Today in black history: Civil rights activist Jimmie Lee Jackson dies, becomes catalyst for Selma march
Twenty-six year old civil rights protester Jimmie Lee Jackson died this day, Feb. 26, 1965, from gunshot wounds inflicted by Alabama State Trooper after marching in a peaceful protest.
Voters in the Show Me State may have a special reason to get out the vote this fall, as a coalition is busily collecting signatures to qualify an early voting initiative to be placed on the November ballot.
President Obama, in his 2014 State of the Union speech here last night, defined narrowing of the unprecedented wealth gap in America as a major task facing the nation.
Rev. C. T. Vivian is one of the nation's staunchest fighters for racial equality and voting rights.
From an SMU organizing seminar to an AFL-CIO rally opposing the way big money is undermining democracy, activism is alive and well in Dallas.
"Texas Governor Rick Perry's voter ID law is a blatant effort to defeat Wendy Davis by disenfranchising tens of thousands of women voters."
If ever someone merited a tribute, Congressman John Conyers Jr., the dean of the Congressional Black Caucus and second longest serving member in the history of the House, certainly fits the bill.
Vowing to defend the right to vote he had shed blood for decades ago, Rep. John Lewis drew a roaring cheer from the enormous crowd at the Lincoln Memorial on Saturday.
The demonstrators say ALEC is hurting just about everyone in America who is not part of the top one percent.
On August 5, 48 years ago, President Lyndon Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act, announcing, "This right to vote is the basic right without which all others are meaningless."