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Image for Utility Disconnections Leave Thousands around the<br> Nation “Out in the Cold” or Left in the Dark

According to a new report from the NAACP, utility company shut off policies disproportionately impact low-income and African American communities, literally leaving thousands in the dark, stranded in the cold during winter or severely impacted by sweltering summer temperatures.

Image for NAACP Mourns The Loss of Civil Rights Activist, Historian & Former Crisis Magazine Publisher Roger Wilkins

The nephew of long time NAACP executive director Roy Wilkins and former publisher of The Crisis Magazine

Image for On 52nd Anniversary of Selma to Montgomery March NAACP Sends “Democracy” Letter to all 50 Governors and Attorney Generals on the Rising Scourge of Voter Suppression

On the 52nd anniversary of the Selma to Montgomery march, the NAACP is sending a letter to all Governors, Attorneys General and Secretaries of State across the nation regarding what it sees as the unaddressed and expanding issue of politically rampant and civically repugnant voter suppression.

On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5 to 3 in the case Pena-Rodriguez v. Colorado that the Sixth Amendment to the United State Constitution requires a trial court to consider evidence that overt racial bias tainted jury deliberations in a criminal case when determining whether to grant a new trial to a convicted defendant.