Rep. Terri Sewell
The longest filibuster by an individual senator, Strom Thurmond's opposition to the 1957 Civil Rights Act, paved the way for current anti-voting rights obstruction. Picking up the mantle from the ancestors, modern-day voting rights advocates continue to push for Congressional action.
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 […]
President Barack Obama is said to be considering nominating Republican Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval, a centrist former federal judge, to fill the Supreme Court vacancy, reports the Washington Post, which cites sources.
Alabama DMV Closings Limiting Access To Photo ID, Affects Ballot Via Voter ID Laws Alabama state officials’ decision to close 31 driver’s license offices in what is known as the “Black Belt” has raised the eyebrows of many, with some calling it an attempt to suppress the African-American vote through limiting access to state IDs and […]
AL officials to close 31 DMV offices in what some are calling an attempt to suppress the Black vote through limiting access to state IDs.
America has lost a warrior of the Civil Rights Movement. Amelia Boynton Robinson died today in Alabama of a massive stroke.
A chilling account of how easy it was to roll back protections secured under the Voting Rights Act of 1965 inspired the president to weigh in.
Congresswoman Terri Sewell wants the Civil Rights marchers of Selma to be recognized by Congress for the work and sacrifices they made in the fight for voting rights for African Americans. Rep. Sewell joined Roland Martin Thursday on “NewsOne Now” to discuss the bill she has put forth in order to award the “foot soldiers” of […]
Podcast: Download Congresswoman Terri Sewell was the first member of Congress to call for Alabama Federal Judge Mark Fuller to resign after pleading guilty to domestic violence charges. Now Sen. Claire McCaskill has added her voice to those who are outraged over Fuller beating his wife, pleading guilty to the crime and keeping his job. Listen to their remarks, plus Roland […]
Congresswoman Terri Sewell was the first member of Congress to call for Alabama Federal Judge Mark Fuller to resign after pleading guilty to domestic violence charges. Now Sen. Claire McCaskill has added her voice to those who are outraged over Fuller beating his wife, pleading guilty to the crime and keeping his job. Listen to their […]
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