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Voting Rights Act of 1965

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  • Judge Roy Moore stands on the wrong side of history ... again

    In June, it will be 52 years since George Wallace stood in the schoolhouse door. It happened at the University of Alabama, where two African-American students, Vivian Malone and James Hood, were attempting to register. In facing down three federal...
  • 50 years after Watts, African Americans still feel caught between violent crime and the police

    50 years after Watts, African Americans still feel caught between violent crime and the police
    The new City Council member representing Los Angeles' 8th District will take office on July 1, just a month and a few days short of the 50th anniversary of the Watts riots. Around the nation, 1965 is celebrated as the year of the historic march from...
  • Wim Wenders applies 3D to drama in new movie completed just in time for Berlin festival

    Wim Wenders has made a new foray into 3D with his drama "Every Thing Will Be Fine," which he got ready just in time for its premiere Tuesday at the Berlin International Film Festival. The movie, starring James Franco, Charlotte Gainsbourg and Richard...
  • Gay marriage comes to Alabama over chief justice's objections; 'unlawful federal authority'

    Alabama's chief justice built his career on defiance: In 2003, Roy Moore was forced from the bench for disobeying a federal court order to remove a boulder-size Ten Commandments monument from the state courthouse. On Monday, as Alabama became the 37th...
  • Local civil rights advocates worry about housing case

    Local civil rights advocates worry about housing case
    Lawyers who launched a fair-lending case in Baltimore against Wells Fargo that ended with a $175 million settlement three years ago had an effective weapon: a federal legal standard recognizing discrimination by effect as well as intent. Housing...
  • Supreme Court asked to scale back landmark fair housing law

    The Supreme Court signaled Wednesday it may be about to chip away at  another 1960s-era civil rights law. At issue is the Fair Housing Act of 1968, passed a week after Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination. The law makes it illegal to refuse to...
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day: Nation remembers with parades, service

    Martin Luther King Jr. Day: Nation remembers with parades, service
    The nation celebrated Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday with parades, community service and calls for harmony after a year that again tested the boundaries of race relations in the United States. With major parades in Los Angeles and San Antonio,...
  • 'Selma' stars, including Oprah Winfrey, march in Alabama, honoring Martin Luther King Jr.

    SELMA, Ala. (AP) — Oprah Winfrey and fellow actors from the movie "Selma" marched with hundreds Sunday ahead of Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, recalling one of the bloodiest chapters of the civil rights struggle. Their steps in tribute to King in...
  • King's message of civil disobedience resonates among protesters

    King's message of civil disobedience resonates among protesters
    When he first heard that a white police officer had fatally shot a young black man near St. Louis last summer, the Rev. Jamal Bryant got a sick feeling in his stomach. Then a friend sent video. "Seeing Michael Brown's body on the ground, covered in...
  • Selma March Pivotal Civil Rights Moment

    The 50th anniversary of the civil rights march from Selma to Montgomery, Ala., is a reminder of the critical role the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. played in American history. Dr. King, whose birth we celebrate today, was far from the only activist...
  • Why we honor MLK

    Why we honor MLK
    It's been half a century since hundreds of marchers, determined to secure southern blacks' right to vote, set off across the Edmund Pettus Bridge outside Selma, Ala., on their way to the state capitol in Montgomery. The demonstrators intended to present...