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News Update: Politics Roundup

Here's some of the big news happening right now

A politics roundup including an epic legal battle in North Carolina to restore voting rights…

By Michael Tolbert

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NAACP To Host 106th Annual National Convention In Philadelphia

Social justice leaders convene in Philadelphia to discuss pressing issues

“Our lives, our votes, our jobs and our schools matter” – Cornell William Brooks, NAACP…

By Michael Tolbert

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Common and John Legend Address Civil Rights Issues of Today in Moving Oscar Speech

Issues with voting rights, criminal justice system and more take center stage at the Oscars

Common and John Legend use Oscars platform to deliver a moving speech

By Courtney Connley

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NAACP Praises SCOTUS Ruling on National Voting Rights Act

Arizona wanted voters to show citizenship documentation before they even registered to vote

Supreme Court upholds National Voting Rights Act in Arizona v. ITCA Decision

By Makkada B. Selah

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Ohio Woman Claims She Was Fired Because She Voted for Obama

The company claims she was fired for "economic reasons"

Woman says she was fired after her boss asked about her voting preferences

By Makkada B. Selah

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Black Churches in Florida Try to Keep Turnout High

African Americans were twice as likely as whites to cast early ballots

African Americans were twice as likely as whites to cast early ballots

By Gene Demby

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Supreme Court Upholds Early Voting in Ohio

An emergency appeal from Repubs is turned down

An emergency appeal from Repubs is turned down

By Makkada B. Selah

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Shot Fired at Obama Field Office in Denver

A window was shattered in one of the president's Denver campaign offices

A window was shattered in one of the president’s Denver campaign offices

By Makkada B. Selah

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Activist Visits High Court During Voting Rights Case

Texas company challenging provision of act

Civil rights activist Rep. John Lewis (D-GA), visited the U.S. Supreme Court today as Justices…

By Renita Burns

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ACLU Takes Up Voting Rights in Michigan

The Advancement Project, the American Civil Liberties Union, and the ACLU of Michigan announced that…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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I Don’t Know What To Say…What Would Pop-Pop Think?

Sen. Barack Obama is officially the Democratic Party nominee for the Presidency of the United States of America

Is this really happening? Did I just witness Sen. Hillary Clinton move to nominate Sen.…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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