Voter ID Laws

The United States Supreme Court upheld Texas’ voter ID law. As a result of the ruling, 600,000 registered voters, mostly Black and Hispanic, may be disenfranchised…

On Wednesday the Arkansas Supreme Court struck down the state’s voter ID law. Roland Martin and the “NewsOne Now” Straight Talk panel (Bishop Council Nedd,…

A new study provides evidence that Voter ID Laws are discriminatory. Marshall Walter Taylor, Chanelle Hardy and Raynard Jackson joined Roland Martin on “NewsOne Now”…

The showdown between voting rights advocates and the state of Pennsylvania took a new turn Friday, after a judge struck down a requirement that voters…

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…

WASHINGTON — A panel of three federal judges upheld a South Carolina law requiring voters to show photo identification, but delayed enforcement until next year,…

In key swing states, just ahead of the November showdown between President Barack Obama and Republican hopeful Mitt Romney, voter ID laws and election rules…

We keep hearing stories, reports and efforts to suppress voting through Voter ID laws. No w we hear that a judge in Pennsylvania refused to halt a law requiring voters to present indentification when voting.  So what’s the problem with that? Consider that the 28 states proposing ID laws haven’t not proven that voter fraud […]

The Justice Department’s decision last week to block a new South Carolina law requiring voters to present photo identification is only the first of what will be a year-long battle between advocates and opponents of stricter voting laws. And the results of those fights could determine the winner of the 2012 presidential election. SEE ALSO: […]

Embattled U.S. Attorney Eric Holder is set to deliver a speech this evening that is likely to address the wave of newly passed state laws across the country that require voters to provide photo identification when voting, the New York Times reports. SEE ALSO: Newt Gingrich’s Most Controversial Remarks School Gives Sagging Students The Belt […]

Plots to suppress the African American vote date back to the Reconstruction Era. Prior to the Voter Rights Act of 1965, these were some of the more commonly used tactics by conservatives who wanted to keep blacks from voting. SEE ALSO: Why Newt Scares Me Violence In 1873, a gang of whites in Colfax, Louisiana […]

As African American unemployment hovers at a dismal 15 percent and voter ID laws threaten to undermine the political power of millions of Blacks and Latinos, Rev. Al Sharpton and the National Action Network (NAN) in a partnership with the labor union AFSCME, clergy, labor and civil rights leaders from around the nation are staging […]