Tag: voting rights

Black voters in South face new threats

| September 4, 2014

By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)–Despite major advances to access to the ballot box nearly 50 years after the passage of Voting Rights Act of 1965 (VRA), blacks, living primarily in the South and Southwest, continued to face challenges at the ballot box, according to National Commission on Voting Rights (NCVR) report. “Though […]

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Civil rights groups push Ferguson residents to polls

| September 2, 2014

By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)–In the aftermath of the shooting death of Michael Brown, an unarmed, black teenager by a white police officer in Ferguson, Mo., and the social and political unrest that followed, civil rights leaders have urged citizens of the St. Louis County suburb to transform their community at the […]

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Mobilizing key groups can change politics of Deep South

| July 1, 2014

By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)–As voters’ rights advocates and civil rights leaders commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1964 “Freedom Summer” in Mississippi, new study by the Center for American Progress finds that shifting demographics in the South can help to accelerate meaningful social and political change. The report titled, “True South: […]

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Mobilizing key groups can change politics of Deep South

| July 1, 2014

By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)–As voters’ rights advocates and civil rights leaders commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1964 “Freedom Summer” in Mississippi, new study by the Center for American Progress finds that shifting demographics in the South can help to accelerate meaningful social and political change. The report titled, “True South: […]

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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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