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Nearly 100 Lowery Institute Change Agents to Pay Tribute to Dr. Joseph Lowery at 96th Birthday Celebration

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Change Agents to Dr. Lowery: We Got Next! Atlanta, GA – As civil rights icon, Dr. Joseph E. Lowery, watched the frightening images of racist protesters marching through Charlottesville, VA with tiki torches, he was reminded of America’s ugly past when he lived with constant bomb threats and was shot at by the Ku Klux […]

President George W. Bush Says Bigotry and White Supremacy is Blasphemy Against the American Creed

DogonVillage.com’s Tribute to Champions of Change at #DNCPhilly Party Celebrating Black Vote

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Video tribute to Champions of Change in the Black community presented at DogonVillage.com’s #DNC Watch Party in Phili. It recognizes civil rights leaders who helped get the Voting Rights Act passed as well as women’s rights leaders, labor union leaders and community organizers who continue to make sure all citizens have a right to vote […]

Dr. Martin Luther King’s Birthday: Is the Drug War the Next Big Civil Rights Issue?

Civil Rights Icon, Dr. Joseph E. Lowery, Will Be Honored During DNC Watch Party Celebrating the Black Vote

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Actress, Vivica A Fox, singer, Howard Hewett and several members of Congress to attend Philadelphia, PA – Organized labor, elected officials and Black leaders from across the country will come together to lift up champions of the Black vote and pay homage to a true icon in the civil rights movement, Rev. Dr. Joseph E […]

National Coalition on Black Civic Participation President Calls Supreme Court Ruling in Shelby County v. Holder “Travesty to Justice”

National Coalition on Black Civic Participation President Calls Supreme Court Ruling in Shelby County v. Holder “Travesty to Justice”

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Washington, DC – In response to today’s Supreme Court decision in Shelby County v. Holder Melanie L. Campbell, president and CEO of the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation and convener of Black Women’s Roundtable said, “Today’s decision by the U. S. Supreme Court to invalidate Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act is a […]

Monday Musings on Racial Gerrymandering under the Voting Rights Act/John Edwards’ Indictment in Federal Court

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By Chuck Hobbs, Esq – RACIAL REDISTRICTING – Pulitzer Prize winning columnist Cynthia Tucker took the unusual step of breaking with her typically progressive orthodoxy in a recent editorial that calls for the end of racial gerrymandering under the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Tucker’s opinion—which I fully share—is that majority-minority districts, originally drawn to […]