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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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It’s Not About Politics

The NAACP and the Iowa State Conference met with Governor Terry Branstad’s office to address felony disenfranchisement.

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Ben Jealous Awarded the 2012 Puffin/Nation Prize

Prize recognizes NAACP’s Leadership in civil and human rights movement; efforts to “rebrand” the movement for a new generation.

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This Election Day, Black Voters Made History

The NAACP polled voters on issues that matter to them in our Election eve Battleground Poll.

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NAACP Registers Voters In Record Numbers

This year, NAACP's This Is My Vote Campaign registered a record number of voters across the country. 

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Chairman Roslyn Brock Gets Out The Vote In Her Hometown

Chairman Roslyn Brock returned to her hometown of Ft. Pierce, FL to get out the vote.

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Texas Southern University Wants You to Vote!

The Texas Southern University college chapter kicked off early voting in Texas with its 3rd annual get out to Vote rally and March to the Polls.

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Analysis of the National Democratic and Republican Political Platforms

NAACP Washington Bureau releases their analysis of the two national political party platforms.

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Election Protection

The Lawyers' Committee, the NAACP and coalition partners seek volunteer attorneys, paralegals and law students for Election Protection on Election Day.

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