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The Modern Movement for Civil Rights

By Commentaries/Opinions

By Julian Bond

The racial picture in America has improved remarkably in my lifetime, so much so that a black man has been elected and re-elected President of the United States — an unthinkable development just a few years ago.

But paradoxically, Barack Obama’s victory in 2008 convinced many that all racial barriers and restrictions had been vanquished and we had entered racial nirvana across the land.

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The Unfinished March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom

By Commentaries/Opinions

By Greg Kaufmann

“[African-Americans] must march from the rat-infested, overcrowded ghettos to decent, wholesome, unrestricted residential areas disbursed throughout our cities…. They must march from the play areas in crowded and unsafe streets to the newly opened areas in the parks and recreational centers,” said Whitney Young Jr., executive director of the National Urban League.

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Institute of the Black World 21st Century

Institute of The Black World Condemns “Reactionary” Supreme Court Rulings

By Editors' Choice, Press Releases / Statements

The Supreme Court Decisions of the past two days severely narrowing the application of “race” in achieving “diversity” at colleges and universities and the gutting of Section 4 of the historic Voting Rights Act of 1965 mark an intensification of the assault on the unfinished civil rights movement of the 60s under the guise of “race neutral” public policy. While there is no question that Blacks and other minorities have made significant…

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Dr. Ron Daniels to Deliver Keynote at Power Network Conference June 27th

By News & Current Affairs

Dr. Ron Daniels, President of the Institute of the Black World 21st Century, will deliver the opening keynote address at George Fraser’s annual Power Networking Conference to be held this year in Dallas, June 27-29. (http://powernetworkingconference.com/agenda/).

Dr. Daniels’s speech is entitled “Declaration of Intent to Heal Black Families and Communities.” At the closing ceremony of the conference, Dr. Daniels will be presented with the “Living Legend” award.

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If Section 5 Falls: New Voting Implications

By Commentaries/Opinions

As the Supreme Court prepares to release its decision in Shelby County v. Holder, this report analyzes new implications — that have so far gone largely unnoted — if the Court takes the extraordinary step of striking down Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act. This key provision has been crucial to challenging restrictive voting laws proposed by states in recent years.

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National Coalition on Black Civic Participation President Calls Supreme Court Ruling in Shelby County v. Holder “Travesty to Justice”

By News & Current Affairs

Washington, DC – In response to today’s Supreme Court decision in Shelby County v. Holder Melanie L. Campbell, president and CEO of the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation  and convener of Black Women’s Roundtable said, “Today’s decision by the U. S. Supreme Court to invalidate Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act is a travesty to justice for all Americans to have their voting rights protected.

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