The White House wants the courts to uphold voter ID restrictions in Texas that opponents call discriminatory.
In one now-historic decade, civil rights organizers brilliantly identified the levers of government power they could seize, but most of those levers are out of reach today. How will modern activists achieve change?
The Rev William Barber has hope: "[Republicans] are afraid They know that if we have policy movement along with this kind of moral movement, it will not only energize North Carolina, but it could energize the rest of the South".
He and his supporters may have whitewashed his record, but the Alabama senator’s past statements and actions can be described in a single word: racist.
The senator from Alabama has given his career to the pursuit of racist policies. As enforcer of the federal government’s civil rights laws, he would be in charge of investigating Black Lives Matter.
Millions of people around the world are committed to opposing the Republican's dangerous and divisive agenda. Their work, like the work of the incoming administration, has just begun.
The closures "are a particularly common and pernicious tactic for disenfranchising voters of color," says a report from the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights.
We, the people, have more power than we think. To exercise our power, we must insist that our elected representatives serve us. If they don’t, we need to vote them out as quickly as possible.
For the investigative journalist, the 2000 election was only the beginning, not exactly serving as a safeguard to ensure that similar trouble—and more—won't happen again. Far from it.
This new generation of Jim Crow-style laws is facing federal court challenges, and they are being thrown out or significantly weakened, one by one.