Ilya Shapiro and Julio Colomba Sue Evenwel is a citizen of the United States and of the state of Texas. She is a registered voter in Titus County and regularly votes in local and state elections. How is it, then, that Ms. Evenwel’s vote...Show More Summary
When President Lyndon B. Johnson signed into law the Voting Rights Act of 1965, my father, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., truly believed that the disenfranchised would be forever empowered. Sadly, his hopes were not realized.
Fifty years ago, President Lyndon B. Johnson asked a joint session of Congress to respond to the brutal beatings of protesters in Selma, Alabama, by passing a federal Voting Rights Act that would "open the city of hope to all people of all races." Continue reading ? The post LBJ linked Latinos, civil rights in ‘Selma’ speech appeared first on PBS NewsHour.
A new report takes an in-depth look at racial patterns in voting. African-American voting rights have come a long way since the passage of the Voting Rights Act in 1965. Yet America still hasn’t rid itself of some of the ugly ways in which it systematically oppresses black people through the ballot box, especially at the local level. Show More Summary
A new report takes an in-depth look at racial patterns in voting. African American voting rights come a long way since the 1965 passage of the Voting Rights Act, but America still hasn’t rid itself of some of the ugly, systematic ways in which it oppresses black people through the ballot box—especially at the local level. Show More Summary
As politicians mark the 50th anniversary of the march that secured the Voting Rights Act, can they be persuaded to extend its protections?
Freedom to Marry: Today, March 3, Slovenia voted in favor of the freedom to marry to the country, amending the country's Marriage & Family Relations Act to include relationships between same-sex couples... This vote means that Slovenia may become the 12th European country to have the freedom to marry, and the first Central European country. Show More Summary
This week, Americans will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the landmark Selma-to-Montgomery march, led by Rev. Martin Luther King, and celebrated in the new film Selma, that helped secure the Voting Rights Act of 1965, a major milestone in our nation's history. Show More Summary
Congress recently passed a bill officially honoring the 1965 marchers in Selma, Alabama, but the ACLU, while appreciative of this gesture, says a more important honor would be to pass the Voting Rights Act of 2015. The legislation would...Show More Summary
THE GREATEST JUSTIFICATION AS TO WHY THE SECTIONS OF THE "VOTING RIGHTS ACT" THAT WERE STRUCK DOWN SHOULD NOT BE RENEWED - SHOULD COME FROM BLACK PEOPLE WHO HAVE THE INSIGHT TO SEE THAT THE "AMERICAN CAPITALISTIC POLITICAL OPPORTUNISM...Show More Summary
Since SCOTUS gutted the Voting Rights Act, things have gotten bad — and are getting worse
A decade and a half into the 21st century, the Voting Rights Act of 1965 is under fire, and white-on-black violence brings the cry that black lives matter. As we approach the 150th anniversary of the assassination of President Lincoln, we would do well to reconsider his most famous...
That's John Lewis getting the billy-club treatment in Selma, Alabama, March 1965. His skull was fractured when police went berserk. I wish I was surprised. It took the Senate Banking Committee about two minutes on Tuesday to unanimously...Show More Summary
Sean Hannity Criticizes John Legend’s Oscar’s Acceptance Speech Sean Hannity had a little problem with the portion of John Legend’s speech mentioning the Voting Rightss Act, specifically when he said: “We wrote this song for a film that was based
WASHINGTON -- It took the Senate Banking Committee about two minutes on Tuesday to unanimously pass a bill honoring those who walked in the historic 1965 civil rights marches in Selma, Alabama. "I am pleased to serve as an original co-sponsor of this bill," said Sen. Show More Summary
How dare John Legend bring up the Voting Rights Act at the Academy Awards after winning an Oscar? The gabblers on GOP TV's Outnumbered just couldn't abide. Raw Story: “We know that the Voting Rights Act that they fought for 50 yearsShow More Summary
Selma is a powerful film that details the story of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his protests that were instrumental to the passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. It is told with intensity, emotion, and sincerity â?? and all three of those elements are deeply present in the performance by David Oyelowo as the movie's subject. Show More Summary
"... acting after GOP leaders fast-tracked the proposal for a Senate vote next week....". "I've never said that I didn't think it was a good idea. I've just questioned the timing in the past and whether it was right at that time," Walker told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel in an interview at a National Governors Association meeting in Washington, D.C.
Great news from Kansas. Friday morning the Senate approved SB 95, the Unborn Child Protection from Dismemberment Abortion Act, by a vote of 31-9. Crafted by the National Right to Life Committee to withstand Constitutional scrutiny, SB 95 heads to a very receptive House, where it is expected to pass easily, and then on to […]
By the time the closing credits began to roll at the end of Selma, I was moving toward tears. After two hours watching Ava DuVernay’s dramatic retelling of the events that led up to the signing of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, I felt disturbed, saddened, and invigorated all at once. Show More Summary