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National Baptist Convention USA, INC & NAACP Announce Historic Voter Empowerment Partnership

First-of-its-kind partnership will register, educate, and activate tens of thousands of voters nationwide over the next several months.

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Connecticut House, Senate Vote to End Death Penalty

On April 25, CT Gov. Malloy signed the bill into law; state becomes 17th in United States to repeal capital punishment.

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NAACP Statement on the American Legislative Exchange Council

Millions of voters in the 2008 election could be disenfranchised because of ALEC's voter suppression measures

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NAACP Leadership Summit to Hold Town Hall on Development of Black Men

In addition to issue-based strategy sessions, the Summit will feature a Trayvon Martin-inspired town hall on the state of men of color.

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Statement by the NAACP on Charges Filed Against George Zimmerman

Zimmerman charged with second-degree murder in the killing of Trayvon Martin.

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NAACP Organizes March, Rally for Trayvon Martin

Thousands of supporters and activists from around the country joined the NAACP in Sanford to call for justice for Trayvon Martin.

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Watch: Pres. Jealous Discusses Trayvon Martin on Meet the Press

President Jealous joins columnist David Brooks, NPR host Michele Norris, historian Doris Kearns Goodwin & former Gov. Haley Barbour on Meet the Press to discuss the tragic murder

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Farewell, John Payton (1946-2012)

President and Director-Counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund was a renowned leader, intellect in civil rights law.

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NAACP Townhall Calls for Justice for Trayvon Martin

More than 500 people gathered in Sanford, FL to call for justice for slain teen, resignation of Sanford police chief.

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President Jealous, George Clooney, Others Arrested During Protest at Sudanese Embassy

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir issued a blockade on food, humanitarian aid that threatens to starve half a million.

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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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