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When A Black Man Has No Rights

AFRICANGLOBE - “A Black man has no rights which the White man is bound to respect.” — Sup. Ct. C.J. Roger Taney, Dred Scott Decision, 1857. On March 6, 1857, Chief Justice Roger Taney and the Supreme Court put into words what America had been putting into practice for centuries.

Vote to Save Us From a Second Slavery

AFRICANGLOBE - Despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary, do those five Justices deciding to limit our vote believe the hearts and minds of those who think they are inherently superior and covet power have changed to the extent that we no longer need pre-clearance or Justice Department intervention?

Supreme Court Invalidates Key Part of Voting Rights Act

AFRICANGLOBE - The Supreme Court on Tuesday effectively struck down the heart of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 by a 5-to-4 vote, freeing nine states, mostly in the South, to change their election laws without advance federal approval.

Supreme Court Hears Voting Rights Act Challenge: The Legal Fight to...

AFRICANGLOBE - The Voting Rights Act (VRA) signed into law by President Lyndon Johnson in 1965 struck down laws supporting Jim Crow segregation and other measures designed to disenfranchise or disempower Black voters. When Congress enacted the law in 1965, it determined that racial discrimination in voting was prevalent in certain areas of the country, particularly in the South.

Black America Silent While its Voting Rights are Being Threatened

An open letter to African America: In the late '90s, the Internet belched forth a rumor that the Voting Rights Act was soon to expire...

Texas to Challenge 1965 Voting Rights Act in Court

The Voting Rights Act - a cherished safeguard for minority voters since 1965 - has been under siege for two years and this week faces one of its...

Texas GOP: Repeal The Voting Rights Act

The Texas Republican Party has released its official platform for 2012, and the repeal of the landmark Voting Rights Act of 1965 is one...