47 years ago today, President Lyndon Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act, outlawing the discriminatory practices that had led to the widespread disenfranchisement of African Americans. Mark this anniversary by registering to vote—and making sure your friends and family are registered too.
Mitt Romney said this at the NAACP convention today: "If you want a president who will make things better in the African American community, you are looking at him." Really. But he neglected to mention a few important things during his speech to the nation's oldest civil rights organization.Read More
Rep. John Lewis writes, ''I can still vividly recall the march across the Edmund Pettis Bridge in Selma, the sit-ins in Nashville, and the boycotts in Birmingham that were all part of the struggle to end discrimination and racial inequality during the civil rights movement. Thousands of Americans, of all races and backgrounds, came together to make our country a more perfect union. And those efforts culminated in the enactment of the 1964 Civil Rights Act 48 years ago today.''Read More
Anita Foster is a senior at Spelman College (class of 2013), majoring in international affairs. Anita is also Student Government Association president—a well-deserved title, as Anita truly exemplifies a civil servant and global citizen. Anita is highly engaged in the Obama 2012 campaign and has shared her reasons for supporting President Barack Obama.Read More