In primary elections that have taken place in Kentucky and in Georgia there has already been scenarios of voter suppression. Since Shelby v. Hunter took away many of the protections of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, voter suppression has been at an all time high. Read more here about how November elections may lead to one of the worst cases of voter suppression yet.
I am a big NBA fan. This article is not about basketball, but about Udonis Haslem’s and this country’s reality. “I’m no doctor, or no politician, or no public health expert. But I know one thing, man. We all got a responsibility to those kids.”
— Read on www.theplayerstribune.com/en-us/articles/udonis-haslem-nba-covid-the-real-miami
This article argues for a constitutional amendment that would guarantee the right to vote. It highlights the recent gains in rights of restoration work as examples for the need for uniform standards.
January 1st is a significant day in civil rights history. On January 1, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation which proclaimed that “all persons held as slaves … are, and henceforward shall be free.” It is said that slaves in the confederate states watched all night on December 31, 1862, to see what freedom looked like on January 1st. Accordingly, 157 years later, in the African American culture, we continue to attend watch night services on New Year’s Eve. Maybe in 2020, we can truly see what freedom looks like. #freedom #watchnight #vote
Our country is facing a toxic combination of guns and hate.
Civil rights museums to visit in Alabama are discussed here: Venture Bound: Alabama museums detail civil rights movement