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OPINION - In theory, the ratification of the Fifteenth Amendment to the Constitution February 3, 1870 gave black men the right to vote and black women achieved the same when the Nineteenth Amendment was ratified August 18, 1920.
Reality has been something else. Something tragic...

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theGRIO REPORT - Addressing the 103rd NAACP Convention in Houston, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder likened new voter ID laws to poll taxes...

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