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Civil Rights Leaders React to Meeting With Obama Today

Civil Rights Leaders React to Meeting With Obama Today

by Brentin Mock on February 18 2014, 6:25PM

Civil rights leaders pick Obama’s brain on wages and criminal justice reform

Topics: Voting Rights, Criminal Justice, Politics

NAACP Comes Out in Support of Bipartisan Marijuana Legislation

NAACP Comes Out in Support of Bipartisan Marijuana Legislation

by Von Diaz on November 11 2013, 1:17PM

Congress is currently considering legislation that would expand protections for states seeking to decriminalize marijuana.

Topics: /NOW

Parting Words From Resigning NAACP President Ben Jealous

Parting Words From Resigning NAACP President Ben Jealous

by Brentin Mock on September 9 2013, 11:28AM

NAACP Legal and Educational Defense Fund also loses civil rights pillar in attorney Debo Adebile, who is now counsel for the U.S. Senate judiciary committee.

Topics: Voting Rights, History, /NOW, Politics

A Tale of Two (or Three) Marches in Washington, D.C.

A Tale of Two (or Three) Marches in Washington, D.C.

by Brentin Mock on August 21 2013, 2:27PM

Sorting out the events honoring the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington

Topics: March on Washington, /NOW, Politics

Activists Rally Around Rosanell Eaton as NC Voter ID Becomes Law

Activists Rally Around Rosanell Eaton as NC Voter ID Becomes Law

by Brentin Mock on August 13 2013, 10:16AM

Yesterday, North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory signed what’s been called the most restrictive voter ID bill in the nation into law.

Topics: /NOW, Politics, Voter Suppression

Reasons to Hope on the Voting Rights Act's 48th Anniversary

Reasons to Hope on the Voting Rights Act’s 48th Anniversary

by Brentin Mock on August 6 2013, 12:25PM

Today marks the 48th anniversary of the signing of the Voting Rights Act into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson, after months of civil rights organizing, sit-ins, bloodshed and deaths compelled the federal government to intervene in the struggle against…

Topics: /NOW, Politics, Voting Rights Act

1 Million People Sign NAACP's Petition for Zimmerman Justice Dept. Charges

1 Million People Sign NAACP’s Petition for Zimmerman Justice Dept. Charges

by Jamilah King on July 17 2013, 10:26AM

Zimmerman’s not out of the woods yet.

Topics: /NOW

NAACP LDF President Gives Blueprint for Voting Rights in Post-Shelby Nation

NAACP LDF President Gives Blueprint for Voting Rights in Post-Shelby Nation

by Brentin Mock on July 9 2013, 8:59AM

Sherrilyn Ifill of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund talks about the future of the Voting Rights Act.

Topics: /NOW, Politics, Voting Rights Act

Environment, Immigration and Gay Groups Pledge Fight for Civil Rights

Environment, Immigration and Gay Groups Pledge Fight for Civil Rights

by Brentin Mock on July 2 2013, 10:17AM

Environmentalists, marriage equality advocates and immigration law reformists pledge to work together for voting rights.

Topics: /NOW, Politics, Voting Rights Act

Supreme Court Guts Voting Rights Act

Supreme Court Guts Voting Rights Act

by Brentin Mock on June 25 2013, 10:30AM

The Supreme Court says this is the end of Section Five of the Voting Rights Act. Now what?

Topics: Voting Rights, /NOW, Politics

North Carolina Republican Lawmaker Likens Civil Rights Protesters to 'Crazies'

North Carolina Republican Lawmaker Likens Civil Rights Protesters to ‘Crazies’

by Brentin Mock on June 4 2013, 11:02AM

Over 300 arrested in five weeks of civil rights protests in North Carolina.

Topics: /NOW, Politics

NAACP Checks Iowa on Felony Disenfranchisement Credit Check Rule

by Brentin Mock on January 3 2013, 2:15PM

NAACP scores voting rights victory, but Iowa stands its ground on refusing automatic voting rights restoration for ex-felons.

Topics: Voting Rights, /NOW, Politics

Ben Jealous to Donate Part of $100,000 Puffin/Nation Prize to Troy Davis' Nephew

Ben Jealous to Donate Part of $100,000 Puffin/Nation Prize to Troy Davis’ Nephew

by Jorge Rivas on December 4 2012, 5:12PM

The Puffin/Nation Prize for Creative Citizenship goes to individuals who have “challenged the status quo through distinctive, courageous, imaginative, and socially responsible work of significance.”

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Black People Voted on Election Day, Too, By the Way

by Dom Apollon on November 20 2012, 10:44AM

An NAACP poll points to interesting trends: widespread support for marriage equality and the DREAM Act; shaky support for Democrats beyond Barack Obama.

Topics: Election Returns, /NOW, Politics

Colorlines.com Readers Caption Pictures of Romney Getting Shade at NAACP Meeting

by Jorge Rivas on July 13 2012, 3:59PM

Winning comments from you.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW, Politics

Mitt Romney On NAACP Booing: If They Want 'More Free Stuff' They Should Vote For Obama

Mitt Romney On NAACP Booing: If They Want ‘More Free Stuff’ They Should Vote For Obama

by Jorge Rivas on July 12 2012, 10:58AM

On Wednesday night, MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow reported that Mitt Romney responded to being booed at the NAACP by taking a punch at the mostly black audience and saying if they want more free stuff from the government to vote for President Obama.

Topics: /NOW, Politics

Romney Allegedly Bussed in 200 Supporters to NAACP to Cheer for Him

Romney Allegedly Bussed in 200 Supporters to NAACP to Cheer for Him

by Jorge Rivas on July 11 2012, 4:23PM

The people you heard cheering for Mitt Romney at the NAACP meeting Wednesday were not all NAACP members.

Topics: /NOW, Politics

The Faces (and Reactions) in the Audience as Mitt Romney Delivered NAACP Speech

The Faces (and Reactions) in the Audience as Mitt Romney Delivered NAACP Speech

by Jorge Rivas on July 11 2012, 2:31PM

The face reactions of the audience at the NAACP meeting as Mitt Romney delivered his speech.

Topics: /NOW, Politics

Watch Mitt Romney Get Booed at NAACP Over Obamacare Comments

Watch Mitt Romney Get Booed at NAACP Over Obamacare Comments

by Jorge Rivas on July 11 2012, 11:29AM

Watch Mitt Romney Get Booed at NAACP Over Obamacare Comments.

Topics: /NOW, Politics

Romney's Campaign Acknowledges Attracting Black Voters is a Long Shot

Romney’s Campaign Acknowledges Attracting Black Voters is a Long Shot

by Jorge Rivas on July 11 2012, 11:23AM

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney will tell black voters Wednesday that backing him over the Democratic incumbent, who won their overwhelming support in 2008, is in the best interest of their families.

Topics: /NOW, Politics

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