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Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney to Address 103rd NAACP Convention

The Republican President Nominee will keynote plenary session on civic engagement, which commences July 11 at 9:30AM CST.

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Supreme Court Upholds Key Provisions of Affordable Care Act

NAACP-endorsed legislation will provide health care to more than 32 million American men, women and children.

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Thousands join NAACP Father’s Day March Against Racial Profiling

Tens of thousands of marchers participated in a silent march in NYC to end notorious "stop and frisk" policies.

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NAACP Mourns the Passing of Dr. Annie B. Martin

Longtime member of NAACP National Board of Directors was a former first vice president of the Black Trade Unionists Association.

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Leadership 500 Summit Explores Strategies for NAACP’s Second Century

Michael Eric Dyson, Marlon Wayans, Trayvon Martin attorney Benjamin Crump among notables to participate at NAACP Summit.

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President Jealous Talks Marriage Equality on The Rachel Maddow Show

NAACP Board of Directors overwhelmingly passed resolution supporting marriage equality on May 19.

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NAACP Passes Resolution in Support of Marriage Equality

Decision affirms opposition to government efforts to codify discrimination.

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NAACP Civic Engagement Campaign Announced in Atlanta

50-state non-partisan "This is My Vote" campaign to register, educate and turn out voters in 2012.

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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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