Voter suppression and Russian interference are some of the greatest barriers to minority voting in 2020, the National Urban League said.
African-American Voting Rights articles on Democracy Chronicles
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Federal appeals court told Mississippi lawmakers to redraw a state Senate district where a judge found that black residents’ voting power had been diluted.
“Lowering voting age will give voice to young people and provide tool to hold politicians accountable to issues they care about,” Low said in a statement.
Atrocities committed against black Americans generations ago are having an impact today on their descendants’ decision to cast ballots in elections.
Blackface photo reopens long history of bigotry in medicine, a photo which surfaced from the pages of the Eastern Virginia Medical School yearbook.
Florida’s secretary of state and election chief, Michael Ertel resigned Thursday after photographs were unearthed of him dressed in blackface.
Martin Luther King Jr. who embodied the civil rights movement, was assassinated more than 50 years ago on April 4, 1968. Some key facts about him here.
A community organizer shown in an iconic photograph while challenging racial segregation in Mississippi in 1960s has died at his home in Pocatello, Idaho.
Religion is the foundation of our legal, political and electoral system still. Would you choose to download software built with 2,000 year-old logic onto your computer or fly on a plane built according to first century aeronautics?
A similar law was passed in 2013, but was dismissed by federal judges quoted saying the policy “targeted African-Americans with almost surgical precision.”