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NAACP Holds First-Ever Town Hall on LGBT Issues at LA Convention Center

Karen Ocamb | Posted 09.21.2011 | Los Angeles
Karen Ocamb

The California chapter of the NAACP under President Alice Huffman has been a steadfast and courageous supporter of marriage equality since 2004. But ...

Al Sharpton, Ben Jealous, Tom Joyner Plan to "Measure the Movement" in Black Leadership

Dr. Boyce Watkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dr. Boyce Watkins

With regard to the direction of black America, the debate seems both perpetually engaging and consistently volatile. It is further complicated by the famous black guy in the Oval Office.

After the State of the Union, Time to Get to Work

Ben Jealous | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ben Jealous

The president laid out his plan to move our country through this critical time in our history. His plans to embrace innovation, spur job creation and foster compromise are bold, attainable and much needed.

The Shirley Sherrod Story: Breitbart Plays the Media Card

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

Have you seen this clip? Have you heard this sound bite? Take a look at this thing -- it's unbelievable! Except, of course, when everyone believes it.

The National Association for the Advancement of Cowardly Pawns: NAACP President Ben Jealous Should Resign for Assisting in the Sherrod Assault

Dr. Jonathan David Farley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dr. Jonathan David Farley

In late July 2010, Ben Jealous, the president of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, denounced Shirley Sherrod, a black wo...

What the Shirley Sherrod Saga Says About America

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

What happened to Shirley Sherrod is an embarrassing reminder of the racial dysfunction in America today and how politics continues to play a critical role in this ugliness.

Jason Linkins

Tea Party Boots Mark Williams For Racist 'Satire' In The Wake Of NAACP Criticism

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

On yesterday's "Face The Nation", the NAACP's Ben Jealous called upon David Webb -- representing the Tea Party Federation -- to refudiate repudiate Ma...

Texas State Board Of Education Swamped With Criticism Over New Textbook Guidelines

AP | APRIL CASTRO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

AUSTIN, Texas — Conservatives on the Texas State Board of Education were defiant Wednesday as a parade of critics came before them, most urging ...

NAACP Resolution Condemning Alleged Tea Party Racism Sparks Attacks (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Elyse Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A plan by the NAACP to condemn perceived racism in the Tea Party movement has sparked fiery attacks between the NAACP and Tea Party leaders. NAACP Pr...