voting rights

File photo of the NAACP symbol. (Photo by Michael Smith/Newsmakers)

NC NAACP To Protest Again Monday

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina NAACP plans to risk arrests at the General Assembly with its third consecutive week of protests. What the Rev. William Barber is now calling “Moral Mondays” will continue […]

CBS Charlotte–05/13/2013

File photo of the NAACP symbol. (Photo by Michael Smith/Newsmakers)

Despite Arrests, NC NAACP Says Monday Demonstrations Will Continue

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The leader of the North Carolina chapter of the NAACP says his group will continue its series of weekly protests on Monday at the state legislature. The Rev. William Barber said […]

CBS Charlotte–05/09/2013

File photo of the NAACP symbol. (Photo by Michael Smith/Newsmakers)

NC NAACP To Announce 15-County Campaign At Rally

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina’s top civil rights group is preparing another rally fresh off its most recent round of arrests at the General Assembly. The state chapter of the National Association for the […]

CBS Charlotte–05/07/2013

File photo of the NAACP symbol. (Photo by Michael Smith/Newsmakers)

NAACP Plans New Protest, Arrests At NC Legislature

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Opponents to the vision of progress offered by North Carolina’s Republican leaders say they’re stepping up the nonviolent demonstrations until they’re heard. The NAACP and other activists say they’re ready to […]

CBS Charlotte–05/06/2013


Opinion: Republicans Finally Admitting To Voter Suppression Efforts

It is not news when Republicans try to block access to the ballot box for poor, minority and elderly voters. What is unusual is that Republicans are admitting it.


A woman votes in Florida (Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images)

Opinion: Voter ID: A Good Idea

It has been argued that “granny” might not be able to vote if they make her have a voter ID. But seriously, why all the concern about taking the extra measure of a voter ID to make sure that every vote cast in a United States election is a legally qualified vote, including “granny’s”?


Bolivian Diego Mariaca(R) and his brother Gustavo Mariaca(L) fill out paperwork under the 'Dream Act' (Photo credit: PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/GettyImages)

Opinion: A Step Forward And A Step Back For The American Dream

Yesterday the Obama administration put in place provisions of the DREAM Act that brought many young people out of the shadows to participate in the American Dream. On the same day a judge in Pennsylvania let stand what may be the most egregious attempt at voter suppression in a generation.


House Majority Leader Mike Turzai (credit:

Opinion: Treason In Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Republicans have betrayed their country and devised a scheme to potentially disqualify nearly one tenth of the states’ electorate.


Voting machines in Florida. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Opinion: Disenfranchisement Is The Real Crime

Felony disenfranchisement is nothing more than Republican continuation of Jim Crow voter suppression laws.


Karl Rove (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Opinion: Who Is ALEC?

In right wing politics, ALEC serves as the nexus between corporations and aspiring Republicans always eager to find access to additional campaign cash.





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