Friday, April 24, 2015
Voting Rights Act
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U.S. High Court Orders Race-Bias Review Of North Carolina Voting Lines

In its decision, the Supreme Court referred to another ruling it made in late March that found Alabama had not properly investigated whether the state’s redrawing of voting districts was motivated by race.

April 21, 2015
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This Week In Crazy: How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The ‘Gay Bomb’

The unhinged right wing had a big week — with hate jocks and call-in cranks spouting off about gay bombs and sexy Islamic radicals. And don’t forget Obama’s secret plot to nuke his own country! Welcome to “This Week In Crazy.”

April 17, 2015
Sunday march in Selma

Thousands Remember 1965 Selma March In Bridge Crossing

Thousands of marchers turned out on Sunday to call for a new fight for voting rights.

March 9, 2015
Anniversary of pivotal Selma march

After Selma — Again

Why Congress must honor Selma’s legacy and restore the Voting Rights Act.

March 9, 2015
Then-Senator Barack Obama at the Edmund Pettus Bridge in 2007 (Barack Obama/Flickr)

Universal Suffrage Is Still Under Assault

50 years after ‘Bloody Sunday,’ the far right is still fighting to limit voting rights.

March 7, 2015
Black History Month reception at White House

Obama To Look Back, Ahead At Selma

President Obama will use the 50th anniversary of the Selma march to lay out a vision for the future.

March 6, 2015
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Lawmakers, Obama, Civil Rights Leaders To Honor Selma’s ‘Bloody Sunday’ This Weekend

Nearly one-fifth of Congress will join President Obama in Selma this weekend.

March 5, 2015
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Injustice Is Resilient, But So Are Defenders Of Freedom

As the 50th anniversary of the Selma march approaches, voting rights are still under attack.

March 4, 2015
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Top Reads For News Junkies: ‘At Canaan’s Edge’

‘Selma’ is great historical fiction. But these books tell the true story of MLK.

January 24, 2015
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Weekend Reader: ‘The Teacher Wars: A History Of America’s Most Embattled Profession’

As a new school year begins for students across the country, we remember the struggle for equality in public education that culminated in President Lyndon Johnson’s Great Society. In The Teacher Wars: A History of America’s Most Embattled Profession, journalist Dana Goldstein outlines the complicated history of public education and the teaching profession. Goldstein praises teachers for the impact they have […]

September 13, 2014
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At Civil Rights Act Event, Obama Praises Johnson For His Vision

By Christi Parsons and Kathleen Hennessey, Tribune Washington Bureau AUSTIN, Texas — President Barack Obama said Thursday that the country was still caught up in the kind of debates that marked the civil rights movement as he called on Americans to set aside cynicism and push for the ideals reflected in the Civil Rights Act. As […]

April 10, 2014
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LOL Of The Week: George W. Bush’s Supreme Court Strikes Another Blow For The .01 Percent

One of the few fun revelations from the trove of Clinton presidential documents released in the last month came from a meeting that took place in the last days of the 42nd president’s time in office. “Scalia rigged the election for Bush because they had to have control of the judiciary to continue this neutering […]

April 4, 2014