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What happens now to Justice Dept.’s civil rights enforcement?

Vanita Gupta came to national prominence by leading a successful NAACP Legal Defense Fund fight on behalf of 38 people who had been railroaded on drug charges in Tulia, Tex. She took that same passion to the Justice Department, when she was chosen to lead its Civil Rights Division in 2014. Now, with the end […]

Maine governor won't apologize for criticizing US Rep. Lewis

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine Gov. Paul LePage isn't backing down on his statements about John Lewis, a black Georgia congressman who risked his life in the fight for civil rights. The Maine NAACP demanded an apology after the white Republican governor insulted Lewis, who had questioned the legitimacy of GOP Donald Trump's presidential election.

LePage Says Lewis Should Thank White Presidents

Maine Gov. Paul LePage (R) said “that the NAACP should apologize to white America, making the comment just hours after he weighed in on the president-elect’s Twitter beef with a civil rights icon, saying U.S. Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) should [...]

King County NAACP Vice President Sheley Secrest to Run for City Council

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Heidi Groover Sheley Secrest will run against Jon Grant for Seattle City Council position 8. courtesy of secrest campaign It's becoming clear that at least one race on the Seattle ballot in 2017 will be competitive: Seattle City Council...Show More Summary

NAACP President Demands Donald Trump Apologize to John Lewis

Let’s remember that John Lewis picked this fight with Donald Trump, when it really starts to go crazy on the Sunday shows. Now the president of the NAACP, Cornell Brooks has tweeted out a demand for Trump to apologize to the civil rights icon. Show More Summary

NAACP President Calls On Donald Trump To Apologize To John Lewis

NAACP President Cornell William Brooks is calling on President-elect Donald Trump to apologize for criticizing Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.), a civil rights icon. In a Saturday tweet, Brooks said Trump’s remarks “demeaned Americans” and the...Show More Summary

‘I won’t be part of a white-woman kumbaya march’: Portland NAACP drops support of Anti-Trump protest

6 days agoNews : The Raw Story

Portland’s Women’s March against President-elect Donald Trump has been criticized as a march for white women, leading the NAACP of Portland to drop its endorsement of the march, the Willamette Week reports. “I didn’t want to be part of the march if it was going to be a...

NAACP, others hold sit-in against Sessions at Grassley's office

6 days agoNews : USAToday: News

The groups oppose Sessions as chief of the Justice Department because of several of his statements.        

AM News: DeVos Contributions, NAACP Charter School Tour, NYC Parents, & More

Trump’s Pick for Education Could Face Unusually Stiff Resistance nytimes.com/2017/01/12/us/… Analysis Details DeVos Family's Campaign Donations to Republican Senators blogs.edweek.org/edweek/campaig… Milwaukee’s Voucher Verdict: prospect.org/article/milwau…...Show More Summary

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THEY’RE NOT A CIVIL RIGHTS GROUP, THEY’RE A DEMOCRATIC PARTY FRONT GROUP: NAACP head won’t say if a…

THEY’RE NOT A CIVIL RIGHTS GROUP, THEY’RE A DEMOCRATIC PARTY FRONT GROUP: NAACP head won’t say if any Republican would make a good attorney general. NAACP President Cornell Brooks refused to say whether he thought any Republican could make a good attorney general when asked by the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday. South Carolina Sen. […]

Lindsey Graham Presses NAACP Head on the Grades They Give Republicans: ‘Really Odd’

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NAACP head Cornell William Brooks testified against AG nominee Jeff Sessions today, but during one point Senator Lindsey Graham asked him about the NAACP's report cards in judging members of Congress.

'I hope that doesn't make us all racist': Lindsey Graham accuses NAACP of anti-Republican bias

Sen. Lindsey Graham accused the NAACP of having an anti-Republican bias during a testy exchange with the leader of the civil-rights group on Wednesday. Cornell Brooks, NAACP president and CEO, was testifying in opposition to President-elect Donald Trump's choice of Jeff Sessions for attorney general. Show More Summary

Graham Accuses NAACP of Anti-GOP Bias at Sessions' Confirmation Hearing

After NAACP President Cornell Brooks testified against Sen. Jeff Sessions at Wednesday’s confirmation hearing, Sen. Lindsey Graham called out the...

NAACP: Sessions is ‘unfit to serve’ as Attorney General

"...he lacks the judgment and temperament to serve effectively as Attorney General of the United States."

AM News: SCOTUS Debates Education Rights, Alexander Predicts Quick Confirmation For DeVos, Memphis NAACP Charter Hearing

U.S. Supreme Court to decide on education rights for millions of children with disabilities latimes.com/local/educatio… Sen. Alexander Praises Betsy DeVos After Meeting, Expects Quick Confirmation - Politics K-12 ow.ly/r8OQ307T61b Video:...Show More Summary

One way or the other, Jeff Sessions is a liar about having called the NAACP 'un-American'

Either Jeff Sessions lied about his views on the NAACP in 1986 or he lied in 2017—and no prize for guessing which is more likely: x Jeff Sessions, today: âÂ?Â?I never declared that the N.A.A.C.P. was âÂ?Â?un-American." Jeff Sessions,...Show More Summary

Protests break out during the senate confirmation hearing of Jeff Sessions for attorney general

Protests break out during the senate confirmation hearing of Jeff Sessions for Attorney General. T he NAACP has opposed his confirmation, citing his controversial history with civil rights. He was denied a judgeship in 1986 due to his alleged racist remarks. Follow BI Video: On Twitter Join the conversation about this story »

Black Pastors Showed Up on the Hill to Demand Sessions Get a Fair Hearing

The NAACP is planning another round of protests to try and block Sen. Jeff Sessions' (R-AL) path to becoming our next attorney general. Sen. Cory...

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