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Benjamin Jealous

Remembering Troy Davis and Ending the Death Penalty

Benjamin Todd Jealous | Posted 11.21.2013 | Black Voices
Benjamin Todd Jealous

Two years ago, the state of Georgia ignored the facts, doubts and pleas of hundreds of thousands of people and killed Troy Anthony Davis. Today, on the anniversary of his execution, we rededicate ourselves to ending the immoral, biased and ineffective practice of capital punishment.

Amanda Terkel

Ray Kelly On Stop And Frisk: 'No Question' Violent Crime Will Rise If Program Is Stopped

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 08.18.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly vigorously defended the city's stop-and-frisk policies on Sunday, predicting trouble if they...

NAACP Head: Even Some NYPD Cops Oppose Stop-And-Frisk

AP | VERENA DOBNIK | Posted 02.18.2013 | New York

NEW YORK -- The head of the NAACP said Sunday that even some members of the New York Police Department oppose the city's policy of street stops, with ...

NAACP President: Black People Worse Off Under Obama

www.washingtontimes.com | Posted 01.29.2013 | Black Voices

NAACP President and CEO Benjamin Jealous said Sunday, perhaps unwittingly, that black Americans “are doing far worse” than when President Obama fi...

Want To Supercharge Our LGBT Inclusion? Call The NAACP

Scout, Ph.D. | Posted 09.29.2012 | Gay Voices
Scout, Ph.D.

I have seen firsthand the power of collaborating with racial and ethnic civil rights leaders, but even I was surprised by how a small conversation with the head of the NAACP mushroomed into a milestone for LGBT health.

NAACP President: Romney's Speech Was A 'Missed Opportunity'

The Huffington Post | Erin Mershon | Posted 07.12.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney's speech to the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Wednesday was a "missed opportunity," according to the organiza...

Dave Jamieson

NAACP Chief Blasts Rick Scott, Predicts 'Tidal Wave Of Voter Suppression'

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

NAACP Chief: Marriage Equality Is A Civil Right

AP | BRIAN WITTE | Posted 07.21.2012 | Black Voices

BALTIMORE — NAACP President Benjamin Jealous said Monday he hopes the group's resolution supporting same-sex marriage will encourage blacks to s...

Shirley Sherrod, Black Farmers and the 2010 Racial World Cup

Charles D. Ellison | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Charles D. Ellison

Perhaps one of the more eloquent and official retrospectives resulting from the Shirley Sherrod incident was White House Press Secretary Robert Gibb's...

Barack Obama, The National NAACP, and Chickensh*t Liberalism

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Miles Mogulescu

There used to be a time when liberals, progressive and civil rights leaders stood up to right-wing bullies like Andrew Breitbart and Fox News, fighting back, sometimes even risking their lives. No more, it seems.

Sherrod, Obama, and the Strength of Roots

Tom Hayden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Hayden

My introduction to virulent southern racism came in 1961 when I ventured to Albany, Georgia. It was then I met, and came to admire, a brave young civil rights worker named Charles Sherrod

Shirley Sherrod Defended By Diverse Coalition Calling For USDA To Give Her Job Back

Huffington Post | Adam J. Rose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

***Scroll down for videos, including a complete version of Shirley Sherrod's speech that started the controversy.*** Shirley Sherrod has accomplished...

WATCH: USDA Official Admits Racial Preference During NAACP Banquet, Resigns

Huffington Post | Adam J. Rose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

***UPDATED*** 7/20/10, 6:49PM Shirley Sherrod says that she was forced to resign from her position at the USDA after her comments were taken out of c...

Open Letter to Benjamin Jealous

Charles D. Ellison | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Charles D. Ellison

I don't like the racist images and speech at Tea Party rallies either, but can the NAACP really do anything about it? Probably not. Instead of focusing on that issue, why don't you condemn this recession's destruction of 25% of the Black middle-class?

Death Row Inmate's Rare Chance to Prove his Innocence

Benjamin Todd Jealous | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Benjamin Todd Jealous

The saga of death row inmate Troy Anthony Davis is entering its last chapter. In an extremely rare ruling last summer, the Supreme Court ordered a federal judge in Georgia to grant Troy an evidentiary hearing to prove his innocence.

Black Versus Gay Is a Tiresome Argument

Alvin McEwen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alvin McEwen

We are going to continue to have this tired argument until both communities stop clinging to past symbolism and acknowledge the present.

NAACP, Marking Centennial Of Founding, Announces Program To Report Police Misconduct

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Combining its century-old mission of fighting for equality with the instantaneous reach of modern-day technology, the NAACP has launched a program tha...

Gay People Should Celebrate NAACP's Centennial

Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Brandeis Raushenbush

We need to make sure that everyone in our community enjoys equal rights in America whatever race, religion or nationality. Racism is a gay issue.