Monday, June 18, 2018

Tag: voting rights act

Lawsuits: Congressional Maps Dilute Black Voters In...

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A Democratic political group has launched a legal campaign to create additional majority-minority congressional districts in three Southern states,...

Decision to Add Citizenship Question to Census...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The 2020 U.S. Census will add a question about citizenship status, a move that brought swift condemnation from Democrats who said...

Democrats Appear to Have a Race Problem

The month after Donald Trump won the 2016 presidential election, he made a point to thank African-Americans for not showing up to vote. “They didn’t...

SCOTUS Rejects Two Republican-Drawn Congressional Districts In...

The Supreme Court on Monday, May 22, rejected two congressional redistricting maps in North Carolina, ruling that race played too much of a role...

New Study Confirms What We Already Knew:...

Conservative lawmakers often tout voter ID laws as a method of combating voter fraud, but study after study has shown that, while possible, voter...

The Justice Department Is Monitoring Fewer Polling...

The number of people monitoring the polls today during the presidential election is a considerable drop from the election in 2012. The Civil Rights...

Judge Upholds Racist Voter ID Law, Says...

A federal judge ruled in favor of North Carolina’s infamous voter ID law, drawing criticism from civil rights advocates who say the measure discriminates...

Voting Rights at Stake: Democratic Party Launches...

With the recent death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, the conservative stronghold on the high court has ended, and now President Obama has...

Civil Rights Pioneers Receive Congressional Medal for...

Everyone loves civil rights commemorations, because it requires no commitment to anything in particular and makes for a good public relations photo opportunity.  White...

Selma, the Pivotal City for Black Voting...

Selma, a historic place in the movement for civil rights and voting rights, is going through some tough times.  The site of many of...

Trial to Begin in Lawsuit Over North...

  The North Carolina NAACP has filed a lawsuit accusing state Republicans of passing laws designed to stifle minority voters and keep white legislators in...

Senator Elizabeth Warren Acknowledges #BlackLivesMatter in Speech,...

Senator Elizabeth Warren has weighed in on the issue of racial injustice and inequality, with a hat tip to the #BlackLivesMatter movement. On Sunday, the...

Bernie Sanders Talks Racism and Police Violence,...

In an attempt to increase his support among Black voters, Bernie Sanders is meeting with civil rights and Black Lives Matter movement activists, and...

After Gutting the Voting Rights Act, Supreme...

By Manny Otiko The United States Supreme Court is set to make several important rulings this week including a decision that could eliminate parts of...

8 Police Officers Who Were Convicted of...

Randy Trent Harrison On March 14, 2012, Del City, Oklahoma, police officer Randy Trent Harrison reportedly saw Dane Scott Jr., 18, selling marijuana around the...

In a Twist of Hypocrisy: Voting Rights...

The signing of the Voting Rights Act in August 1965 was the tangible result of the marches in Selma 50 years ago, a rare...

LBJ’s Private Conversations About Selma and MLK...

Selma director Ava DuVernay probably won’t receive the apologies she so rightfully deserves after audio recordings of former President Lyndon B. Johnson’s conversations about...

With Revealing Actions This Week on Netanyahu...

The irony is as thick as Southern molasses: After greeting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu with an enthusiastic embrace as he defied the American...

Hypocritical Politics and Bizarre Musical Guests Overshadow...

Civil rights activists are expected to link arms with political leaders from across the nation on Selma’s Edmund Pettus Bridge in order to commemorate...

Civil Rights Activists Make a Major Push...

As the nation is in the midst of what many consider to be a new wave of the Civil Rights Movement, activists are pushing...

Georgia Set to Further Slash Early Voting...

The state of Georgia steadily continues a backwards march in giving its citizens the constitutional right to the ballot, moving closer to further slashing the...