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The black community is key in South Carolina primary

Pundits have been examining opinions within the African American community and trying to predict whether Clinton or Sanders will capture the black vote.

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Minority voters must focus on what, not who

We've learned that a rising tide doesn't raise all boats. Some boats are buoyant yachts, others small row boats and some are stuck at the bottom. 

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Supreme Court hears Texas plan to replace democracy with oligarchy

Once again, right wingers have come up with a scheme to dilute and diminish the voting power of minorities, and they might get what they want.

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Labor launches Latino voter education program

The Labor Council for Latin American Advancement launched a national campaign aimed at educating Latinos on the importance of voting.

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New attacks on voting rights in Alabama

Alabama has developed new ways to prevent African Americans from voting.

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Democratic presidential hopefuls, in contrast to GOP candidates, push progressive agenda

All participants developed answers to problems in ways that will unify, not divide.

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Alabama’s new Jim Crow far from subtle

In Alabama, 50 years after Selma, voting rights are once more under assault. 

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Bill would restore voting protections in time for 2016 election

The bill, the Voting Rights Advancement Act, would ensure that voting rights are protected in the 2016 presidential election.

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Court blocks Texas voter IDs - maybe

A federal appeals court ruled Wednesday that a Texas voter ID law, as written, discriminates against blacks and Hispanics.

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Mass movement the key to voting rights protection

Fifty years ago today, thanks to a mass movement started by African American WWII veterans, Voting Rights Act was signed into law.

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