Who Wudda Thunk It?

Y’all I know this will shock you as much as it has me, but did you know that right after the Supreme Court ripped a hole in the Voting Rights Act six states immediately put restrictive voter laws designed to target low income voters back on the table? I know! I have never been so surprised in all my life!...more

The 1965 Voting Rights Act: Now In Name Only

I sat in my cubicle Tuesday morning as the history that I took for granted was made unconstitutional, when the Supreme Court struck down part of the Voting Rights Act. At first I thought it was some kind of misunderstanding. It is not easy to be stripped of a fundamental American right. ...more
@Rivkasmom Voter fraud is not rampant. What is rampant are tricks to suppress voter turnout, the ...more

Same-Sex Marriage Victory, Voting Rights Loss: My Roller Coaster

How am I to feel when the Supreme Court decides today that my partner and I could potentially be legally married, but my daughters—both Black—had their future voting rights threatened by the striking down of a key aspect of the 1965 Voting Rights Act yesterday?...more
@Rita Arens  @Nordette Adams In family law, this is the only area in which states can deny the ...more