Inmate allegedly tortured in jail is the tip of hate crime iceberg

Rarely do we come across a case that so clearly embodies racial hatred, elements of torture and police misconduct. On May 22, 2010 in an Indiana jail, Tevin Bald says he was a victim of exactly such an incident and the evidence backs him up.

A Death Row Inmate’s Chance To Prove His Innocence

On Wednesday the saga of death row inmate Troy Anthony Davis will begin its last chapter. In an extremely rare ruling last summer, the United States Supreme Court ordered a federal judge in Georgia to grant Troy an evidentiary hearing to prove his innocence.

Stepping Out on Faith: My Blogging While Brown Experience

On June 18 and 19th, I had the privilege of attending the 3rd Annual Blogging While Brown Conference as an NAACP representative.

2010 Region III Civil Rights Advocacy Training Institute

More than 150 key Region III leaders trained in Schaumburg, IL to lead issue organizing campaigns at the 2010 Region III Civil Rights Advocacy Training Institute.

Celebrities Bring AIDS Awareness Message to Washington, DC

BET host Big Tigger held his 9th Annual Celebrity Weekend this past weekend in Washington, D.C. Tigger's weekend focus on raising awareness of HIV and AIDs in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.

NAACP President Visits Gulf Coast

On Monday, June 14 NAACP President & CEO Benjamin Todd Jealous joined Dr. Ernest Johnson, president of the Louisiana state conference, along the Gulf Coast to monitor the environmental and human cost of the devastating BP oil spill.

The Continuing Struggle for Equal Treatment & Justice in Myrtle Beach

Each year, dedicated NAACP staff and volunteers monitor the businesses and the police to ensure that all tourists in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina are treated equally and fairly.

Jail populations shrink but growing problems remain

Last week, federal officials announced a decrease in our nation's jail population for the first time since 1982. This comes at a time when overall crime is down despite this being the worst economic recession in decades.

Michigan Voting File Purge Case Settled

Michigan State Conference NAACP, United States Student Association Foundation, American Civil Liberties Union Fund of Michigan, American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan negotiated a settlement for a complaint against Terry Lynn Land, MI Secretary of State.

NAACP Joins Legal Challenge To Arizona Racial Profiling Law

The NAACP in coalition with other civil rights groups filed a class action lawsuit today challenging Arizona's new law requiring police to demand "papers" from people they stop who they suspect are not authorized to be in the U.S.

Financial reform may do little to squash mortgage scams

While Congress was pushing through the nation’s toughest financial regulatory reform bill in decades last week, nine men were charged with nearly 100 counts of scamming more than $2 million from up-front fees charged to families across the nation.

Texas Textbook Standards Threaten to Re-Write History

Benjamin Todd Jealous joined former U.S. Education Secretary Rod Paige in Austin, TX to testify against proposed changes to state's education curriculum that would significantly alter the way civil rights history is told in Texas schoolbooks.

BP Oil Spill Threatens Coastal Communities & Challenges US Energy Choices

The BP Oil Drilling Disaster is yet another example of the string of adverse impacts, particularly on communities of color, of US over reliance on fossil fuels.

Taking On Childhood Obesity

Childhood Obesity is a national epidemic that is plaguing the African American community at alarming rates. At our centennial convention, the NAACP passed a national resolution encouraging units to save our young people.

Do Undocumented Immigrants Take ‘African American Jobs’?

Public opinion is loaded with divisive rhetoric that suggests that undocumented immigrants are taking "black" jobs-low wage occupations in domestic, agricultural and other industries requiring manual labor.

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