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Voting Rights Act of 1965

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  • After waging War on Poverty for 50 years, let's not surrender

    After waging War on Poverty for 50 years, let's not surrender
    Fifty years ago Wednesday, President Lyndon B. Johnson delivered what may have been the last genuinely uplifting State of the Union speech we've had. "This administration, here and now, declares unconditional war on poverty in America," he said. "We...
  • Lawmaker would require district elections in many more cities

    SACRAMENTO — Citing complaints about the underrepresentation of minorities on several city councils in California, state Assemblyman Roger Hern├índez (D-West Covina) said Thursday he will introduce legislation requiring geographical district-based...
  • Civil rights nominee known for 'Sesame Street,' liberal legal causes

    Civil rights nominee known for 'Sesame Street,' liberal legal causes
    WASHINGTON — Debo Adegbile, President Obama's nominee to lead the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division, attributes much of his success as an attorney to a nine-year stint as a child actor on "Sesame Street" in the 1970s. The unusual resume...
  • Review: 'The Years of Lyndon Johnson' by Robert A. Caro

    Review: 'The Years of Lyndon Johnson' by Robert A. Caro
    The epic life of Lyndon Baines Johnson can be measured in many ways, but to me, the relevant unit is pages — 3,500 and counting. This year, a half-century after the wily Texan ascended to the White House in the wake of John F. Kennedy's...
  • Black American history gets 500-year rewind in PBS series

    Black American history gets 500-year rewind in PBS series
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A new U.S. television documentary series reaches back 500 years to demonstrate how America's black history contained some unsettling nuances and uncomfortable truths from the start. The six-part series, "The African Americans:...
  • Obama 'deeply disappointed' with court ruling on Voting Rights Act

    Obama 'deeply disappointed' with court ruling on Voting Rights Act
    WASHINGTON — President Obama, Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. and civil rights lawyers sharply criticized the Supreme Court’s decision to strike down a key part of the Voting Rights Act, calling it a blow to democracy and urging Congress to take...
  • Hillary Clinton laments Supreme Court decision on voting rights

    Hillary Clinton laments Supreme Court decision on voting rights
    SAN FRANCISCO -- Hillary Rodham Clinton continued her long, slow flirtation with the 2016 presidential campaign Monday, delivering the first in a promised series of speeches on restoring faith in government and other institutions corroded by cynicism....
  • Supreme Court strikes down key section of Voting Rights Act

    Supreme Court strikes down key section of Voting Rights Act
    WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court struck down a key part of the historic Voting Rights Act on Tuesday, ruling that Southern states may no longer be forced to seek federal approval before making changes in their election laws. The ruling came on a 5-4...
  • The voting rights disaster

    It has been less than six weeks since the Supreme Court struck down a key provision of the Voting Rights Act, the landmark law that for five decades has protected this country's most basic democratic right. But it is already clear that the decision was...
  • 'Moyers & Company' special will commemorate March on Washington

    'Moyers & Company' special will commemorate March on Washington
    Fifty years ago, on Aug. 28, 1963, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his famous "I Have a Dream" speech in front of the Lincoln Memorial during the momentous civil right's event known as the March on Washington. Between 200,000 and 300,000...
  • GOP is enacting a 'Sharknado of voter suppression,' says 'Daily Show'

    GOP is enacting a 'Sharknado of voter suppression,' says 'Daily Show'
    Monday on “The Daily Show,” John Oliver harshly condemned Southern Republicans for enacting strict new voting restrictions in the wake of the Supreme Court’s ruling on the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Following the controversial...
  • GOP turns against its own history

    GOP turns against its own history
    Frederick Douglass, the most important African-American in the 19th century, was loyal to the Republican Party of Abraham Lincoln's day, even when it turned disloyal to him. I wonder how he would feel about today's Grand Old Party? "I knew that...