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Rep. Cummings explained during his address there are "blatant attempts" being made to deny African-Americans access to the ballot box.

  Congresswoman Joyce Beatty from Ohio’s 3rd Congressional district delivers this week’s CBC Message to America addressing the racial gap that exists amongst those attempting to achieve the American dream. While the American dream can be elusive and difficult for many to achieve, the Congressional Black Caucus is not willing to sit idly by as African-Americans lose hope in […]

The Department of Justice launched an investigation into possible voter suppression in Arizona. Investigators want to know why Maricopa County reduced its number of polling stations.

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Kentucky Sen. Mitch McConnell says that the people should have a voice in who selects the next U.S. Supreme Court Justice, but when he encourages the Senate Judiciary Committee to refuse to hold hearings on any nominee put forth by Barack Obama, he ignores the will of the people who twice elected him president of the United States.

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Representative Stacey Plaskett (D-Virgin Islands) addresses the importance of voting rights for disadvantaged communities, the fight for inclusion, and equal representation for America's island territories during this week's edition of the CBC's Message to America.

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As part of her Reach Higher initiative, FLOTUS is launching a new website that will provide resources for high school students who want to further their education. The site, BetterMakeRoom.org, will feature information about SAT and ACT tests, financial aid, and assistance with filling out college applications.

On the  50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act, President Barack Obama appeals to restore it, calling on Congress to update the law. The Supreme Court amended the act two years ago with a ruling that allows jurisdictions with a history of discrimination to have voting changes without having them pre-approved by the Justice Department. These states have historically used […]

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

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…

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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…

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.…