Civil Rights

VoteRiders Helps Citizens Get the Voting Identification They Need

 By Rosemary Eng BlackmansStreet.Today A non-profit, non-partisan organization called VoteRiders https://www.voteriders.org works to help people struggling with voter ID issues. VoteRiders leaves the legal and political battles around voting to “partners” such as the ACLU of Arkansas, Black Voters Matter and Florida’s UnidasUS.  Workers with partner groups can contact VoteRiders when they need to help people struggling with understanding and[Read More…]

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New plan to rename Richmond Boulevard in honor of Arthur Ashe

By Jeremy Lazarus Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from the Richmond Free Press (TriceEdneyWire.com) – A new effort is underway to rename Richmond, Virginia’s, Boulevard in honor of  tennis great and native son Arthur Ashe Jr. Boulevard, usually referred to as “the Boulevard” is a historic street near the West End of Richmond. providing access to Byrd Park. Richmond[Read More…]

Deadline is here for public comment on 2020 Census

By Khalil Abdullah Trice Edney News Wire  Before the public comment period on the 2020 Census closes at 11:59 pm today, August 7, civil rights organizations continue to amplify the clarion call to Americans to denounce the inclusion of a “citizenship question” on the final census form – a question as to whether respondents are U.S. citizens. Jeri Green, Senior[Read More…]

Editor named of university press series concerning black men and boys

By Frederick H. Lowe BlackmansStreet.Today   Tommy Curry, professor of philosophy and Africana Studies at Texas A&M University, has been named editor of the first-ever university press book series focused on studies of black and racialized males. Curry, author of The Man-Not: Race, Class, Genre and The Dilemmas of Black Manhood,” has called for creation of an interdisciplinary field of[Read More…]

Black top and mid-level staffers are hard to find among Democratic Senators even in states with large black populations

By Frederick H. Lowe BlackmansStreet.Today U.S. Senators who represent states with significant black populations have people of color in top and mid-level positions but not many African Americans, according to a report by the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, a Washington, D.C. -based non-partisan public policy organization. Of the 147 top-level positions held by Democrats in the U.S.[Read More…]

Juneteenth was celebrated Tuesday

Juneteenth, also known as Juneteenth Independence Day or Freedom Day, is a holiday that commemorates the June 19, 1865, announcement concerning the abolition of slavery in Texas, and more generally the emancipation of enslaved blacks throughout the former Confederacy of the southern United States. By 1860, Texas had 182, 566 slaves or over 30 percent of the state’s total population. [Read More…]

Congressional Black Caucus urges Senate to reject nominee for the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals

  By Frederick H. Lowe The Congressional Black Caucus has mailed letters to the Senate Majority Leader and the Senate Minority Leader, urging the Senate to vote down the nomination of Andrew S. Oldham for judge on the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals because of his history of challenging nonwhites’ access to employment, voting rights, public housing and integrated education.[Read More…]