New Head of Leadership Conference Says Now a 'Bleak Time' for Civil Rights

New Head of Leadership Conference Says Now a 'Bleak Time' for Civil Rights

New America Media, Question & Answer, Khalil Abdullah, Posted: Aug 16, 2017

"Nothing Like a Crisis to Sharpen One's Thinking" -- a profile of new CEO of Leadership Council on Human Rights, Vanita Gupta.
New Jersey Couple Continues Lifetime of Activism in Chinese Community

New Jersey Couple Continues Lifetime of Activism in Chinese Community

Sing Tao Daily, News Feature, Rong Xioqing, Posted: Aug 08, 2017

Their election caps decades of activism that continues to put priority on the local Chinese community over and above party loyalty.
Black Women Vote in Large Numbers Yet Are Underrepresented

Black Women Vote in Large Numbers Yet Are Underrepresented

Louisiana Weekly, News Report, Susan Buchanan, Posted: Jul 26, 2017

America's Black women vote at high rates and are politically active, but remain underrepresented in elected positions relative to their population size.

Ability to Vote Compromised for Thousands Behind Bars in Cook County

Chicago Reporter, News Report, La Risa Lynch, Posted: Jul 10, 2017

Ambiguous state law means the ability of inmates to vote varies widely between jails, disproportionately affecting poor blacks and Latinos awaiting trial.

New ‘Poor People’s’ Leader: Anti-Voter Laws Worse Than Russian Meddling

New America Media, News Analysis, Mary Claire Blakeman, Posted: Jun 12, 2017

Bolstered by new Supreme Court rulings, Rev. William Barber will head the Poor People’s Campaign to fight voter suppression laws and wider poverty issues.
Indiana Election Officials Target Black Voter Registration Drive

Indiana Election Officials Target Black Voter Registration Drive

Ebony, News Report, Posted: Oct 24, 2016

JJust one week ahead of Indiana’s Oct. 11 voter registration deadline, state police issued and executed a search warrant at the Indiana Voter Registration Project’s (IVRP) headquarters. The organization had set out to register Black voters in a state with the worst voter turnout in the country.

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