Voting Rights

On Monday, hundreds of people representing educators, civil rights and voting rights groups, labor, and environmental activists gathered at 30 state capitals across the country to demand change during the "Higher Ground Moral Day of Action" demonstrations.

Douglas was announced as a guest judge on Monday. 'The contestants are a great example of strong women across America and I especially look forward to hearing the platforms that each of them will represent!' she said.

In a historic move, Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe issued an executive order restoring voting rights to more than 200,000 ex-felons who paid their debts to society, are no longer incarcerated, on probation, or on parole. Critics of Gov. McAuliffe claim the move was political and aimed at helping Hillary Clinton win the 2016 presidential election. The Virginia Supreme Court […]

Two federal courts sided with voting rights advocates over Texas and Wisconsin voter ID laws. The rulings will permit residents in those states who don't have proper ID to vote in November.

Watch Roland Martin and the NewsOne Now panel discuss Pres. Obama's commencement speech at Howard University in the video clip above.

Republican lawmakers in Virginia are planning to sue Governor Terry McAuliffe because he overturned a 150-year-old law giving more than 200,000 convicted felons in the state of Virginia the right to vote. Governor McAuliffe says he has the legal and the moral authority to take action and argues that according to the Virginia constitution: “The Governor shall have power to remove […]

Actress/activist Rosario Dawson was among the more than 900 hundred people arrested throughout the week of protests. Most were charged with a misdemeanor, processed, and released on the scene.

The decision was made Monday after Sue Evenwel and Edward Pfenninger argued that only eligible voters should be counted, which can harm large urban communities consisting of non-voters and children, but benefit large districts with conservative and rural voters.

During the interview, Clinton addressed her plans for minority/women-owned businesses, the ongoing fight for voting rights, and a number of other topics important to Black voters.

The state of Maryland might restore the voting rights of over 40,000 former offenders with felony convictions if a piece of vetoed legislation is successfully overridden. Gov. Larry Hogan shot down the legislation last year, but a strong push from Democrat leadership is aimed to turn the tides. The Huffington Post writes: Over 40,000 people […]

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin will prevent the restoration of voting rights for individuals who were convicted of non-violent crimes in the state of Kentucky by executive order.

The Greater Birmingham Ministries and the Alabama NAACP on Wednesday filed a federal lawsuit against the city of Alabama, alleging that officials violated the Constitution and the Voting Rights Act when they enacted a strict Voter ID law.