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Marco Rubio and Hillary Clinton Accepted Almost the Same Amount of Prison Lobbyist Donations

H. A. Goodman | Posted 02.09.2016 | Politics
H. A. Goodman

One little-known fact this year is that Hillary Clinton and Marco Rubio have benefited from prison lobbyist money. In fact, they've taken almost the same amount of contributions from major prison lobbyists. Clinton's campaign has received $133,246 while Rubio's campaign accepted $133,450 from the prison lobby.

Hillary Clinton To Talk Shop With Top Civil Rights Leaders In New York

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 02.05.2016 | Politics

Hillary Clinton will visit New York on Feb. 16 to meet with representatives of national civil rights groups and coalitions, including the NAACP and th...

The Fourth Wave

Dr. Howard Samuels | Posted 02.03.2016 | Los Angeles
Dr. Howard Samuels

Matt Kumin, a San Francisco attorney who personally raised over $100,000 to fund two different lawsuits challenging the federal government's restricti...

Friday Talking Points -- One No Trump

Chris Weigant | Posted 01.29.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

We have serious doubts that we'll see Trump at any future debates -- after all, if he can blow them off with impunity, why would he subject himself to them in the first place?

NAACP Boss Uses F-Word In Apology For T-Word After N-Word Meeting

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 01.28.2016 | Women

A local NAACP leader in Phoenix is coming under fire for the sexist behavior he displayed right after leaving a meeting on racial sensitivity....

Ohio Prosecutor Won't Release Tamir Rice Grand Jury Testimony

Reuters | Lilly Workneh | Posted 01.07.2016 | Black Voices

An Ohio prosecutor has rebuffed a request by the Cleveland branch of the NAACP for the release of grand jury testimony in the police shooting death of...

Ohio NAACP Chapter Seeks Grand Jury Docs In Tamir Rice Case

AP | Lilly Workneh | Posted 01.06.2016 | Black Voices

CLEVELAND (AP) -- The local NAACP wants to see documents from the grand jury that decided not to indict two Cleveland police officers in the fatal sh...

Do Women Racially Discriminate Against Their Own Fetuses?

Sital Kalantry | Posted 01.05.2016 | Women
Sital Kalantry

The disproportionate rate of abortions among minority communities in the United States is an important concern that should be investigated, discussed and solved. The Arizona law is not intended to do that. While it is unlikely that anyone will ever be prosecuted under the Arizona law, the statute itself is offensive.

'Black-ish' Leads The NAACP Image Awards Nominees

The Huffington Post | Zeba Blay | Posted 12.08.2015 | Black Voices

The nominees for the 47th annual NAACP Image Awards have been announced, with ABC's hit comedy "Black-ish" leading with a total of 11 nomination...

Courts Must Decide What We Already Know: Racism and Stigma Cause Harm

Miriam Yeung | Posted 12.04.2015 | Women
Miriam Yeung

For Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) women to fight to end the stigma of racism, the court asks us to first prove that these cause harm. People of color often have to confront systems built by white people who do not value our pain the same as their own. This is especially true when it comes to racism itself.

Racist Threats At Mizzou Prompt NAACP To Start Discrimination Hotline

The Huffington Post | Mariah Stewart | Posted 11.13.2015 | College

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Roscoe Brown and Norman Lear on the Legacy of the Tuskegee Airmen

Jeryl Brunner | Posted 11.09.2015 | Black Voices
Jeryl Brunner

During a visit to the Smithsonian when he was five years old, Roscoe Brown first laid eyes on the Spirit of St. Louis, Charles Lindbergh's plane which flew across the Atlantic just the year before. Needless to say, Brown was absolutely captivated.

Eric Holder Receives Lifetime Achievement Award For His Civil Rights Work

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 11.05.2015 | Black Voices

Former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, 64, received the Thurgood Marshall Lifetime Achievement Award at the National Equal Justice Award Dinner We...

Volunteer State Women

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 11.04.2015 | Women
Jill S. Tietjen

My recent travels have taken me to Tennessee, the Volunteer State. Although I knew something about the history of the ratification of the Nineteenth ...

Why The NAACP And Urban League Join President Obama And Congress For Equity In National Parks

Audrey Peterman | Posted 11.04.2015 | Green
Audrey Peterman

The first call is to inform every American of our heritage and our birthright, so that we know we have a responsibility to push back against the avaricious assault.

Clinton To Begin Criminal Justice Roll Out In Atlanta

Reuters | Mehreen Kasana | Posted 10.30.2015 | Politics

U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton will in the coming days outline what her campaign describes as an "extensive agenda" of crimin...

We're Not Racist... Are We? The Case for Affirmative Action in Fisher v. U of Texas

Steve Nelson | Posted 10.21.2015 | Education
Steve Nelson

The plaintiffs and their supporters would have you believe that racial discrimination and hatred are things of the past. They regard affirmative action as "reverse racism," as though such a thing can possibly exist. Racism requires power and privilege, attributes in short supply in communities of color.

Ole Miss Students Vote To Remove Confederate Symbol From Campus

The Huffington Post | Dana Liebelson | Posted 10.21.2015 | Politics

Student leaders at the University of Mississippi voted on Tuesday night to remove the Mississippi state flag, which contains the Confederate battle e...

"I'm Living in a Sacrifice Zone": Women Speak Out for Climate Justice

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 10.06.2015 | Green
Marcia G. Yerman

Women around the globe need to be made aware of all the narratives. The reason is simple. We are all interconnected. Women must recognize their commonalities as they search for solutions. Every story is valid. They all need to be heard -- individually and in unison.

An Open Letter to Civil Rights Pioneer Julian Bond from Morehouse Student Govt. Association

Timothy Tukes | Posted 10.05.2015 | College
Timothy Tukes

I must humbly acknowledge I was reluctant when first asked to pen this letter. I admit I was only aware of the significance of your accomplishments on a superficial level mostly through mainstream media.

NAACP Journey for Justice Will Advance Voting Rights

Ana Garcia-Ashley | Posted 09.29.2015 | Latino Voices
Ana Garcia-Ashley

Whether it is seeking to deport people whose massive contributions help make the United States rich, or keeping people of color from getting to the polls, structural racism is the common theme that runs through our work.

The Torah On the March From Selma

Richard C. Harwood | Posted 09.18.2015 | Religion
Richard C. Harwood

This past Monday, I sat in services for Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, nervous about my task: to go to the front of the congregation and lift the Torah (Holy Scripture scrolls) above my head after it was read and before it was to be placed back in its Holy Ark, where it is kept.

Why I Helped Carry a Torah From Selma to Washington

Rabbi Steve Fox | Posted 09.18.2015 | Religion
Rabbi Steve Fox

This week, I carried a Torah, not an unusual experience for a Rabbi -- except this Torah had traveled 1,000 miles from Selma, Alabama, to Washington, DC. It was carried along the way by nearly 200 Reform Rabbis and hundreds of others who walked in partnership on the NAACP's America's Journey for Justice.

The Mystery of Rosenwald

Michael Gordon Bennett | Posted 09.02.2015 | Black Voices
Michael Gordon Bennett

For the life of me, I couldn't figure out how I never heard of a man, who might arguably have done more good for black Americans than anyone in history.

Inside the Civil Rights Movement: a Conversation With Julian Bond

Eric Mann | Posted 09.02.2015 | Black Voices
Eric Mann

Julian put forth every sentence so succinctly and carefully formulated, generous and ironic with a profound sense of history. I was struck by what a fierce warrior he was and how every story was one of struggle and confrontation with the forces of evil and the commitment to fight to win.