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Continuing Constitutional Difficulties in Implementing the Voting Rights Act

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

Martin Luther King III wants to make it easier to vote

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.

LBJ linked Latinos, civil rights in ‘Selma’ speech

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.

Voting Rights Act of 1965 Helps Black Voters Across the Board: Is It Enough?

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

Why the Voting Rights Act of 1965 Isn't Living Up To Its Promise in 2015

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

The Hypocrisy of Celebrating Selma

As politicians mark the 50th anniversary of the march that secured the Voting Rights Act, can they be persuaded to extend its protections?

Slovenia Approves Marriage, Adoption Rights for Same-Sex Couples

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

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

102 Years Ago, Alice Paul Led Another Voting Rights March That Led to Women's Suffrage

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

ACLU Calls On Congress To Pass Voting Rights Act Of 2015 To Honor Selma Marchers

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

Two Congressional Black Caucus Members Say "The Tea Party And White Racism" Are SUPERIOR Forces That Suppress Black People Than The Black Community's Investment Into Progressivism Provides Sufficient UPWARD THRUST For The Development Of Black People

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

Our election system’s anti-minority bias is even worse than you think

Since SCOTUS gutted the Voting Rights Act, things have gotten bad — and are getting worse

How Abraham Lincoln said that black lives matter

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...

Conservatives who refuse to restore the Voting Rights Act, vote to honor those who fought for it

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 Says John Legend Should Hush Up About Voting Rights Because “He Knows Nothing About Politics”

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

Lawmakers Honor Civil Rights Marchers But Do Nothing On Voting Rights Act

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

Watch This Fox Yakker Make An Ass Of Himself By Scolding John Legend

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

Watch Selma's David Oyelowo Cry On His Last Day Of Shooting

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

"After saying in his re-election bid that he wouldn't push so-called right-to-work legislation, Gov. Scott Walker voiced support for it Friday and committed to signing it..."

"... 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.

Kansas Senate Passes Bill to Ban Abortions That Dismember Unborn Babies

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 […]

Please, Don’t Honor Selma by Giving the Oscar to “Glory”

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

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