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Senate Panel Approves Justice Department Civil Rights Division Nominee

AP | PETE YOST | Posted 02.06.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday narrowly approved the nomination of a longtime legal advocate for liberal causes to run...

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...

NAACP Blasts Voter ID Laws, Pushes Minorities To Vote In 2012

AP | CHRISTINA HOAG | Posted 09.26.2011 | Politics

LOS ANGELES — The NAACP plans a big push to increase minority turnout in the 2012 elections, hoping to gain political influence and turn back wh...

Michelle Obama To Speak At NAACP Annual Convention

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The NAACP says first lady Michelle Obama will talk about her campaign against childhood obesity when she addresses the organization...

Political Correctness Run Amok: NAACP Plays the (Hallmark) Race Card

Michele Langevine Leiby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michele Langevine Leiby

The NAACP is officially irrelevant. That became crystal clear when the 100-year-old civil rights organization put its credibility in jeopardy in a campaign against... a Hallmark card.

One Year Later: Obama's Best Speeches (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

HuffPost is looking back at President Obama's best speeches since the election. One year in, help us pick the standouts: VideoCampaignText = "How ...

The Personal Responsibilty to End Racial Profiling

Mark Thompson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Thompson

The "personal responsibility" argument suggests that there is some inherent pathology within African Americans that is disabling. The word plays well politically among moderate and conservative Whites.

Can the NAACP Survive President Obama?

John Ridley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Ridley

The election of Obama as president is something of a "careful what you wish for" situation for one of America's oldest civil rights organizations.

Obama NAACP Speech (VIDEO): "Your Destiny Is In Your Hands... No Excuses"

AP/Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

NEW YORK - President Barack Obama on Thursday traced his historic rise to power to the vigor and valor of black civil rights leaders, telling the NAAC...

NAACP Head: Obama Win Won't End Race As Issue In America

AP | DAN SEWELL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

CINCINNATI — Racial disparity will remain an issue in America, regardless of whether Barack Obama is elected as the nation's first black preside...