Voting Rights Act News
Sen. Chuck Schumer talks immigration order, Supreme Court nominee Gorsuch
Schumer explains problems with people holding dual citizenship and concerns with Supreme Court nominee.
Racial bias alleged in N. Carolina county's election method
A national civil rights organization has sued on behalf of black voters in a rural North Carolina county, alleging how officials there are elected constitutes racial discrimination
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.
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
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.
Octavia Spencer Lacks 'Clear Recollection' of Winning Oscar
Spencer appears on "Popcorn With Peter Travers" to talk about her role in the new film "Hidden Figures."
Clinton FBI Director Backs Trump's Attorney General Pick Jeff Sessions, Defends His Records on Civil Rights
The campaign to rally support for Donald Trump ’s pick to head the Justice Department is growing, with former FBI Director Louis Freeh, who served under President Bill Clinton , now joining the effort. In a letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee, Freeh offered his “strong recommendation” that
Jeff Sessions' 1986 Confirmation Hearing Tinged With Allegations of Racism
When Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee during his expected confirmation hearing after being tapped to be President-elect Donald Trump’s attorney general, it won’t be his first time in front of that panel. Two decades ago, Sessions, then a U.S. attorney from