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Romney responds to NAACP booingupdated: Thu Jul 12 2012 08:04:00

Shannon Travis on GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney's response to being booed at a speech at the NAACP convention.

Romney draws boos from NAACP, support from conservativesupdated: Wed Jul 11 2012 18:02:00

Mitt Romney touted his economic and educational proposals, tailored his message to the predominantly black audience, and beat back an uncomfortable chorus of "boos" in an address Wednesday to the nation's oldest civil rights organization.

Romney enters political lion's denupdated: Wed Jul 11 2012 18:02:00

Can Romney win the black vote? Brooke speaks with Prof. Boyce Watkins about Romney's appeal to African-Americans.

Dallas NAACP seeks end to Texas lotteryupdated: Sat Jun 30 2012 12:06:00

The NAACP chapter in Dallas is calling for an end to the Texas state lottery, saying the game drains the finances of low-income ticket-buyers who can least afford it, especially minorities.

Romney smart to speak to NAACPupdated: Fri Jun 22 2012 23:38:00

It's a safe bet that Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney will not garner many votes from African-Americans in November.

KKK chapter wants to adopt stretch of Georgia highwayupdated: Mon Jun 11 2012 21:34:00

A North Georgia chapter of the Ku Klux Klan has applied to "adopt" a stretch of highway in Union County, Georgia, according to paperwork obtained by CNN on Monday.

Martin supporters rally in Sanford, demand justice for teen's killingupdated: Sat Mar 31 2012 20:17:00

Civil rights luminaries joined throngs of protesters carrying "Justice for Trayvon" signs on Saturday, slowly marching to the Sanford, Florida, police headquarters to demand the arrest of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin's killer.

Trayvon Martin backers rally in Floridaupdated: Sat Mar 31 2012 20:17:00

Civil rights leaders join protesters in Sanford, Florida, to demand the arrest of Trayvon Martin's killer.

New Selma-to-Montgomery march is more than just a reenactmentupdated: Tue Mar 06 2012 18:56:00

Civil rights activists reenacting a 1965 march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, are doing more than just reliving an important part of American history -- they are bringing a new message to an old fight.

Ben Jealous reflects on 'Bloody Sunday'updated: Tue Mar 06 2012 18:56:00

CNN's David Mattingly talks to Ben Jealous on the anniversary of the march on Selma.

Mom spared jail time after driver hits, kills boyupdated: Tue Jul 26 2011 17:54:00

A Georgia woman who was convicted on misdemeanor charges in the death of her son who darted out into traffic will not spend time in jail, a judge ruled Tuesday.

NAACP, parents and activists in Harlem at odds over charter schoolsupdated: Mon May 30 2011 09:21:00

For decades, Harlem has been a hub of African-American culture and the NAACP. But this month, the issue of charter schools has turned the New York City neighborhood into a battleground between activists and the 101-year-old civil rights organization.

Prison spending bleeds education systemupdated: Thu Apr 07 2011 09:09:00

There is a bipartisan tide of lawmakers who are trying to fix our nation's out-of-control corrections system, and make funding for education the priority.

Leading black scholar dies days before Malcolm X biography releaseupdated: Sun Apr 03 2011 13:54:00

Dr Manning Marable, director of Columbia University's Center for Contemporary Black History has died, according to a statement from the NAACP. He was 61.

N.C. plan a step back toward segregationupdated: Mon Feb 21 2011 10:08:00

The yearning to return to the antebellum South is not just being reflected in this year's celebration of the Confederacy, but also in growing efforts to reverse years of successful school integration.

Mississippi governor asked to denounce attempts to honor KKK leaderupdated: Mon Feb 14 2011 18:17:00

The Mississippi NAACP has called on Governor Haley Barbour to publicly denounce an attempt by a Confederacy group to honor a Ku Klux Klan leader, the organization said Monday.

License plate to honor Ku Klux Klanupdated: Mon Feb 14 2011 18:17:00

A Mississippi proposal wants to honor a Ku Klux Klansmen with a specialty license plate.

School separating kids by raceupdated: Fri Jan 28 2011 09:53:00

A school in Pennsylvania is separating kids by race. It is part of a mentoring program for black kids.

Pennsylvania school experiments with 'segregation'updated: Fri Jan 28 2011 09:53:00

A Pennsylvania high school says some students are separated by race, gender and language for a few minutes each day in an effort to boost academic scores, raising controversy over the historically contentious issue of segregation in schools.

NAACP's N.C. summit challenges return of segregationupdated: Sat Dec 04 2010 07:08:00

Striking back against resegregation in schools, education leaders gathered Friday in Raleigh, North Carolina, to hear the president of the nation's oldest civil rights organization speak about the national state of education.

NAACP educational summit to look at return of segregationupdated: Mon Nov 29 2010 17:51:00

The nation's oldest and largest civil rights organization wants to sound the alarm on school resegregation, and is hoping a national educational summit will bring attention to what its members consider a huge problem, according to a news release from the NAACP.

Quick shots: The Art of War, 2010 styleupdated: Thu Oct 21 2010 12:17:00

Editor's note: In 12 days, voters will cast ballots in the hotly contested midterm elections. In this special feature, CNN's political contributors share their quick thoughts on what's making news.

To ban mosque is to subvert Constitutionupdated: Mon Aug 23 2010 08:36:00

"My faith in the Constitution is whole; it is complete; it is total. And I am not going to sit here and be an idle spectator to the diminution, the subversion, the destruction, of the Constitution."

How web journalism can make people seem hatefulupdated: Mon Aug 16 2010 12:50:00

There is very little evidence, if any, that Sarah Palin hates teachers, or that Andrew Breitbart is a racist. Yet a recent flood of viral stories propagated by internet journalists allegedly catch prominent conservatives red-handed in acts of hate.

CNNMoney: Pay gap persists for African-Americansupdated: Fri Jul 30 2010 09:53:00

African-American workers continue to earn far less than whites, according to statistics released by the U.S. Census Bureau.

On Sherrod, blame White House, NAACPupdated: Thu Jul 22 2010 12:02:00

What does the rhetorical feud between the Tea Party and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People have to do with the case of Shirley Sherrod, a black former Agriculture Department employee who resigned this week under pressure from the Obama administration?

Cooper: Sherrod was smearedupdated: Thu Jul 22 2010 12:02:00

On AC360, CNN's Anderson Cooper talks about what he says is the "smearing of Shirley Sherrod."

Minor flaps obscure real race issuesupdated: Thu Jul 22 2010 11:47:00

In the midst of a prolonged recession, two wars, and an ongoing environmental catastrophe, it is unfortunate that inconsequential controversies about race are among America's most widely discussed subjects.

Sherrod: We need to get beyond raceupdated: Thu Jul 22 2010 11:47:00

Former USDA official Shirley Sherrod tells HLN's Robin Meade how the uproar over her words have affected her family.

Arrests highlight education busing issuesupdated: Wed Jul 21 2010 14:30:00

The arrest of 19 protesters at a rancorous school board meeting Tuesday brings the issue of busing and diversity in education into the national spotlight.

Shirley Sherrod an innocent bystander on never-ending race highwayupdated: Wed Jul 21 2010 12:10:00

There is no issue that is more volatile, passionate, confusing, perplexing and complex than the reality of race in America.

NAACP says it was 'snookered'updated: Wed Jul 21 2010 10:36:00

The NAACP says "it was snookered" by a conservative blogger and now wants the USDA to re-hire Shirley Sherrod.

NAACP 'snookered' over video of former USDA employeeupdated: Wed Jul 21 2010 10:36:00

The NAACP has retracted its original statement condemning comments made by a former Agriculture Department official who resigned after a video clip surfaced of her discussing a white farmer.

Why we passed our Tea Party resolutionupdated: Mon Jul 19 2010 06:09:00

This week at the NAACP annual convention, we passed over 75 resolutions. They addressed critical issues from education equity, to fixing our broken criminal justice and immigration systems, to our top priority: jobs, jobs, jobs.

Are there racist elements in Tea Party?updated: Mon Jul 19 2010 06:09:00

CNN's Candy Crowley asks Sen. McConnell and Rep. Hoyer about recent issues regarding the Tea Party movement and race.

Where's the racial harmony?updated: Fri Jul 16 2010 11:25:00

Core supporters of the NAACP and the Tea Party are in a heated battle over race. CNN's Carol Costello reports.

Let's see Tea Party deliver on civil rightsupdated: Fri Jul 16 2010 11:25:00

While Glenn Beck continues to pathetically assert that he is a modern day Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his listeners and viewers are the rightful heirs to the Civil Rights Movement he spearheaded, it may catch some by surprise that Tea Party leaders claim their movement is also one that is about advancing the civil rights of Americans.

NAACP passes resolution blasting Tea Party 'racism'updated: Fri Jul 16 2010 09:13:00

The NAACP has passed a resolution that condemns what it feels is rampant racism in the Tea Party movement. Members passed the measure on Tuesday at the organization's 101st annual convention in Kansas City, Missouri.

NAACP and Tea Party at war?updated: Fri Jul 16 2010 09:13:00

NAACP President Ben Jealous and Tea Party's David Webb spar over alleged claims of racism within the Tea Party movement.

Legalizing marijuana is civil rights issue, California NAACP saysupdated: Wed Jul 07 2010 15:20:00

Legalizing marijuana is a civil rights issue, according to one of California's most prominent African-American advocacy groups.

Civil rights leader Benjamin Hooks diesupdated: Wed Apr 21 2010 17:55:00

Benjamin L. Hooks, a civil rights leader who led the NAACP from 1977 to 1992, has died, said the vice president for communication at the NAACP.

Benjamin Hooks' widow speaksupdated: Wed Apr 21 2010 17:55:00

Frances Hooks reflects on the life and legacy of her husband. Civil rights icon Dr. Benjamin Hooks died Thursday.

Political, civil rights figures mournupdated: Wed Apr 21 2010 17:52:00

Friends and family mourn the passing of lawyer, judge and NAACP director Dr. Benjamin Hooks, who died last week.

Political, civil rights figures eulogize Benjamin Hooksupdated: Wed Apr 21 2010 17:52:00

Scores of mourners packed a Memphis, Tennessee, church Wednesday for the funeral of Dr. Benjamin Hooks, a civil rights leader described as deeply inspirational and widely influential.

CNNMoney: NAACP drops lawsuit against Wells Fargoupdated: Thu Apr 08 2010 13:53:00

The NAACP has dropped its racial discrimination lawsuit against Wells Fargo, the organization and the company said on Thursday.

Intriguing people for February 22, 2010updated: Thu Feb 25 2010 08:25:00

Herb Brooks: On this day in 1980, the former University of Minnesota coach led a hockey team of college kids in a 4-3 victory over the best national team the Soviet Union had ever sent to the Olympics. The squad from the USSR practiced 11 months a year. Brooks was coaching amateurs.

NAACP to honor Van Jonesupdated: Wed Feb 24 2010 14:14:00

CNN's Suzanne Malveaux talks to NAACP President Benjamin Jealous about honoring a White House official who resigned.

New leader vows she'll bring 'new generation' to NAACPupdated: Sun Feb 21 2010 13:16:00

The new chairwoman for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, one of the oldest civil rights groups in the nation, said Sunday she'll work to bring a new generation into the organization.

NAACP chooses successor to Chairman Julian Bondupdated: Sat Feb 20 2010 21:49:00

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, one of the oldest civil rights groups in the nation, announced the successor to Chairman Julian Bond on Saturday as the organization strives to prove its relevance and influence to a new generation.

NAACP chooses successor to Julian Bondupdated: Fri Feb 19 2010 22:14:00

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, one of the oldest civil rights groups in the nation, will announce the successor to Chairman Julian Bond on Saturday as the organization strives to prove its relevance and influence to a new generation.

Tyler Perry donates $1 million to NAACPupdated: Tue Nov 24 2009 18:09:00

In an unprecedented gesture, Tyler Perry has pledged $1 million to the country's oldest and largest civil rights organization, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.

People.com: Tyler Perry Donates $1 Million to NAACPupdated: Tue Nov 24 2009 18:00:00

The director is "blessed to be in a position where I can give" to the civil rights organization

SI.com: Frank Deford: Rough economic times hurt women's sportsupdated: Wed Jul 29 2009 17:38:00

The Ladies Professional Golf Association is like the NAACP -- both are a bit retro in their language. Nobody says "colored people" anymore, and, at least in sports, "ladies" is passe. Apart from golf, the females playing professionally today are not L's, but W's -- women: the WTA, the WNBA, and so forth. After the old joke: that is no lady, that's my athlete.

President Obama on what black America needsupdated: Mon Jul 20 2009 18:19:00

Several hours before President Barack Obama gave his well-received speech at the NAACP centennial convention in New York City, he spoke before another probing audience of African-Americans aboard Air Force One.

Obama to speak to NAACPupdated: Thu Jul 16 2009 22:58:00

CNN's Suzanne Malveaux previews President Obama's remarks to the NAACP's 100th convention.

Obama to NAACP: Progress made but much still to accomplishupdated: Thu Jul 16 2009 22:58:00

President Obama commended the progress of African-Americans in a speech on the 100th anniversary of the NAACP, but said there was still much work to be done.

NAACP urges cell phone use to fight police brutalityupdated: Wed Jul 15 2009 03:25:00

Fight police misconduct with a cell phone, the NAACP says.

The NAACP at 100: Much more work to doupdated: Thu Jul 09 2009 16:31:00

As the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People prepares to celebrate its Centennial in New York, the city of its birth, I'm confident that we as a nation have turned an important corner on the long road toward racial and economic equality for all Americans.

Commentary: NAACP agenda still 'radical' after 100 yearsupdated: Thu Jun 25 2009 12:00:00

Thursday the U.S. Senate passed a resolution apologizing for slavery and for legalized segregation.

NAACP sues mortgage lenders, alleging racismupdated: Sat Mar 14 2009 17:20:00

The NAACP filed lawsuits Friday against two of the nation's largest mortgage lenders -- HSBC and Wells Fargo -- alleging "systematic, institutionalized racism" in their subprime lending.

CNNMoney: NAACP sues major lendersupdated: Fri Mar 13 2009 16:14:00

The NAACP filed lawsuits Friday against two of the nation's largest mortgage lenders -- HSBC and Wells Fargo -- alleging "systematic, institutionalized racism" in their sub-prime lending.

NAACP calls for firing of N.Y. Post cartoonistupdated: Sat Feb 21 2009 21:05:00

Leaders of the NAACP on Saturday called for the firing of the New York Post cartoonist whose drawing lampooning the federal stimulus bill has drawn charges that it's racist and encourages violence toward President Obama.

People.com: Jennifer Hudson Will Perform at NAACP Image Awardsupdated: Tue Feb 03 2009 09:56:00

After being back in the spotlight at the Super Bowl, the star is ready to make several more appearances

Relive events that paved Obama's way to the White Houseupdated: Mon Jan 19 2009 13:14:00

The world will be watching as Barack Obama is sworn in as president of the United States of America. In anticipation of the inauguration, reporter John Zarrella, photojournalists Dominic Swann and Greg Kilday and I traveled to some of the landmark sites of the civil rights movement to reflect on events that helped shape this historic moment.

Back to Little Rock Centralupdated: Mon Jan 19 2009 13:14:00

Students at a school where segregation was challenged see themselves as a microcosm of the nation.

People.com: Jennifer Hudson Leads NAACP Image Awards with Seven Nodsupdated: Thu Jan 08 2009 09:07:00

The actress-singer faces off with Beyonce and Alicia Keys in music and film categories

Cemetery could become a landfillupdated: Thu Dec 04 2008 19:20:00

CNN's Rick Sanchez discusses a plan to convert a historic Atlanta cemetery to a waste landfill.

Board votes to move graves for landfill; NAACP wants inquiryupdated: Thu Dec 04 2008 19:20:00

The NAACP in Georgia is calling for the state attorney general's office to investigate a county board after it voted to move about 300 African-American graves from a site that will be used to expand a landfill.

NAACP sues Virginia governorupdated: Wed Oct 29 2008 10:27:00

Dan Lothian reports on the NAACP lawsuit against the Virginia governor and election officials.

McCain receives polite but tepid welcome from pro-Obama crowdupdated: Wed Jul 16 2008 19:05:00

Republican presidential hopeful John McCain received a polite but tepid welcome Wednesday as he spoke before a hugely pro-Barack Obama and Democratic crowd at the NAACP convention.

Obama's focus is responsibility in NAACP speechupdated: Mon Jul 14 2008 21:26:00

Sen. Barack Obama paid tribute Monday to the black leadership in the civil rights battles of the '60s and '70s, but reminded members of the NAACP that those leaders "were not much older than many of you when they made their mark on history."

McLaughlin on Obamaupdated: Mon Jul 14 2008 21:26:00

Roland Martin responds to John McLaughlin's depiction of Sen. Barack Obama.

35-year-old chosen to lead NAACPupdated: Mon May 19 2008 17:09:00

The NAACP has chosen Ben Jealous as its new president after a contentious debate that lasted long into the night, members of its board of directors said Saturday.

Transcript of Jeremiah Wright's speech to NAACPupdated: Mon Apr 28 2008 14:01:00

The NAACP has an incomparable record. It has the longest list of achievements in the history of this country as being the undisputed champion in the fight against discrimination, racial prejudice, and unjust public policies, which have caused people made in the image of God to be treated as less than human or treated as second-class citizens.

People.com: Denzel Washington, Janet Jackson Win NAACP Prizesupdated: Fri Feb 15 2008 14:24:00

No debate: Denzel Washington's film The Great Debaters won hands down Thursday at the 39th annual NAACP Image Awards.

Commentary: NAACP's Bond late to the game on Dem delegate battleupdated: Fri Feb 15 2008 09:39:00

NAACP Chairman Julian Bond's decision to weigh in on the Democratic Party's conundrum when it comes to seating delegates from Michigan and Florida has created a firestorm of discussion on blogs and talk shows, and frankly, I'm still unclear as to what his intent was.

Time.com: David Bowie Lends Support to Jena 6updated: Wed Sep 19 2007 12:40:00

David Bowie has donated $10,000 to a legal defense fund for six black teens charged in an alleged attack on a white classmate in the tiny central Louisiana town of Jena

NAACP official: Vick shouldn't be banned from NFL updated: Wed Aug 22 2007 23:31:00

The head of the Atlanta chapter of the NAACP said Wednesday that Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick has made mistakes but that they should not cost him his football career with the NFL.

Cultural pioneers: Icons and intellectualsupdated: Fri Feb 02 2007 13:38:00

Some African Americans have had a profound impact on American society, changing many people's views on race, history and politics. The following is a sampling of African Americans who have shaped society and the world with their spirit and their ideals.

Bush to call for unity during first NAACP speechupdated: Tue Jul 18 2006 13:53:00

President Bush will address the NAACP's annual convention this week, the White House said Tuesday, making an appeal for unity in what will be the president's first appearance before the nation's oldest civil rights group since coming to office.

Civil Rights Timelineupdated: Tue Jan 31 2006 15:26:00

Use the following timeline to learn about some of the key events in civil rights history.

Ex-NAACP head to seek Senate seatupdated: Mon Mar 14 2005 12:36:00

Former NAACP President Kweisi Mfume announced Monday that he will run for the U.S. Senate in 2006.

showbuzzupdated: Wed Feb 23 2005 13:47:00

Hollywood star Will Smith made a whirlwind tour of Britain, appearing at three premieres in one day to promote his new film, "Hitch."

NAACP says it refused IRS request for documentsupdated: Tue Feb 01 2005 07:51:00

Lawyers for the NAACP say their client will not supply documents the IRS has requested as part of an investigation into a political speech given last year by the group's chairman.

President Bush meets with outgoing NAACP head updated: Tue Dec 21 2004 12:29:00

Kweisi Mfume, outgoing head of the NAACP, said Tuesday he had a "man-to-man" meeting with President Bush during which they talked about health care, education reform, Social Security and other issues.

NAACP chief Mfume resignsupdated: Tue Nov 30 2004 17:19:00

Kweisi Mfume, the president and chief executive officer of the NAACP for the past nine years, resigned Tuesday, saying he wants to spend more time with his family.

Kerry vows to be a uniter in NAACP addressupdated: Thu Jul 15 2004 11:18:00

Sen. John Kerry promised civil rights leaders Thursday he will be a "uniter," bringing opportunities and justice to those he said have been left out in the cold by the Bush administration.

Kerry's unveils ads, Bush fights back, Hillary is furiousupdated: Thu Jul 15 2004 08:49:00

STRONG PITCH: In his strongest pitch yet to a key voting bloc, John Kerry yesterday unveiled a $2 million advertising campaign targeting African-Americans, announced that an up-and-coming black Democrat with a compelling life story will deliver the keynote address at the party's national convention July 27. Kerry also will travel to Philadelphia this morning to address the NAACP's 95th annual convention.

NAACP chairman calls for Bush's ousterupdated: Mon Jul 12 2004 20:06:00

NAACP Chairman Julian Bond called on members of the nation's largest and oldest civil rights organization to boost voter turnout to help oust President Bush.

President clashes with civil rights groupupdated: Mon Jul 12 2004 17:03:00

Leaders of the NAACP say they're furious with President Bush for refusing to address their convention this past weekend.

FSB: At First Glanceupdated: Fri Feb 01 2002 00:01:00

At first glance, Capital Bonding's logo seems to have been issued directly from the Department of Racial Profiling. Depicting a dark-skinned man breaking out of prison, the company's ads earned cri...

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