January 18, 2019 -
As the state elections board continues to investigate possible absentee ballot fraud in North Carolina's still-uncertified 9th Congressional District race, U.S. House leaders say they're also prepared to take action if necessary.
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January 18, 2019 -
In his Jan. 15 testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee on President Trump's pick of William Barr for U.S. attorney general, NAACP President Derrick Johnson called on members to reject the nominee, saying he lacks "a record of strong commitment to civil rights in which communities of color could place their trust."
January 16, 2019 -
The federal shutdown ordered by President Trump in a bid to get congressional funding for a $5.7 billion wall at the Mexican border is now the longest in U.S. history. With 800,000 workers furloughed or working without pay, and millions of contractors idled, the economic pain is widespread — and disproportionately affects African Americans.
January 11, 2019 -
In Florida, where a new constitutional amendment has restored voting rights to most ex-felons, organizers are planning a voter registration and engagement campaign to reach those with — and without — criminal convictions. Meanwhile, a lawsuit aims to expand voting rights to people with felony records in Kentucky.
December 21, 2018 -
As the election fraud probe in North Carolina's 9th Congressional District grows, Republican leaders claim they sounded the alarm about absentee voting irregularities in 2016. But an internal state report made public this week reveals that two Republicans wrongfully accused an African-American community group of fraud likely committed by a GOP operative at the center of the current investigation.
December 19, 2018 -
As the lame duck governor heads to the U.S. Senate, Florida is losing its only black Supreme Court justice. That’s no accident: A drastic loss in racial diversity on Florida state courts is part of Gov. Scott’s legacy and has led to demands for reforming how judges are chosen.