Tag: voter suppression

What you need to know about voting Nov. 8

What you need to know about voting Nov. 8

| September 19, 2016

By Julianne Malveaux (NNPA Newswire Columnist) Are you ready to vote? Are you registered? These may seem like simplistic questions, especially for those who are aware, but every year some folks are denied access to the polls, because they didn’t register on time, or they moved and their address does not match the address the […]

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Federal courts blunt voter suppression efforts in five states

Federal courts blunt voter suppression efforts in five states

| September 16, 2016

By Barrington M. Salmon (NNPA Newswire Contributor) In the span of thirty days, federal judges have scuttled voter suppression laws in North Carolina, Texas, Wisconsin, Kansas and North Dakota, giving voting rights advocates a few, much-needed victories for the blood and sweat wrought in their court battles and protests since the controversial United States Supreme […]

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Why aren’t we discussing voter suppression during an election year?

Why aren’t we discussing voter suppression during an election year?

| March 8, 2016

By Bill Fletcher Jr. NNPA News Wire Columnist There are many peculiar things about the 2016 election cycle, but one of them is what is not being discussed. There are two items that immediately jump to mind and, believe it or not, they both have to do with elections. The first is, that in the […]

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Reader, veteran of civil rights battles shares revelation about mayor’s alleged KKK affiliation—where is the bear?

Reader, veteran of civil rights battles shares revelation about mayor’s alleged KKK affiliation—where is the bear?

| November 3, 2015

Sister Blossie Williams just visited our offices a moment ago to tell us she’d better not go vote “because I woke up this morning and they told me the mayor was in the KKK.” Then she laughed. Black folks, particularly elders, used to have a reputation for seeing through things. Now, we’re not calling Sister […]

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Don’t sleep the Nov. 4 elections

Don’t sleep the Nov. 4 elections

| October 29, 2014

By Bill Fletcher Jr. NNPA Columnist The Nov. 4 election is only a moment away.  Believe it or not, as of about two weeks ago, two thirds of the people in the U.S.A  did not know that there is to be an election on Nov. 4, 2014.  As far as some segments of our society […]

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Look who’s ‘lazy’ and ‘crazy’ — Don Yelton

Look who’s ‘lazy’ and ‘crazy’ — Don Yelton

| November 15, 2013

Voter suppression is alive and well, especially in the state of North Carolina, where a Republican official, Don Yelton, proved himself to be at best intellectually limited, and at worse, downright crazy.

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