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Petition Urges Attorney General Holder To Investigate Georgia Secretary of State

ColorOfChange.org has launched a petition demanding that the Department of Justice intervene to investigate the Georgia Secretary of State’s refusal to process some 40,000 voter registration forms. It is the largest online civil rights organization, […]

WAOK-AM–10/30/2014

File photo of members of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People rallying for the Voting Rights Act. (Photo by NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

Ga. NAACP Launching Voting Rights Campaign

The Georgia State Conference NAACP is launching a campaign to restore sections of the Voting Rights Act that have been struck down by the U.S. Supreme Court.

08/28/2013

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Civil Rights Leader To Discuss Voting Rights In GA

Civil rights leader Joseph Lowery is scheduled to speak in Atlanta during the launch of a nationwide campaign to preserve and expand voting rights.

WAOK-AM–08/14/2013

People wait to enter the U.S. Supreme Court building, on June 24, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Southern Republicans Working To Take Advantage Of Voting Rights Act Ruling

Across the South, Republicans are working to take advantage of a new political landscape after a divided U.S. Supreme Court freed all or part of 15 states, many of them in the old Confederacy, from having to ask Washington’s permission before changing election procedures in jurisdictions with histories of discrimination.

06/26/2013

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Reaction To The Supreme Court Ruling On The Voting Rights Act

ATLANTA (AP/WAOK) – Georgia officials have reacted cautiously to the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling on a key provision of the Voting Rights Act. Georgia has had to get federal approval for election law changes, from […]

WAOK-AM–06/25/2013

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The Sidney Wood Show: Supreme Court Cuts Down Key Part Of The Voting Rights Act

According to CBSNEWS.com: In a five-to-four ruling, the court ruled that Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act is unconstitutional. That section of the landmark 1965 law provides the formula for determining which states must have […]

WAOK-AM–06/25/2013

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Biden: Selma Beatings Shaped Him, Nation

Vice President Joe Biden said nothing shaped his consciousness more than seeing TV footage of voting rights marchers being beaten by state troopers on Selma’s Edmund Pettus Bridge in 1965.

03/03/2013

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The Fate Of The Black Community

On Power Talk with Lorraine Jacques- White we talked about section 5 of the voting rights act and asked if we have come far enough as a whole to do without it? Attorney Robert Patillio came in […]

WAOK-AM–02/28/2013

A Philadelphia voter (Photo by William Thomas Cain/Getty Images)

Opinion: Lacking Government ID Does Not Make You Unworthy Of Voting

There are many Americans who do not have a government issued ID. In our country there is no requirement to carry ID. If you do not have a government ID, that does not make you a criminal. That does not make you unworthy of voting.

07/31/2012

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Lawsuit Challenges New Cities

It took legislators close to 30 years to finally get approval to form a separate city of Sandy Springs in Fulton County, no where near that long for other cities like Johns Creek and Milton […]

WAOK-AM–03/28/2011

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