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NAACP Brings U.S. Voting Rights Problems Before UN Human Rights Commission

The new voting laws proposed in several states disproportionately affect people of color.

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NAACP Mourns Passing of Rep. Donald Payne

Congressman Payne chaired the NAACP Youth Committee as a student; became first black Member of Congress from New Jersey.

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President Jealous Joins “Bloody Sunday” March Reenactment in Alabama

Commemorative march from Selma to Montgomery protests state's immigration law and new voter identification law.

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NAACP Commends Agreement to Close Two Chicago Coal Plants

Fisk Generating Station and Crawford Generating Station ranked as two of the worst environmental justice offenders in an NAACP report released last year.

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NAACP Faith Leaders Speak Out on Rev. Franklin Graham

UPDATE: Just one day after NAACP faith leaders issued an open letter to Rev. Franklin Graham regarding statements questioning the faith of President Obama, the evangelist apologized for his commentary.

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Cathy Hughes Receives 2012 NAACP Chairman’s Award

Radio One/TV One Founder & media pioneer received honor during 43rd NAACP Image Awards.

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NC NAACP Leads Annual HKonJ March

The North Carolina NAACP State Conference and coalition partners advanced their 14 point agenda in a march in Raleigh, NC.

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President Jealous, AG Holder Join SC NAACP for “King Day at the Dome”

Thousands attended the Martin Luther King Day rally at the South Carolina State Capitol.

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NAACP Martin Luther King Day Events

NAACP units across the nation will host events this MLK holiday weekend in honor of Dr. King's legacy.

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National Effort to End the Death Penalty hits GA, MD

The events in Georgia and Maryland helped kick off NAACP's 2012 efforts to end the death penalty.

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DOJ Blocks South Carolina Voter ID Law

On December 23, the U.S. Department of Justice rejected a proposed South Carolina law requiring voters to have photo identification.

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Video: “We Will Stand: Defending Voting Rights”

In collaboration with Brave New Foundation, the NAACP has put together a new video about the impact of the voting right attacks on communities of color. 

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Alabama NAACP Calls For Repeal of Immigration Law

On December 17, NAACP President & CEO Benjamin Todd Jealous will join the Alabama NAACP in a march and rally to repeal HB 56, Alabama's new immigration law.

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Video: 25,000 Protest Voting Rights Rollbacks in New York

Thousands gathered in front of the United Nations on December 10--International Human Rights Day--Standing for Freedom against attacks on the right to vote.

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World AIDS Day: Getting To Zero

From cities and communities to college campuses, NAACP units are focused on how to prevent new cases of HIV/AIDS.

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Take a Stand For Freedom In Your Community

Download and print materials for the Stand For Freedom campaign for voting rights.

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NAACP Takes Death Penalty Fight to CT

NAACP President & CEO Benjamin Todd Jealous joins Troy Davis' sister Kim in Connecticut to call for the repeal of the death penalty.

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NAACP Sponsors We Are One Conference

We Are One is a national conference aimed at empowering African American and Latino leaders to push a progressive economic agenda.

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Navy Ship Christened in Honor of Former NAACP Field Secretary

Named after the slain NAACP hero, the USNS Medgar Evers is the first Navy ship named for a pioneer from the Civil Rights Movement.

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NAACP Announces Voting Rights Mobilization on December 10

Standing on the steps of New York City Call, President Jealous and dozens of leaders call for Stand for Freedom Day of Action.

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