Mizzou Names New President


After months of unrest, student protests, and a presidential resignation, The University of Missouri has appointed Michael Middleton as the interim president of the university. Middleton is no stranger to the university or the fight for Civil Rights. In 1968, Middleton became the third black student to graduate from the University’s law school. Shortly after graduation. Middleton started his legal career in the Civil Rights Division of the Justice Department. His professional and personal experiences may be just what the University needs.

Voting Rights Act Could be Revived in Time for 2016 Elections

House Democrats are campaigning for changes to the Voting Rights Act to ensure that every eligible American has access to a ballot. These changes would re-implement a “pre-clearance” protocol for elections in states that have over 15 voting rights violations. To date, no Republicans have signed on to the bill but House Democrats are campaigning for Republicans to hold a hearing or vote on the bill. Without these changes or others like it, many Americans could be shutout from the ballot.