voting rights act

Alabama Closes 31 DMVs in State Despite Voter ID Law

Discriminatory laws against marginalized communities are nothing new in America. It doesn't matter if such…

1965 voting rights act march civil rights march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama in 1965

The Legacy of the Voting Rights Act, 50 Years Later

Civil rights history is often remembered in critical moments. Though the work was constant, and…

Rosanell Eaton

NAACP Fights for Voting Rights in North Carolina

Last week, a North Carolina federal court heard arguments in preliminary injunction hearing that could…

ohio state rep alicia reece

Rep. Alicia Reece Fights for the (Continued) Right to Vote[INTERVIEW]

A year after a Right-leaning US Supreme Court invalidated crucial provisions of the Voting Rights…

North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory

Why the Voting Rights Act is Still Needed

Usually it takes years to judge when the Supreme Court gets something very wrong. Think…

Take the Impossible “Literacy” Test Louisiana Gave Black Voters in the 1960s

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

This week’s Supreme Court decision in Shelby County v. Holder overturned Section 4(b) of the 1965 Voting…

5 Things You Should Know About the Voting Rights Act SCOTUS Decision

Over the years, we've all received those cryptic messages that the Voting Rights Act of…

Sen. Barbara Boxer on the Voting Rights Act

I will never forget watching President Obama unveil the statue of one of my personal…

Justice Scalia Doesn’t Understand Why Black People Feel “Entitled” to Rights

“Democracy is an American entitlement,” said NAACP President, Benjamin Jealous in response to Justice Antonin…

Justice Scalia Doesn’t Understand Why Black People Feel “Entitled” to Rights

“Democracy is an American entitlement,” said NAACP President, Benjamin Jealous in response to Justice Antonin…