Tag Archives: Voting Rights Act


National Voter Registration Day: How You Can Advocate and Participate

More than 600 events set to host today across the nation

Today is National Voter Registration Day (NVRD), a time when voting advocates nationwide are taking…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Journey for Justice: NAACP and Activism Organizations Conclude 860-Mile March

Participants and supporters commemorate completion via social

The NAACP along with other organizations and leaders have hosted series of demonstrations, teach-ins and…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Civil Rights Activist Amelia Boynton Robinson Passes Away at 104

Boynton Robinson remembered as a fighter for justice and equality

Civil Rights Activist Amelia Boynton Robinson, who helped lead the “Bloody Sunday” civil rights march…

By Courtney Connley

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Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act: How the Legislation Impacts Young Minorities Today

President Obama and civil rights leaders shining light on importance of restoring provision of the act to protect minorities

Activists are calling for expansion of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, and President Obama…

By Janell Hazelwood

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President Obama to Visit Selma in Honor of 50th Anniversary of Civil Rights Marches

President's visit will highlight the importance of the Voting Rights Act of 1965

White House officials report that President Obama will visit Selma in honor of the 50th…

By Courtney Connley

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Black LGBT Activists Join Petition To Restore Voting Rights Act

Message to Congress: The time is now to protect all voters

The National Black Justice Coalition joins the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights in…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Civil Rights and LGBT Leaders Join Forces for 50th Anniversary March on Washington Events

Jobs, immigration reform, voting rights, and LGBT equality are top priorities

Will you be there in support?

By Carolyn M. Brown

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U.S. Supreme Court Radically Alters Voting Rights Act

President Obama calls decision a 'setback'

U.S. Supreme court hands down major change to Voting Rights Act

By Makkada B. Selah

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Supreme Court Hears Shelby County, Alabama On Voting Rights

Voting Rights Act to hit the floor of the Supreme Court.

The Supreme Court is voicing skepticism

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CBC Launches New Voter Protection Initiative, ‘For The People’

BE prepared for Election Day!

BE prepared for Election Day!

By Sasha King

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Throughout history people have been persecuted for everything from gender and race to religion and sexuality. While there have been many strides made across the board, the latter has proven to be perhaps the last group to get a fair shake at equality—that’s especially true for double minorities who happen to be Black and gay. Thankfully, there have been brave individuals who have challenged society’s norms, ideals and deeply rooted fears to redefine what it means to be an LGBT [Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender] person of color in a historically oppressive world. As BlackEnterprise.com documents the struggles and triumphs of the Black LGBT community, we compiled a list of 10 of the most significant openly gay LGBT people of color.   —Souleo

10 Black LGBT Trailblazers – Still Black & Proud

A celebration of notable public figures that were unafraid to be Black (and gay) and proud

Members of the Black LGBT community often remain hidden but out and proud figures like…

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John Hope Franklin memorial, civil rights wax museum, mulitracial americans

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Obama: Standing on Their Shoulders

A look back at the foundation laid for Barack Obama's candidacy

While America relished in the historic moment of Sen. Barack Obama’s triumph over Sen. Hillary…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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