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Kentucky Debates Easing Felony Disenfranchisement Laws

Kentucky Debates Easing Felony Disenfranchisement Laws

by Carla Murphy on February 21 2014, 10:33AM

Advocates anticipate victory.

Topics: Economy, /NOW

Why I'd Rather Hear Eric Holder Deliver the State of the Union Tonight

Why I’d Rather Hear Eric Holder Deliver the State of the Union Tonight

by Brentin Mock on January 28 2014, 1:46PM

What issue has Obama been addressing inadequately that Holder has confronted more forcefully?

Topics: Voting Rights, /NOW, Politics, State of the Union, Voting Rights Act

Oprah to Produce Ava DuVernay's Voting Rights Film 'Selma'

Oprah to Produce Ava DuVernay’s Voting Rights Film ‘Selma’

by Jamilah King on January 23 2014, 12:35PM

DuVernay took over directing duties from Lee Daniels, who faced numerous challenges in financing the project.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Florida's Upcoming Race-Tested Special Election

Florida’s Upcoming Race-Tested Special Election

by Brentin Mock on January 22 2014, 7:00AM

The March 11 Florida race for an empty congressional seat will be a sign of the political and racial temperatures in the state.

Topics: Voting Rights, Politics

The Voting Rights Act Fix is In

The Voting Rights Act Fix is In

by Brentin Mock on January 16 2014, 2:50PM

Civil rights group are giving the bill some side-eye for failing to recognize voter ID laws.

Topics: /NOW, Politics

Debo Adegbile Faces Senate For Justice Department Civil Rights Post

Debo Adegbile Faces Senate For Justice Department Civil Rights Post

by Brentin Mock on January 8 2014, 9:38AM

Civil rights attorney Debo Adegbile goes up against Senate conservatives today who may grill him about representing Mumia Abu Jamal

Topics: Voting Rights, /NOW, Politics

DC's Non-Citizens Could Get Right To Vote

DC’s Non-Citizens Could Get Right To Vote

by Carla Murphy on December 9 2013, 2:53PM

The bill, if passed, will affect up to 50,000 District of Columbia residents.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Yelp! Joins ALEC Amidst Ongoing Criticism

Yelp! Joins ALEC Amidst Ongoing Criticism

by Von Diaz on September 27 2013, 1:11PM

At least 50 corporations and nonprofits have severed ties with American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), but Yelp! is just getting on board.

Topics: /NOW, Politics

Congress May Fix the Voting Rights Act This Year. Here's Why

Congress May Fix the Voting Rights Act This Year. Here’s Why

by Brentin Mock on September 13 2013, 7:00AM

Wanna bet that Congress restores key functions of the Voting Rights Act before New Years?

Topics: Voting Rights, Politics

Parting Words From Resigning NAACP President Ben Jealous

Parting Words From Resigning NAACP President Ben Jealous

by Brentin Mock on September 9 2013, 11:28AM

NAACP Legal and Educational Defense Fund also loses civil rights pillar in attorney Debo Adebile, who is now counsel for the U.S. Senate judiciary committee.

Topics: Voting Rights, History, /NOW, Politics

What Would It Take To Pass a Voting Rights Amendment? [INFOGRAPHIC] Infographic

What Would It Take To Pass a Voting Rights Amendment? [INFOGRAPHIC]

by Erin Zipper, Brentin Mock on August 28 2013, 7:00AM

Mapping out a constitutional solution to the Supreme Court’s devastating ruling this summer.

Topics: Voting Rights, Politics, Voting Rights Act

Rep. John Lewis Debuts His New Graphic Novel at Comic-Con

Rep. John Lewis Debuts His New Graphic Novel at Comic-Con

by Brentin Mock on July 22 2013, 1:01PM

Rep. John Lewis was himself inspired by a comic book based on civil rights in the 1960s. Now he’s produced his own.

Topics: /NOW

Five Decisions to Watch From the Supreme Court

Five Decisions to Watch From the Supreme Court

by Aura Bogado on June 20 2013, 11:36AM

The high court’s decisions will affect the future of affirmative action, voting rights, tribal sovereignty, and marriage equality.

Topics: /NOW, Politics

Two Ways Arizona's Proof of Citizenship Law Might Get Reinstated

Two Ways Arizona’s Proof of Citizenship Law Might Get Reinstated

by Brentin Mock on June 18 2013, 1:01PM

Justice Scalia and Senators Cruz and Vitter are creating paths for Arizona to revive the proof of citizenship requirement.

Topics: Voting Rights, /NOW, Politics

US Supreme Court Strikes Down Proof of Citizenship Voting Law

US Supreme Court Strikes Down Proof of Citizenship Voting Law

by Brentin Mock on June 17 2013, 10:35AM

Proof of citizenship law in Arizona, which burdened Latino and Native American voters, has been struck by high court.

Topics: Voting Rights, /NOW, Politics

U.S. Reports to U.N. on Ending Racial Bias, With No Plan of Its Own

U.S. Reports to U.N. on Ending Racial Bias, With No Plan of Its Own

by Brentin Mock on June 14 2013, 3:02PM

U.S. says it can do more to address racial injustice. Civil rights group agree.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Justice Filled the 48 Hours Surrounding Medgar Evers' Assassination

Justice Filled the 48 Hours Surrounding Medgar Evers’ Assassination

by Brentin Mock on June 12 2013, 2:19PM

A chain of events concerning civil rights justice happened within 48 hours of Medgar Evers’ murder.

Topics: History, /NOW

North Carolina Republican Lawmaker Likens Civil Rights Protesters to 'Crazies'

North Carolina Republican Lawmaker Likens Civil Rights Protesters to ‘Crazies’

by Brentin Mock on June 4 2013, 11:02AM

Over 300 arrested in five weeks of civil rights protests in North Carolina.

Topics: /NOW, Politics

Virginia Governor Will Restore Nonviolent Felons' Voting Rights

Virginia Governor Will Restore Nonviolent Felons’ Voting Rights

by Brentin Mock on May 29 2013, 9:33AM

Virginians with nonviolent felons no longer have to wait two years and apply for rights restoration, but violent felons still have to wait.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW, Politics

North Carolina Election Board Drops 56 HBCU Students From Voter Rolls Under Dubious Cause

by Brentin Mock on May 3 2013, 3:38PM

Close to 60 students at the historically black Elizabeth City State University were targeted by a county Republican Party chair who challenged their voter status for questionable reasons

Topics: /NOW

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