Justice Department Will Sue N.C. Over New Voting Laws

by Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Stepping up efforts to combat voting laws that discriminate against Blacks, Attorney General Eric Holder announced plans to sue North Carolina over restrictive, new voting laws that critics say will suppress the minority vote. In a Read More


A Glimmer of Hope

By Stephanie Jones NNPA Columnist Stephanie Jones In the midst of the anger and disappointment at the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, I sought a glimmer of hope and first found it, paradoxically, in the reaction to the Read More


Voting Rights Advocates Face Uphill Battle

Kimberlé Crenshaw says voting rights advocates must move beyond the status quo by Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – In the aftermath of the Supreme Court’s 5-4 ruling in Shelby County v. Holder, striking down section 4 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, civil Read More