The Power and Promise of the Black Vote

In our current political landscape, we are witnessing a pivotal moment in history where the power wielded by Black voters is being increasingly recognized and acknowledged—although not always with positive intentions or to positive ends. It is crucial to lean into this moment ahead of the 2024 election and recognize its implications for democracy and Black social life.

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The Demise of The Voting Rights Act

Last week, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that Section 4(b) of the Voting Rights Act (VRA) was unconstitutional, and did so on the grounds that the increased voter registration, voter turnout and increased minority office-holders make preclearance a hindrance on state sovereignty.

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