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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.

Black population in U.S. upset over use of word 'negro' in census

Many American blacks were outraged when they opened their 2010 Census booklets and found the term “Negro” as one of their race options.

Op-Ed: Is Rush Limbaugh the Victim of a New McCarthyism?

ESPN announced that Rush Limbaugh's bid for the St. Louis Rams has been dropped by prospective buyers, allegedly over charges of making blatant racist statements which have since been proven to be fabrications. Wasn't it really over his political views?

NAACP To New York Post: Fire Sean Delonas Or We Will Boycott

In the backlash of the controversial cartoon of US President Barack Obama drawn by Sean Delonas of the New York Post, the NAACP has issued an ultimatum with a threat of a boycott.

NAACP Turns 100

Starting out as a meeting of Black intellectuals, White feminists, clergy, and concerned Whites in Niagara, NY, it evolved into a new creation: a civil rights organization. Today the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People turns 100.

Rev. Jeremiah Wright: I'm Descriptive, Not Divisive

At an NAACP dinner, Reverend Jeremiah Wright, the former pastor to Democratic co-frontrunner Senator Barack Obama of Illinois has given an interesting speech in regards to the controversy surrounding him.

Tallahassee Protest March Led By NAACP

The words “We shall overcome” and “No justice, no peace” were shouted early Tuesday through the streets of Tallahassee, Florida. This is a protest to the state government about the death of Martin Lee Anderson who died after guards hit and kicked
 

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