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Voting Rights Act of 1965

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  • "Soul Stirring: African American Self-taught Artists from the South" at CAAM

    "Soul Stirring: African American Self-taught Artists from the South" at CAAM
    The exhibition “Soul Stirring: African American Self -Taught Artists From the South” arrives at a troubling moment. From North Carolina to Texas, the resurgence of a new era of race-related social and political restrictions is being...
  • Black American history gets 500-year rewind in PBS series

    Black American history gets 500-year rewind in PBS series
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A new U.S. television documentary series reaches back 500 years to demonstrate how America's black history contained some unsettling nuances and uncomfortable truths from the start. The six-part series, "The African Americans:...
  • A murk called law

    One of the great justices of the U.S. Supreme Court -- yes, there was a time when the court had great justices -- once said of the court: "We are not final because we are infallible, but we are infallible only because we are final." --Robert H. Jackson....
  • Civil rights assaulted by Supreme Court

    Last week was bittersweet for the cause of human dignity. On one hand, the Supreme Court gave us reason for applause, striking down barriers against the full citizenship of gay men and lesbians. On the other, it gave us reason for dread, gutting the 1965...
  • Racial entitlement?

    One day, many years ago, I was working in my college bookstore when this guy walks in wearing a T-shirt. "White Power," it said. I was chatting with a friend, Cathy Duncan, and what happened next was as smooth as if we had rehearsed it. All at once, she'...
  • Conservatives long for the sad days of yesteryear

    Well, I sure got that one wrong. Four years ago, on the eve of the last presidential election, I wrote in this space of how the country has spent much of the last three decades "re-litigating" the 1960s, arguing over the changes wrought in that decade....
  • A ruling on racial progress

    I can only hope that the scourge of racism is finally purged from Stewartstown and Pinkham's Grant. These are two of 10 New Hampshire towns covered by Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, which requires local officials to get permission, or...
  • Affirming action

    "Character, not circumstance, makes the person." -- Booker T. Washington The Supreme Court's narrow 5-4 decision to strike down a central component of the 1965 Voting Rights Act, "freeing nine states, mostly in the South," writes The New York Times,...
  • Tim Ryan, commissioner, Broward County

    Tim Ryan, commissioner, Broward County
    Last week: We mourn the loss of Clay Shaw, who died this week at age 74. My family had the privilege of knowing Congressman Shaw for many years and long admired his dignified and steadfast commitment to public service. He was among the last of the great...
  • NAACP begins search to replace Jealous

    NAACP begins search to replace Jealous
    The resignation of NAACP President Benjamin Jealous left the nation's most influential advocacy group for equality in search of a new leader at a particularly sensitive time in U.S. race relations, setting off a debate Monday about his potential...
  • Obama touts progress, 'unfinished business' on race

    Obama touts progress, 'unfinished business' on race
    The nation has made progress toward the dream of racial equality envisioned by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., President Barack Obama told tens of thousands on the National Mall on Wednesday, but creating economic opportunity for millions of Americans remains...