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NAACP President Named to “The Root 100”

The Root has recognized NAACP President and CEO Jealous as one of the most influential African-Americans in the nation.

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The Funeral of Troy Davis

There was little talk of sadness, little mention of grief. The Davis family chose to celebrate Troy’s spirit, to honor his life, and to continue to move his mission to abolish the death penalty.

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Video: Remembering Activist & Image Awards Recipient Wangari Maathai

Kenvyan activist Wangari Muta Maatha Matthai was awarded the Chairman’s Award at the 40th NAACP Image Awards.

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Video: The Legacy of Troy Davis

Troy Davis' sister and nephew offer words from Troy and gratitude to the millions who stood behind them in a global pursuit of justice.

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Troy Davis Denied Clemency by GA Parole Board

 

Despite overwhelming evidence pointing to his innocence, Troy's execution is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Wednesday, September 21.

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Video: A Special Message From Kimberly Davis

Troy Davis' sister delivers a very special video message for NAACP members and supporters the day before Troy's hearing before the Georgia Board of Pardons and Parole.

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Former FBI Director Sessions: Do Not Execute Troy Davis

Read what Former FBI Director William Sessions had to say about the Troy Davis case in today's Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

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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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