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Supreme Court hears arguments on Voting Rights Act

By Michael Patrick Welch Contributing Writer On Wednesday February 27, the United States Supreme Court began hearing the case of Shelby County v. Holder, a

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Turning the clock back on Voting Rights

By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist Shelby County, Ala. is suing the Justice Department because they think that Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act of

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President Obama deserves our vote
By Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. NNPA Columnist In just a few days, millions of Americans will vote in the November 6 national elections. In those states where there is early voting, ...
A Black Chief Justice for Louisiana
By Marc Morial President/CEO, National Urban League “After strongly resisting the notion for months, the Louisiana Supreme Court declared Tuesday that Justice Bernette Johnson will be the ...
Virginia’s Kemba Smith wins battle for voting rights
By Joey Matthews Contributing Writer (Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from the Richmond Free Press) -- Kemba Smith Pradia tried to fight back the tears. “I found out ...
Voter-suppression laws cast chill on Black community
By Khalil Abdullah (Special from New America Media) — As voter suppression laws continue to be debated in states across the country, members of the African-American press and voting rights advocates ...
Voting-rights advocates discuss protective measures as election nears
Since the beginning of 2011, politicians across the country approved 25 laws and two executive actions in 19 states that would make it harder to vote for millions of eligible ...
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Reflections on organizing for social and economic justice in college
Editor’s Note: John “Hunter” Deely, a San Antonio native who recently passed away at the age of 22, was a former Tulane student activist. In one of his final essays, ...
100 Black Men of Metropolitan New Orleans Voter Registration Drive
The 100 Black Men of Metropolitan New Orleans will conduct voter registration drives at Xavier and Dillard Universities Saturday, September 15 from 1 pm to 4 pm, the organization announced ...

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