Voting Rights Act of 1965

On Wednesday, Congressional leaders honored the “Foot Soldiers” of the Selma to Montgomery Marches in 1965 with the nation’s highest civilian award, the Congressional Gold Medal. Anecdotally, Paul Ryan – Speaker of the House of Representatives, who also spoke during the ceremony and praised the foot soldiers for their part in the passage of the Voting […]

A chilling account of how easy it was to roll back protections secured under the Voting Rights Act of 1965 inspired the president to weigh in.

PolitickerOne: President Obama and prominent Black clergy leaders plan to push for the restoration of the Voting Rights Act. Martin Luther King III spoke exclusively with NewsOne.

One of the Civil Rights Movement‘s most notable figures has come forward blasting recent claims that then-President Lyndon B. Johnson spearheaded the idea behind the…

Reverend Lennox Yearwood and the Hip Hop Caucus are calling Congress to act immediately to reverse actions of the Supreme Court earlier this week. Specifically, Yearwood wants Congress to enacts a new statute which reactivates the essential preclearence provisions of the VRA that the Supreme Court effectively gutted. Says Yearwood of the decision: “The Supreme […]