Civil rights leaders accuse Vitter of ‘blatant political posturing’

By Hazel Trice Edney Contributing Writer ( — Dozens of civil rights leaders have signed a letter appealing to Republican Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) to

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Civil rights leaders upset over non-voting rights act hearing

By James Wright Contributing Writer (Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from the Afro American Newspaper) — Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), chairman of the

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