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Can Escape Clause Save Voting Rights Provision? | Black America Web

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration and civil rights groups are defending a key section of the landmark voting rights law at the Supreme Court by pointing reformed state, county and local governments to an escape hatch from the law’s strictest provision.

The Voting Rights Act effectively attacked persistent discrimination at the polls by keeping close watch, when it comes to holding elections, on those places with a history of preventing minorities from voting. Any changes, from moving a polling place to redrawing electoral districts, can’t take effect without approval from the Justice Department or federal judges in Washington.

via Can Escape Clause Save Voting Rights Provision? | Black America Web.

 

5 Ways to Save the Arts in Education | Essence.com

Education is more than just reading, writing and arithmetic. It can be drawing, painting and sculpting, too. Many of our schools view arts education as secondary, ignoring the benefits of combining smarts with creativity. Research from organizations like the Arts Education Partnership proves that children exposed to the arts do a better job in traditional subjects. 

via 5 Ways to Save the Arts in Education | Essence.com.

 

POTUS Honors MLK on National Day of Service | Essence.com

National Day of  Service | Obama

Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

“Yesterday the First Family kicked off inauguration weekend with a National Day of Service to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by pitching in on improvements at Burrville Elementary school in Washington, DC. As part of their service, the President and First Lady stained a bookcase for students at the school just miles away from the White House.”

via POTUS Honors MLK on National Day of Service | Essence.com.

President Barack Obama’s 2013 Inauguration Speech

President Barack Obama delivered his second inaugural address after being sworn in for his second term as President of the United States.
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2013 United States of America Inauguration Ceremomy

2013 United States of America Inauguration Ceremomy

President Barack H. Obama was sworn in for another term as president. These photos cannot fully express the heartfelt love and reverence of participants and attendees. Congratulations, President Obama.

Inauguration 2013 at US Capitol

Inauguration 2013 at US Capitol