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Obama calls for shorter sentences for nonviolent convicts

...of the use of solitary confinement and urged Congress to pass a sentencing reform bill by year's end.In a speech to the NAACP's annual convention, Obama also called for voting rights to be restored to felons who have served their sentences, and said...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-07-15/obama-calls-shorter-sentences-nonviol
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Obama commutes sentences for 46

...were not hardened criminals," he said, promising to lay out more ideas on criminal justice changes during a speech to the NAACP on Tuesday in Philadelphia.Since Congress enacted mandatory minimum sentences for drug crimes in the 1980s, the federal prison...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-07-14/obama-commutes-sentences-46
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Resistance to gay marriages travels a well-worn path

...end, people's rights are going to be realized."In 1967, Liane Peters and her husband, James Van Hook, turned to the NAACP, which sued the county and won. The couple received a license the following year.They are still married, 47 years later...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-07-13/resistance-gay-marriages-travels-well
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Living & Growing: Knowing when to hold 'em and fold 'em

...president of the Children's Defense Fund. She was the first black woman admitted to the Mississippi Bar and directed the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund office in Jackson, Mississippi.Detroit is also a fabulous city for learning more about...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2015-07-12/living-growing-knowing-when-hold-em
Neighbors
A hub for hip-hop culture opens in Anchorage

...graffiti artists joined cultural and political groups like the Alaska Black Leadership Conference and the Anchorage chapter of the NAACP. There was a lot of discussion about the five elements of hip-hop, and an emphasis on cultural heritage.As a "city of...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-06-24
State
LA NAACP head resigns over move to honor Sterling

...ANGELES - The president of the Los Angeles chapter of the NAACP resigned Thursday, following outrage over a decision...wrote that he resigned "to separate the Los Angeles NAACP and the NAACP from the negative exposure I have caused."A telephone...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-05-02/la-naacp-head-resigns-over-move-honor-
Sports
NAACP wants apology over politician's slavery comment

JUNEAU - The Anchorage NAACP demanded Wednesday that Alaska Republican lieutenant governor hopeful Dan Sullivan apologize for comments likening required payment...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-05-08/naacp-wants-apology-over-politicians-sl
State
Tea party group on defensive over blog about NAACP

...oust a former chairman who satirized the NAACP in a controversial blog posting. The political...Mark Williams, whose posting referred to NAACP president Benjamin Jealous as "Tom's nephew and NAACP head colored person." Tea Party Express...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/072010/sta_678933769.shtml
News
Romney's NAACP outreach a dismal failure

...has gone from slim to none thanks to his performance at the NAACP's annual conference.Romney was booed when he labeled President...who support Romney.He certainly didn't help himself at the NAACP conference by insulting our intelligence.? Jessica M. Strong...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2012-07-16/romneys-naacp-outreach-dismal-failure
Opinion
Riots erupt after funeral of man injured in custody

...Matter."The service lasted nearly two hours, with dignitaries in attendance including former Maryland representative and NAACP leader Kweisi Mfume and current Maryland Rep. John Sarbanes.Erica Garner, 24, the daughter of Eric Garner, attended Gray's...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-04-28/riots-erupt-after-funeral-man-injured
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