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Obama Addresses NAACP

AP | Posted 09.11.2012 | Politics

HOUSTON -- President Barack Obama has asked NAACP members to keep standing with him as he seeks re-election and sells his message of helping the middl...

Biden Defending Obama In Front Of Key Audience

AP | KEN THOMAS and JUAN A. LOZANO | Posted 09.11.2012 | Politics

HOUSTON — Vice President Joe Biden rallied support for President Barack Obama before the nation's largest civil rights organization on Thursday,...

Romney's 'Free Stuff' Remarks Stir Controversy

Posted 07.12.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney stirred up controversy late on Wednesday when he responded to the icy reception he'd received earlier in the day at an NAACP event, where ...

Gene Demby

Dems: Romney Was Knowingly Courting NAACP Side-Eyes | Gene Demby | Posted 07.11.2012 | Black Voices

Mitt Romney's address to the NAACP was a mixed bag of audience reactions. There was applause when the presumptive Republican nominee said he would ref...

Mitt Romney: 'We Expected' NAACP Booing

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 07.11.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney said he "expected" a negative response at the NAACP convention to his plan to repeal Obamacare, despite the fact that he went off script t...

OUCH: CNN Reporter's Ultra-Gloomy Words About Romney's NAACP Speech

Posted 09.10.2012 | Media

CNN correspondent Jim Acosta gave an exceedingly grim summation of the reaction to Mitt Romney's speech before the NAACP on Wednesday. The presumpt...

Mitt Romney's Long, Troubled History With The NAACP

Mother Jones | Posted 07.11.2012 | Politics

The GOP presidential candidate is speaking to the nation's oldest civil rights organization on Wednesday. Here's what you need to know about their rel...

Romney Takes Case To Black Voters

AP | KASIE HUNT | Posted 09.10.2012 | Politics

HOUSTON — Unflinching before a skeptical NAACP crowd, Mitt Romney declared Wednesday he'd do more for African-Americans than Barack Obama, the n...

Janell Ross

Latino Support For Gay Marriage Outpaces General Population | Janell Ross | Posted 07.09.2012 | Latino Voices

LAS VEGAS -- When David Damien Figueroa took his turn at a microphone near the front of an airplane hanger-sized hotel exhibition hall Sunday, he shar...

NAACP Convention To Tackle New Voting Laws

AP | JUAN A. LOZANO | Posted 09.05.2012 | Black Voices

HOUSTON — The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People says its newest battle is really an old one. This year's NAACP nationa...

Georgia Takes the Lead in Smart Criminal Justice Reform

Dr. Niaz Kasravi | Posted 09.04.2012 | Black Voices
Dr. Niaz Kasravi

This past Sunday, the state of Georgia took a bold step in reforming its criminal justice system. The state implemented a package of new laws establishing alternatives to incarceration for low-level, non-violent offenders.

Elise Foley

Civil Rights Groups Keep Up Legal Fight Against SB 1070 | Elise Foley | Posted 07.02.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In 1994, Thomas Saenz was just a few years out of Yale Law School when one of the most high-profile immigration law fights erupted in Ca...

Gene Demby

Civil Rights Groups Anxiously Awaiting Health Care Ruling | Gene Demby | Posted 06.28.2012 | Black Voices

UPDATE: The Supreme Court voted to uphold the Affordable Care Act. Follow HuffPost's live coverage and analysis here. Valerie Jarrett, the White Ho...

N.C. Racial Justice Act Vote Threatens State's Progressive Streak

Ben Jealous | Posted 08.26.2012 | Politics
Ben Jealous

If our representatives want North Carolina to prosper in the coming decades, they need to stop attacking communities of color, low-income communities and others who disagree with them. Otherwise they will drag North Carolina backwards in history.

NAACP Defends Creflo Dollar | Posted 06.22.2012 | Black Voices

NAACP is supporting Creflo Dollar by categorizing the events of earlier this month as discipline. Fayette County deputies responded to a domestic d...

Black Advocacy Groups Must Push Anti-HBCU Media Coverage to Top of Social Justice Agenda

Jarrett L. Carter | Posted 08.22.2012 | Black Voices
Jarrett L. Carter

It's time for black advocacy organizations with built-to-last influence in advancing the Black American agenda to include HBCUs at the top of their priorities, and to increase the call for an immediate end to unbalanced reporting on these institutions.

Sabrina Siddiqui

NAACP Wants Romney To Address Health Care Reform At July Convention | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 06.19.2012 | Politics

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney will address the annual NAACP convention on July 11 in Houston, Texas, the organization confir...

Marching Together, Marching as One: The Reality of Coalition and Collaboration Between the LGBT Community and Communities of Color

Rea Carey | Posted 08.18.2012 | Gay Voices
Rea Carey

The so-called "wedge" between LGBT people and people of color has been a red herring and tool of the anti-LGBT organizations for so long that, sadly, even our own community was starting to buy it. No longer.

PHOTOS: Silent Marchers Protest NYPD Stop And Frisk

AP | VERENA DOBNIK | Posted 08.17.2012 | New York

NEW YORK — A silent march by thousands of people in New York City protesting police "stop-and-frisk" tactics on Sunday was punctuated by an expl...

Dave Jamieson

NAACP Chief Blasts Rick Scott, Predicts 'Tidal Wave Of Voter Suppression' | Dave Jamieson | Posted 06.12.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As labor and minority groups gear up for their get-out-the-vote operations for the fall elections, the head of the NAACP blasted Gov. Ri...

Why the NAACP Fight for Marriage Equality Must Continue

Alice Huffman | Posted 08.11.2012 | Gay Voices
Alice Huffman

While some may leave the NAACP because of our stand for marriage equality, others will join and together we will fight discrimination at all levels. Same-sex partners are members of our community.

Dear Judge Clott: A Sentencing Recommendation for Delmon Young

Myriam Miedzian | Posted 08.10.2012 | Politics
Myriam Miedzian

How ironic that Young, who is African American, plays for the Detroit Tigers, the same team as Hank Greenberg, who in the 1930s, often endured similar anti-Semitic epitheths from fans and opposing players.

The Man Behind the March: Remembering Bayard Rustin

Peter Dreier | Posted 08.08.2012 | Politics
Peter Dreier

Bayard Rustin, the trailblazing civil rights activist, was a pacifist, a radical, black and gay. Controversy surrounded him all his life. But this year -- the 100th anniversary of his birth and 25 years after his death -- his name is back in the news.

Congressman John Conyers - The People's Advocate Shares Some of His Vision

Pearl Korn | Posted 08.07.2012 | Politics
Pearl Korn

There are still some exemplary public servants out there who spend their political careers on the right side of issues. I felt that it would be worthwhile to contact to Rep. John Conyers, Jr. find out what he thinks about the current state of our politics.

Lila Shapiro

Gay And Civil Rights Groups Band Together To Protest Stop-And-Frisk Practice | Lila Shapiro | Posted 06.06.2012 | Gay Voices

On Tuesday, more than a dozen progressive groups, ranging from the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People to Empire State Pride Ag...