African-American Voters News
King Day Highlights Transition From Obama to Trump
Martin Luther King Jr.'s daughter Bernice King is urging Americans to honor her father's legacy regardless of who occupies the Oval Office
Trump's Attack on Rep. John Lewis Spotlights Tenuous Relationship With African-Americans
Donald Trump's attack on Rep. John Lewis, a civil rights icon, this weekend has rekindled the perception among many critics that the president-elect has done little to improve his standing among black voters, who consistently gave him single-digit approval ratings during the presidential campaign .
Through a Photographer's Lens: Martin Luther King and the Civil Rights Movement
In 1963, Martin Luther King Jr. said in a sermon: “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” The civil rights movement came to a crossroads during the Selma-to-Montgomery march of 1965.
Black Lawmakers Say Sessions Unfit to Be Attorney General
Black lawmakers say Sen. Jeff Sessions at time has shown hostility toward civil rights, making him unfit to be attorney general
Lawsuit: Detroit Suburb Denies Blacks Equal Voting Rights
The Justice Department is suing a Detroit suburb, alleging it violates the Voting Rights Act by denying black residents an equal opportunity to elect city council members of their choice
Lawsuit: Michigan City Denies Black People Equal Vote Rights
The Justice Department is suing a Detroit suburb, alleging it is violating the Voting Rights Act by denying black residents an equal opportunity to elect city council representatives of their choice
Civil Rights Advocates Avoid Calling Sessions 'Racist'
Civil rights groups opposed to Donald Trump's nominee for attorney general, Sen. Jeff Sessions, are staying away from accusing him of being "racist," saying they want focus on his record
Supreme Court Temporarily Blocks New NC Districts, Elections
The U.S. Supreme Court has blocked a lower court order directing that North Carolina legislators redraw state legislative districts within weeks and hold special elections within the altered districts this fall
N Carolina Voters Ask Supreme Court for No Delays on Maps
Voters who successfully sued to throw out 28 North Carolina legislative districts urged the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday to preserve a lower court demand that boundaries be redrawn very soon so there can be special elections this fall