Provided By: Alabama News Network The 55th Annual Bridge Crossing Jubilee is underway in Selma. This annual event remembers Bloody Sunday and celebrates civil rights history. Bloody Sunday happened on March 7, 1965. That’s when hundreds of people marched across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma to call for equal voting rights. They were met […]
According to Census Bureau statistics, slightly over 58% of eligible voters in Americans cast their vote in the 2016 Election. I hope you would agree we can do much better than that. If you know someone is not registered, please help them get registered. You can even register online in some states. Visit VOTE411.org for […]
In this edition of GRIFF’s Prayer, GRIFF talks about the experience he had when he went out to go vote early last Saturday. He walked up to the park where the voting took place, and saw a whole bunch of people, tons of cars, police and news crews. He immediately didn’t feel like voting, but […]
Despite the Obama administration’s mission to alleviate the health insurance market through the Affordable Care Act, also known as “Obamacare,” healthcare rates may rise up to nearly 35 percent in some parts of the U.S. for 2017.
GOP lawmakers in Virginia are trying to reverse Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s executive order to restore the voting rights of more than 200,000 individuals who were formerly incarcerated. Republicans filed a complaint with the Supreme Court of Virginia complaining Gov. McAuliffe overstepped his authority last month when he restored felons’ voting rights. They have also accused McAuliffe of rushing […]
After The New York City Board of Elections removed more than 125,000 Democratic voters from the rolls during one of the most important presidential primaries this season, officials have pledged a probe, reports The New York Times.
Through civic engagement, Congressman Bishop believes we will be able to "wake up" leaders in our community and get them involved in the challenges we're facing and "the urgency of meeting these challenges."
The Greater Birmingham Ministries and the Alabama NAACP on Wednesday filed a federal lawsuit against the city of Alabama, alleging that officials violated the Constitution and the Voting Rights Act when they enacted a strict Voter ID law.
Today marks the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act and although our country has come a long way, there are still issues
President Obama had a triumph earlier this week when the Senate passed a fast-track bill, allowing him to have authority over negotiating trade deals. Many…
Democratic lawmakers are introducing a new bill that is set to restore the cornerstone of the Voting Rights Act after the Supreme Court gutted the…
Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton on Thursday called for every American to automatically be registered to vote while calling out four potential GOP presidential rivals…