Tag Archives: Voting Rights Act

President Obama, third from left, walks holding hands with Amelia Boynton, who was beaten during Bloody Sunday, as they, the First Family and others, including Rep. John Lewis (D-GA.), walk across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Ala.

President Obama, 20,000 mark 50th Anniversary of Civil Rights clash in Selma, Alabama Obama Says, "Our Work is Never Done"

Leading thousands of marchers across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, AL, President Barack Obama paid tribute to the men and women that stood their ground in the face of violent attacks March 7, 1965 [...]
Cardinal Francis Joseph Spellman, archbishop of New York; the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.; and New York Gov. Nelson Rockefeller at the Sheraton Hotel in New York City in 1962 for the centennial of the Emancipation Proclamation. 1962 New York State Archives.

A Close Alliance Between MLK and Nelson Rockefeller Revealed

By Kevin M. Burke, Ph. D., The Root While much is being made about the new movie Selma’s depiction of the complicated relationship between the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and President Lyndon B. Johnson [...]
Senator Boxer speaking at La Clinica in Oakland on Monday, August 5th. Photo taken by Redell Frazier

POST TV: Senator Boxer Talks Affordable Care Act, Voting Rights Amendments

Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) made a visit to La Clínica de La Raza health center in Oakland this week advocating for the Affordable Care Act and educating the community on how this health reform will [...]
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Voting Rights Act & Tea Party Nightmares

North Carolina — once poster child for the New South — now displays the nightmares spawned by the Tea Party right no longer restrained by the Voting Rights Act after the Supreme Court’s conservative gang [...]
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Movement held its first meeting. Community members  Donna Clay-Conti (left) and
Ruth Mims-Jemerson were in attendance. Photo by Ken A. Epstein

Bay Area Organizes Sept. 7 Protest to Restore Voting Rights Act

The Bay Area Restore Section 5 Movement held its first East Bay meeting to organize an “in the streets” non-violent, voting rights demonstration to protest the Supreme Court’s recent decision that declared unconstitutional the “preclearance [...]