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  • Magic Johnson Grabs Brass Ring Award From Carousel of Hope

    Performances by Josh Groban, Jennifer Hudson and Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds highlighted Barbara Davis' biennual Carousel of Hope ball on Saturday at the Beverly Hilton. But it was a pair of L.A. sports heroes who had the audience on its feet: Kareem...
  • GOP-backed limits on voting lead to spirited backlash from Democrats

    When the Supreme Court threw out part of the Voting Rights Act last year, many predicted it would bolster Republican efforts to tighten voting procedures in advance of this fall's election, particularly in the South. Already, more Americans than ever...
  • Baltimore civil rights leaders call for tougher federal probe of police

    Baltimore civil rights leaders call for tougher federal probe of police
    Although Baltimore's mayor and police commissioner have asked the U.S. Department of Justice to review allegations of brutality in the Police Department, some civic leaders called Thursday for a more far-reaching — and hard-hitting — federal...
  • Supreme Court upholds North Carolina's new limits on voting

    North Carolina can enforce new voting restrictions adopted by the state's Republican leaders and opposed by civil rights advocates, the U.S. Supreme Court said Wednesday. The justices lifted a lower court order by a 7-2 vote. The state can end same-...
  • Supreme Court allows North Carolina voting restrictions to take effect

    Supreme Court allows North Carolina voting restrictions to take effect
    The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday allowed new voting restrictions, considered among the nation's most stringent, to go into effect. The court, with two of the nine justices dissenting, granted a last-minute request by state officials seeking to...
  • Officials erred in reporting voter registration spike in Ferguson

    Officials erred in reporting voter registration spike in Ferguson
    A reported spike in voter registration numbers in Ferguson, Missouri, since the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a white police officer was the result of an error by election officers, state officials said on Wednesday. The St. Louis...
  • Hampton Roads leaders discuss community, law enforcement relations

    Building trust among Hampton Roads law enforcement officials, prosecutors and members of the community is the key to avoiding the race-related tensions seen in Ferguson, Mo., several local leaders said Monday night. About 70 people gathered at Bethel...
  • Hogan, Brown differ in message to black voters

    Hogan, Brown differ in message to black voters
    In deep-blue Maryland, it's the white Republican running for governor who has a direct message for black voters. GOP nominee Larry Hogan has canvassed along inner-city streets and spoken to students at a historically black college in Bowie. He says...
  • Court blocks parts of N.C. law that ended same-day voter registration

    A federal appeals court on Wednesday blocked some provisions of a North Carolina law that bars same-day voter registration, saying it would disproportionately affect minority voters.  In a 2-1 decision, the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that...
  • Supreme Court grants Ohio's request to shorten early-voting period

    The Supreme Court ordered a halt Monday to early voting in Ohio that was scheduled to begin this week, clearing the way for the state to close polls on the Sunday before election day, when African American turnout has been heaviest. The emergency order,...
  • 'Outraged' Local NAACP Demands Meriden Councilman's Resignation After Comparing City To Detroit

    'Outraged' Local NAACP Demands Meriden Councilman's Resignation After Comparing City To Detroit
    MERIDEN - A city councilor finds himself in hot water with the Meriden/Wallingford branch of the NAACP after he unfavorably compared the city to Detroit during a recent meeting. Meriden/Wallingford NAACP President Jason Teal sent out a press release...