Voting Rights Act

Today marks the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act and although our country has come a long way, there are still issues

PolitickerOne: President Obama and prominent Black clergy leaders plan to push for the restoration of the Voting Rights Act. Martin Luther King III spoke exclusively with NewsOne.

We’ve seen the impact that a group of #BlackLivesMatter activists had on Netroots Nation during the presidential forum a few weeks ago. Now that 10 GOP presidential candidates are preparing to take the stage for their first debate on August 6, 2015, the question arises — what impact will the #BlackLivesMatter movement have on the Republican primary […]

Democratic lawmakers are introducing a new bill that is set to restore the cornerstone of the Voting Rights Act after the Supreme Court gutted the decades-old legislation two years prior. The move comes just days before the anniversary of the June 25, 2013 decision that obliterated Section 5 and in turn, strengthened voter discrimination sanctioned by […]

In August of 2013, several national Black Civil Rights organizations came together to set a Black Agenda. This conglomeration of organizations included the National Urban League, National Action Network, NAACP and the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation. The plan they developed is called the “21st Century Agenda for Jobs and Freedom.” The report they released […]

Roland Martin, host of “NewsOne Now” was in Selma, AL for the Selma 50th Anniversary Jubilee commemoration. While on location, Martin recorded a special commentary questioning if Generation X, Generation Y and Millennials are prepared to step up and continue the fight for voting rights in America. Martin who is known for getting to the crux of an […]

  Lawmakers are in hopes of fixing the Voter’s Rights Act of 1965 by bringing forth a new bill, the Voting Rights Amendment of 2014. Rep. Steven Horsford was on “NewsOne Now” discussing the bill. Horsford believes that the legislation is likely to receive bipartisan support when it’s time to vote, and representatives should get […]

“There’s state fights that we have to be involved in,” Johnson stated, “so regular folks, faith community, organizations, activists need to be actively involved in the state level to ensure that even as we’re trying to defend this federal legislation that we don’t go backwards in states.” Stay connected on 2013 CBCF Coverage, and tune in […]

Republican Kentucky Senator Rand Paul (pictured) turned heads on Wednesday, when he stated that African-American voters are not disenfranchised from participating in the electoral process. Sen. Paul then went one step further by stating that there isn’t any evidence that suggests Blacks are barred from voting any more than Whites. RELATED: Supreme Court Guts Voting […]

PoliticsNation host and National Action Network founder, Rev. Al Sharpton, released the following statement after meeting with President Barack Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder regarding the recent dismantling of the historic — and still necessary — Voting Rights Act of 1965: Today the United States President and Attorney General met with a broad coalition […]

If I walked the streets of New York City (or anywhere, really) and asked random people if they knew what happened to the Voting Rights Act last week, I wonder how many would have an answer? If I told them that the Supreme Court just struck down a major Section of the Act, would they […]

Earlier this year, a Census Bureau report confirmed, for the first time in history, that Black people vote at a higher percentage than whites in a presidential election. And now, it’s time for our punishment. Now more than ever, there is proof that, with the changing demographics of this country, the only way Republicans can perform well in […]