Voting Rights Act News
ANALYSIS: Obama's Legacy as 1st African-American President
I remember sitting with friends watching one of the first television interviews with the recently elected President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle. He was wearing a fairly pedestrian dark suit, she, a complimentary simple dress. As the first couple spoke about making history, family, and policy
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.
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
Rep. John Lewis Testifies In Opposition of Sessions
Rep. John Lewis testified during the second day of a confirmation hearing for Attorney General-designate, Sen. Jeff Sessions, before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.
In Unprecedented Move, Sen. Cory Booker to Testify Against Jeff Sessions
Senator Cory Booker is so opposed to Donald Trump’s pick for attorney general that the New Jersey Democrat is willing to break precedent. Tomorrow, Booker plans to give testimony in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee as to why he believes Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions should not be the next
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
NAACP Members Raise Concerns Over Trump's Pick for Attorney General
ABC News' Amna Nawaz interviews Hillary Shelton director of NAACP's Washington Bureau Director.
Democrats to Challenge Sessions on Immigration, Civil Rights
Senate Democrats will challenge President-elect Donald Trump's pick for attorney general when he appears before the Senate Judiciary Committee over his hard-line stand on immigration, past record on civil rights and whether he supports community policing