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Civil rights hero dies in Mass.

Lillian Bonner Sutson, a little-known civil rights activist whose attempts to register as a voter in South Carolina set a precedent in the fight against segregation and voting discrimination in the South, has died in Massachusetts, her family announced Wednesday. Full story

Weight Discrimination May Lead to More Weight Gain

Discriminating against people because of their weight may only increase their likelihood of gaining more weight, new study shows. Full story

Obama to continue voting rights efforts, activists say

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama pledged on Monday to continue to fight racial discrimination at the ballot box despite a legal setback at the Supreme Court, civil rights activists said after a meeting with him at the White House. Full story

Eric Holder taking Texas to court for voter ID law

   Attorney General Eric Holder has said he will take Texas to court for a strict voter ID law that was implemented after the Supreme Court struck down key parts of the Voting Rights Act. Co-Director of The Advancement Project Judith Browne Dianis and Matthew Miller, former aide to Eric Holder, join Ar

What the Zimmerman verdict can teach us about voting rights in Texas

   Dean of Howard University School of Divinity Dr. Alton Pollard, The Nation’s Richard Kim and Ari Berman, Rebecca Sinderbrand from Politico, and the ACLU's Voting Rights Project Director Dale Ho join Melissa Harris-Perry to talk about the recent comments from Juror B29 in the George Zimmerman trial a

Complaint: Student suspended from PCC for asking for English-only

TUCSON - A nursing student at Pima Community College is claiming she was suspended and called a bigot by school officials.  Full story

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French watchdog probes Abercrombie for discrimination

Puerto Rico police department hit with new civil rights lawsuit

Conservatives prepare to finish off Voting Rights Act

John Lewis: ‘Who will do what is right’ to fix Voting Rights Act?

Justice Dept. to shift resources to voting discrimination cases

Deaf NY Starbucks patrons sue, say they're mocked

Target memo: Not all Hispanic employees eat tacos or wear sombreros

Sec. 3: The secret weapon for protecting minority voters?

New studies show minority voters waited longer

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  Holder cites evidence of racism in challenge to Texas redistricting

Ryan Haygood of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund talks with Ezra Klein about Attorney General Eric Holder using what remains of the Voting Rights Act to put Texas back under federal oversight to ensure fairness in their elections.

  Eric Holder to go after Texas on voting rights

Chris Hayes talks about Eric Holder's announcement with Texas Congressman Marc Veasey and Julie Fernandes.

  Attorney General Holder challenges Voting Rights Act

Judith Browne Dianis of the Advancement Project and Dallas Morning News’ Wayne Slater join Hardball host Chris Matthews with more on Attorney General Eric Holder’s decision to ask a Federal court in San Antonio to require state approval before putting new voter ID laws in place.

  PoliticsNation welcomes royal baby

Rev. Al Sharpton shares his good wishes for the U.K.’s new prince.

  Congress tries to fix the Voting Rights Act

Both houses of Congress held hearings to begin figuring out how, if at all, to update the Voting Rights Act formula to determine which states need federal preclearance before changing their voting laws. Director of the Political Participation Group for the NAACP Legal Defense Fund Ryan Haygood joins

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