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Can Obama Mend the Voting Rights Act?

by Charles F. Coleman Jr.

Yesterday President Obama, Attorney General Eric Holder, as well as Department of Labor Secretary (and former Department of Justice… Read More

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Lois DeBerry Dies

by The Grio

Tennessee Rep. Lois DeBerry, one of the longest-serving women lawmakers in the nation and a powerful influence in state politics… Read More

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North Carolina is proving itself to be the poster child for all that is wrong with modern American democracy and—with thanks… Read More

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President Obama could not have been me 35 years ago, not really. In 1978 I was tagging along with an uncle in the South Bronx to… Read More

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Since #BlackTwitter is taken as a monolith, perhaps we can call this "#WhiteTwitter's" response to President Obama's… Read More

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[FULL TRANSCRIPT/VIDEO]

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The reason I actually wanted to come out today is not to take questions, but to speak to an issue that obviously has gotten a lot… Read More

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President Obama Calls for Peace and Reflection

by The Washington Post

President Barack Obama says the death of Trayvon Martin was a tragedy for America. Obama says he knows the not-guilty verdict reached… Read More

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by #teamEBONY

Last week, Frederick Douglass — who escaped slavery at 20 years old and whose words would help bring an end to the institution… Read More

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A Racist, Impossible to Pass Literary Test Given to Black Louisiana Voters

by Slate

This week’s Supreme Court decision in Shelby… Read More

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GOP: Not Done Race-Baiting Just Yet!

by #teamEBONY

You, unsuspecting citizen, probably take the view that the Republican Party is too White. It’s the conventional wisdom… Read More

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