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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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Pennsylvania attorney general charged in grand jury leak look as if prosecutors botched a 2009 probe into whether a Philadelphia NAACP official misused state job-training grants. The official was never charged.The NAACP probe was headed by Frank Fina, who was a top prosecutor before Kane got...
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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...
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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...
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Police shooting, protests put Ferguson back on edge

...militaristic. It legitimizes a response from the police that's a lot more aggressive."John Gaskin III, a member of the NAACP national board from St. Louis, was more hopeful."I don't believe there will be looting or rioting," he said. "That's...
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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...


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