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  • Discussion on AfricanAmerican Voters and the Midterm Elections
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    African-American Voters and the Midterm Elections

    Representatives Xavier Becerra (D-CA) and John Lewis (D-GA) joined legal advocates to examine the impact of voting and the state of Black America ahead of the 2014 midterm elections. They also…

  • Civil Rights Groups Conference Call
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    Civil Rights Groups Conference Call

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    Black national civil and human rights organization leaders held a media teleconference to discuss the escalating tensions in Ferguson, Missouri, after the killing by a police officer on…

  • Race and the Criminal Justice System
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    Race and the Criminal Justice System

    Attorneys and legal experts talked about racial disparities in the charging and sentencing of minority defendants. Among the topics they addressed were New York City’s “stop and frisk” policies, the…

  • Redeem the Dream Summit Part 2
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    Redeem the Dream Summit, Part 2

    Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter and the parents of Trayvon Martin talked about the status of civil rights and urged people to actively participate. A film montage of current and historic…

  • Forum Celebrates Women in the Civil Rights Movement
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    Women in the Civil Rights Movement

    Women civil rights leaders honored attorney Barbara Arnwine for her achievements in racial justice and civil rights. Then they discussed the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington and current issues,…

  • AfricanAmerican Political Power
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    African-American Political Power

    Activists talked about their concerns and recommendations for the 2012 elections. Topics included political power, voting laws, redistricting, and past elections. This program was part of…

  • AfricanAmerican Voters and 2010 Midterm Elections
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    African-American Voters and 2010 Midterm Elections

    Panelists talked about African-American participation in the 2010 midterm elections, challenges facing black voters, and the potential impact of the African-American vote both nationally…

  • National Urban League Conference Panel Discussion
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    National Urban League Conference, Panel Discussion

    Participants spoke about the state of the black community in American cities. Among the topics they addressed were the legacy of the civil right movement, challenges facing the urban poor,…

  • Voting Rights Act
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    Voting Rights Act

    Participants talked about the history and legacy of the 1964 Voting Rights Act, race relations in the U.S., the impact of the act on voter participation and political activism, the pace of…

  • Blacks and the 2004 Election
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    Blacks and the 2004 Election

    Black leaders and representatives of get-out-the-vote organizations discussed black voters and the 2004 election. Topics included the increased number of young voters, possible disenfranchisement…

  • Voter Unity Campaign Launch
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    Voter Unity Campaign Launch

    Officials held a news conference to talk about the Unity '04 Campaign. The campaign was designed to be a voter registration, voter education, and get out the vote effort. After the news…

  • AfricanAmerican Voter Participation
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    African-American Voter Participation

    Participants talked about levels of voter turn out in the 2002 midterm elections among the African-American community and the impact that black votes had on election results. They also…

  • Voting Rights Lawsuit
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    Voting Rights Lawsuit

    Officials announced that they were filing a lawsuit citing massive voter disenfranchisement of African-American and Haitian-American voters. Following their remarks they answered questions…

  • Voting Problems in Florida
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    Voting Problems in Florida

    Mr. Mfume and other officials heard complaints from residents about charges of fraud and voter intimidation in the presidential election in Florida. At issue was treatment of…