| Jun 28, 2013
| 12:32 PM
When the Supreme Court struck down a major section of the Voting Rights Act, which required nine states to get federal approval of any election change, there were howls of anger and despair among liberals. They see the provision as vital to preventing new...
| Jun 28, 2013
| 4:43 PM
Progressives resent progress when it renders anachronistic once-valid reasons for enlarging the federal government's supervisory and coercive powers. Hence they regret Tuesday's Supreme Court ruling that progress has rendered Section 4 of the 1965...
| Jul 16, 2013
| 5:19 PM
George Zimmerman's acquittal in the shooting death of unarmed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin has me feeling an immense sense of loss.
It's what I felt last month when the Supreme Court voted to void a key provision of the historic 1965 Voting Rights Act....
| Jan 12, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Fifty years ago Wednesday, President Lyndon B. Johnson delivered what may have been the last genuinely uplifting State of the Union speech we've had.
"This administration, here and now, declares unconditional war on poverty in America," he said. "We...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 6:00 AM
There is no greater horror than that conjured by memory. While viewers shiver with shock and delight over the current crop of epic narratives — the bloody fights for freedom in "Game of Thrones," Billy Bob Thornton's malicious glee in "Fargo"...
| Feb 27, 2013
Do you have a story to share about how the Voting Rights Act of 1965 changed your life? It has been big news Wednesday as the U.S. Supreme Court ponders whether the act is still necessary. For those who want to know more, “PBS NewsHour” is...
| Feb 21, 2015
| 2:36 PM
The voices of local African-Americans who fought for civil rights in Central Florida can be heard in the original play "A Vote: A Voice."
Written by Florida state Sen. Geraldine F. Thompson, D-Orlando, "A Vote: A Voice" will be peformed at 3 and 7 p.m....
| Mar 4, 2015
| 11:06 AM
Fifty-years ago, President Lyndon B. Johnson asked a joint session of Congress to respond to the brutal beatings of protesters in Selma, Alabama, by passing a federal Voting Rights Act that would "open the city of hope to all people of all races."...
| Mar 2, 2015
| 3:43 PM
Congress is sending President Barack Obama a bill to award the Congressional Gold Medal to those who participated in the historic Selma civil rights protest 50 years ago, enduring police violence as they peacefully marched for the right to vote.
| Feb 20, 2015
| 4:01 PM
Brittney Cooper's recent article in the fashionable leftist online magazine, Salon, excoriated New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd for her column criticizing the movie "Selma."
According to Cooper, Dowd's primary offense was her alleged cultural...
| Feb 17, 2015
| 5:18 PM
When Rosa Parks refused to relinquish her seat to a white passenger on a segregated bus in December 1955, she would go down in history as the symbolic "mother" of the civil rights movement.
Parks was also a beloved mother figure to her large extended...