August 6, 2013 -
The U.S. Supreme Court decision gutting the Voting Rights Act was a serious blow to racial justice, but Americans are rallying to protect civil rights from attack and keeping the spirit of the landmark law alive.
July 26, 2013 -
The U.S. Supreme Court may have struck down one provision of the Voting Rights Act, but the Department of Justice is turning to another to sue Texas over its discriminatory redistricting law.
July 18, 2013 -
Had the issue of race been allowed in the state trial of George Zimmerman for the killing of Trayvon Martin, the federal government would have a hard time bringing federal charges -- and maybe no case at all.
September 12, 2012 -
Florida, North Carolina, Texas and Virginia are among the states that could do a better job of protecting voters from "bullies at the ballot box," according to a new report from voting rights watchdogs.
April 20, 2012 -
Colorlines takes the numbers from the new Facing South/Institute for Southern Studies report on the BP spill's aftermath and transforms them into an infographic showing the disaster's impacts.