voting rights

5 Things We’re Keeping An Eye On In 2024

The new year could mark an inflection point for the Black community.

Rep. Ayanna Pressley Introduces Bill to Allow Convicted Felons To Vote in Federal Elections

Co-sponsored with Vermont Sen. Peter Welch the legislation would “guarantee the right to vote in federal elections for all citizens regardless of their criminal record.”

Voter Fraud Charges Dropped Against Black Woman In Tallahassee

Marsha Ervin, a 69-year-old Black woman arrested by law enforcement on suspicion of voter fraud.

Ben Crump Joins Legal Team Of Tallahassee Woman, 69, Charged With Voter Fraud

Marsha Ervin’s arrest ‘is about voter intimidation,’ the civil rights lawyer says.

Supreme Court Rejects Alabama’s Attempt To Disregard Voting Rights Decision

Alabama must comply with redrawn maps that allow Black voters to elect a representative of their choice.

Alabama GOP Rejects Black Majority Voting District, Despite Supreme Court Ruling

Republicans have an alternative plan that appears to bypass the high court’s decision that affirmed the Voting Rights Act.

Supreme Court Clears Way For Second Majority-Black Congressional District In Louisiana

This decision comes after the conservative-leaning court siding with Black Alabama voters in a similar case.

Martin Luther King's Granddaughter Pays Tribute to Him In A New Picture Book

Titled We Dream a World, the book has been described as a “call for unity and equality.”

Texas GOP Gov. Abbott Signs Bills Targeting Elections In Reliably Democratic Harris County

The laws drag the Houston-area county back to the Jim Crow era, local official says.

Supreme Court Orders New Congressional District Map In Victory For Black Alabama Voters

In a surprise ruling, two conservative justices sided with the court’s liberal wing.

How New Texas Legislation Attacks Black Voters In The Houston Area

‘It essentially takes us back to the 1940s and 50s, to the Jim Crow era,’ says a Harris County Official.