Voting Rights

Civil rights leaders met with Attorney General Jeff Sessions to discuss their concerns about the DOJ's direction.

NAACP President Cornell William Brooks and General Counsel Brad Berry met with Attorney General Jeff Sessions Friday about the Justice Department tackling policing, voting rights and suppression affecting African Americans.

A civil rights committee and two law firms filed a lawsuit Monday seeking more voting rights for Black residents, who attorneys said are "prevented from electing candidates who represent their needs" in rural areas.

On the heels of Donald Trump being sworn into office, the DOJ requested that a voter ID law case in Texas be postponed.

Plans to redraw racially gerrymandered voting districts have been put on hold. Will voters in North Carolina ever receive justice?

New report exposes a "long-term assault on voting rights" in Georgia that starts at the highest levels of state government.

  9/28/16- Roland Martin talks to Rev. William Barber, head of the North Carolina NAACP, to talk about the importance of voting and why it’s known as the 21st Century Alabama. “We have 111 AA HBCUs in North Carolina. We’ve won and fought them and beat them on voters suppression. When somebody tries to take […]

On Monday, hundreds of people representing educators, civil rights and voting rights groups, labor, and environmental activists gathered at 30 state capitals across the country to demand change during the "Higher Ground Moral Day of Action" demonstrations.

A federal judge suspends school board elections in Ferguson, Missouri. He said the process discriminates against Black voters.

Douglas was announced as a guest judge on Monday. 'The contestants are a great example of strong women across America and I especially look forward to hearing the platforms that each of them will represent!' she said.

Sampson, who campaigned across the country for Bernie Sanders before the Vermont senator conceded the race to Hillary Clinton, said he was inspired by the youth who attended the rallies in droves.

In a historic move, Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe issued an executive order restoring voting rights to more than 200,000 ex-felons who paid their debts to society, are no longer incarcerated, on probation, or on parole. Critics of Gov. McAuliffe claim the move was political and aimed at helping Hillary Clinton win the 2016 presidential election. The Virginia Supreme Court […]