For the second year in a row, the National Urban League and BET have recognized September 3rd as National Black Voter Day.
African-American Voting Rights articles on Democracy Chronicles
This is our collection of African-American voting rights related articles. Few ongoing crisis in American elections have more importance to the integrity of the democracy than the imperative of ensuring voting rights for African-Americans. Also see Democracy Chronicles articles on African-Americans and Democracy, the Civil Rights Era, Minority Voting, and our unfortunate category: Racism.
2012-2020, White-Black turnout gap in five of six states originally covered by Section 5 Voting Rights Act grew 9.2% to 20.9 % points.
How has federal law to protect voting rights paced since the March on Washington and how can GOP attacks on voting be stopped?
The right to vote is so important that black Americans, disenfranchised for so long, can no longer afford fake friends and part-time allies.
Juneteenth is a reminder that we must never give up no matter how tough or trying the times. This year, it is especially important that we all speak up.
The 1619 project may have been highlighted as an example of CRT’s use in journalism, hence the tagline “the 1619 Project is CRT.”
Bills expanding voting rights have been introduced in many states to tackle felon disenfranchisement which mostly affects blacks.
The US Census Bureau’s has not yet released redistricting data and the delay may have an effect on Alabama’s Black community.
Six White Georgia lawmakers stood behind the governor as he signed a sweeping voter suppression law. Outside, a Black Democratic lawmaker was arrested.
Georgia Republicans are proposing new weekend voting limits, which could greatly limit political participation of black churches.