Voting Rights

Almost 152 years since Black voting rights were established by the 15th Amendment, federal intervention to protect voting rights remains essential.

Here are five modern-day voting rights heroes everyone should know.

Civil rights leaders met with Attorney General Jeff Sessions to discuss their concerns about the DOJ's direction.

A civil rights committee and two law firms filed a lawsuit Monday seeking more voting rights for Black residents, who attorneys said are "prevented from electing candidates who represent their needs" in rural areas.

A Twitter user named Kenny Okwara posted a video of his mom making an impassioned plea to get out the vote.

New report exposes a "long-term assault on voting rights" in Georgia that starts at the highest levels of state government.

On Monday, hundreds of people representing educators, civil rights and voting rights groups, labor, and environmental activists gathered at 30 state capitals across the country to demand change during the "Higher Ground Moral Day of Action" demonstrations.

A federal judge suspends school board elections in Ferguson, Missouri. He said the process discriminates against Black voters.

Douglas was announced as a guest judge on Monday. 'The contestants are a great example of strong women across America and I especially look forward to hearing the platforms that each of them will represent!' she said.

In a historic move, Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe issued an executive order restoring voting rights to more than 200,000 ex-felons who paid their debts to society, are no longer incarcerated, on probation, or on parole. Critics of Gov. McAuliffe claim the move was political and aimed at helping Hillary Clinton win the 2016 presidential election. The Virginia Supreme Court […]