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Voting Rights Act 1965

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.

Maher Slams SCOTUS For Helping 'Racism 2.0'

Posted 06.29.2013 | Comedy

Bill Maher was no fan of the Supreme Court's ruling this week that threw out Article 5 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, saying that the decision enab...

'Bloody Sunday' Site Gets Major Recognition

Posted 03.11.2013 | Black Voices

Forty eight years ago, the Edmund Pettus Bridge was the site of a horrific attack on some 600 civil rights demonstrators, traveling from Selma to Mont...

Why Tuesday?

Amb. Andrew J. Young | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Amb. Andrew J. Young

Last week, American voters swept in a new crop of leaders, and once again brought change to Washington, DC. What has not changed, however, is the precariously low voter participation in our nation.