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The NAACP released the following statement regarding a donation made by Warren and Oveta Gardner

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The NAACP elected Leon W. Russell as the Chairman of the Board of Directors at its annual board meeting on February 18 in New York. He replaces Roslyn M. Brock, who decided to step down as chairman after seven years of leadership.

In a historic showing, minority actors were nominated in the Academy Awards’ four major categories.

Image for Joint Statement of Black Women Leaders on Senator Mitch Mcconnell’s Attempts to Silence Words of Mrs. Coretta Scott King

The undersigned are prominent African-American women leaders and we write to express our outrage at the actions taken last night by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and the Republican majority on the Senate floor.