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NBA brings charges against Donald Sterling, set to vote June 3

By BYP @blackyouthproj 9:44 am May 20, 2014 The NBA brought formal charges against Donald Sterling on Monday. The Los Angeles Clippers owner was accused of damaging the league and its teams with his racist comments. A hearing, slated for June 3rd, gives owners the chance to terminate Sterling’s ownership of the team with a […]

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For third time, Senate GOPs block vote equal pay act


By BYP @blackyouthproj 2:11 pm April 10, 2014 For a third time, Senate Republicans blocked a vote that would open debate on the Paycheck Fairness Act. The act would hold employers more accountable for wage discrimination against women. 

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Faculty at Rutgers vote to cancel Condoleezza Rice’s commencement speech

By BYP @blackyouthproj 3:52 pm March 18, 2014 Some members of Rutgers University voted to cancel plans for Condoleezza Rice to speak at the May’s commencement ceremony. Professors at Rutgers-Newark voted to call on the administration to disinvite the former Secretary of State because of her role in the Iraq war.

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Justice Department Files Lawsuit to Block Texas Voter ID Law

The Justice Department has announced its intent to sue the state of Texas over its voter ID law. The lawsuit will contend that the new law is an attempt to deny or restrict the right to vote to minorities.

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Cornel West Talks DOMA and Voting Rights; Says Blacks are Being “Pushed to the Back of the Bus”

On his radio with Tavis Smiley, Cornel West praised the Supreme Court’s ruling striking down DOMA, but also lamented its gutting of the Voting Rights Act. According to West, the black community is suffering from waning visibility

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Supreme Court Throws Out Ruling Blocking Texas Voter ID Law

The Supreme Court has thrown out a lower court’s ruling blocking a Texas voter ID bill and redistricting plans for being discriminatory.

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Republicans Have Already Begun to Take Advantage of Yesterday’s Gutting of Voting Rights Act

Republicans in states across the south wasted no time taking advantage of the Supreme Court ruling that gutted the Voting Rights Act yesterday. The ruling freed 15 historically racist states from needing federal approval before changing election procedures.

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Supreme Court Strikes Down Key Provision of Voting Rights Act

A key provision of the 1965 Voting Rights Act has been struck down by the Supreme Court in a 5-4 decision. The justices have invalidated the requirement that certain states get federal approval before make changes to their voting policies.

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North Carolina Protests Continue Against Republican Agenda to Disenfranchise Black Voters

The Republican-led North Carolina state government is doing its best to ensure that people of color, especially blacks, whose enormous turnout helped President Obama, have limited impact on elections.

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In 2012, Black Voters Surpassed White Turnout for First Time Ever

According to a new analysis, black voters surpassed white voter turnout for the first time ever. In spite of Republican attempts to suppress minority turnout, black voters actually voted at a higher rate than other groups, including whites.

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