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Voting Rights Act of 1965

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  • 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...
  • Reporter hopes to ask Obama about race

    Bill Plante was 27 when he covered the Selma marches for CBS 50 years ago. Plante is now 77 and has returned to Selma for CBS. He also will interview President Barack Obama on Saturday in Selma about the marches that led to the 1965 Voting Rights Act. ...
  • Injustice is resilient, but so are defenders of freedom

    Injustice is resilient, but so are defenders of freedom
    First, they sang "God Will Take Care of You." Then they walked out of Brown Chapel to a playground where they organized themselves into 24 groups of 25 each and set out marching. Their route out of Selma took them onto Highway 80, which is carried...
  • Faith and Values: The importance of talking about religious differences

    Faith and Values: The importance of talking about religious differences
    The Protestant theologian, Paul Tillich, used to say that theology is the work of understanding our religious situation. Our religious situation today is complex, and one of the most important reasons for that complexity are the many and diverse...
  • Supreme Court rules against Alabama voter redistricting plan

    Supreme Court rules against Alabama voter redistricting plan
    The Supreme Court delivered a rare victory for minority voting rights Wednesday, finding that a 2012 Alabama redistricting plan appeared to violate federal law by shifting black voters into districts they already dominated to dilute their influence...
  • When on one says 'Stop," racism and bigotry thrive

    What's changed in the 50 years between Bloody Sunday in Selma and the unfolding stories of racial harassment and police misconduct in Ferguson, San Francisco, New York and, last week, Fort Lauderdale? Some say, "Nothing." I say, "Quite a lot." As a...
  • Remembering Selma: Participants recall historic march 50 years later

    Remembering Selma: Participants recall historic march 50 years later
    They didn't know each other 50 years ago when they took separate road trips to Selma, Ala. For that matter, they still don't know each other even though they remain united by history — by each of their decisions to answer Martin Luther King Jr.'...
  • Dozens sing, march to Baltimore jail for International Women's Day

    Dozens sing, march to Baltimore jail for International Women's Day
    Dozens stood singing Sunday in the shadow of the Baltimore City Detention Center, its stone walls and barbed wire fence representing a system the protesters said had oppressed them for too long. "Well I walked down to that city jail, and I took back...
  • Celebrating Selma without fixing the Voting Rights Act dishonors the sacrifices of Bloody Sunday

    Celebrating  Selma without fixing the Voting Rights Act dishonors the sacrifices of Bloody Sunday
    Long after he had left his career as a civil rights lawyer to become a justice on the Supreme Court, Thurgood Marshall described his 1944 success in a case striking down all-white primary elections in Texas as his “greatest victory.” This is...
  • Santaluces High School students screen 'Selma'

    Santaluces High School students screen 'Selma'
    Thanks to 10th grade English teacher Leann Harms, students at Santaluces Community High School recently were able to have a special on-campus screening of Oprah Winfrey's latest film, "Selma." Harms emailed Ava DuVernay, the director of the film, and...
  • Restore the protections of the Voting Rights Act

    Restore the protections of the Voting Rights Act
    In his eloquent speech at the 50th anniversary of the march in Selma, Ala., President Obama did more than salute the men and women who braved “billy clubs and the chastening rod; tear gas and the trampling hoof” to demand the right to vote. He...