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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

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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

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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 ...
National Campaign underway to suppress the Right to Vote
Voting-rights battles re-emerge in the South By Nick Andersen, Kassondra Cloos and Caitlin O’Donnell Contributing Writers (Special from New America Media and News 21) — Raymond Rutherford has voted for decades. But this ...
Mapping the war on the right to vote
By Marian Wright Edelman NNPA Columnist Our nation’s democracy is in a crisis. We are facing the biggest challenge to our nation since its inception. No, there is not an armed rebellion ...
Conversations about Justice
The conversation probably went something like this: Justice “Bad Kitty” Kimbal: I’m looking forward to stepping down as chief justice. It’s going to be good. Aide: But there is one problem, according ...
The politics of power and the right to vote
By Marian Wright Edelman NNPA Columnist “The first fact that we need to understand is that America has a longer history of disenfranchisement than it does of enfranchisement. What do I mean ...
Reclaiming our history
By Edmund W. Lewis The Louisiana Weekly Editor One of America’s greatest intellectuals, William E.B. DuBois, once wrote: “Listen to the Winds, O God the Reader, that wail across the ...

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