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Voter Suppression Tactics and Long Lines Fail to Quell Resolve of Black Voters
October 29, 2020
“Indiana has some incredibly restrictive voter laws, and currently we only have one early voting site in all of Indianapolis,” stated Robert Shegog, CEO at the Indianapolis Recorder Newspaper and Indiana Minority Business Magazine. “A few more will open Oct. 24, but significantly more are needed given the size of the city. However, it is very refreshing to see so many people voting early. This has been a trend in Indianapolis for over ten years now, and the numbers keep increasing,” Shegog noted. ... read more »
Congresswoman Bass Talks Voter Safety in Virtual Town Hall
October 29, 2020
Everything you need to know about casting your ballot for the 2020 election. ... read more »
Republican Connected Tech Firm Targeted Black Voters on Facebook for “Deterrence”
October 7, 2020
A database built by Cambridge Analytica, the Republican-aligned firm that shut down over allegations of improper use of Facebook data, targeted Black voters for “Deterrence” in profiles prepared for Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign according to reporting by Great Britain’s Channel 4 News. ... read more »
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Trump Administration Ramps Up Efforts to Dismantle Post Office
August 21, 2020
“They have withheld that money. They have broken the law,” Congressional Black Caucus Chair Karen Bass told BlackPressUSA during a livestream interview last month. Other Democratic lawmakers, including Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), Rep. Bobby Scott (D-Va.), and Rep. Hank Johnson (D-Ga.), also told BlackPressUSA that the president is trying to dismantle the postal service. ... read more »
House Passes Voting Rights Measure to Restore Portions of Law Gutted in 2015
December 12, 2019
The bill would require all states to get federal approval for election changes known to disproportionately affect voters of color. ... read more »
‘Suppressed: The Fight to Vote’ Premieres at FAME
October 10, 2019
The Brave New Films documentary, which made its Los Angeles premiere at First AME Church of Los Angeles on Oct. 3, provides a stark review of voter suppression and disenfranchisement tactics used in Georgia’s 2018 election. ... read more »
FAME Premieres Voter Suppression Documentary
September 25, 2019
  “Suppressed: The Fight To Vote,” a documentary about the 2018 midterm elections in Georgia, will make its West Coast premiere on Thursday, Oct. 3, at 6 p.m., ... read more »
Facebook Releases Results from Civil Rights Audit
January 24, 2019
Facebook users will now be privy to updated reports on the company’s civil rights audit, started last year in response to criticisms from various civil rights groups about its operations. The new report came about six months after the audit began, and officials said they will continue to provide updates until the audit is complete. So far, the report has shown progress in a variety of areas including voting rights, diversity and inclusion, content moderation and privacy. ... read more »
Abrams Confirms That She Will Run Again
December 27, 2018
After stating last week that she was simply considering all options as to whether to run for a political seat, Stacey Abrams has finally confirmed that she will, Fortune reports. ... read more »
Jackson Speaks on Voters’ Rights, Employment Equality 
August 31, 2017
Recently, the Los Angeles Sentinel had an opportunity to speak with the legendary civil rights activist and politician regarding current events in Charlottesville, voter rights, voter suppression, and today’s tech industry. ... read more »
Rev. Jackson Talks About Voter Suppression, Trump Victory and Moving Forward 
December 14, 2016
“We have to keep going,” said Reverend Jesse Jackson to all those anxious about the coming Donald Trump era in the United States. ... read more »
Why We Must Continue to Fight Efforts to Suppress Black Votes
October 27, 2016
The ultimate antidote to Black voter suppression is to ensure a massive Black voter turnout across the nation ... read more »
Federal Courts Blunt Voter Suppression Efforts in Five States
September 14, 2016
In the span of thirty days, federal judges have scuttled voter suppression laws in several states, giving voting rights advocates a few, much-needed victories ... read more »
Why Aren’t We Discussing Voter Suppression During an Election Year?
March 2, 2016
Bill Fletcher says that time and again throughout the history of the United States if the ruling elite wants to push through a nefarious measure, they first implement it in communities of color. ... read more »
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