annuls Anti-Gay Law
A panel of judges found that the speaker of parliament had acted illegally when she allowed a vote ...


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...

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