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‘A moral obligation’: Black ministers are leading rallies for voting rights just as they did during the civil rights era

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The Rev. Jesse Jackson marched alongside the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and other Black faith leaders in Selma, Alabama, in 1965 in a push for voting rights that had been largely galvanized by the Black church. Ja...

‘Big, big shifts’: How Biden’s civil rights pros have reoriented the Justice Department

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The Justice Department's Civil Rights Division has launched several major investigations under President Joe Biden, an aggressive start after years of neglect during the Trump-era. In the early months of the admini...

‘Dripping in the blood of Jim Crow’: Voting rights groups say GOP-backed bills in Georgia target Black voters

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Atlanta Voting rights groups led bus tours, knocked on 1 million doors and gave out food at community events to achieve an unprecedented Black voter turnout in Georgia. The organizations have been credited with helpi...

‘History will be watching what happens tomorrow’: King family demands Senate pass voting rights legislation

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The family of Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday demanded the Senate pass voting rights legislation and said lawmakers who truly honor the late civil rights leader's legacy must stand on the right side of history. "No...

‘I’m past angry’: Police shooting victims’ families, civil rights leaders condemn failed police reform talks

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Bridgett Floyd said she could barely find the words to describe her disappointment in lawmakers for failing to pass sweeping police reform legislation that bears her brother George Floyd's name. "I'm past upset, I'...

‘It’s a real stab in the heart’: Native American tribe’s eviction plan raises civil rights concerns

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Robert Rabang Sr. has been a member of the Nooksack Tribe in Washington State for almost 40 years -- but about six years ago he was told he would be evicted from his home on tribal-managed land. What hurt the 77-yea...

‘No chance’ Democrats’ voting rights bill passes Senate: Axios’ Swan

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WIDESPREAD SUPPORT FOR VOTER ID AND MAKING EARLY VOTING EASIER: NATIONAL POLL JONATHAN SWAN: There’s no chance that this bill gets the votes. And we don’t see any path for the type of sweeping federal voting rights r...

‘No need for preachers,’ Chinese leader Xi Jinping tells UN human rights chief

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Chinese President Xi Jinping defended his country's human rights record on Wednesday, telling a visiting UN official there is "no need for 'preachers' to boss around other countries." Xi's remarks, made in a video c...

‘Outrageous’ to see Biden targeting gun rights as violent crime surges: Lara Trump

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BIDEN TOUTS NEW CRIME PREVENTION STRATEGY FOCUSED ON GUN CONTROL LARA TRUMP: It is a preposterous idea that guns are the problem. Obviously, it is what Joe Biden and his Democratic colleagues have been pushing for th...

‘Special Report’ All-Star Panel on Biden’s voting rights speech

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BRET BAIER: We're going to bring in our panel early tonight. Guy Benson political editor at Townhall.com, hosted The Guy Benson Show on Fox radio. Susan Page, Washington Bureau Chief at USA Today and former Education...

‘Special Report’ All-Star Panel on voting rights bill, midterms

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(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)JOE BIDEN, (D) PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES: This new sinister combination of voter suppression and election subversion is un-American.REP. CHIP ROY, (R-TX): This whole idea that they are trying t...

‘The Five’ on Biden’s voting rights speech

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GREG GUTFELD, FOX NEWS HOST: Hi. I'm Greg Gutfeld along with Jesse Watters, Judge Jeanine Pirro, Geraldo Rivera, and she wants to cut COVID from a lady bug, Dana Perino. THE FIVE.(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)JOE BIDEN, PRESIDEN...

‘The government should not be involved.’ John Legend speaks out on abortion rights

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Just over a month after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, musician John Legend is advocating for abortion access and reproductive rights. In an interview with David Axelrod for CNN's "The Axe Files" podcast,...

‘The View’s’ Joy Behar says voting rights are being ‘systematically taken away’ from Black Americans

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Sara Haines admitted to feeling "silly" about being ignorant about the holiday until recent years and said she now felt that Juneteenth was a more important day for all Americans to celebrate than Independence Day. "...

‘This is pretty important, this right to vote’: Democratic Rep. Al Green arrested in protest to protect voting rights in DC

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Democratic Rep. Al Green of Texas was arrested in Washington, DC, on Tuesday while protesting outside the Supreme Court and the US Capitol building in an effort to protect the right to vote, the congressman told CNN...

‘We can begin to heal’: New Orleans school added to U.S. Civil Rights Trail

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They were front-line soldiers of the Civil Rights Movement. Alongside a fourth girl, who was starting at another all-white school in the city on the same day, they would become the first Black students to integrate e...

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