Tag: voting rights

President says right to vote under attack

President says right to vote under attack

| April 13, 2014

Of course there will be those who argue about “potential” fraud (despite the fact that evidence shows that election fraud is not a widespread phenomenon) but the truth is some elements of this society, particularly the privileged oligarchy, have been trying to put the genie of political empowerment back in the bottle since day one. […]

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Voting Rights advocates try to put oversight back on map

| March 6, 2014

  By Kara Brandeisky Special to the NNPA from ProPublica When the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a key part of the Voting Rights Act last June, justices left it to Congress to decide how to fix the law. But while Congress deliberates, activists are turning again to the courts: At least 10 lawsuits have the […]

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Big voting changes coming to the South in 2014

Big voting changes coming to the South in 2014

| January 23, 2014

Voting rights cases will reportedly be one of the top legal stories of 2014. Here is a round-up of southern states where voters face major shakeups…

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Martin Luther King Jr.’s greatest legacy: Seeing polarization as progress

Martin Luther King Jr.’s greatest legacy: Seeing polarization as progress

| January 18, 2014

Too many King ceremonies indulge too much in the simplistic, feel-good rhetoric and ponder too little why he was so widely criticized in the last years of his life.

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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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NAACP remembers Medgar Evers at Freedom Fund Banquet

NAACP remembers Medgar Evers at Freedom Fund Banquet

| September 9, 2013

By Madeline Marcelia Garvin Special to Frost Illustrated This year’s 68th Annual Allen County NAACP Branch #3049 Marjorie D. Wickliffe Freedom Fund Banquet that occurred Sept. 7 at the Fort Wayne Coliseum, commenced at 7 p.m., and approximately 275 guests were welcomed by the zealous, avid NAACP supporter and Banquet Chairperson Sheila Curry-Campbell. After an inspirational invocation […]

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March on Washington: Then & now

March on Washington: Then & now

| August 29, 2013

By Norman and Velma Murphy Hill—Fifty years ago, 250,000 people gathered at the Lincoln Memorial to call for justice and equality for all Americans. As the anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom approaches, we, participants in the march we helped to plan, are delighted that this remarkable moment will be commemorated.

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More UFO sightings than voter fraud cases

More UFO sightings than voter fraud cases

| August 22, 2013

Prior to the 2012 elections, I found myself in a discussion with a colleague concerning Republican efforts at what has come to be known as “voter suppression.” I was informing this person, who is well educated, that voter fraud is not a problem of any significance in the U.S.A. This individual rejected my contention, arguing that he was aware of countless examples of alleged fraud and that the efforts to make voting more difficult were justified.

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Race in America: Deconstructing Reconstruction

| August 10, 2013

  The tumultuous decade that followed the Civil War failed to enshrine Black voting and civil rights, and instead paved the way for more than a century of entrenched racial injustice. By Nicholas Lemann Children in elementary school often come home with the idea that the purpose of the Civil War was to end slavery-but […]

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Blacks are the ‘other’ Americans

| August 8, 2013

Zimmerman acquittal reveals lack of respect for basic, legal rights By Bill Fletcher Jr. NNPA Columnist I was told a story the other night. Apparently on the evening of the Zimmerman acquittal, in a bar in South Carolina, a group of white patrons were talking. Some of them, upon hearing the news, shouted “Free at […]

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