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Troy Davis Will Refuse His Last Meal

This morning, our worst fears came true. Despite widespread doubt, the Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles upheld the decision to execute Troy Davis this Wednesday. Still, Troy has refused to have a “last meal" - he has faith his life will be spared.


Troy Davis Denied Clemency by GA Parole Board

Despite overwhelming evidence pointing to his innocence -- evidence that prompter more than a million Americans to write in support of clemency -- Troy Davis' execution is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Wednesday, September 21. Here's what we're asking you to do.


NAACP Joins Global Green USA in “Green Schools Makeover” Competition

The NAACP has partnered with Global Green USA in its "Green School Makeover" competition. Global Green will award one lucky K-12 school a $65,000 cash prize for an innovative green school project.


MLK’s daughter enters fray of Georgia death penalty case

Rev. Bernice King has sent a letter to the Georgia State Board of Pardons and Paroles dated Saturday requesting clemency for Troy Davis.


Video: A Special Message From Kimberly Davis

Troy Davis' sister delivers a very special video message for NAACP members and supporters the day before Troy's hearing before the Georgia Board of Pardons and Parole.


VIDEO: #TooMuchDoubt: Petition Delivery

Many thanks to the hundreds of thousands of NAACP online activists for making this possible!On September 15th, Georgia State Conference President Edward Dubose led a delegation of representatives of the NAACP and other ally organizations to deliver more than 660,000 petitions in support of Clemency for Troy Davis.


Anderson Cooper 360 on the Troy Davis Case

The CNN correspondent looks into Troy's case, including interviews with jurors and witnesses who have since recanted.


President Obama’s Job Creation Plan: What it Means to African Americans

NAACP Senior Director of Economic Programs Dedrick Muhammad discusses President Obama's jobs creation plan and what it means for the African American community.


The Lessons of September 11

As the smoke cleared and the dust began to settle, our country came together in a remarkable way.


Join the White House on today’s Jobs Update Conference Call

Last night President Obama presented his plan to create jobs and grow our economy during a nationally televised address to both U.S. Houses of Congress. Now it’s your turn to learn more and hear details - join the White House this afternoon as it hosts its Jobs Update conference call.


#TooMuchDoubt: A Campaign to Stop the Execution of Troy Davis

Despite serious doubts as to his guilt and a lack of evidence, Troy Davis will be executed on September 21 if we don't interfere. As a sign of solidarity and a means of increasing awareness, we're encouraging supporters of justice everywhere to make Troy their Facebook pic and/or Twitter avatar through Troy's clemency hearing on September 19.


The President’s Jobs Speech

We are proud that the NAACP has been involved in the discussions and work that laid the groundwork for the historic initiatives announced tonight.


Breaking News: Judge Sets Troy Davis Execution Date for Sep. 21

We’ve just received terrible news: the State of Georgia has set Troy Davis’ execution date for midnight on September 21, just two weeks from today.


Valdosta State University: Back in Session

VSU Press & Publicity Chair, Valencia Williams shares what the VSU NAACP College Chapter has planned for the 2011-2012 School Year.


U.S. Approach to War on Drugs Ignores Dr. King’s Lessons on Justice, Compassion.

After forty years of the war on drugs, America continues to ignore Dr. King’s lessons on justice, compassion and love.


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