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Judge hears final arguments in NC voter ID trial Special

Winston Salem - NAACP attorney Penda Hair said North Carolina's voter ID requirement and reasonable impediment declaration "induce fear" in minority voters, but Defense attorney Thomas Farr dismissed her remarks as "hypothetical opinions" during closing arguments Monday.

Homeless voters get a voice in NC voter ID trial Special

Winston Salem - Richard Hoard calls them "our neighbors." Michelle Kennedy calls them "our guests." In their testimony Wednesday, Hoard and Kennedy introduced a new set of plaintiffs to the voter ID trial in North Carolina: the homeless.

Voter ID goes on trial in North Carolina Special

Winston Salem - The state of North Carolina "has engaged in a game of whack-a-mole with one of our fundamental rights," NAACP attorney Michael Glick told a federal court in Winston-Salem this morning.

20 years after KKK torched it, SC black church burns again

Greeleyville - Just hours before a South Carolina AME church was gutted by fire on Tuesday night, the NAACP issued a series of tweets calling for "black churches to take necessary precautions" and promoting the #WhoIsBurningBlackChurches hashtag.

'Black' NAACP leader turns out to be white woman

Spokane - The leader of an NAACP chapter, recently the target of racial threats, has been "outed" as a white woman by her parents, who said she was deceiving people.

Op-Ed: Teacher tells students to prove they're Christians

Dublin - A Georgia middle school teacher actually told her students that "Obama is not a Christian, and if their parents voted for him, then their parents are not Christians either." Then, she challenged the kids to prove their Christianity.

University of Oklahoma frat shuttered after racist video surfaces

After a racist video chant aired online the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity at the University of Oklahoma is being shuttered and members of the fraternity will be suspended.

New NC voting law challenged in court Special

Winston-salem - The legal battle over North Carolina's controversial Voter Information Verification Act (VIVA) escalated Monday as lawyers, civil rights advocates and witnesses gathered in a federal courtroom in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Lawmakers battle subpoenas in North Carolina VIVA lawsuit Special

Winston Salem - The legal battle over North Carolina's controversial Voter Information Verification Act (VIVA) resumed today as lawyers for the plaintiffs and the defense appeared before Judge Thomas D. Schroeder at 9:30 a.m.

Lawyers clash over electronic documents in NC voter ID lawsuit Special

Winston Salem - Lawyers representing the state of North Carolina, Governor Pat McCrory and other defendants were accused of holding back crucial electronic documents in a hearing last Friday as lawsuits seeking to overturn North Carolina's new voting law move forward.

Actors Kevin Hart, Forest Whitaker are big winners at NAACP awards

Comedian and actor Kevin Hart won the coveted Entertainer of the Year at the NAACP Image Awards on Saturday, while Oscar-winning actor Forest Whitaker was honored with awards for both his c...

Subpoena question unresolved in NC Voter ID case Special

Winston Salem - A four-hour hearing on Friday afternoon ended with no ruling on whether 13 North Carolina lawmakers must comply with subpoenas asking them to hand over documents connected to the creation of North Carolina's controversial new voting law.

NAACP introduces 'Trayvon's Law'

The 2012 killing of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin has led to various rallies, boycotts, and even songs. Now, the NAACP is leading the way in an effort to force legal changes across the United States in an attempt to prevent another similar situation.

Op-Ed: How e-petitions let us voice our opinions to world leaders

The Internet is now in virtually every home, and our leaders claim they are anxious to hear our voices. This is what some people have been telling them lately.

GOP lawmaker: Ban welfare recipients from playing lottery

Raleigh - North Carolina Republican lawmakers have drafted legislation to ban welfare recipients from buying lottery tickets in the state.

Is Mayor Bloomberg’s supersized soda ban racist?

New York - New York City's move to ban large, sugary drinks "discriminates against citizens and small-business owners in African-American and Hispanic communities" critics said in court on Wednesday.

Radio host off air for Obama 'pimp walking prez' Facebook post

Jackson - A popular radio host was suspended Monday for posting a racially charged rant on his Facebook page, blasting President Barack Obama and his supporters.

NAACP to Billy Graham's son: 'We believe you have gone astray'

Charlotte - At a news conference representing thousands of churches in North Carolina, the president of the NC NAACP accused the son of evangelist Rev. Billy Graham of misusing his father's name and reputation for his own political gain.

NAACP official: Obama campaign threatened me over lack of support

Chicago - The leader of an Ilinois branch of the NAACP has accused the Obama campaign of threatening him for criticizing the President and choosing not to endorse him.

Romney flew in black supporters to cheer him at NAACP speech

Hilary Shelton, who heads the Washington D.C.chapter of the NAACP, told Ed Shultz on the Ed Show Wednesday night that GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney flew in black supporters to applaud his speech at the NAACP annual convention.

Mitt Romney booed at NAACP convention (Video)

Houston - Presumed Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney was loudly booed at a Texas conference of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) on Wednesday.

Pennsylvania high school mentoring program resorts to segregation

Lancaster - A Pennsylvania high school has instituted a new mentoring program for students that began with dividing the homeroom classes by race, gender and language skills, stirring a controversial debate on the historical significance of segregation in schools.

Black Conservatives defend Tea Party

Almost a month after the NAACP passed a resolution against elements of racism in the Tea Party, black conservative leaders in the U.S. have come together in defense of the grassroots movement.

Op-Ed: The Truth About Shirley Sherrod, Big Government and the NAACP

Was Shirley Sherrod's video clip an indication of racism within the federal government? Hardly, if you learn the whole story. Big Government and the NAACP got it wrong.

NAACP threatens to tag Tea Party as 'racist'

It is reported that the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People will adopt a resolution to condemn the Tea Party movement for "explicitly racist behavior."

Black Angels over Tuskegee opens off-Broadway Special

New York - During WWII American soldiers went to war and risked it all for our country. But for a special unit of black men, they weren't only battling the enemy abroad; they were fighting for their right to fight. Black Angels Over Tuskegee tells the story.

Whites-only legal notice has Massachusetts residents furious

New Bedford - A law firm ran an ad for a foreclosed property recently that stated "whites only" in the property description which has set off a flurry of protests and complaints from both blacks and whites who were offended by the illegal, racist and discriminatory ad.

Obama effigy set ablaze inside Wisconsin bar Special

Milwaukee - A Wisconsin bartender encouraged by drunken patrons of a Milwaukee Pub and Grill set a statue of President Obama on fire as customers sang, danced, drank and toasted the fiery end of Obama's political policy that the majority of the group disagree with.

Virginia Proclamation Infuriates the NAACP

Virginia Governor Proclaims April Civil War History Month to the outrage of the NAACP and Virginia's Black Caucus members.

Former White House Czar, Jones honored by NAACP

Just six months ago the country was reeling from the comments and actions of Van Jones one of President Obama's czars. Now the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) has decided to honor him for his work.
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On left  a recent image of Spokane  WA NAACP president Rachel Dolezal  and on right  a photo of Dole...
On left, a recent image of Spokane, WA NAACP president Rachel Dolezal, and on right, a photo of Dolezal when she was younger, provided by her parents to 11Alive's Spokane sister station, KREM.
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On left  a recent image of Spokane  WA NAACP president Rachel Dolezal  and on right  a photo of Dole...
On left, a recent image of Spokane, WA NAACP president Rachel Dolezal, and on right, a photo of Dolezal when she was younger, provided by her parents to 11Alive's Spokane sister station, KREM.
With permission from KREM, Spokane / Illustration by Digital Journal

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