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North Carolina board makes measured choices on voting plans
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's Republican-controlled Board of Elections took a measured approach Thursday to settling local quarrels over early voting plans, refusing to expand voting on Sundays this fall but increasing access to the ballot in counties where…
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Rev. Jesse Jackson rips Jeff Sessions, Betsy DeVos
Rev. Jesse Jackson said that President Trump's choice of attorney general, Jeff Sessions, represents "a stab in the heart of our struggle."
810 points by Daily News | Voting Rights Act Jesse Jackson Martin Luther King Jr. Acts of the Apostles
Bloomberg: Anti-Trump movement can learn from the 1960s
Political theater, democracy “in the streets” – it’s supposed to feel like the 1960s again.The high so far was likely the impassioned but mostly orderly march in Washington the day after Donald Trump’s inauguration. Drawing a half-million people, it included a broad range of participants. The low ca...
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Attorney General Sessions and NAACP President Brooks chat by phone
After weeks of being at direct odds, the newly confirmed attorney general of the United States and the president of the NAACP talked by tele...       
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Rev. Jesse Jackson: Sessions is threatening to civil rights
The nomination of U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions, a man once deemed too racially insensitive to be a federal judge, as attorney general of the United States is hurtful and threatening to the cause of civil and human rights. In light of President-elect Donald Trump's campaign promises of mass deportations...
17 points by Chicago Tribune | United States Martin Luther King Jr. Jesse Jackson Voting Rights Act Civil liberties Human rights Democracy Federal Bureau of Investigation
City removes artwork showing Trump slogan and civil rights photo
“Make America Great Again,” the banner reads on top of civil rights protesters during the Bloody Sunday march in Selma, Ala.
1620 points by Daily News | Voting Rights Act Donald Trump Political action committee Selma to Montgomery marches Civil and political rights Civil rights and liberties Political philosophy Ivana Trump
Civil rights groups brace to fight Congress and Trump
Despite dim prospects, civil rights groups urge GOP leaders to bring up voting rights bill       
8 points by USA Today | Law Democracy Civil and political rights Voting Rights Act Supreme Court of the United States Donald Trump Rights Economic social and cultural rights
Lawyer at center of Jeff Sessions racism controversy speaks out
Civil rights attorney Gerry Hebert testified in 1986 that Sessions had repeatedly made racially insensitive remarks in his presence.
829 points by Daily News | Law Voting Rights Act Civil and political rights Democracy Jeff Sessions United States Department of Justice Alabama Fraud
NAACP president: Our mettle is being tested
The key to success in this election: Making a national election feel local, according to NAACP’s Cornell William Brooks.        
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