Tag: civil rights act

How Supreme Court could scuttle critical Fair Housing rule

| October 16, 2014

By Jeff Larson and Nikole Hannah-Jones Special to NNPA from ProPublica SPECIAL REPORT The U.S. Supreme Court has announced that it will take up a key enforcement tool used to address systemic discrimination under the Fair Housing Act. This is the third time in recent years that the Court has decided to hear a case […]

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Talk no substitute for action

Talk no substitute for action

| September 30, 2014

By Lauren Victoria Burke NNPA Columnist Have you ever seen a photo of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. taking part of a panel discussion? It’s likely he didn’t have time if he were asked. It’s also likely that in the 1950s and 1960s, he wasn’t asked much.  The period King conquered was a time of […]

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Black men show little signs of progress in 40 years

| August 2, 2014

By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)—Black men are no better off than they were more than 40 years ago, due to mass incarceration and job losses suffered during the Great Recession, according to a new report by researchers at the University of Chicago. Derek Neal and Armin Rick, the co-authors of the study, […]

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Photos: Future of Civil Rights event

Photos: Future of Civil Rights event

| July 8, 2014

The Future of Civil Rights event took place July 2 and was sponsored by the University of Saint Francis, Fort Wayne’s MLK Club and Frost Illustrated.

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The importance of the 1964 Civil Rights Act

| June 27, 2014

By Clifford Buttram Special to Frost Illustrated The Civil Rights Act of 1964 is arguably the most important piece of legislation created in the United States. While the signing of the Act and the implementation and enforcement of its laws still reverberate today, we tend to forget that the Act was one of human, equal […]

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USF, MLK Club co-sponsoring ‘Future of Civil Rights 2014’

USF, MLK Club co-sponsoring ‘Future of Civil Rights 2014’

| June 25, 2014

FORT WAYNE—The University of Saint Francis (USF) is scheduled to continue its free “Future Of” series in collaboration with Fort Wayne’s Martin Luther King Club with “The Future of Civil Rights 2014” from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., July 2 in the USF Robert Goldstine Performing Arts Center, the former Scottish Rite in downtown Fort […]

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The Civil Rights Act of 1964: 50 years of progress

| June 23, 2014

By Clifford F. Buttram Jr. Special to Frost Illustrated On July 2, 1964, the U.S. government passed a landmark piece of legislation that continues to impact our society. The Civil Rights Act signed into law that day was designed to provide a base and basis for equal opportunity, the elimination of employment, housing, and education […]

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Black voters not apathetic

Black voters not apathetic

| May 20, 2014

By Benjamin F. Chavis Jr. NNPA Columnist The 2014 election year should be a voting “payback” year for Black America. Elected officials and politicians across America who have voted and acted against the economic, political and social interests of the black American community should be voted out of office in the November 2014 midterm elections. […]

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Obama says Civil Rights Movement opened door for his election

Obama says Civil Rights Movement opened door for his election

| April 15, 2014

By George E. Curry NNPA Editor-in-Chief AUSTIN, Texas (NNPA)—With civil rights legends Andrew Young, John Lewis and Julian Bond and Jesse Jackson looking on, President Barack Obama on April 10 credited the Civil Rights Movement and landmark legislation signed by President Lyndon B. Johnson in the 1960s for paving the way for his becoming the […]

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Bill Clinton says voter ID laws undermine civil rights progress

Bill Clinton says voter ID laws undermine civil rights progress

| April 14, 2014

By George E. Curry NNPA Editor-in-Chief AUSTIN, TEXAS (NNPA)—Former President Bill Clinton praised President Lyndon B. Johnson for signing the 1964 Civil Rights Act and the 1965 Voting Rights Act into law, but said the progress that stemmed from those landmark measures are being undermined by Republican-led efforts to suppress the vote. “We’re here because […]

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