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New Orleans Rosenwald Center, Opened For African Americans During Segregation, To Be Rebuilt

Susan Buchanan | Posted 03.18.2013 | Green
Susan Buchanan

(This article was published in "The Louisiana Weekly" in the Jan. 14, 2013 edition.) On South Broad and Earhart in New Orleans, the Rosenwald Center-...

Now Is the Time for Maryland to Kill Its Death Machine

David A. Love | Posted 03.17.2013 | Crime
David A. Love

There is no better way for Maryland to celebrate King Day this month than to repeal the death penalty now.

Maryland Governor Will Push For End Of Capital Punishment

The Baltimore Sun | Michael Dresser | Posted 03.17.2013 | DC

Gov. Martin O'Malley will announce Tuesday that he will make an all-out push for repeal of the death penalty in Maryland, renewing an effort that narr...

Jodie Foster -- Letting Lambs Roar

Maxim Thorne | Posted 03.16.2013 | Entertainment
Maxim Thorne

I honor Jodie's worldwide television speech and the underlying recognition of the costs of stepping out of the protective shell of privacy about loving someone of the same sex.

Behind The Massive New Liberal Plan To Remake American Politics

Mother Jones | Posted 03.11.2013 | Politics

It was the kind of meeting that conspiratorial conservative bloggers dream about. A month after President Barack Obama won reelection, top brass fr...

Breakthrough Year

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 02.26.2013 | Gay Voices
Richard J. Rosendall

We are small and the world is great. But by keeping faith with our love, with our compatriots in the struggle and with fundamental principles of equality, freedom and justice, we have changed many hearts and proven that, in the words of the late Frank Kameny, "The tide of history is with us."

Financial Lessons of the Holidays

Dedrick Muhammad | Posted 02.22.2013 | Black Voices
Dedrick Muhammad

The holidays give us a moment to strengthen our bonds with family and show our thanks for all the blessings we normally take for granted. In the face of continued financial hardship, it's also a reminder to make the most of what we have.

Eggs, Legs and the Chained CPI

Ben Jealous | Posted 02.20.2013 | Politics
Ben Jealous

As the fiscal cliff approaches, I am reminded of an old country adage about sacrifice. Simply put, we should not tell people making $250,000 or $350,000 they can keep their "eggs" if the alternative is to ask people who rely on social security for survival to give up their "legs."

An Urgent Call to Action: Curbing Violence in America

Dr. Niaz Kasravi | Posted 02.19.2013 | Crime
Dr. Niaz Kasravi

83. That is the number of Americans who die from gun violence each day. Unfortunately, it has taken the tragic shooting in Newtown, Conn. last week for our nation to truly grasp that we have a gun problem.

Finding Our Way Back to First

John M. Burns | Posted 02.16.2013 | Education
John M. Burns

Out of the shadows of Brown v. Board of Education, which led to the greatest educational reform of our nation's history, the NAACP has again stepped into the ring to take on the formidable foe of education inequality.

NAACP Launches Biggest Education Push Since Brown v. Board Of Ed

AP | SUZANNE GAMBOA | Posted 02.05.2013 | Black Voices

WASHINGTON — The NAACP is going on the offensive on education, deploying volunteers across the country in its biggest push for a public educatio...

New Evidence In 1970s Civil Rights Case

The Huffington Post | Leigh Owens | Posted 11.30.2012 | Black Voices

Citing new evidence, the NAACP has asked the North Carolina governor to pardon the so-called Wilmington Ten who were convicted of arson and conspiracy...

The Truth About Payday Loans

Dedrick Muhammad | Posted 01.26.2013 | Black Voices
Dedrick Muhammad

A payday loan may seem like a short-term fix, but it's ultimately just another expense. In today's economy there are no easy answers for low- to moderate-income Americans struggling to pay the bills, but what will clearly never work is adding another high-cost loan.

Racial Inequality and the Independent Foreclosure Review

Dedrick Muhammad | Posted 01.12.2013 | Black Voices
Dedrick Muhammad

If your home faced foreclosure between Jan. 1, 2009, and Dec. 31, 2010, then you may be able to suspend foreclosure on your home, correct a bad credit report, modify your loan or receive compensation.

Our Work Begins on November 7th

Ivanley Noisette | Posted 01.04.2013 | Politics
Ivanley Noisette

Although it does mark the end of long and grueling campaigns, the day after Election Day should not be perceived as the end, but rather, the beginning.

Should State Education Chiefs Be Elected?

stateline | Ben Wieder | Posted 10.26.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline. Stateline is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service of the Pew Center on the States that provides daily r...

Clueless NYC Mayor Defends "Biased" High School Admissions Process and Test Developed by Pearson Sub-Division

Alan Singer | Posted 12.04.2012 | New York
Alan Singer

Should a private publishing company have so much power over curriculum and assessment in New York State and around the country?

Amanda Terkel

Senate Likely To Remain Without African-American Members For Years | Amanda Terkel | Posted 09.27.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- If the Senate were representative of the U.S. population, 13 of its 100 members would be African-American. But there have been only si...

NAACP Alleges Bias At Elite NYC High Schools

Reuters | Posted 11.26.2012 | Black Voices

* Complaint focuses on eight elite public schools * "All that matters is the test" By Jonathan Allen NEW ...

What Happens If Colorado Legalizes Marijuana?

The Colorado Independent | Scot Kersgaard | Posted 09.24.2012 | Denver

From The Colorado Independent's Scot Kersgaard. If Amendment 64 passes, it will become almost immediately legal under Colorado law for adults to po...

Legal Weed Ballot Measure Endorsed By Cops, Judges

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 09.20.2012 | Denver

The Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol got a key endorsement today from various members of the law enforcement community who say that marijua...

Voter Suppression Efforts Beat the Odds: Fraud Doesn't

Ben Jealous | Posted 11.06.2012 | Politics
Ben Jealous

Circumstances and evidence aside, unnecessary and disenfranchising voter ID laws are just the tip of the voter suppression iceberg.

The Debate in Washington State Over Legalizing Marijuana Is Off-Track

Rob Kampia | Posted 11.04.2012 | Politics
Rob Kampia

2012-08-28-scblog2.pngThis year's Hempfest included a real debate, which was whether marijuana users should vote for Initiative 502 -- the marijuana-legalization initiative that will appear on the November 6 statewide ballot.

NAACP Backs Marijuana Legalization In Colorado

Posted 08.23.2012 | Denver

Amendment 64, Colorado's ballot measure that seeks the legalization of marijuana for adult use and regulation of the drug similar to that of alcohol, ...

The State of Pennsylvania, Voter Suppression and the American People

Ben Jealous | Posted 10.22.2012 | Politics
Ben Jealous

Suppressing the vote diminishes election integrity by nurturing a political environment that ignores democracy and sustains social, economic, and ethnic disparities in today's society.