Voting Rights

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

NAACP President Cornell William Brooks and General Counsel Brad Berry met with Attorney General Jeff Sessions Friday about the Justice Department tackling policing, voting rights and suppression affecting African Americans.

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.

Plans to redraw racially gerrymandered voting districts have been put on hold. Will voters in North Carolina ever receive justice?

A group of Black pastors has come out in support of Jeff Sessions, Roland Martin asks for proof of his record.

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.

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 […]

Two federal courts sided with voting rights advocates over Texas and Wisconsin voter ID laws. The rulings will permit residents in those states who don't have proper ID to vote in November.

While Trump has praised him for his accomplishments on jobs, tax cuts, infrastructure, and school funding, he has been targeted by Black activists for his record on voting rights protections, education for students of color, and his position on the death penalty.

NBA star Kevin Durant has been the focus of the league’s free agency talks after he announced he would be leaving the Oklahoma City Thunder to sign with the Golden State Warriors on Monday.