The DOJ released plans for election integrity amid concerns about intimidation.
Texas' new restrictive voting law is a perfect example of how, for several decades, the GOP has depended on racism to keep white people in power and nonwhites on the outside.
Prominent Black civil rights leaders, politicians, and activists unloaded on Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin after the West Virginia politician doubled down on his decision to vote against the For the People Act.
Civil rights leaders and justice organizations urged the Senate to vote in favor of the bill to ensure that voting power would be afforded to residents of D.C., which has a large Black population.
A bill before Congress would give full representation and enfranchisement to residents of Washington. D.C., where Black people make up a majority of the population.
It’s been years since the Casey Anthony story made headlines, but the saga surrounding the case continues. A private investigator is now claiming that Jose Baez, Anthony’s lawyer, admitted she killed her 2-year-old daughter. “Baez had told me that Casey murdered Caylee and dumped the body somewhere,” stated Dominic Casey, in an affidavit that was […]
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 Rights Act that helped monitor states with a history of discrimination. That decision helped spur Ohio state representative Alicia Reece into action. She plans to introduce a bill amending the Ohio state constitution to […]
Your vote always matters, but in a year without federal elections, such as this one, your vote carries special weight. That’s because voter turnout is likely to be relatively low. According to FairVote, mayors of major cities often are elected with single-digit turnout. So, ensuring that your vote is cast and properly counted on Election […]
In news-speak, it’s called a man bites dog story when something totally out of character and unexpected occurs. Something along those lines happened on Wednesday when Virginia’s Republican Governor Robert McDonnell (pictured center) announced he would give non-violent ex-felons in the state a fair shake by making it much easier to regain their right to […]
For the past several weeks, Washington Watch has been focused on GOP voter suppression initiatives taking place all across this country. Republicans claim it’s about protecting the right to vote.
A 96-year old Tennessee woman has become the latest example of the GOP’s fight to suppress voters from heading to the polls. Dorothy Cooper is 96 but she can remember only one election when she’s been eligible to vote but hasn’t. The retired domestic worker was born in a small North Georgia town before women […]
Roland Martin talks with Ohio State Representative Alicia Reece (D-Cincinnati) about Ohio House Bill 194. The Republican backed legislation is aimed at voter suppression by limiting early voting. For more information visit http://www.fairelectionsohio.com. TJMS: Ohio Election Law Attempts To Limit Early Voting And Suppress The African-American Vote by Roland S Martin on Mixcloud
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