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Anderson Cooper 360 on the Troy Davis Case

The CNN correspondent looks into Troy's case, including interviews with jurors and witnesses who have since recanted.

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Congressmen John Lewis and Hank Johnson seek clemency for Troy Davis

“The parole board has the power to intervene on the people’s behalf to right a deplorable wrong, especially when there is so much room for doubt about this conviction"

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The Lessons of September 11

As the smoke cleared and the dust began to settle, our country came together in a remarkable way.

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President Obama Answers NAACP Call to Fight Employment Discrimination in Push to Create New Jobs

NAACP Scores Civil Rights Victory after White House Meeting in July

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The Cost of Self-Defense: The John McNeil Story

For the past five years, a Georgia business owner has sat in jail for doing what many of us would - defending himself and his family against a trespasser on his property.

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2011 NAACP Scholarship Recipients

The NAACP Education Department recently announced this year's scholarship recipients.

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NAACP Outraged by Racially Motivated Murder of African American Man by Mississippi Teens

The NAACP released the following statement regarding the violent death of James Anderson of Jackson, Mississippi

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Video: “Is There a Gideon Among Us?”

President & CEO Benjamin Todd Jealous' plenary address from the 102nd NAACP Annual Convention. Video and full transcript.

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Video: “Courage Will Not Skip this Generation”

Video and full transcript of Chairman Roslyn M. Brock's address to the opening plenary of the 102nd NAACP Annual Convention

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Bank of America Endorses NAACP Responsible Mortgage Lending Principles

(Washington, DC) -  The NAACP and Bank of America have announced that they will enhance their partnership through the promotion of greater economic opportunity and advancement of community economic development throughout the nation.  Bank of America has committed significant resources to support the work of the NAACP, providing financial education to disenfranchised communities that were ravaged by the economic crisis as well as identifying economic opportunities for the future.

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U.S. Sentencing Commission Votes to Apply New Crack Cocaine Sentencing Guidelines Retroactively

On June 30, 2011, the U.S. Sentencing Commission voted unanimously to apply the new guidelines for a federal conviction of crack cocaine possession as established by the Fair Sentencing Act retroactively to those men and women currently incarcerated.  

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TAKE ACTION: Help Fight Stark Inequity in NYC Schools

In some NYC schools, classrooms with peeling paint and insufficient resources sit on one side, while new computers, smartboards and up-to-date textbooks live on the other.

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Op-Ed: Why the NAACP is Suing the NYC Department of Education

If we make all our schools great places to learn, we will have more than better institutions and better-prepared students — we will have a better country.

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Operation Bike Week Justice

For the seventh consecutive year, the NAACP will monitor motorcyle events in Myrtle Beach, SC to ensure all tourists are treated fairly and equally regardless of race.

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Y75: the NAACP Membership Challenge

In celebration of the 75th Anniversary of the Youth & College Division, the NAACP has launched the first National Membership Campaign of the year.

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Watch: Benjamin Todd Jealous and the Scott Sisters on the Mo’Nique Show

NAACP President & CEO Benjamin Todd Jealous made an appearance on BET’s Mo’Nique Show, along with Jamie and Gladys Scott—two sisters recently released from a Mississippi prison after a nationwide campaign for their freedom.

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Photos: NAACP Relief Efforts in Alabama

Since tornadoes ravaged the state, the Alabama NAACP State Conference has joined other volunteers in aiding the Red Cross, treating injured survivors and assisting families with basic needs as they begin to rebuild their lives.

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Yale, Howard University Debate Teams Square off in DC

On April 30, 2011, the Yale University Debate team made the 6-hour trek to Washington DC to take on the Howard University Debate Team in the 3rd Annual "Great Debate".

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VIDEO: Pennsylvania NAACP, Students Stand in Support of Education

On April 26, thousands of students, administrators and public officials from across Pennsylvania gathered on the steps of the state Capitol in response to proposed statewide education budgets cuts that will exceed $1.2 billion.

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‘Ban the Box’ bill signed into law in Philadelphia

NAACP leaders join Mayor Nutter’s signing ceremony to promote employment among formerly incarcerated populations.

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