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Statement by NC NAACP President Rev. Dr. William Barber on American Airline’s Decision to Remove Him from Plane

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Durham, NC – Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II, President of North Carolina State Conference of NAACP Branches and the architect of the nationally acclaimed Moral Monday Movement, is fine. When short report was published this morning that he had been removed from a plane at the Washington, DC Airport last night, Rev. Barber’s friends […]

NAACP Says EPA’s Cross-State Air Pollution Rule Will Improve Health Conditions by Holding Power Plants Accountable

‘Underground’ Premiere Shatters Records as the Most-Watched Program in Nearly 18 Years on WGN America

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Los Angeles, CA – On the heels of rave reviews, the premiere of WGN America’s critically acclaimed hit series “Underground” shattered records as the most-watched program in nearly 18 years on the network, since the Cubs vs. Cardinals game on 9/8/1998 where Mark McGwire famously hit his 62nd home run beating Roger Maris’s single season […]

Unlikely Allies Call for Shifting Spending from Prisons to Schools

Democracy Initiative Endorsing Organizations Celebrate Passage of  Voting Rights Restoration in Maryland

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Washington, DC – Today, the Maryland state Senate successfully overrode Gov. Larry Hogan’s 2015 veto of legislation (SB340 and HB 980) restoring voting rights to more than 40,000 Marylanders with significant majorities in the House of Delegates and Senate. Under the new law, Marylanders with felony convictions will be allowed to vote upon their release. Democracy […]

Inside Ferguson Author Devin S. James Urges Leaders to Acknowledge Systemic Racism and Listen to the Voice of the Community

Former NAACP President and CEO Ben Jealous Endorses Sanders

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Manchester, N.H. – U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders Friday picked up the endorsement of former NAACP President and CEO Ben Jealous. “Bernie Sanders has been principled, courageous and consistent in fighting the evils that Dr. King referred to as the ‘giant triplets’ of racism, militarism and greed,” Jealous said. “Bernie Sanders has the courage to confront […]

Nina Turner: Black support for Hillary is just ‘brand loyalty’

Romney and the NAACP: A Missed Opportunity

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By Raynard Jackson (NNPA Columnist) – As anyone who has followed me knows, I have been extremely critical of President Obama’s non-engagement with the Black community. Obama has deliberately ignored the plight of the Black community while giving preferential treatment to the homosexual and Hispanic communities. But I can’t in good conscious criticize Obama and […]

Obama Campaign Picks Stefanie Brown To Lead Black Voter Outreach

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(by Trymaine Lee, BlackVoices/Huffington Post) – The Obama campaign has hired a longtime NAACP operative to head its African American voter outreach going into the 2012 presidential election. Stefanie Brown, the national field director for the NAACP, will join team Obama’s Operation Vote in February. The program is geared toward outreach to key Democratic constituency […]

Civil Rights?

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By Raynard Jackson – As the two supposed premier civil rights groups gather this week and next for their annual conventions (the N.A.A.C.P and the National Urban League, respectively), I want to challenge their agendas and then pose a few questions for them to answer. When civil rights are discussed in the media, you never […]

NAACP Says EPA’s Cross-State Air Pollution Rule Will Improve Health Conditions by Holding Power Plants Accountable

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Baltimore, MD – Last week the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized rules that will cap toxic emissions from power plants. The Cross-State Air Pollution Rule is designed to limit air pollution that blows across state lines. On Tuesday the NAACP put out a statement lauding the new rule: “The Cross-State Air Pollution Rule will improve […]

NAACP Applauds National Labor Relations Board Ruling

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Washington, DC – The NAACP applauds the National Labor Relations Board for issuing a new rule to protect the rights of workers to vote and eliminate obstacles for employees wishing to form a union in their workplace. “The NAACP is extremely pleased with today’s NLRB rule,” stated NAACP President and CEO Benjamin Todd Jealous. “In […]