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Black History Moment: North Carolina voter ID law

Black History Moment: North Carolina voter ID law

Yesterday, we took a look at the Shelby County v. Holder (2013) decision, which weakened the 1965 Voting Rights Act’s (VRA) ability to provide federal oversight over changes made to state and local election laws. With that decision, two key realities emerged: 1) State and local governments, especially those with a history of enacting racially…

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Making the case for the census (Article: “100 years ago, Congress threw out results of the census”)

Making the case for the census (Article: “100 years ago, Congress threw out results of the census”)

As you’re reading this email, you’re likely aware of the upcoming nationwide census (population count).  That being said, the below article makes the case for the Constitutionally required census that takes place once every ten years: 100 years ago, Congress threw out results of the census https://theconversation.com/100-years-ago-congress-threw-out-results-of-the-census-129954 This year is also a census year.  In…

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Black History Moment: The Reconstruction Act of 1867

Black History Moment: The Reconstruction Act of 1867

Yesterday, we acknowledged the 150th anniversary of ratification of the 15th Amendment of the US Constitution, and the first black man to vote after its ratification.  What were the precursor events/moments in time that led to that amendment’s eventual passage and ratification?   Today’s black history moment is a brief look into one of those moments:…

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