Voting Rights Act of 1965

On Wednesday, Congressional leaders honored the “Foot Soldiers” of the Selma to Montgomery Marches in 1965 with the nation’s highest civilian award, the Congressional Gold Medal. Anecdotally, Paul Ryan – Speaker of the House of Representatives, who also spoke during the ceremony and praised the foot soldiers for their part in the passage of the Voting […]

One of the Civil Rights Movement‘s most notable figures has come forward blasting recent claims that then-President Lyndon B. Johnson spearheaded the idea behind the…

Reverend Lennox Yearwood and the Hip Hop Caucus are calling Congress to act immediately to reverse actions of the Supreme Court earlier this week. Specifically, Yearwood wants Congress to enacts a new statute which reactivates the essential preclearence provisions of the VRA that the Supreme Court effectively gutted. Says Yearwood of the decision: “The Supreme […]