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California Voters Should Remember Troy Davis This November

Ben Jealous | Posted 09.20.2016 | Black Voices
Ben Jealous

This has become a hallmark of the American death penalty: don't look too hard, don't ask too many questions. Once a jury has reached a verdict, avoid at all costs the question of whether they might be wrong. Finality over fairness or accuracy.

Why The NAACP Moratorium On Charters Really Matters To Our Public Schools

Yohuru Williams | Posted 09.19.2016 | Education
Yohuru Williams

The answer, of course, is simple. They are not truly interested in addressing structural inequalities on any other terms except those that align with their own interests-- interests out of line with the history and language they appropriate and the people for whom they claim to speak and want to assist.

The Breitbartification of Senator Robert Byrd

Yashar Ali | Posted 09.15.2016 | Politics
Yashar Ali

For the last month, Donald Trump has been on another reinvention tour, thanks to the softening touch of his new campaign manager, Kellyanne Conway. With his apparent "outreach" to the African American community, he appears to be shifting from serving as the de facto head of the alt-right to recasting himself as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Near the End of Karin's Long Road to Citizenship!

Judy Rickard | Posted 09.15.2016 | Queer Voices
Judy Rickard

Four years ago, I filed for a green card for my non-citizen spouse. It should have been a slam-dunk. But because we are both women and because federal...

Unheard Voices And Invisible Faces Of Voter Suppression

Cornell William Brooks | Posted 09.08.2016 | Black Voices
Cornell William Brooks

The NAACP will not stand for this. We are known as the oldest and largest civil rights organization in the United States, but we are just as concerned about the rights of young Americans - a concern that grows daily as we approach November 8.

Donald Trump's Problem With 'The Blacks'

Andy Ostroy | Posted 08.22.2016 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

Donald Trump has a major problem with African American voters. The latest national polls show him with just 1 percent support among blacks. That's virtually zero.

Milwaukee's African-American Leaders Pan Trump's Speech On Race And Policing

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 08.17.2016 | Politics

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump on Tuesday attempted yet again to reboot his struggling campaign with a tightly scripted speech on race a...

NAACP Leaders Arrested During Voting Rights Protest In Virginia

Reuters | Lilly Workneh | Posted 08.10.2016 | Black Voices

NAACP President Cornell William Brooks and Stephen Green, the body’s youth director, were arrested on Monday in a congressman’s district office in...

To My Progressive Friends - About Tim Kaine

Heather Booth | Posted 07.25.2016 | Politics
Heather Booth

Some of my progressive friends were surprised by Hillary Clinton's decision to select Tim Kaine as her running mate. Here's my take on him.

Why More Than 100 Pastors Will Preach HIV Awareness This Weekend

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 07.18.2016 | Religion

This weekend, black Christian leaders around the country will be using their Sunday sermons to address a topic many consider to be a “stigma” in A...

Wendy Williams Finally Said Sorry For Her Tone-Deaf HBCU Comments

The Huffington Post | Zeba Blay | Posted 07.14.2016 | Black Voices

Wendy Williams has apologized for remarks she made last week about the NAACP and historically black colleges and universities. During her ‘Hot Topi...

Trump Plans To Skip NAACP Convention

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 07.13.2016 | Politics

Donald Trump has turned down an offer to speak at the NAACP’s national convention next week, the organization said on Tuesday night. That makes him ...

Republican Who Campared Obama to Chimp Resigns

Jason Salzman | Posted 07.08.2016 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Linda Sorenson took the advice of Delta County (Colorado) Sheriff Fred McKee and resigned last week as chair of the Delta County Republican Party. S...

Helen Keller's Radical Vision

Peter Dreier | Posted 06.27.2016 | Politics
Peter Dreier

Today is Helen Keller Day, which commemorates her birth on June 27, 1880. Keller remains one of the most well-known, beloved, but misunderstood public figures in American history.

What Faith Communities Should Do Post-Orlando Shooting

Norma Cook Everist | Posted 06.13.2016 | Politics
Norma Cook Everist

If a nightclub in Orlando is not a safe place for LGBT people to gather, how do we create safe places for us be different together? A hate crime against one person or group is a discriminatory assault against any one and every group. How do we support one another? What will we do and say and be this week and every week?

This Election: Three Thresholds & the Left-Out Americans

Rabbi Arthur Waskow | Posted 06.10.2016 | Religion
Rabbi Arthur Waskow

In this election campaign, the American people came to the edge of three thresholds. We crossed two of them and turned back from the third. Each thre...

Racial-Sensitivity Training Promised After Republican Apologizes for Being 'Insensitive' in Comparing Obama to a Chimp

Jason Salzman | Posted 06.07.2016 | Denver
Jason Salzman

GOP Chair Linda Sorenson issued an apologized for sharing an offensive Facebook meme. But she also complained that "the left is only about tolerance when they are demanding that YOU tolerate their latest nutty idea, and if you don't like it, then you're automatically a 'racist.'"

Obama's Send-Off at Last White House Correspondents' Dinner Ends with the N-Word

Irene Monroe | Posted 05.05.2016 | Black Voices
Irene Monroe

The last thing Obama's final roasting didn't need to end on is associating him with the n-word - even as an act of thanks and brotherly love.

Explaining The Trump / Republican Base Part 3: "Impact" of Journalists

Franklin T. Wilson, Ph.D. | Posted 04.26.2016 | Media
Franklin T. Wilson, Ph.D.

Photo courtesy of Adobe "The obscure we see eventually. The completely obvious, it seems, takes longer." Edward R. Murrow For those who are unfam...

South Carolina Sheriff Compares The NAACP To The KKK

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 04.22.2016 | Crime

A South Carolina sheriff is dismissing criticism over his comments comparing the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People to the Ku ...

North Carolina NAACP Promises 'Sit-Ins' If Anti-Queer Law Isn't Repealed

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 04.11.2016 | Queer Voices

The President of North Carolina's NAACP chapter, William Barber, announced that he will organize a "mass sit-in" at the state's legislature later this...

Eric Garner Prosecutor Once Again Escapes Scrutiny

Joel Cohen | Posted 04.08.2016 | Crime
Joel Cohen

Unless the Staten Island Grand Jury that investigated the killing learned something radically different than what the public saw on the clearly incriminating video, many concerned citizens must wonder why Pantaleo and his fellow officers were not indicted for the homicide.

Will North Carolina Be Potty Police Waterloo?

Barbra Siperstein | Posted 03.30.2016 | Queer Voices
Barbra Siperstein

The threat of transgender women as predators exists only in the imagination of bigots. Supporters of the measures have been unable to point to a single case that justifies the need to legislate where people should be allowed to use the toilet. North Carolina is the first state to pass such a provision.

Down But Not Defeated in North Carolina

Melody Moezzi | Posted 03.29.2016 | Politics
Melody Moezzi

The people of North Carolina have not taken our state leaders' massive overreaches lightly. We have stood up, time and time again, against the hateful legislation that our state has passed, and we have watched as courts have rightfully declared those laws unconstitutional.

The Third Reconstruction Era

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 02.26.2016 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Just as the progress of the first Reconstruction was followed by decades of retrenchment and reversal, many of the formidable threats millions of poor children and families -- of all races, but especially children of color -- face today are very dangerous steps backwards.