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Federal Lawsuit Says Georgia’s SB202 is a Culmination of Concerted Efforts to Suppress the Participation of Black Voters and Other Voters of Color 

The Republican-led Georgia State Legislature passed the anti-democratic SB202 to suppress and obstruct statewide voter turnout and further impede the possibility of increased voting from African Americans and other communities of color, a lawsuit filed yesterday in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia said.  […]

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On Bloody Sunday’s 56-Year Mark, President Biden’s Words Remind Americans That Democracy Needs a Renewed Push for Voting Rights

On the 56-year mark of Alabama’s brutal Bloody Sunday attack on Black communities, their allies and democracy itself, President Joe Biden released recorded remarks this morning calling for Senate passage of the national Lawyers’ Committee-supported For the People Act (H.R. 1) and restoring the Voting Rights Act, now named the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act. President Biden also is expected to sign an executive order to promote voter registration and other measures. […]

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Washington State Senate Passes Bill to Restore Voting Rights to People on Probation and Parole

 Today the Washington State Senate voted to automatically restore voting rights to more than 20,000 people in the state who have past criminal convictions and are on community supervision, the equivalent of parole and probation in Washington. The House passed the same measure last month. The legislation now awaits Governor Jay Inslee’s signature to become law. Washington would become the 20th state to restore voting rights upon release from prison. […]

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‘Twenty Pearls’ AKA Documentary Shows the Vision and Impact of Black College Women

  Executive Producer and Alpha Kappa Alpha member Kimberly Esmond Adams believes anytime is the right time to tell this type of American story. “This story talks about the role that a group of college women, who were still finding their way in the world, yet were intelligent enough to understand that the world was bigger than them and they could do something concrete to make it better for everyone.” […]

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Congress Members Urge Vaccination During Black Press Week

     “Protect your children and your grandchildren, protect those who you come in contact with,” Congressman Clyburn stated during the annual National Newspaper Publishers Association Fund’s (NNPAF) Black Press Week. “Take the shot. It’s safe to do,” the congressman declared during an interview with Real Times Media President and CEO Hiram Jackson. […]