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The Voting Rights Act at 50: New Study Released on Race and Voting

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By Diamond 10:57 am March 4, 2015 A new study from the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, 50 Years of the Voting Rights Act: The State of Race in Politics, looks at the impact of race in voting since the passage of the Voting Rights Act. From the Joint Center: Key findings: The black/white racial […]

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Study: when shown photos of black voters, whites have greater support for voter ID laws

By BYP @blackyouthproj 3:00 pm October 15, 2014 According to a study released by the University of Delaware’s Center for Political Communication, white people’s perception of voter ID laws change after being show photos of blacks at the polls. And it isn’t for the better. 

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Video: anchor who quit live on-air explains reason behind ‘F*** It’ exit

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By BYP @blackyouthproj 12:56 pm September 23, 2014 A local news anchor whose unconventional way of leaving her job went viral has come forward, explaining why she quit. Charlo Greene, a reporter for Anchorage, Alaska’s KTVA, announced on air that she would be leaving her job to focus on marijuana legalization in the state.

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Why Latino youth are unimpressed with voting

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By BYP @blackyouthproj 11:06 am March 31, 2014 Organizers across the country are having a tough time getting Latinos of voting age to register. It’s a growing trend among young voters who just don’t see the point in signing up. 

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Attorney General Eric Holder: ‘restore voting rights to former felons’

By BYP @blackyouthproj 3:27 pm February 11, 2014 During his speech at Georgetown University Law Center, Attorney General Eric Holder announced that people with past felony convictions should have their voting rights restored. Currently the majority of ex-felons do not have the right to vote, despite serving time for crimes committed in the past. 

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Rep. Hank Johnson: Clarence Thomas is Worse Than NSA Leaker Eric Snowden for Gutting VRA

Rep. Hank Johnson (D-GA) slammed Clarence Thomas in a recent interview, admonishing him for voting to essentially gut the Voting Rights Act. According to Johnson, Thomas’ horrific vote ranks below the actions of Eric Snowden, the NSA contractor wanted by the government for leaking classified information about U.S. surveillance programs.

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VA Gov. Bob McDonnell Commits to Expediting Restoration of Voting Rights for Non-Violent Felons

Virginia’s Republican Governor Bob McDonnell raised eyebrows recently, announcing that he will do the right thing and make it easier for non-violent offenders to have their voting rights reinstated.

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1965 Voting Rights Act Being Challenged in Supreme Court

The Supreme Court’s conservative justices have expressed skepticism regarding a key element of the 1965 Voting Rights Act, specifically a provision that forces states with a history of discrimination to have changes to their election process approved. Seriously?

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VIDEO: PA Voting Machine Turns Vote For Obama Into One For Romney

According to MSNBC, a voting machine has been taken out of service after being captured on video changing a vote for President Obama into one for Mitt Romney. What does this look like to you? Is this a coincidence? An accident? Or something else?

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Dissing the Franchise

By Summer M. 9:23 am November 5, 2012 For weeks I’ve gone back and forth about whether or not to say what I’m about to. There are several reasons for this. First, I didn’t want to be repetitive, and what I’m going to say is in some ways an updated version of a couple of […]

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