The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday that Republican lawmakers violated the Constitution by packing Black voters into a few congressional districts in North Carolina.

Federal Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos ruled Monday that the controversial Texas voter ID law passed in 2011 was enacted with the intent to discriminate against Black and Hispanic voters.

The U.S. Justice Department filed a lawsuit Tuesday against the suburb of Eastpointe, Michigan alleging that the city has kept Black residents from having an equal opportunity to elect city council members of their choice.

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.

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  President Barack Obama‘s keynote address at Rev. Al Sharpton‘s National Action Network (NAN) Convention in New York on Friday was heavy on both style and substance. RELATED: Obama Warns Of Threats To Voting Rights At NAN Convention With the easy confidence of a favored son returning home, Obama encouraged participants not to allow Beltway political games and conservative attempts at disenfranchisement to […]

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Eric Holder said Thursday the Justice Department opened a record number of more than 100 new investigations into possible voting rights discrimination across the country last year. SEE ALSO:  Gingrich: Latinos, Blacks Don’t Understand Keys To Wealth During an appearance at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center in Cincinnati, Holder […]