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African Americans Voting

Blacking Out the Vote

Laura W. Murphy | Posted 01.03.2015 | Politics
Laura W. Murphy

Voters are facing an ugly surprise on their way to the voting booth on Tuesday. What most people don't realize is that since 2006, some 34 state legislatures have worked diligently to chip away at the fundamental right to vote -- and overwhelmingly, people of color are the target.

President, DOJ and State Attorneys General Must Fight Regressive Voting Laws

Juan Cartagena | Posted 08.30.2013 | Politics
Juan Cartagena

The Supreme Court's decision in Shelby County v. Holder will roll back the impressive gains made by Latinos in Section 5 jurisdictions. By finding Section 5's coverage formula for preclearance antiquated the Court says things are different today when it comes to voter discrimination.

Communities of Color Make History in 2012

James Mejia | Posted 07.30.2013 | Politics
James Mejia

As remarkable as this historic achievement is in its own right, the increases in African American voting is the tip of the iceberg with regard to demographic shifts that will forever change the face of U.S. politics.

GOP Attempting To Keep Eligible African-Americans From Voting In Several States

Newsweek | Jonathan Alter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

It was a mainstay of Jim Crow segregation: for 100 years after the Civil War, Southern white Democrats kept eligible blacks from voting with poll taxe...