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Ensuring a #VoteReady America: The Importance of Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act

Angela Rye | Posted 04.29.2013 | Black Voices
Angela Rye

Voter discrimination on the basis of race is a persistent reality in many areas protected by Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act. Real voters are at risk of losing their fundamental right to vote; unfortunately, this is a reality for jurisdictions not covered by Section 5 as well.

Why Do Liberals Love Billy Graham?

Steve Posner | Posted 04.27.2013 | Politics
Steve Posner

Many folks assume that Billy Graham is a right-wing ideologue because he shares many of the most literal interpretations of the Bible espoused by Christian fundamentalists. But as an evangelical, his beliefs are more nuanced.

Woman Accused Of Snorting Heroin At Applebee's

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 01.23.2013 | Weird News

Snortin' good in the neighborhood. Michelle Windgassen, 27, of Louisville, Ky., and her boyfriend, John Lewis, 32, were arrested on charges of end...

Does Rush Limbaugh Think Civil Rights Activists Should Have Shot Cops?

Eric Boehlert | Posted 03.24.2013 | Media
Eric Boehlert

Not only is the gun suggestion an insult to the non-violent philosophy that Dr. King preached in the name of social justice, but it also highlights Limbaugh's complete ignorance about the civil rights movement and who was handing out the beatings at the time.

Congressman Joins Dance Craze

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 10.19.2012 | Politics

Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) is the latest politician to dance his way into a pop culture craze. Lewis, a civil rights-era veteran, is shown dancing Ga...

Hope Dies Last: Why Hope Matters for Strategy

Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam | Posted 12.19.2012 | Politics
Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam

Even though the American economy is recovering -- albeit slowly -- these are still stressful and trying times. We need to move from that begrudging process of recovery to renewal in the belief in America and the American dream. How important is hope to that renewal?

Luke Johnson

Gillibrand Introducing Voting Rights Measure | Luke Johnson | Posted 09.21.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) is introducing the Voter Empowerment Act Friday, a measure designed to protect voting rights as dozens ...

Leigh Owens

Voter Suppression No Longer An Excuse For Apathy | Leigh Owens | Posted 09.21.2012 | Black Voices

Assiah Richardson spent much of Thursday morning scrambling to get to Washington to attend this year’s Annual Legislative Conference. The Philad...

Embracing the Shifting Challenges of Multichannel Retail

Mark Hillary | Posted 11.13.2012 | Business
Mark Hillary

Retailers need to offer more than price alone to thrive in an environment where every consumer has all the information, recommendations, and reviews they can handle.

Michael McAuliff

John Lewis Makes A Powerful, Personal Historical Link | Michael McAuliff | Posted 09.06.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis brought a moving moment of history to the Democratic National Convention Thursday, linking a tragic pa...

Big Government the Right Likes: The Kind That Keeps People From Voting

Marge Baker | Posted 11.04.2012 | Politics
Marge Baker

A trio of federal court decisions in Florida, Ohio and Texas last week ripped the lid off the increasingly successful right-wing campaign to limit opportunities for low-income people, minorities and students to vote -- especially, and not coincidentally, in swing states.

Obama Bumps Into Clinton

AP | KEVIN FREKING | Posted 09.26.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama raised nearly $2.5 million Friday at three fundraising events, including one where he crossed paths with Pre...

Stephen Colbert Awed by Congressman John Lewis

Peter Dreier | Posted 08.05.2012 | Politics
Peter Dreier

Stephen Colbert is a master at the "put on" interview with famous people, but last night, for the first time I can recall, he was practically speechless.

"Whom Shall I Fear?" The Incomparable Testimony Of Civil Rights Icon Rep. John Lewis

Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 04.29.2015 | Religion
Paul Brandeis Raushenbush

Congressman John Lewis is the last living leader of the civil rights movement. I spoke with him about his new book and the role that faith, nonviolence and reconciliation played in the civil rights movement.

Elise Foley

Dream Act Supporters Sue The Senate | Elise Foley | Posted 05.15.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Would-be Dream Act beneficiaries aren't just angry that the bill failed in the Senate in 2010: Some also are joining a lawsuit seeking a...

WATCH GOP Rep To Civil Rights Leader: I'm Sorry

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 05.11.2012 | Politics

Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.), a leading figure in the civil rights movement, took to the House floor late Wednesday night to call out a colleague over an a...

Dear Daniel Ellsberg

Peter Van Buren | Posted 06.24.2012 | Politics
Peter Van Buren

When I faced a crisis of conscience, to tell what I knew because it needed to be told, coming to realize I was risking at the least my job if not jail, I remembered the Pentagon Papers from 1971 you risked the same and more to release.

The American Promise: The Right to Vote

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 05.09.2012 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Right now many states are attempting to put new voting restrictions in place that parallel all the old tricks and turn back the clock on civil rights to the days when voting was used as a tool for political control and exclusion.

LGBT Rights: A Matter of Fairness

Laura W. Murphy | Posted 05.09.2012 | Black Voices
Laura W. Murphy

The fight for LGBT rights comes down to the very basic truth that for equality to have real meaning, fairness and equal treatment under the law must extend to everyone.

Back to the Future: All Roads Lead to Selma, Alabama

Rev. Al Sharpton | Posted 04.30.2012 | Black Voices
Rev. Al Sharpton

Today, when voter ID laws have crept into dozens of states, and one of the toughest and most reprehensible anti-immigration bills passed in Alabama, we will gather once again in the deep South and march.

Christie Calls Legislator 'Numbnuts'

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 02.01.2012 | Politics

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) is still clarifying a comment he made last Tuesday linking a possible gay marriage referendum in the state to the c...

Iran Threat Reduction Act Actually Enhances Threat of War

Stephen Zunes | Posted 01.14.2012 | World
Stephen Zunes

Never in the history of this country has Congress ever restricted the right of the White House or State Department to meet with representatives of a foreign state, even in wartime. If this measure passes, it will establish a dangerous precedent.

Mike Sacks

House Democrats Tell States to Fight 'Disturbing Trend' Of Voting Laws | Mike Sacks | Posted 01.03.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Democrats have penned a letter to the secretaries of state urging them to "put partisan considerations aside" and fight against th...

Battleground North Carolina: Democratic Women Fired Up!

Michael Carmichael | Posted 12.23.2011 | Politics
Michael Carmichael

Recognizing that women's rights will take a devastating hit if Republicans return to power in 2012, Democratic women are rising to face the challenge.

Remembering Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth

AP | By JAY REEVES | Posted 12.06.2011 | Black Voices

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- The Rev. Fred L. Shuttlesworth refused to back down despite huge risks, enduring arrests, beatings and injuries from fire hoses ai...