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NAACP, family call for federal investigation into California father’s Taser death

A grieving California family has called on the Justice Department to investigate the death of a father of five who died after getting tased several times by police during an arrest last week.

Time to Fix the Real "Broken Windows"

On Saturday August 23, 2014 I will join the "March for Justice for Victims of Police Brutality" in Staten Island, New York. Its sponsors include the United Federation of Teachers (UFT), the NAACP, United Health Care Workers Local 1199, and the National Action Network. Show More Summary

NAACP'S Net Failure in Ferguson

How the Civil Rights Organization's hypocritical stance on Net Neutrality Hurts Activism in Ferguson The shooting of teenager Mike Brown by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri has mutated from a tragic local killing to a national crisis. Show More Summary

NAACP'S Net Failure in Ferguson

How the Civil Rights Organization's hypocritical stance on Net Neutrality Hurts Activism in Ferguson The shooting of teenager Mike Brown by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri has mutated from a tragic local killing to a national crisis. Show More Summary

Missouri Governor Once Tried To End Desegratation

When Jay Nixon was attorney general of Missouri he filed a motion to end desegregation claiming it was not cost effective. The Washington Post reports: Nixon’s position infuriated the local NAACP, anger that was resurrected shortly before he decided to again seek a Senate seat again in 1998. While he was speaking at a Democratic [...]

New Black Panthers to Sharpton, NAACP: Don't Bring Your Ass to St Louis Telling Us Not to Fight

The New Black Panthers National Chairman Hashim Nzinga told Al Sharpton and the NAACP, "Don't you bring your ass to St. Louis telling them they don't have the right to be angry" because he said "you ain't never made it it alright." And...Show More Summary

NAACP: Michael Brown Shooting 'Front and Center' at the United Nations

U.S. civil rights advocates aired their concerns about the recent Michael Brown shooting to the United Nations in Geneva, according to a press call from the organizations on Wednesday. “This issue was front and center,” Hilary O. Shelton, director of the NAACP Washington Bureau, explained during the call. Show More Summary

Missouri Riots: Let the Facts Determine the Outcome

The world is outraged over the shooting of a black teenager in suburban St. Louis over an altercation with police. The headlines scream that police “executed an innocent young black man” and the head of the St. Louis NAACP says “another...Show More Summary

Voting Rights Supporters Divided Over Florida’s New Gerrymandered Maps

The NAACP and voting rights groups are usually allies. So why are they at war over redistricting in Florida? The post Voting Rights Supporters Divided Over Florida’s New Gerrymandered Maps appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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Happy Monday. In case you missed it Friday, a federal district judge in North Carolina denied a preliminary injunction to the NAACP, DOJ, and several other groups in their challenge to North Carolina's new voting law. Doug Mataconis has the...

NAACP: Feds should investigate black teen's death

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FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — The NAACP has called for a federal investigation into the death of a black teenager who was shot by police in a St. Louis suburb.

The NAACP Of Pittsburgh Says That They Can't See A "Civil Rights Case" In The Shooting Of The Pregnant Mother Which Killer Her Unborn Baby At 31 Weeks NOR The Killing Of The Teenaged Witness For The Prosecution Because None Of This "Feels Like" The Civil

Do You Ever Think About The "MURDERED BLACK PEOPLE" That You DON'T HEAR ABOUT Because Their Deaths Are Not Labeled A "CIVIL RIGHTS VIOLATION" Or A "STATEMENT ON RACE RELATIONS"?Once You Understand WHO This (Fraudulent) Committee WhoShow More Summary

NAACP Leader: Right to Abortion Same as Right to Eat at Lunch Counter

NAACP board member Julian Bond is heard in this video saying that the right to abortion is the same as the right to eat at a lunch counter. Note: Reproductive freedom = abortion rights! “I am proud to appear today on behalf of the country’s oldest and largest civil rights organization the National Association for […]

Hating and fishing in Sherrod v. Breitbart’s widow

(Paul Mirengoff) I wrote here about Shirley Sherrod’s lawsuit against Andrew Breitbart’s widow in connection with video Andrew posted. In the video, Sherrod regales an NAACP audience with the tale of how, as a public employee, she initially stiffed a white farmer seeking her help. Show More Summary

Confederate Flag Raised to Honor Those Who Fought; NAACP Says It Honors Slavery

A Confederate flag flies at mile marker 134 on Interstate 95 in Virginia, raised by the Virginia Flaggers "to honor the 246,000 Confederate soldiers who fought in separate battles in the Fredericksburg vicinity during the Civil War," according to Fox News. Show More Summary

Donnie McClurkin Exclusive: Warns Up And Coming Gospel Musicians, Talks Being 'Mean' 'Sunday Best' Judge

Donnie McClurkin has Grammys, NAACP Awards and the fame that comes with being on top of the gospel music game, but the singer and "Sunday Best" judge has a warning for people who want to get into the gospel music industry.

NAACP Slams Double Digit Black Unemployment Rate

The U.S. Department of Labor released statistics Friday showing that the overall unemployment rate inched up slightly to 6.2 percent in July from 6.1 percent in June. And the numbers in the African American community remain in the double digits, causing alarm among some civil rights leaders.

BLAX News: Filled Negro Breaks Ranks w/ The NAACP & The Center For American Progress - Says: "We Need To Make South Carolina 'Progressive & Un-Racist In Order To Get More Diversity In The Boeing 787 Jobs Program, Twitter Doesn't Have Enough Unionized Emp

I guess my dear old friend "BET Uncut" (BT3X) was right. The "Virtual Black Progressive" that he said that I am always fighting against has now taken the form of "Filled Negro"."Filled Negro" is the character who is so ideological bigoted...Show More Summary

Duelling narratives on the plight of Pungo Hospital

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The difference between "profitable" and "for the public good": Instead, O’Neal welcomed the North Carolina NAACP to assist him in painting Vidant as a corporate bully more interested in huge profits than providing quick access to emergency care for the rural, mostly poor residents in and around Belhaven. Show More Summary

Return Of Jim Crow: Biden Gives Racially-Charged NAACP Speech

"This is not your fathers Republican party," Vice President Joe Biden told the NAACP on Wednesday, pointing to the "hailstorm" of voter ID legislation. "Grandmothers in Alabama who came up under Jim Crow" are being "stripped of their vote," he claimed. Show More Summary

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