Voting Rights

Democrats were sent back to square one after Senate Republicans used a filibuster to block the For The People Act -- legislation that would have overhauled U.S. elections and greatly benefitted Black voters, in particular.

Some Congressional Black Caucus members believe that voting rights should be prioritized alongside broader election reform legislation.

On Wednesday, Congressional leaders honored the “Foot Soldiers” of the Selma to Montgomery Marches in 1965 with the nation’s highest civilian award, the Congressional Gold Medal. Anecdotally, Paul Ryan – Speaker of the House of Representatives, who also spoke during the ceremony and praised the foot soldiers for their part in the passage of the Voting […]

Just in time for this year's contentious election season, Maryland restores voting rights to 40,000 felons, reports Mother Jones.

The state of Maryland might restore the voting rights of over 40,000 former offenders with felony convictions if a piece of vetoed legislation is successfully overridden. Gov. Larry Hogan shot down the legislation last year, but a strong push from Democrat leadership is aimed to turn the tides. The Huffington Post writes: Over 40,000 people […]

Sadly, the Democrats, even with a mention of the Black Lives Matter Network, fell short. The concerns of millions of Black Americans were all but dismissed in the first debate, indicating that even the left needs a crash course on how to gain the Black vote.

Today marks the 50th anniversary to the historical event that changed the lives of many Americans of all races. Thousands of Americans join President Barack Obama today in Selma, Alabama to discuss the progress and downfalls this country has achieved after that historical day. Here’s what’s being reported: SELMA, Ala. (AP) — Thousands of people […]

Many who believe in equal access to the ballot box were shaken when the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a key section of the Voting…

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The Supreme Court made a major move today to remove voting rights away from southern states with low voter turnout. We all need to pay attention to things that are happening in the world around us. READ!!! See More: Supreme Court Judges Attorney General Eric Holder Speaks Below See States On Map That Are Affected […]

I told my friends this years ago and they thought I was crazy so I stopped talking and now it’s here my friends! The Supreme Court has taking part of our voting rights away and we can not do much about it. This is going to affect most of the South right now because of […]

The Opelousas Massacre in St. Landry Parish, La., has baffled historians over the years. From varying accounts, hundreds of Blacks were reportedly killed, because of…