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Death of the Voting Rights Act has unleashed the locusts

There’s so much to say about the SCOTUS decision today to severely weaken the Voting Rights Act that it’s hard to know where to begin. And rather than try to write some long and winding road of a post that attempts to devour the issue whole, I think it makes more sense to just keep coming back

 
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Today in Black History: Mary McLeod Bethune

Mary McLeod Bethune, educator and civil rights leader, became the first woman to receive a major appointment from the federal government when she was named Director of the Negro Affairs of the National Youth Administration on this date in 1936.   Click Here to purchase your copy of “Mary McLeod Bethune (Journey to Freedom (Child’s

 
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Today in Black History: Joseph Hayne Rainey

June 21Joseph Hayne Rainey, the first Black to be sworn into the U.S. House of Representatives, was born in Georgetown, SC, on this date in 1832. Born into slavery, he was freed in the 1840s when his father purchased the freedom of his entire family. Revels and Rainey were both elected on the Republican ticket. After

 
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