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Maryland abolishes the death penalty

Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley signs a bill to repeal the death penalty.

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NAACP mourns the loss of Dr. Maxine Smith

Tennessee civil rights leader and former NAACP Memphis Branch Executive Secretary dies at 84.

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Common Cause President, Bob Edgar, dies at 69

On April 23, Common Cause President and CEO Robert Edgar died in his home at the age of 69.

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Restoration of Rights Bill Passes in Delaware

The Delaware Senate passed the Hazel D. Plant Voter Restoration Act to automatically restore the votes of non-violent offenders who have completed their sentences.

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NAACP hosts 9th annual Leadership 500 Summit in Naples, FL

Registration for the Leadership 500 Summit closes Friday, April 19th! 

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Time is Now: NAACP Supports National Rally for Citizenship

The NAACP joined with allies at the U.S. Capitol to rally for a fair and common sense path to citizenship.

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Coalition Leads Charge to End War on Drugs

A coalition of advocates presented an open letter to President Obama, urging him to double down on his efforts to change the U.S. criminal justice policy. 

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NAACP Speaks Out for Marriage Equality

The NAACP's Sr. Vice President for Campaigns, Marvin Randolph, commented on the hearings at the Supreme Court regarding marriage equality.

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NAACP Influential in MD Death Penalty Repeal

March 15th, the NAACP celebrated as the Maryland House of Delegates decided to repeal the Death Penalty.  The repeal bill passed with a vote of 82 to 56.  

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NAACP delegation meets with Haitian government and civil society leaders

NAACP examines key civil rights issues including education, health care, and economic sustainability in Haiti.

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NAACP rallies to protect the Voting Rights Act

The NAACP, with national partners led a rally to protect Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act in front of the Supreme Court.

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John McNeil Released from Prison

John McNeil agreed to a plea bargain and a charge of voluntary manslaughter, and was released from prison today.

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Kerry Washington, Jaime Foxx take top honors at 44th NAACP Image Awards

Read the full list of winners from this year's ceremony

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NAACP Chairman’s Award Goes to a Military Pioneer

NAACP Image Award prestigious Chairman's Award will be presented to Vice Adm. Michelle Howard--a modern day pioneer.

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We Must Act Now

The NAACP Environmental and Climate Justice department attended a "pray-in" for climate with several organizations, including Interfaith Moral Action on Climate.

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Myrlie Evers-Williams to Deliver Inaugural Invocation

President Obama selects NAACP Chairman Emeritus to participate in his second inauguration.

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NAACP Victory: The Wilmington 10 Pardoned

North Carolina Governor, Beverly Purdue, pardons the Wilmington 10.

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2013 Image Awards Nominations

Nominees for the the 44th annual NAACP Image Awards were announced in Beverly Hills, CA.

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World AIDS Day—The NAACP Educates and Urges Testing

This World AIDS Day, NAACP Chairman Roslyn Brock reflects on the African American community and AIDS.

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Pardon the Wilmington Ten

The NAACP has launched a campaign to pardon the Wilmington Ten.  Add your name to the petition.

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