In 2004 the NAACP was targeted by the IRS for improper activity for criticizing the Bush administration. “We have received information that during your 2004 convention in Philadelphia, your organization distributed statements in opposition of George W. Bush for the office of presidency,” the IRS wrote in an audit notice that the group released to [...]
In 1956, addressing an NAACP Convention in San Francisco, Martin Luther King Jr. told the crowd: "I believe that a day will come when all God's children from bass black to treble white will be significant on the constitution's keyboard." Those words are now inscribed in granite in Yerba Buena Gardens where the city remembers Dr. Show More Summary
On June 27, 1956, Martin Luther King, Jr. addressed the NAACP where they held their annual national convention at the Civic Auditorium (later rechristened the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium) at Grove and Larkin. [ more › ]
If he can't spare the time now, you can forget about him listening after the election: GOP gubernatorial candidate Pat McCrory is skipping the North Carolina NAACP state convention this week, a move that comes amid accusations from black leaders and his Democratic rival that he doesn't understand the needs of African Americans. Show More Summary
CHARLOTTE—NAACP President Ben Jealous said he thinks the Democratic convention will shift to job creation and the economy after an opening night often focused on women's reproductive rights and closing the male-female pay gap. "I think we'll see more of a focus on the economy," Jealous said in an interview on the floor. "The best [...]
• DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz joins Alan to respond to the final night of the Republican National Convention. • Live coverage of Gov. Mitt Romney’s nomination speech. • NAACP attorney Natasha Korgaonkar discusses today’s court ruling blocking Texas’ voter ID law.…
At the NAACP Convention last month, Mitt Romney said, “If someone had told us in the 1950s or 1960s that a black citizen would serve as the forty-fourth president of the United States, we would have been proud and many would have been...Show More Summary
Remember a few months back when Mitt Romney hired a black woman to help shore up support in the African American community? Or that one very awkward appearance at a Philly public school? Or that paternalistic NAACP convention speech?...Show More Summary
A couple of weeks ago, Mitt Romney brought his trusted teleprompter to the NAACP convention, where he received a polite reception, right up until he vowed to destroy a health care reform law that brings coverage to 7 million African Americans. The Republican then heard loud and s …
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On Sunday's Melissa Harris-Perry show, MSNBC host Harris-Perry went on a rant about Mitt Romney's speech to the NAACP as she accused the GOP presidential candidate of only attending the convention for the purpose using negative audience...Show More Summary
Mitt Romney’s speech to the NAACP convention in Houston was — according to one’s political perspective — a “calculated move on his part to get booed…” to help his white base (Rep. Nancy Pelosi), or a presentation to “independent thinking...Show More Summary
Robert W. Merry You know you are in the silly season of politics when a Mitt Romney goes to the NAACP convention, gets booed for vowing to repeal “Obamacare,” and the media, ignoring that he also got a standing ovation, go wild withShow More Summary
It may have been a bit surprising when the NAACP held its national convention and Mitt Romney showed up. Romney, as comedian Reggie Brown put it, is "what people who hate white people hink of when they think of white people." He's likely...Show More Summary
Though Vice President Joe Biden was warmly received in his speech at the NAACP convention, BuzzFeed reports that some attendees to the annual gathering were asking why President Obama didn't do more than send a brief video praising the organization. Show More Summary
Expected 'boos' received as he confronts liberals Political speeches have applause lines and "boo" lines. Which reaction do you think Mitt Romney expected when he promised the 103rd convention of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People that, if elected president, he would get rid of Obamacare?
Following Mitt Romney's mildly-received Wednesday speech before the NAACP, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi told Bloomberg TV that it was a "calculated move on his part to get booed" at the convention. On Friday's edition of Fox News' Your World former Arkansas Governor and current Fox host Mike Huckabee told host Neil Cavuto that Rep. Show More Summary
People listen to Mitt Romney address the NAACP annual convention in Houston Wednesday. Photo by NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/GettyImages You have probably already heard that they booed Mitt Romney and cheered Joe Biden at the NAACP convention in Houston, Texas this...
On Thursday's edition of the New York Times's daily TimesCast, liberal columnists Charles Blow and Bill Keller discussed Mitt Romney's appearance at the NAACP convention (which Keller, the paper's former executive editor, found condescending). They took on the issue of voter ID laws in various states. Show More Summary
This week, Mitt Romney got an expectedly chilly response when addressing the NAACP convention. Vice President Biden was better received but the hero of the hour, President Obama, missed the event. Scheduling conflicts or not, some thought that was a poor choice for the President. Show More Summary